April 23, 2021 Newsletter
Shalom ZOA Members, Friends and Supporters of Israel.
We hope that each of you are doing well, and for those who are not we wish you a complete and speedy recovery.
One of the constant, nearly universal challenges that Israel, Jewry and the pro-Israel community face is media bias in all of its forms and in every aspect of media – including entertainment media.
For those who see it so clearly, it is demeaning and disturbing and hard to read, watch or listen to.
But the masses who do not know the facts or the history, the context or current events have no idea that they are being lied to, having their perceptions distorted (whether apparent or subliminal) or otherwise. Sometimes, those who commit media bias may even be unaware that they are engaging in it because they themselves are uninformed, or just a cog in a media/propaganda machine.
It does matter. It can effect foreign policy; it can effect corporate decisions; it can effect Israel’s economy; it can impact the standing of Jews in the world; it can even incite violence against Jews in America – and has.
Yesterday, Greater Philadelphia ZOA presented a webinar about media bias including how to identify it and how to combat it. We urge you to watch it; to listen to it intensely; to share it with as many people as is possible; and for you to engage in identifying and combatting the bias — and encourage your friends to do likewise. There is also a rare glimpse into the Gaza Strip that the media never shows us. See the YouTube link below.
Watch It For the First Time or Again – and Be Sure to Share the Link:
Yesterday’s webinar was sponsored by a donor who has asked to remain anonymous. All of Greater Philadelphia ZOA’s webinars are made possible through the generosity of our sponsoring supporters. To sponsor an upcoming Greater Philadelphia ZOA webinar, call Steve Feldman at 610-660-9466.
Send checks payable to ZOA to: ZOA, PO Box 56, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Thank you in advance!
Let’s Talk About Zionism, Israel and ZOA – Over Coffee or Another Beverage:
Your questions answered about advocacy, Middle East history, Zionism, the peace process, media bias and ZOA in a one-on-one conversation.
Call our office at 610-660-9466 to make an appointment for Coffee with Executive Director Steve Feldman.
The Iranian Threat:
Because a nuclear-armed Iran poses a truly existential threat to both the United States and Israel, ZOA along with Iranian Americans for Liberty has created a special website to focus on the danger. It includes a highly impactful video, an opportunity to engage in advocacy with your members of Congress including a sample letter to send them, and plenty of information. Please visit the site at https://nonuclearholocaust.com/ and be sure to let others know about it!
Have You Tried Our Latest Israel Knowledge Quiz?
In honor of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which took place earlier this month, we created another of Greater Philadelphia ZOA’s Israel Quizzes.
If you have not already done so, take a few minutes to test your knowledge, and enjoy and learn.
Click the link above. Send the link to a friend as well.