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avatar Lee S. Bender and Jerome R. Verlin
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


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
3

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
6

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
5

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...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

University of Oregon Student Senate Endorses BDS Campaign

The University of Oregon’s student senate passed a resolution on Wednesday endorsing the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, and targeting several companies over their alleged complicity in...

Israel

South African Government Mocked for Calling on Israel to Withdraw From Gaza...

The South African government became a laughing stock on Twitter on Thursday after it called on Israel to withdraw from...

Middle East

State Media: Syrian Air Defense Intercepts Missile Attack on Airport

Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs city had come under missile attack which was repelled by its air defense systems on Thursday. "One of our military airports in...

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