Zionist Organization of American president Morton Klein was reelected to another term on Sunday. The ZOA is known for its sharp rightward stance and its outspoken opposition to the Obama administration.
The campaign between Klein, who has been in charge of the right-wing organization since 1993, and challenger Steve Goldberg was described by The Jewish Press as “extremely ugly,” “nasty,” and filled with heated “charges and counter- charges.” Klein won a landslide victory of 115 to 9.
According to The Jewish Daily Forward, Goldberg was the first challenger to Klein’s control of the organization in two decades, citing ZOA’s “steep decline” in recent years.
In 2012 The Forward reported that ZOA had lost its tax exempt status for a period of months, leading to questions regarding the management of the over-century-old Zionist group.