Zionist Organization of America


Zionist Organization of America (ZYE-n-ist or-gun-ih-ZAY-shin uhv uh-MAIR-ih-kuh) listen


  • n. The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States.

Example Sentences

  • "Former President Donald Trump blasted American Jews for failing to vote for Republicans in sufficient numbers after he accepted the Theodor Herzl Medallion from the Zionist Organization of America, at the right-wing group’s annual gala on Sunday." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Alternative Spellings



  • "Founded in 1897, the ZOA is the oldest and largest pro-Israel organization in the United States. The ZOA was instrumental in mobilizing the support of the U.S. government and citizens for the creation of the State of Israel. Today, the ZOA works to strengthen U.S.-Israeli relationships through educational, cultural, and public affairs programs; supports pro-Israel legislation on Capitol Hill; and combats anti-Israel bias in the media, textbooks, and travel information." (JPS)

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