The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), one of the largest and oldest Pro-Israel organizations in the United States, held its annual dinner last night in New York City. The organization has 25,000 members and has been called by the Wall Street Journal “the most credible advocate for Israel on the American Jewish scene today.”
ZOA President Morton Klein (pictured above) spoke forcefully, urging Americans across the political spectrum to stand with the Jewish State, noting that there has never been an Arab country called Palestine.
As Israel National News reported:
“This was never their sovereign land. And if it was their sovereign land, how could it be that they would have named it 'Palestine' - a Roman name, not an Arab name? We [the ZOA] are the only significant organization making it clear to Congress and the media and in public speeches that there is no 'occupation'. This is holy Jewish land, it has never been sovereign Arab land. There are many falsehoods in the world being perpetrated against Israel. I'll only mention one - besides Apartheid and that Jerusalem is holy to Muslims, a total falsehood - this nonsense of 'occupation'. Is there really an 'occupation' now?" "Israel has given away all of Gaza, 40% of Judea and Samaria. That's where 98% of the Palestinians live. They have their own parliament, schools, textbooks, newspapers, radio stations, TV, businesses, police force. There is no 'occupation'.”
Among the many attendees at the event were former Trump administration leaders Stephen Bannon, Sean Spicer and Sebastian Gorka, each of whom urged the crowd to stand with the Trump administration against radical Islam.
Other speakers included U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who repeatedly noted that the Obama administration had “betrayed Israel,” and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who called Israel America’s closest ally in the Middle East.
Ronn Torossian is a Public Relations executive.