Educational Presentations

As a result of the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda spreading on college campuses, ZOA Campus aims to educate students on the real facts and to spread a positive message about the Jewish state. ZOA Campus Coordinators travel to campuses across the country and lead free educational and interactive events for students. We are happy to work with any group that is willing to spread the truth about Zionism and Israel. Moreover, we are more than happy to adapt any presentation to fit the need of each campus. Please contact your ZOA Campus Coordinator to bring any of the following educational events to your campus.

Southeast Coordinator Cesar Morales with AEPi brothers at the University of Houston.
Southeast Coordinator Cesar Morales (bottom left) with AEPi brothers at the University of Houston.

Zionism and the Jewish Connection to Israel: This presentation goes in depth about the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and the rich Jewish culture and identity rooted in Israel. We discuss Jewish history and connection in the four holiest Jewish cities in the world, all of which are in Israel. We also speak briefly about some of the controversy surrounding the holiest Jewish sites. Finally, we speak about Zionism and how it relates to the Jewish connection to the land; we talk about how and why Zionism started and about the core elements of the movement. Following the presentation, we have a Jeopardy-style game based on what they learn in the presentation.

The Dangers of Palestinian Incitement: We hear through the media and our own administration that the Palestinian Authority wants peace with Israel. But if this is true, then why are top PA officials, including President Mahmoud Abbas, glorifying terrorism and preaching the genocide of the Jewish people and the Jewish state? This presentation explores the true face of the Palestinian Authority and the real obstacle to peace that you won’t see in the Western media. We will learn about the history of the PA, watch numerous examples of this incitement still occurring today, and discuss what needs to change in order for peace to be possible in the future.

Midwest Coordinator Pandit Mami speaks with students at Colorado Christian University.
Midwest Coordinator Pandit Mami speaks with students at Colorado Christian University.

Countering Anti-Israel Propaganda and Effective Israel Advocacy Messaging: This presentation dives into effective advocacy techniques and messaging strategies. We will discuss different ways we can use the facts to present a pro-Israel, fact-based, and strategically-targeted message that works on college campuses. We will also focuses on identifying the tactics commonly used by anti-Israel groups and how to counter them.

The War in Gaza – What happened? This presentation asks the necessary questions in order to understand what happened in the 2014 Gaza War between Israel and Hamas. We will start by understanding the players in this conflict (Who is Israel and who is Hamas? What does each side represent?). We will also analyze Israeli war strategy and Hamas war tactics and talk about Israel’s policies of avoiding civilian casualties and Hamas’s policy of using human shields. We will then discuss the overall facts and how they tell the real story of what happened (as opposed to what is heard in the media). Finally, if this event is presented as a training seminar, we will discuss different ways we can use the facts to present a pro-Israel, fact-based, and strategically-targeted message that works on college campuses.

West Coast Executive Director and Bay Area Campus Coordinator David Kadosh leads a Krav Maga workshop for students in California.
West Coast Executive Director and Bay Area Campus Coordinator David Kadosh leads a Krav Maga workshop for students in California.

Krav Maga and the Importance of Jewish Self-Defense: Instructors David Kadosh and Pandit Mami examine the history of Jews as a fighting people, contrasted with the reality of life in the Diaspora, the rebirth of the Jewish warrior spirit in the Zionist movement, and the founding of the modern State of Israel. Krav Maga is a model for the Jewish return to self-defense. David and Pandit teach students the fundamentals of Krav Maga during this exciting educational event. No prior experience is necessary.

Problems in Palestinian-Arab Governance and Society: Pandit Mami, a ZOA Campus Coordinator originally from Sierra Leone, compares Palestinian-Arab challenges with those facing other developing countries. The real oppressors of the Palestinian-Arabs, Hamas and the PA, benefit from perpetual struggle with Israel, as this struggle distracts their people from their own corruption problems and human rights abuses.

The Legal Foundations of Israel Under International Law: The best way to argue for Israel’s legal rights is to know what treaties and documents upon which those rights are based. This presentation takes apart the myths about the UN Partition Plan, the “Green Line,” “settlements,” and other historical happenings upon which anti-Israel myths are based. You will come away from this presentation with a better understanding of international law and Israel’s legal rights.

The Water Libel: A Case Study of NGO Bias: Many Non-Governmental Organizations accuse Israel of stealing Palestinian-Arab water (anti-Israel propaganda heavily relies on these reports). This presentation details the ways biased NGO’s ignore mountains of evidence to reach their preconceived conclusions.