Local News

Our 2017 Gala Was a Spirited, Wonderful Evening!

We had a wonderful, enjoyable and uplifting Gala as we honored Allen L. Rothenberg with our Pillar of the Community Award, Jonathan Tobin with our Ben Hecht Award for Outstanding Journalism; Rabbi Yaacov Orimland with our Guardian of Israel Award, and Jim and Diane Showers with our Friends of Zion Award. See a sampling of


Weekly Newsletter

EBulletin for Sept. 1, 2017

Shalom ZOA Members, Friends and Supporters of Israel, We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming many of you to our annual Gala, taking place just less than two weeks from now – on September 12. Tickets for the Gala are available now. While we look forward to seeing and being with so many of our

National News

ZOA: Hostile-to-Israel Propagandist David Myers Should Not Lead Center for Jewish History

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement: After investigating David Myers’ anti-Israel agenda-driven “history scholarship,” other writings, affiliations and involvements with anti-Israel organizations, and his anti-Israel activities at UCLA, the ZOA is convinced that David Myers should not head the Center for Jewish History (“CJH”), and should be removed [...]

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Commission: Iran Can Quickly Re-Activate Arak Plutonium Facility

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has pointed to a recent explicit statement by the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization that Tehran can restore its Arak plutonium facility, supposedly deactivated as a plutonium processing facility by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, to produce plutonium. Plutonium is an essential element in the manufacture of nuclear [...]


Greater Philadelphia ZOA Responds to Criticism for Op-Ed

Shalom ZOA Members, Friends and Supporters of Israel, Last week, the Jewish Exponent newspaper published an op-ed written by our co-presidents, Lee Bender and Kevin Ross, and our executive director, Steve Feldman, that was sharply critical of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and its president for an event they had recently giving a platform


When is Media Going to Treat Israelis as Indigenous?

By Lee Bender June 6, 2016   WHEN IS THE MEDIA GOING TO TREAT ISRAEL AS AN, INDIGENOUS, ABORIGINAL FIRST NATION ? WHEN JEWS ACT LIKE IT IS !!  Unbeknownst to most, Jews are a People, Judaism is their religion, and the Land of Israel is their ancestral homeland—an unbroken history of 3,500 years– and