Zionist Organization of America

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Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is a pro-Israel organization founded in 1897, currently having over 30,000 members in the U.S. Its website states that it "works to strengthen US-Israeli relations, through educational activities, public affairs programs, working every day on Capitol Hill, and by combating anti-Israel bias in the media, textbooks, and on campuses." [1] Morton A. Klein is the group's national president.

Example work

The following are some examples of its work:[1]

  • In the U.S., the "ZOA's campaigns have repeatedly led to the defeat of hostile critics of Israel who were nominated for important government positions."
  • "The ZOA's growing Campus Activism Network organizes college students to combat Arab propaganda on campuses from coast to coast."
  • "The ZOA regularly brings student activists to Israel for leadership training programs; we are preparing the Jewish activist leadership of the future."
  • They work through the courts.


ZOA reported $252,120 for lobbying in 2007. [2] And reported $278,227 for lobbying in 2008. [3] And reported $299,900 for lobbying in 2009. [4]


4 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-481-1500
Fax: 212-481-1515
Email: info AT zoa.org
Web: http://www.zoa.org


  1. 1.0 1.1 About page, Zionist Organization of America, accessed April 2010.
  2. Zionist Organization of America lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed April 2010.
  3. ZOA lobbying expenses 2008, Open Secrets, accessed April 2010.
  4. ZOA lobbying expenses 2009, Open Secrets, accessed April 2010.