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Zionist Organization of America

  • Hadassah Leaders Press USSR to Free Ida Nudel

    Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, pressed the Soviet Union Monday to permit Jewish activist and refusenik Ida Nudel to emigrate to Israel. Three thousand Hadassah leaders, here to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary, endorsed a statement adopted by the Hadassah National Board urging that the Soviets allow Nudel “to achieve her dream and… More ▸

  • Funding Israel Outside Established Channels Attacked by Zionist Assembly

    The American Zionist Federation (AZF) biennial convention here last week unanimously passed a resolution deploring allocation of Jewish community funds outside established channels. The measure obviously was a reaction to the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation’s (JCF) recent decision to bypass the Jewish Agency by allocating $100,000 directly to projects in Israel — even though… More ▸

  • Solon Says U.S. Aid to Israel is ‘a Highly Productive Bargain’

    America’s assistance to Israel is “a highly productive bargain,” according to Sen. Larry Pressler (R. SD). “One outstanding and less appreciated fact” is the tremendous return the U.S. obtains from its small economic and security assistance contribution to Israel, he told some 600 people at the annual New York Regions Dinner of the Zionist Organization… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Milton Shapiro of Great Neck, NY, was elected Sunday to a two-year term as president of the Zionist Organization of America, succeeding Alleck Resnick. More ▸

  • ZOA Leader Says His Organization Will Campaign Against Reagan Mideast Plan

    The Administration’s recent decision to funnel American aid to the West Bank through Jordan shows that President Reagan’s 1982 peace plan for the Middle East “is very much alive,” the outgoing president of the Zionist Organization of America warned in a message to delegates here for the ZOA’s 85th national convention. Aleck Resnick of Baltimore… More ▸

  • Reactions of U.S. Jewish Leaders

    American Jewish leaders reacted with shock and horror to the mass murder of 21 Jews worshipping in Istanbul’s Neve Shalom Synagogue on Sabbath morning. Morris Abram, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said Sunday, “We are as horrified by this appalling criminal and insane act as we were by the… More ▸

  • Special Interview Bush in Israel

    This month’s Middle East tour by Vice President George Bush — campaign motives and lack of diplomatic initiatives aside — was significant both as a symbol of the current warm relations between the U.S. and Israel and as an opportunity to cement a warm personal relation-ship that had already been forged with Israeli Premier Shimon… More ▸

  • Eight Prominent American Jews Accompanying Bush to Israel

    Eight prominent American Jews accompanied Vice President George Bush to Israel, the Vice President’s office here confirmed Monday. All were people Bush consulted in planning his trip to the Jewish State, according to Gayle Fisher, an assistant press secretary to the Vice President. She said that all eight paid their own way for a one-way… More ▸

  • American Jewish Leaders Denounce Waldheim’s Election

    A growing number of representatives for American Jewish organizations–secular, religious and fraternal–issued statements this week denouncing the election of Kurt Waldheim, former United Nations Secretary General to be President of Austria. Waldheim’s campaign for the largely ceremonial position had been marked by a series of charges by Jewish organizations, led by the World Jewish Congress,… More ▸