Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”) is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. With offices around the country and in Israel, the ZOA is dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab war against Israel. ZOA is also committed to promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations. ZOA works to protect Jewish college and high school students from intimidation, harassment and discrimination, and in fighting anti-Semitism in general.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) praised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for supporting strong Israeli and US action against Hamas/PA. (Hamas and Abbas ‘Fatah merged recently into the Palestinian Authority [PA].)

“While attending a meeting of the National Governors Association, of which he is president, Christie said that organizations like Hamas ‘need to be dealt with firmly’, and said the President Obama has not done that during his presidency.

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It is appalling for an Obama Administration official Philip Gordon to make an inaccurate, misleading, tendentious pro-Hamas/Fatah PA speech, especially while Israel’s citizens are enduring hundreds of Hamas/PA rockets designed to murder Israelis and wreak havoc on Israel. President Obama should apologize forthwith for this disgraceful speech.

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The ZOA condemns in the strongest terms the vicious murder by burning alive of a 16-year old Arab boy, Muhammad Abu Khdeir. The boy was murdered by what appears to have been a violent underworld group of Jewish Israelis following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths –– Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16 –– by the Hamas terrorist group, now part of Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Palestinian Authority (PA) regime.

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Over the course of just 18 days, Eyal Yifrach (19), Gil-Ad Sha’ar (16), and Naftali Fraenkel (16) brought us together - an unprecedented wave of heightened solidarity gripped Jews in Israel and around the world. We owe it to them to create genuine connections that last longer than the 18 days we spent looking for them. 

The stage is set for a campaign that will turn these feelings of Jewish unity into a legacy and a new, lasting reality for our entire Nation. We must continue to set aside our differences and search for common ground. 

Because we will always be #StrongerTogether.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “Mahmoud Abbas Fatah/PA entered a unity government with Hamas in May. From that moment, it assumed responsibility for law and order in Gaza, which has been run by Hamas since 2007 but which is now PA territory.

 “Terrorists in Gaza are firing missiles into Israel. It is the PA’s responsibility to condemn it and to deploy its forces to end it. They have done neither. 

 “Abbas has merely asked Hamas’ Khaled Mashaal to stop firing, since continuing it will only provide Israel with ‘an excuse’ to take military action. That is not condemnation. That is not taking action.

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ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “We are disgusted, but not surprised, at the vote by the Presbyterian Church USA to divest from the three companies. Israel-haters within the Church tried, but failed, to achieve this goal two years ago, and have been working hard to succeed this time around.

“This is not an isolated act of anti-Israel hostility from the Church. An official church pamphlet, ‘Zionism Unsettled,’ describes Zionism as ‘a struggle for colonial and racist supremacist privilege.’ It has also considered labeling Israel an Apartheid state and divested two years ago from companies doing business with Jewish communities in Judea/Samaria.

“If the Presbyterian Church USA was serious and sincere in its concern for human rights, it would be making bold statements and boycotting companies that do business with China, that aid the illegal and brutal Chinese occupation of Tibet. It would be boycotting Iran, Sudan or North Korea. But the Presbyterian Church is doing none of these things.

In case you missed it! ZOA President Mort Klein Addresses the Knesset about the importance of language when fighting BDS. 

For the full transcript click here.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “We condemn this latest attempt to penalize Israel and siding with Israel’s enemies by falsely attempting to have Israel treated as acting illegally by permitting Israeli Jews to live in these territories.

“As we have indicated many times, the claim that it is illegal for Jews to move to, live in or build homes in Judea/Samaria and eastern Jerusalem is a falsehood and absurdity for which these governments should be ashamed.

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