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UN Amb, Bolton to speak at zionist organization of america

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The Zionist Organization of America, founded in 1897, is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. The ZOA works to strengthen U.S.-Israel relations, educates the American public and Congress about the dangers that Israel faces, and combats anti-Israel bias in the media and on college campuses. Its past presidents have included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver.
UN Amb. John Bolton And Jerusalem Post's Caroline Glick
Speak At ZOA Brandeis Award Dinner Dec. 11

New York - The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is pleased to announce that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will be the Keynote Speaker at the annual ZOA Louis Brandeis Award Dinner. He will also receive ZOA's Defender of Israel award. Caroline Glick, the Deputy Managing Editor of the Jerusalem Post and syndicated columnist will receive the Ben Hecht Award for Outstanding Journalism in the Mideast. Morton Klein, National President of the ZOA, will also be speaking.

The Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2005; reception is at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel New York City. Please call the ZOA Office 212-481-1500 to make reservations or for more information.

Eli Hertz, a pioneer in the personal computer industry will receive ZOA's highest award, the Louis Brandeis Award. Mr. Hertz is a member of the US-Israel Science & Technology Commission, Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, AIPAC, CAMERA, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has published a number of books, most recently Reply. He is a child of Holocaust survivors and served seven years in the IDF as a paratrooper and was discharged with the rank of captain. He lives with his wife and 3 children in New York City.

Jeff Wiesenfeld, who will receive ZOA's Distinguished Leadership Award, is a principal with Bernstein Investment Research & Management. He has worked for the FBI, for Congressman Thomas Martin, Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, Mayor Ed Koch, U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato and as Executive Assistant to New York Governor George Pataki. He served as New York City Director of the New York State Economic Development Agency, and is a member of the Boards of CUNY, and the UN Development Corp. He is a child of Holocaust survivors and is on the Board of the Queensborough College Holocaust Center, Folkbiene Yiddish Theatre, North Shore Hebrew Academy, and the JCRC of New York City. He is married with one daughter.

Amb. Bolton previously served as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security as well as Assistant Secretary for International Organizational Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice and General Counsel for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He was the key player in repealing the U.N. Resolution stating that "Zionism is racism." He is a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School.

Caroline Glick was an officer in the IDF, a Coordinator of Negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, was Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Her writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Times, Ma'ariv and many more. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox and all of Israel's major networks. She was the first Israeli journalist reporting from the front lines in Iraq. She is a senior researcher at IDF Operational Theory Research Institute and a lecturer in tactical warfare at IDF's Command and Staff College and is a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC. She made aliyah in 1991 after graduating from Columbia and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In 2003, Ma'ariv named her the most prominent woman in Israel.

Ben Brafman, the distinguished criminal defense attorney will be the Master of Ceremonies. New York Magazine called him "the best criminal defense lawyer in New York." He was also the recipient of the "Outstanding Private Criminal Defense Practitioner Award" for 2005 from the New York State Bar Association. He has represented a wide range of high-profile celebrities, business leaders and professionals in major criminal cases throughout the country. Mr. Brafman is active in a wide variety of charitable and religious organizations both in the U.S. and Israel including the Kulanu Torah Academy, and the Israel Cancer Research Foundation.

Bob Guzzardi and Irwin Hochberg, both members of the ZOA National Board, are the Dinner Co-Chairs. Mr. Hochberg is a past National Chairman of Israel Bonds, Chair of the New York City Jewish Federation and a member of the AIPAC Executive Committee. Mr. Guzzardi is a prominent businessman and attorney who is a member of the Executive Committee of AIPAC and is on the Board of the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia.

Recently, the ZOA was described by The Wall Street Journal as "the most credible advocate for Israel on the American Jewish scene." The Jerusalem Post said, "The ZOA is one of the most important and influential Jewish groups in the U.S."

The ZOA's Capitol Hill Office works closely with Congress on issues of import to U.S.-Israel relations. The ZOA Center for Law and Justice works through the U.S. judicial system in defense of Israel and Jewish rights, and has recently filed a complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Laws concerning discrimination against Jewish students at universities. The ZOA Campus Action Network helps Jewish students fight pro-Arab propaganda on campus through bringing speakers, showing films, distributing educational materials, and holding workshops. ZOA has recently launched a new pro-Israel magazine called The College Zionist and distributed it at over 100 campuses throughout the country. The ZOA also stages rallies, holds press conferences, publishes full-page newspaper "issue ads," and creates publications, to defend Israel's good name and expose the Palestinian Authority's pro-terrorist behavior. The ZOA is widely credited with leading the charge to expose and publicize the Palestinian Authority's violations of the Oslo accords and President Bush's "Road Map" plan.

ZOA speakers appear regularly on the TV and radio programs of the three major networks as well as of the cable TV leaders Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN.

Earlier this year, the ZOA brought more than 300 pro-Israel activists from around the country on its 2005 D.C. Mission to Washington. They met with Members of Congress and staff members to seek support for the Saudi Arabia Accountability Act and the Palestinian Arab Compliance Act, as well as resolutions against Hamas and other terrorist groups. They also spoke to lawmakers about the dangers of creating a Palestinian Arab state, as proposed by the Bush Road Map plan.

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The Zionist Organization of America, founded in 1897, is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. The ZOA works to strengthen U.S.-Israel relations, educates the American public and Congress about the dangers that Israel faces, and combats anti-Israel bias in the media and on college campuses. Its past presidents have included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver.

address: address: http://www.zoa.org/pressrel2005/20051121b.htm

Call them now 10.Dec.2005 03:43

free palestine

Hello friends of Palestine,

UN ambassador John "the barbarian" Bolton is getting a 'defender of israel' award from the rabid zionists of America organization on Sunday at the Marriot in New York City as a reward for coercing the UN to rescind its Zionism = racism declaration.

This is a call to all friends of Palestine to flood them with phone calls and raise a ruckus about the on going ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Here is an extensive list of current israeli occupation crimes.
 link to www.pchrgaza.org
 http://pittsburgh.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/20714.php

1) First Pass this email on to everyone you know who is against racism and is working to oppose the colonization of Palestine.

2) Second jam the office of the host organization ZOA today Saturday and Sunday morning (and beyond) with complaints and outrage. ZOA Office NY 212-481-1500(-1501 -1502+?) 212 481-1515(fax)

3) Raise a ruckus with the hotel having the event Saturday and Sunday and during the event which starts at 5:30pm Sunday

New York Marriott Marquis Times Square 1535 Broadway
Phone: 1-212-398-1900
ask for the front desk then to be connected to something or some one in the hotel i.e. Atrium Lounge, Broadway Lounge,Club 49-VIP Section,Encore Restaurant, Katen Sushi Bar, Starbuck's Coffee,The View Restaurant & Lounge or a zionists room(names below), page them... Mr. Jenin could you please come to the front desk, Paging Dar Yassin) Fax them the intifada: 1-212-704-8930 Cancel their corporate charter: Sales: 1-212-930-7608

4) File a complaint with those who shelter these jerks.
Marriott International, Corporate Headquarters One Marriott Drive, Washington, D.C. 20058 (301.380.3000)

5) Donate some of your opinions to the ZOA's fundraisers
The American Zionist Movement 1-888-657-8850 (toll free?)

6) Visit Nablus Palestine. You will love it. Please just pick up the phone and call. Don't let these bastards get away with this.
Thanks for your concern and action.

What do Zionist's look like.(warning these photos could make you puke)  http://www.zoa.org/dinner2002.htm
 http://www.zoa.org/dinner2001.htm

Zionists of America say 911 was "the opportunity of a lifetime"
this is scary, very scary...
 link to www.zoa.org

Zionism =Racism 10.Dec.2005 18:38

David Islam if americansknew.org

Most American Jews don't care about Israel.Many are disgusted by the zionist treatment of the Palestinians.Israel is an outlaw nation that lives off the misery of the Palestians.The United Nations and the World Court has condemned Israel for it's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands.The vast majority of the world supports the Palestinians struggle for human rights and their right to return to their lands.A small but very powerful minority of American Jews {AIPAC and ZOA} has bribed Congress with money and political favors to support Israel with billions of tax dollars.Israel has become the police force for America in the Middle East.Instead of making friends with the Arab nations America has used Israel as a threat to scare the Arabs into submission.This racist foreign policy has caused the Arabs to hate Isreal and the US.Zionism is the root cause of the problems we face in the Middle East.