At ZOA Gala In NYC, Stephen Bannon A No-Show, Protests Outside

Despite requesting an invitation, Trump’s chief strategist skips Zionist Organization of America dinner.

11/21/2016 - 13:09
Editorial Intern

Over 1000 people attended the Zionist Organization of America’s gala dinner on Sunday evening at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, but Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon was not among them. 

Stephen Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower, November 11, 2016, NYC.  (Getty Images)

CUNY Response To Alleged Bias ‘Inadequate’

ZOA, Council members say pledge to investigate campus actions fails to hold perpetrators accountable.

03/09/2016 - 09:08
Deputy Managing Editor

Two and a half weeks after a group of students chanting slogans including “Zionists off campus” broke up a Brooklyn College faculty council meeting, City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken announced the school had hired outside attorneys to investigate complaints that a student group is causing Jews to feel harassed and physically unsafe. 

An SJP “Die-in/Vigil for Ferguson and Gaza” held in John Jay’s atrium, the main common area. Tomer Kornfeld

How Jewish Groups Got Spied On By Obama

What the controversy is all about and what may happen next.

01/06/2016 - 09:15

At first blush, it appears like a bombshell: The United States listened in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s phone calls.

According to reports, the NSA eavesdropped on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials.

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ZOA Dinner: ‘Transform Islam To End Terror’

11/29/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The enemy is not Islam. Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, wants to be clear that we recognize the enemy as “militant Islam.”

Mort Klein and Sheldon Adelson. Tim Boxer/JW

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In New Trade Law, Obama Administration Will Accept Boycotts Of Israeli Settlements

07/01/2015 - 20:00
Staff writer

Just hours after winning praise from the Jewish community for signing a major trade bill that requires all U.S. trading partners to reject boycotts of Israeli products, the Obama administration announced it would overlook countries that boycott products from Israeli settlements.

Jewish Groups Blast Nation-State Bill

Opposition fueled by concern about possible fallout.

12/01/2014 - 19:00

Washington — It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

Inside the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School, an Arab-Jewish school that was vandalized last week. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Old-Time Zionist Revival Meeting

With Ted Cruz, Pastor John Hagee, there was no shortage of controversy at ZOA’s dinner.

11/25/2014 - 19:00
Associate Editor

At a time when old-time Zionists have become more acquainted with anxiety than celebration, with Israel confronting floodwaters of excoriation and isolation internationally and on campus, and with thousands feeling connected to more than a dozen families saying Kaddish for terrorist murders, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, sensed that the annual ZOA dinner had to provide not only a meal in a ballroom but a reason to believe.

Sen. Ted Cruz addressing the ZOA dinner last week. In a slap at President Obama, he wondered.  Courtesy of ZOA

Times Criticizes Met's Cancellation Of 'Klinghoffer' Simulcast

06/19/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Metropolitan Opera’s decision this week to cancel a live broadcast of the controversial contemporary opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” was lamented by the New York Times today as “a step backward” for the Met and its general manager, Peter Gelb.

The Times said the opera “has been widely praised” and that many of its critics “have not actually seen it.” And it called on Gelb to resist pressure to cancel altogether the eight performances of the opera, which begin Oct. 20.

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