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Lee S. Bender is an attorney and co-President of ZOA-Greater Philadelphia District, and board member of Israel Advocacy Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Jerome R. Verlin is a software developer, a VP of ZOA-GPD, and a past president of the fraternal order Brith Sholom.

ARTICLES BY: Lee S. Bender and Jerome R. Verlin


May 30, 2019 7:05 am
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Zionism Is Racism: The Dead Horse That Never Dies

Many thought that we had finally defeated the idea that Zionism is racism in 1991, when the UN revoked its infamous anti-Zionist resolution. But that...

September 11, 2016 2:23 pm
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We Never Left: The Jews’ Continuous Presence in the Land of Israel

Early in his first term, President Obama told the whole world in his speech from Cairo: “It is easy to point fingers -- for Palestinians to point...

August 12, 2014 7:35 am
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The Media’s Anti-Israel Bias is Beyond All Shame

Illustrative of the Western media's anti-Israel bias, the Philadelphia Inquirer (our sole hometown daily broadsheet), ran ten photos last week depicting attacks and damage in...

July 30, 2014 11:30 am
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22 Reasons for Hamas to Thank the Media

Hamas -which started an offensive war with Israel, rejected ceasefires, deliberately committed war crimes by hiding its weapons and fighters behind human shields, and fired...

July 7, 2014 11:58 am
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Israel’s Supporters Must Stop Using These 13 Phrases

Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted to delegitimize the Jewish State. The good news is that these terms weren't...

June 26, 2014 10:15 am
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Four Facts That Everyone Should Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Most Westerners, including many Jews, are unaware of four fundamental facts about the Jewish homeland of Israel that would greatly increase their support for the Jewish...

April 14, 2014 5:56 am
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Why the Left Doesn’t Understand the Arab War Against Israel

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz likes to say that if you are for civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, minority rights, basic freedoms of speech,...

March 7, 2014 11:49 am
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Mort Klein’s Continued Leadership is Vital to Keep ZOA Strong and Effective

On Sunday, March 9, the Zionist Organization of America will convene its national convention in Philadelphia to elect its new officers in a contested election....

February 26, 2014 8:05 am
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Forgotten Even By Us: Judaism’s Historic Ties to Israel

With Palestinian Arabs claiming Canaanite descent, the Jewish people must make their case for their historical ties to the land of Israel. The biblical era,...

February 18, 2014 5:28 pm
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Palestinian Arabs – The People Who Always Refuse a State

There are many peoples on this planet that would do anything for their independence, sovereignty, and a state of their own if it was offered...

January 24, 2014 2:11 am
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The ‘Homeland’ is the Homeland History Exhibit’s Rightful Home

The group of 22 Arab states that persuaded UNESCO to cancel a Simon Wiesenthal Center exhibit on the Jewish people's 3,500-year homeland connection awakened far more...

January 23, 2014 1:51 am
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How to Fight Back When the Media Blames “ŽIsrael for Destroying Peace Talks

As the indefatigable John Kerry plods on, ignoring the huge unbridgeable gulf between the Israeli and Palestinians' peace terms positions, Israel's advocates must make clear to...

December 24, 2013 1:35 am
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Media’s Lexicon Poisons Public Perceptions of Israel

Vice President Biden voiced an under-appreciated truth this month in telling a Jewish group that the Jewish people face the most concentrated international effort he...

Culture

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone...

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

Israel

Facebook Post Spurs Calls to Murder Israeli Police Officer

  JNS.org - After a photograph of the Israeli police officer who killed one of the terrorists responsible for last week’s stabbing attack at the entrance to the Temple Mount was...

Middle East

Car Bomb Hits Security Force in Northeastern Syria, at Least One Killed

A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security force said. Islamic State...

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