web analytics
September 21, 2014 / 26 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Home » News & Views

Mort Klein Re-Elected as ZOA President

Mort Klein was re-elected president of the ZOA on March 9, 2014.

Mort Klein was re-elected president of the ZOA on March 9, 2014.
Photo Credit: JNS

At the Hilton on City Line Avenue at the far northwestern edge of Philadelphia county, just across the highway from the tony suburbs of Lower Merion Township, the annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America is taking place today, Sunday, March 9, and tomorrow.

At around mid-day Sunday, the two contenders for the seat of president of ZOA, the incumbent, Mort Klein, and the challenger, Steve Goldberg, spoke to the crowd, setting out the reasons each believes himself best qualified to lead the ZOA.

Klein has been the president of the organization since 1993.

Goldberg has been on the national board of the ZOA for five years, and was the president of the Western Region of the ZOA for a time.

The tallying of the votes cast by the delegates began at about 3:00 p.m. ET and at 3:30 the results were announced. Mort Klein won re-election. The vote was 115 votes for Klein, 9 votes for Goldberg.

Goldberg remarked to Liz Berney, Klein’s campaign manager, “I did better than I thought.”

The campaign was extremely ugly, filled primarily with nasty charges leveled against Klein by Goldberg, and, eventually, a response to those charges and counter charges against Goldberg.

Everyone suffered, including the mission of this important organization.

Now that the votes have been tallied, all the complaints and the boasts should be left behind and the organization should – it must – move forward in a positive direction.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Mort Klein Re-Elected as ZOA President”

  1. ZOA has a history of being the most pro-active organization for Israel.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Mount of Olives.
Parents Speak Out Against Arab Violence on Mount of Olives
Latest News Stories
A rocket from Gaza hit a Sderot factory this summer, burning it down to the ground.

The Cabinet has approved a massive infrastructure upgrade of Sderot and other southern Israeli communities.

The capital of Yemen has been seized by Shiite rebels. Sept. 21, 2014.

Yemen, where the ‘Arab Spring’ begun, continues to be mired in turmoil and terror.

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Chaim Koren presents his credentials to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the presidential palace in Cairo.

Cease-fire negotiations in Cairo between Israel and Gaza terrorist factions are being held Tuesday in deference to Rosh Hashana.

President Reuven Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin is set to inaugurate the Jewish Museum of Warsaw when he travels to Poland in October.

Angry parents spoke out Sunday against Arabs attacking their children on the Mount of Olives.

Only 30 % of European Jews will attend high holiday services; 1/4 fear wearing Jewish symbols.

It’s not monopoly money. It’s Israel’s new 50 Shekel bill (in the middle), with a picture of poet Shaul Tchernikovsky on it. The bill is said to feature some of the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies, and it just went into circulation.

S&P has confirmed that Israel’s credit rating is good, and we’re still on the right fiscal path.

Gush Etzion residents were surprised and angry when the issue of the fence was raised from the dead.

The exact location is secret because of safety concerns. How long before the PA claims it is theirs?

Police arrested three men from central Israel on Friday after confiscating 3.5 tons of marijuana in a raid on a farm that was hidden by walls. Police said the farm was located in the Sharon region, which covers the area north of Tel Aviv and includes Netanyahu and neighboring communities, but the exact location was […]

Israel wellomed 24,801 new immigrants this past year. Another 6-8 million did not make it – yet.

Benign neglect could be setting up Jews in eastern Jerusalem for “Gush Katif No. 2”

A good Jewish boy has a Bar Mitzvah at 13. A good Muslim fanatic joins the ISIS.

The ISIS terror group has released its first “feature length” film.” It’s worthy of an Oscar. Not.

Unconfirmed reports from Syria claiming that ISIS has executed UK aid worker Alan Henning.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
The capital of Yemen has been seized by Shiite rebels. Sept. 21, 2014.

Yemen, where the ‘Arab Spring’ begun, continues to be mired in turmoil and terror.

The Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium

Only 30 % of European Jews will attend high holiday services; 1/4 fear wearing Jewish symbols.

This Monday, starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, a rally is taking place on the steps of Lincoln Center. The rally is intended to give a voice and add faces to the ongoing furor over the Metropolitan Opera staging a wildly anti-Semitic opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer.” The opera was first staged in 1991, and is […]

The people of Scotland have spoken: they will remain part of the United Kingdom.

Cruz sought but failed to obtain senate’s unanimous consent to pass Expatriate Terrorist Act of 2014.

British sports store fired security guard who barred Jewish kids from entering the store.

Arameans are now recognized as a distinct nationality in Israel.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/mort-klein-re-elected-as-zoa-president/2014/03/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: