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Feb 23, 2016, 4:55 PM
An Open Letter to the Minnesota SJP
Dear Students for Justice in Palestine, As an alumnus of the University of Minnesota, and as a proud liberal and progressive American Jew, I am appalled by your call to boycott Israel, the only liberal democracy in one of the most...
Sep 3, 2015, 4:00 PM
Stop Calling Them “Pro-Palestinian”
I too often hear Israel-haters on campus referred to as “pro-Palestinian.” However, I have trouble seeing how “pro-Palestinian” activists can support Hamas, a group that terrorizes Palestinians. How can “pro-Palestinian” activists support those who persecute and murder Palestinian minorities?...
Mar 22, 2015, 7:27 AM
Forget About a Palestinian State, But Blame the PA
Regardless of who sits as Israel's Prime Minister and regardless of any comments Bibi made about a Palestinian state, one can take a look at the facts and realize quickly that a Palestinian state will not come into being because the...
Jan 13, 2015, 5:34 PM
Abbas Mourns in Paris…Really?
Why is nobody talking about Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas's attendance at the Paris rally against terrorism? Or the fact that French President Francois Hollande hugged the PLO leader as he arrived in the French capital? The fact that...
Oct 14, 2014, 9:13 PM
‘Open Hillel’ Legitimizes Anti-Semitism
Some Jews fought with the Greeks and Romans against their fellow Jews. Some sympathized with the crusades and the pogroms. Some Jews even supported the Nazis leading up to World War II. The story is no different today. There is...
Sep 3, 2014, 8:58 PM
Will the Real Obstacle to Peace Please Stand Up?
Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders call for the genocide of the Jewish people; Mahmoud Abbas glorifies terrorists and tells his people to idolize them; the PA abuses its own people, permits honor killings of women, and allows for no freedom of...
Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 PM
Why is this cease-fire different from all other cease-fires?
It's not. Just like the cease-fires in 2009 and 2012, this cease-fire will keep Hamas intact and allow it to rearm and reorganize to launch another (and even deadlier) assault on the Jewish state. Hamas launched thousands of rockets at Israel leading...
Aug 9, 2014, 12:02 AM
Unfortunately, the Gaza Blockade Must Remain
Many prominent figures have campaigned for an easing and even the complete lifting of Israel's legal naval blockade on the Gaza Strip. They claim this is the best way to help civilians in Gaza. But lifting the blockade while allowing Hamas to...
Jul 3, 2014, 7:34 PM
Stop Calling Israel’s Response “Revenge”
How is arresting people who may have information on the kidnapping of three Jewish boys "revenge"? How is bombing the infrastructure of Hamas - the terrorist group directly responsible for this kidnapping and murder - considered "revenge"? How is bombing...
Jun 16, 2014, 6:08 AM
Recent J Street U Leader Ignores Facts, Misleads Readers
The recent president of Boston University's J Street U chapter ignored key facts and misled readers about international law as she blamed the Israeli government for the recent kidnapping of Israeli civilians in her recent Times of Israel article. Holly Bicerano, who led...
Zach is the Managing Director of ZOA Campus, the campus branch of the Zionist Organization of America. Before working for the ZOA, he worked in Israel advocacy in Tel Aviv. Zach is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism.