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With Upcoming Election Facing Questions, Challenger Steven Goldberg Launches Website Exposing Leader's Financial Gain and Mismanagement of Oldest Pro-Israel Organization in America

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following can be attributed to Steven Goldberg: The Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., is facing a major shakeup. Steven Goldberg, a Los Angeles attorney and the ZOA's National Vice Chairman, has launched an aggressive campaign for the Presidency of the ZOA, in the wake of what he describes as "years of excessive financial gain and mismanagement" by current President, Mort Klein. Goldberg has launched a whistleblowing website – www.mortklein.com – in order to shine a bright light on Klein's record.

www.mortklein.com includes information about how Klein came to be ranked as the number three most-overpaid executive in the Jewish non-profit world. A recent study released by the prestigious Wharton School revealed that Klein has been earning "93% more than the predicted salary for an organization [of ZOA's] size." Public documents also reveal that in one year alone, 2008, Klein earned $1,245,851.  In 2009, Klein earned another $717,700.

Mort Klein took his extraordinary salary as ZOA's donations and donor base faced significant decline. More importantly, the ZOA failed to file its legally required tax returns with the IRS, called Form 990s, as Klein saw to receiving a 38% boost in salary. The ZOA was thereafter stripped of its status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization after failing to file its Form 990s for 3 consecutive years.

Klein allegedly suppressed disclosure of the ZOA's loss of non-profit status and ordered employees to likewise withhold information on the matter from donors and organizational leaders. One employee who blew the whistle was fired by Klein. That employee has now sued both the ZOA and Klein.  It is not the first time Klein's abuse of employees has resulted in litigation against the ZOA.

In an effort to ensure reelection in ZOA's upcoming elections, Klein has moved ZOA's national convention from New York to Philadelphia, where he resides. Klein is also dictating that ZOA delegates must travel to Philadelphia to vote in person, and has unilaterally ruled out absentee balloting, voting by proxy, or voting by e-mail submission.  The result is that the election will exclude the vast majority of ZOA members, while ensuring a majority turn out of Klein's personal friends.

"I believe the ZOA can be much bigger, stronger and more effective than it is under Mort Klein's leadership. ZOA's resources need to be invested fighting for Israel and America, not enriching a President who has brought the organization and its legitimacy to the brink of collapse," said opposition candidate Steven Goldberg. "I propose that the ZOA engage in a complete reorganization and look to vastly increase its outreach to young people, engagement in political action and embark on a 21st century pro-Israel public relations campaign. After 20 years of Klein, the ZOA can only be saved by an immediate change of leadership," Goldberg concluded. For press inquiries and more information contact Steven Goldberg, 310-990-4109 or Email or visit www.mortklein.com.

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