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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
1

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
93

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
11

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...

Culture

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

‘Inheriting Genocide’ Unpacks How Holocaust Trauma Spans Generations

JNS.org - Does time -- even an entire generation or multiple generations --actually heal all wounds? The...

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

World

Report: Nigerian Air Force Special Forces Soldiers Receive Counter-Terroris...

A group of 150 Nigerian Air Force special forces soldiers have received counter-terrorism training from a team of Israeli military...

Israel

Israelis Protest Both in Support and Against Deportation of Illegal Migrant...

JNS.org - Israelis took to the streets over the weekend both to support and oppose the ongoing deportation of Eritrean and...

Middle East

Iran Says Damascus Suburbs Assault to Continue as Fighting Rages

Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a UN resolution demanding...

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