Welcome Back!

Z STREET has returned during this period of global anxiety. Our focus remains to help inform about the realities of Israel and its role in the greater Middle East, as well as the world’s response to Jews and the Jewish State. So much misinformation out there, so much truth that needs to be shared.

Please check out the It’s Worth Your Attention page of this website to see issues we think are worth your consideration, and what you may not find elsewhere. Let us know your thoughts.

06.14.20 The U.S. appears to be slowly unraveling. Perhaps this won’t be the last straw, but the views dividing Americans are becoming increasing insurmountable. The death of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands (actually knee) of a Minneapolis police officer has brought massive protests, some of which turned into wanton destruction and looting of businesses in cities across the country. Predictably, some of the worst elements fanning the flames of destruction are inserting hatred of Jews and the Jewish State into the mix. For a perfect, horrible example, read here.

05.21.20 The next big issue over which Israel is being attacked in the international community is the extension of sovereignty in some areas of the disputed territories. Those who are unfamiliar with the details are harming the cause by parroting the antagonists’ name game of misnaming the effort “annexation.” A nation cannot annex territory to which it has the legitimate claim, as Israel does over the territory. The proper shorthand is sovereignty, but the best nomenclature is “extension of Israeli law” to the territories in question. See a terrific piece by Victor Rosenthal in our It’s Worth Your Attention page.

The 05.20.20 issue has to do with the abject failure of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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It happened! The seven+ year odyssey with the IRS has concluded with a real victory through the legal system. The joint Consent Decree, laying out the relevant facts, is posted on this site, and soon we’ll bring you up-to-date on what’s been happening lo these many years.

And more importantly, we can again focus on what’s happening out there on the planet, especially regarding Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish people.

If you want to hear more about Z STREET and/or join, let us know by leaving a comment and your city and state (your email address will be kept confidential. Your location will also be kept confidential, if you request).

50 thoughts on “Welcome Back!”

  1. As an active suporter of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities, I am interested in knowing how Z Street might help advocate the cause of Jewish settlement in the Heartland of Israel (Judea and Samaria) and to counter the rascist claims of Two State Solution advocates.

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    • Hey I’m hear for that exact same reason. And willing to support this organization!
      Thanks
      Jordan Hutchins Portland OR

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  2. A few years ago I would have shared articles about your “victory” (and your ordeal), but I have stopped trying to convince family and erstwhile friends that Obama’s administration was not only hostile to Israel but was simply corrupt – because I value having access to my grandchildren…
    On the off-chance that the people I used to argue with find their way here and read this comment, let me just say, “I told you so.”
    Fortunately, Lori, unlike me, you did not give up the fight.
    Thank you.

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  3. Mazel Tov and welcome back! The voice of Z Street may have been silent for a time, but it wasn’t shut down for good. Looking forward to reading and sharing your education of the truth!

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  4. May the Lord restore Israel’s birthright to all the land granted in His Word and may His people always find peace and prosperity there.

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  5. Congratulations!!!! Thank you for fighting for the rights of all Americans to be free from governmental discrimination and its stigma.
    Further to the comments of David Shaffer, I have been in constant dread of the obvious and obviously politically motivated ‘weaponization’ of the IRS. (Paraphrasing Evan Douglas Sayet.)
    I wish I had known of your struggle before reading the Op Ed – I could have helped. Now that you don’t need assistance briefing, etc., please add a secure donation link!

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  6. It’s about time !! My husband Morris Weinreb the esteemed physiologist didn’t live to see this day. However I have.

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  7. I heard your story on Israel News Talk Radio on Gadi Edelman’s sh0w The Danger Zone on SoundCloud. I’m not at all surprised to hear about your experience with the IRS of the the previous administration. Perhaps enraged may be a better description of how.
    Keep up the wonderful work you’re doing. We’re very proud of you for what you’ve done and continue to do. Please keep up this difficult and important work.
    Kindly add me to your mailing list.
    Thank you!

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  8. what a remarkable saga of courage, persistence and determination for Z Street and its principals to finally get the IRS to admit in public to its anti-Semitic program during the Obama Administration. may we see Z Street champion the cause of Zionism in the Jewish heartland of Israel.

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  9. I will be sending your link to the more than 6,000 people on my mailing list.
    Thanks for putting up the good fight. It not only made a point, but also made it easier for other pro-Israel organizations to follow you.

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  10. Thank you for persevering, for going up against a giant monster of bureaucracy and a bastion of politicized work! We appreciate you and what you do, please keep it up.

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  11. Outraged, but not surprised to hear of the IRS’s illegal behavior. Shades of J. Edgar Hoover,
    who authorized wiretaps of MLK!

    I am not an evangelical Christian, but a Roman Catholic one. I think there must be some way to achieve peace in the region, without Israel’s being destroyed.

    I will contribute. Please put me on the mailing list.

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  12. Congratulation on fighting the good fight and winning! It’s too bad that the mainstream media won’t report on your victory. All those who believe what they read and see from the liberal, non-truth-seeking news outlets will continue to think that Obama was a saint.

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    • Most importantly right now, please share the word that we are back and working behind the scenes to announce several new initiatives. Let us know you want to follow and participate in our actions/activities.

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  13. I mailed a check to PO Box182 Merion PA 19066
    It was returned “unable to deliver as addressed”
    What is your snailmail address?

    Given the last administration’s attitude to Israel, I cannot understand why anyone with some feeling for Israel can vote Democratic.

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  14. You are brave and dogged.
    Thank you for your efforts.
    How do we get conservative Never Trumpers to give the man his due and liberal Jews as well?
    The last administration did all it could to harm Israel and destroy our freedom.
    It cannot be a coincidence that you did not win this fight until Obama was gone from office. And I shudder to think how frustrating it probably would have been under a Hillary adminstration since I do not expect you would have won your case had she won.

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  15. Here is important news from Judicial Watch regarding Israel:
    Judicial Watch Investigates Leftist Attacks on Israel
    President Barack Obama’s prejudice against Israel is still reverberating in the halls of power in Washington. We’re trying to expose one aspect of that with a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

    We want all records of communications regarding anti-Israel group Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) efforts to lobby the Obama administration to adopt policies to harm companies doing business with Israel (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:18-cv-01721)).

    We sued after all three agencies failed to respond to nearly identical April 23, 2018, FOIA requests seeking:

    All emails to or from current or former officials in the [DOD, DHS, or State] Office of the Secretary containing the phrase “boycott divestment and sanctions.”

    All emails to or from current or former officials in the [DOD, DHS, or State] Office of the Secretary containing both the terms “BDS” and “Israel.”

    Here is the background. In February 2016 President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 into law. It compels U.S. trade partners to cut ties to the BDS movement and protects Israel territories from illegal discrimination. But Obama announced:

    Certain provisions of this Act, by conflating Israel and “Israeli-controlled territories,” are contrary to longstanding bipartisan United States policy, including with regard to the treatment of settlements. Moreover, consistent with longstanding constitutional practice, my Administration will interpret and implement the provisions in the Act that purport to direct the Executive to seek to negotiate and enter into particular international agreements (section 414(a)(1)) or to take certain positions in international negotiations with respect to international agreements with foreign countries not qualifying for trade authorities procedures (sections 108(b), 414(a)(2), 415, and 909(c)) in a manner that does not interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct diplomacy.

    Shortly after Obama signed the act, the Customs and Border Protection Bureau restated the West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirement rules requiring labeling of goods as being from the “West Bank,” despite the fact that it is not a sovereign country. The Jerusalem Post later reported the restated rules were a result of several complaints filed by activists wanting the United States to follow policy guidelines distinguishing goods produced from Israel and the West Bank.

    Proponents of the West Bank country-of-origin marking requirements claim it stems from “longstanding bipartisan U.S. policy” toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. First put in place in 1995 under the Clinton administration, the rule is to preserve the distinction between the goods produced in State of Israel and the good produced in the territories it controls over the Green Line.

    The BDS movement is endorsed by the PLO and other anti-Israel groups encouraging an economic and cultural boycott of Israel. It has gained the support of radical leftwing groups here in the United States.

    Americans deserve to know if the Obama-era agenda of supporting anti-Israel radicals in subverting U.S. law is ongoing. These entrenched bureaucrats of the Deep State clearly require lawsuits to compel observance of FOIA law.

    Until next week…

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  16. I want to hear more about Z STREET. I’m in New Jersey. Please keep me informed. Do you have local chapters or meetings? Do you accept contributions?

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  17. I could not be more thrilled to see this wonderful group protecting the rights of Jews and the nation of Israel in their historic homeland. I pray for Israel every day!!

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