Zionist Organization of America

  • 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 ▸

  • Rudolf Sonneborn Dead at 87

    Funeral services were held here Tuesday at Temple Emanu-El for Rudolf Sonneborn, a long-time leader of the American Zionist movement and a prominent fund raiser for the State of Israel in the 1940′s and 1950′s. He was 87 years old and lived in Manhattan. He died Sunday at his estate in Connecticut. Throughout his years… More ▸

  • Anti-israel Films Produced by the PLO Are Flooding the U.S.

    Anti-Israel films produced by the PLO — some of them using themes and footage from Nazi anti-Semitic films — are flooding college campuses, private clubs and church groups across the United States, a leading Israeli expert on propaganda said Tuesday. More than 400 of the films, offered as documentaries and entertainment, have been produced and… More ▸

  • Dr. Israel Goldstein Dead at 89

    Dr. Israel Goldstein, a rabbi, scholar, author, one of the major figures in American Zionism and world Jewish affairs and one of the relatively few diaspora leaders to settle in Israel after retirement, died at Shaare Zedek Hospital here Friday after a long illness. He would have been 90 on June 18. Funeral services were… More ▸

  • Special Interview the Work of the JNF is the Zionist Halutzic Effort of the Jewish People

    “The work of the Jewish National Fund today is the supreme Zionist halutzic (pioneering) effort of the Jewish people,” Rabbi Joseph Sternstein, the newly elected president of the JNF of America said. He noted that afforestation and land reclamation are essentially “instruments for the up-building of the Jewish people through the up-building of the State… More ▸

  • Paul Zuckerman Dead at 73

    Paul Zuckerman, a long-time leader in philanthropic endeavors on behalf of Israel, its education institutions, and world Jewry, died here yesterday of cancer at the age of 73. Services are scheduled for tomorrow. Known for his boundless energy — he logged 250,000 miles a year in his fund-raising work — Zuckerman once said, “How can… More ▸

  • ZOA Opposes Azf Membership Drive

    The Zionist Organization of America called on the American Zionist Federation to drop any plans for a membership campaign of its own, warning that such a drive “would jeopardize the role of the AZF as an umbrella body that functions solely on the basis of a consensus of its constituents. A spokesperson for the AZF… More ▸