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  • Mort Klein on peace vs. hate

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    A few days before we heard the horrible news of the three boys who got kidnapped in Israel, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) leader Mort Klein visited the Jewish Journal offices to speak to our editorial staff.

    He said a lot of things over the course of a lively one-hour...

  • Mort Klein handily wins re-election as ZOA chief

    March 10, 2014 | 12:51 pm

    Mort Klein was re-elected as national president of the Zionist Organization of America after facing his first challenger in a 20-year tenure.

    Klein garnered 93 percent of the vote on Sunday at ZOA’s 97th National Convention. The incumbent defeated the group’s vice chairman,...

  • ZOA cancels annual fundraising gala over tax issues

    October 24, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The Zionist Organization of America, which lost its tax-exempt status earlier this year, has canceled its high-profile annual fundraising dinner.

    Due to legal restrictions, money raised above the costs of the dinner would have gone to an outside account. ZOA would not be able to...

  • ZOA’s lost tax-exemption status prompts demand for new leadership

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 14, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    On Sept. 11, the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) board of directors met in New York and overwhelmingly approved a resolution expressing confidence in the organization’s direction and in the leadership of Morton Klein, its president of 19 years.

    The vote came less than a...

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  • ZOA prevails in wrongful termination suit

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 5, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in Beverly Hills cleared the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) of all claims brought against it by a former employee alleging wrongful termination as well as pregnancy and sex discrimination.

    Judge Richard A. Stone found that Julie...

  • ZOA sued for discrimination, national president Morton Klein takes the stand in Beverly Hills courtroom in defense

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 14, 2012 | 8:11 pm

    Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein took the stand Thursday in a Beverly Hills courtroom as the final witness in a sex discrimination and wrongful termination case filed against the ZOA.

    Julie Sager, who worked for the ZOA for seven years, including five years as...

  • The Hardliner

    By Rob Eshman

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I like Mort Klein.

    To people who know him and me both, that must seem as incongruous as a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker on a Prius.

    Klein is the national president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). Over the years, including this year, he has espoused positions that I...