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It is really not in the interest of the Jewish people to suggest that the decision – again, the decision of a rogue court – is an example of German anti-Semitism or to suggest that Germany hasn’t learned the lessons of history when it has done more than any country in Europe to make Holocaust education a regular part of its school curriculum and has been probably Israel’s strongest ally in Europe.

Michael Brenner
(Via E-Mail)

Correcting The Record

In her May 11 op-ed, “No Equal Justice Under the Law,” Sarah Stern unintentionally led readers to believe she was solely or at least primarily responsible for the passage of the Koby Mandell Act which created an office in the U.S. Department of Justice to capture and prosecute terrorists who have harmed or murdered Americans.

Although Stern worked for the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) during a portion of this effort, many others at ZOA made this happen. After the passage of this bill, Sherry Mandel, Koby Mandel’s mother said, “We want to thank the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) for initiating this fight for justice…. Koby would have deeply appreciated this fight for justice by the ZOA.” Stephen Flatow, father of terror victim Alisa Flatow, said, “We want to thank the ZOA for being the only organization to have made this bill and this fight a priority and being relentless in this pursuit of justice.”

The New York Times ran a full article saying that “an intense three-year campaign by Morton A. Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America” was “important” in this issue. ZOA’s campaign included ads in the New York Times and in newspapers around the country, organizing House and Senate press conferences on Capitol Hill, publishing op-eds and letters in newspapers, delivering speeches around the country, discussing the bill on TV and radio, and distributing a powerful ZOA booklet entitled, “The Forgotten Victims: American Citizens Murdered By Palestinian Arab Terrorists.”

As Uriel Heilman wrote in the Jerusalem Post (6-8-05), “The ZOA…spearheaded the drive to get the bill passed last year,” then quoted Morton Klein, president of ZOA: “We had met with many Department of Justice officials and there seemed to be a lack of interest in capturing Palestinian Arabs that murdered Americans. That’s why we decided we really needed legislation.” The Forward newspaper wrote (12-17-04), “The ZOA achieved one of its top legislative successes with the passage of the Koby Mandell Act…. Klein initiated the legislation.”

And a key factor in the passage of this legislation was a private meeting between Morton Klein and Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), a close personal friend of Mort’s, who promised Mort he would personally lead the fight to get this bill passed. Thanks in large part to Senator Specter, President George Bush signed this into law as part of the omnibus spending bill in December 2004.

Dr. Michael Goldblatt
Chairman
Zionist Organization of America

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