Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Morton A. Klein Biography

Title:
National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The Road Map plan clearly endangers Israel. It would force Israel back to the indefensible 1967 borders, leaving it just nine miles wide at its mid-section--that’s about the width of Washington, D.C. A Palestinian Arab state would then be created next door -- a mini-Iraq, based on a culture of hatred and violence, that would be within easy striking distance of Israel’s major cities and airports. Not only would this endanger Israel, but it would also undermine America’s war against terrorism by sending a message to terrorists everywhere that violence will reap political concessions. That’s not the kind of message America should be sending at this crucial moment in the international war against terrorism.”

“Road Map to a New Terrorist State,” Op-Ed – The Zionist Organization of America, May 1, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
  • Member of the International Board of Governors of the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel, Israel
  • Economist who served in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations
  • Consultant/ Biostatistician to the UCLA School of Public Health and the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Palo Alto, California, (worked closely with two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling)
  • Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. State Department “in recognition of outstanding contributions to national and international affairs.”
  • Humanitarian Award, Holocaust Memorial Committee of New York
  • The One-Israel Fund’s “Defender of the Land” award
  • The Jerusalem Reclamation Project’s Ze’ev Jabotinsky Memorial Award
Education:
  • MS, Statistics, Temple University
  • Degree unknown, Math and Economics, Temple University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
  2. Does the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Commit Acts of Terrorism?
  3. Should Israel Be a Jewish State?