Zionist Organization of America

  • Prospects for Mideast Peace Are Dim, Say Three Experts

    Three experts on the Middle East agreed here Wednesday night that prospects for peace in the area are dim. They cited the continued Palestinian riots in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the division within Israeli society and the lack of a reliable Arab partners to negotiate with Israel as the major obstacles for… More ▸

  • Abraham Goodman, Philanthropist and Zionist Leader, Dead at 98

    Abraham Goodman, a leading philanthropist who rose from pushcart vendor to chairman of a $300 million corporation, died at his home in Fort Lee, N.J. Friday. He was 98. Goodman, a member of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency board of directors, was a leader of the Zionist Organization of America and a founder of many Jewish-sponsored… More ▸

  • Newspapers Ads Are Battlefield for Costly War of Words on Mideast

    An opinion, said Bob Freeman, grand master of the Brith Abraham fraternal organization, “will have value once in print.” But someone valued Freeman’s opinion even before it appeared in print — advertising salespeople at The New York Times, to be precise, who charged him $11,000 for a full-page ad appearing in an edition of the… More ▸

  • Author Birnbaum Dead at 83

    Funeral services were held here Monday for renowned Jewish author and editor Dr. Philip Birnbaum of New York. Birnbaum died here Saturday of natural causes at age 83. Responsible for about 75 works in Hebrew and English, Birnbaum is probably best known for his version of the Hebrew prayerbook “Ha Siddur Hashalem,” also known as… More ▸

  • Jews, Arab Americans Demonstrate As Shamir Winds Up His U.S. Visit

    More than a thousand Arab Americans took to the streets of Brooklyn Sunday evening to protest the policies of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as the Israeli leader was making a speech in honor of Israel’s 40th anniversary at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Waving the red-, black-, green- and white-striped flags of the Palestine Liberation… More ▸

  • Two Sides Protest in Washington

    Close to 2,000 people protested for Palestinian rights Sunday near the White House, while a few hundred Jews protested across the street from ABC News to protest media coverage of recent violence in the territories. The protest at Lafayette Square, across from the White House, was held following the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Washington conference… More ▸

  • Shamir Mum on Peace Ideas Upon Arrival in New York

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir met with reporters and Jewish leaders upon his arrival in New York on Monday, but declined to disclose details of the counterproposals he plans to present to Secretary of State George Shultz during their discussions of the Middle East peace process in Washington this week. Some two dozen representatives of… More ▸

  • White House Welcomes Senators’ Letter of Concern About Shamir

    The White House welcomed Monday a letter by 30 senators to Secretary of State George Shultz implying that Israeli Premier Yitzhak Shamir was obstructing the peace effort in the Middle East by opposing Shultz’s land-for-peace formula. The letter, signed by many of Israel’s most staunch supporters in the Senate, also criticized Jordan for “backing away”… More ▸

  • Hundreds of American Jews Rally in Support of Israeli Policies

    Hundreds of American Jews joined together in a rally Thursday to demonstrate support for Israel and the way it has been handling the disturbances in the administered territories. More than 350 people attended the rally across the street from the Israeli Consulate here, at 800 Second Ave. Members of more than a dozen Jewish organizations… More ▸

  • Ajcongress Deplores Beatings; Other Groups More Reticent

    The American Jewish Congress sharply criticized Israel’s stated policy of beating Palestinian Arabs in the administered territories, saying Tuesday that the “brutalization of innocents” must “not only be stopped immediately, but repudiated, if Israel is to preserve its good name.” Henry Siegman, the group’s executive director, condemned the Israeli policy Tuesday evening as he and… More ▸