My roots are nearly 2,600 years old, my ancestors made landmark contributions to world civilization, and my presence was felt from North Africa to the Fertile Crescent — but I barely exist today. You see, I am a Jew from the Arab world. No, that’s not entirely accurate. I’ve More »
Over this past winter break, I had the opportunity to be a part of ZOA’s Student Leadership Mission to Israel. For two weeks, campus activists and student leaders from all faiths were given a comprehensive look at the situation in Israel.
From meeting with elected members of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to visiting Palestinian More »
Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted to delegitimize the Jewish State. The good news is that these terms weren’t written in stone 3,300 years ago, but are post-Israel independence creations. By forfeiting this language, we forfeit our history. Here are 10 phrases we must stop repeating:
CNN does not have a great reputation for a fair and balanced coverage of events involving Israel. Ten years ago, Israeli hip-hop group HaDag Nachash released a song called Shirat HaStikar. The song's lyrics include the lines that were found on bumper stickers throughout Israel, namely "CNN Mishaker" – "CNN lies". I don't think anyone More »
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly praised South Carolina’s House of Representatives today for passing a bill (H. 3643) which requires South Carolina’s colleges and universities to use the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism in reviewing, investigating, and deciding whether their anti-discrimination policies have been violated. The State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism appropriately More »