Local News

Two Upcoming ZOA Events — Register Today

Shalom ZOA Members, Friends and Supporters of Israel, Please join us for two upcoming opportunities to learn important information which will help us be better advocates for Israel. See the two flyers below. Both events have limited seating, so we ask that you pre-register for each event. The first event, on February 21 at 12:30


Weekly Newsletter

EBulletin for February 2, 2018

Shalom ZOA Members, Friends and Supporters of Israel, We are looking to re-activate and strengthen some of our Greater Philadelphia ZOA committees. Consider this an invitation to become more involved in Greater Philadelphia ZOA and the work that we do. ZOA’s clear, cogent, principled message is needed today more than ever. Our committees help the

National News

ZOA Quoted Condemning Iceland Proposed Circumcision Ban

The Icelandic lawmaker who proposed a controversial ban on circumcision told The Algemeiner in an interview this week that her bill does not violate religious freedom. Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir of the Progressive party recently introduced the legislation in the Icelandic Parliament, where it is currently being debated. It proposes a blanket ban on male circumcision [...]


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