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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...