Today the ZOA
opened a new Israeli office in Jerusalem, headed up by another old friend, Jeff Daube
, who has dedicated his
life to Jewish-Israel activities, recently made aliyah, a very welcome addition to the citizens of the State of Israel.
I have no doubt that Mort Klein, together with Jeff Daube
and other devoted individuals, will carry on in the best tradition of the ZOA
, supporting Eretz Yisrael, Am Yisrael and Torat Yisrael.
o Mort, Jeff
and all the others involved in New York, Washington and Jerusalem, best wishes and lots of luck!ZOA
ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW
...Gold will be Mr. Morton Klein, President of the ZOA and Mr. Jeff Daube, the new Director of ZOA's Israel office.
...Mr. Jeffrey Daube's
extensive experience on Capitol Hill advocating for pro-Israel legislation over 14 years gives him a unique ability to communicate an accurate sense of Congress to the Israeli people.His
noteworthy contributions to the passing of the Jerusalem Birthplace Act (October 2002) and the US-Israel Energy Cooperation Act (December 2007) further demonstrate the efficacy of citizen involvement in the political process, a political advocacy culture which the ZOA
would like to see promoted more in Israel.
comes to this position with a wealth of experience in the pro-Israel advocacy world.Besides being very actively engaged with many Zionist organizations, including ZOA
(board member), AIPAC
(steering committee member), One Israel Fund
, Palestinian Media Watch, and Peace for Generations, Daube
has also authored various educational materials, including Israel Between The Lines, a weekly newsletter; Dubious Allies: The Arab Media's War of Words Against America,an exhaustive compilation exposing anti-US sentiment; and many other in-depth reports on Palestinian incitement, Palestinian terrorism, Palestinian abuse of civil and human rights, anti-Semitism in the Egyptian press, Saudi Arabian sponsorship of terrorism, the Hebron Accords, the future of Jerusalem, energy independence, and the Iranian/Russian nuclear threat.In addition, Daube
prepared much of the background material for NORPAC's
annual missions to Washington.He
has also had numerous letters to the editor published in major Anglo-Jewish and community newspapers. Serving as co-chair for his synagogue's Israel Emergency Fund, Daube managed the collection and distribution of many hundreds of thousands of dollars, mainly on behalf of victims of terror and their families, IDF soldiers, and paramedical groups, since the Palestinian Arab terror war began in late 2000.He
also initiated and coordinated numerous pro-Israel community events in his
former home of Riverdale, NY, and plans to use those organizational skills to arrange ZOA activities in Israel, including programs for visiting leaders and missions.Daube, who received a B.A. and two M.A. degrees from Columbia University, including one in Instructional Technology and Computing from its Teachers College, had been an educator for 31 years prior to his aliyah at the end of December.
As such, he
had made the pervasive destructive messages to children found in Palestinian textbooks and media one of his
signature issues; also a major focus of his
lectures and seminars delivered to community and university groups throughout the US.In his
new capacity at ZOA
will continue to highlight this phenomenon as a paramount threat to lasting peace in the Middle East.Daube, who has devoted his entire life to the Zionist cause, sees his Israel appointment "as a tremendous opportunity and responsibility" stating, "I am sure that, with the guidance of the National ZOA Office in New York, and the help of numerous committed Zionists both here and in America, the ZOA in Israel can make a difference."
...We are also pleased to have such a talented and committed individual as Jeff Daube to be our director in Israel.
...Ambassador Dore Gold headlines news conference this Sunday together with Mort Klein, President, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and Jeff Daube, ZOA Israel Director
...Contact: Jeff DaubeOn 052-538-0840 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerusalem Feb.20th 2008 — The opening of a Jerusalem office by America's oldest pro-Israel advocacy group, the Zionist Organization of America
, is the beginning of a new initiative to involve American olim and pro-Israel Jews in the US in joint actions on behalf of the Jewish state.
"There are many areas of Israel-US crossover politics where a strong body of involved American-Israelis and American Jews can bring about positive change," notes ZOA President Mort Klein.
Several new initiatives will be announced at Sunday's
news conference.Ambassador Dore Gold will introduce Jeff Daube, the new ZOA Jerusalem office director.
...Prior to his aliya, Daube was a long-time Israel activist with organizations including NORPAC, AIPAC, Tehilla, One Israel Fund, Palestinian Media Watch, Peace for Generations.Daube
is also the author of the Israel Between The Lines newsletter; Dubious Allies: The Arab Media's War of Words Against America; and reports on Palestinian incitement; Palestinian terrorism; Palestinian abuse of civil and human rights; anti-Semitism in the Egyptian press; Saudi Arabian sponsorship of terrorism; the Hebron Accords; the future of Jerusalem; energy independence and the Iranian/Russian nuclear threat.
...Contact: Morton A. Klein - 917-974-8795; Jeff Daube - 011-972-538-0840