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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

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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

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Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down

Friends, If you follow the news closely, as I imagine most of you do, it can sometimes be depressing. Our enemies hope to demoralize and depress us; to take the wind from our sails to weapon us and keep us from fighting back. In order to keep them from succeeding, now is the time to

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Remembering Yesterday, Inspiring Today and Tomorrow

As all of you know, prior to May 14, 1948, there was no Israel. Once David Ben-Gurion declared independence, the work to help Israel did not end. In fact, for many people, it intensified. As you also know, there is still much work to do throughout the Diaspora to both promote and safeguard Israel. We

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