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Steve Bannon to Speak at Zionist Organization of America Dinner: ‘No Better Friend’ to ‘the Jewish State of Israel’

Stephen K. Bannon, the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network and former White House chief strategist for President Donald J. Trump, is slated to speak at the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) dinner in November this year.

Bannon will be speaking at the Nov. 12 ZOA dinner event in New York City, ZOA president Mort Klein confirmed to the Atlantic’s Rosie Gray.

“All I can tell you is Steve Bannon is going to be at the dinner,” Klein confirmed to Gray.

“Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the Zionist Organization of America dinner in November, his first public appearance on the books since being forced out of the White House earlier this month,” Gray wrote.

Bannon may be introducing GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, as well. Adelson is a major supporter of ZOA.

“I don’t know if he’ll be introducing” Adelson, Klein told Gray, but the dinner will definitely feature a “special appearance by Steve Bannon.”

ZOA’s team has confirmed the news to Breitbart News as well.

“Immediately after the election, Steve reached out to ZOA to arrange meetings and discussions to solicit ZOA’s views and concerns on the Middle East peace process and the safety and security of Israel,” ZOA’s external political and policy adviser Arthur Schwartz told Breitbart News. “ZOA has known no better friend—in any White House—to the Jewish people and the Jewish state of Israel than Steve Bannon. His bona fides on Israel could not be stronger. Steve has even lectured me for not doing enough to battle anti-Semitism on college campuses, and that was before he even worked with President Trump.”

ZOA has been one of the critical organizations in the pro-Israel community during the Trump administration. The longest-existing pro-Israel group in the United States of America, the organization has rallied to the defense of senior Trump aides like Bannon and Dr. Sebastian Gorka—both of whom have resigned in recent weeks—when they have faced false attacks from the media and institutional left. Many in the political class in Washington have inaccurately claimed that Bannon and Gorka are anti-Semitic, when they are not, and ZOA has emerged as a leading group defending them on this front.

Gorka will be attending the dinner as well, and Breitbart News will be reporting live from the event.

Gorka confirmed the news he is going too:

Schwartz has also said on Twitter that Breitbart News is the most pro-Israel major news organization in the world.

That is something that Klein also believes:

In addition, ZOA has been leading the charge exposing National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster’s troubling proclivities when it comes to Israel and battling radical Islamic terrorism. Klein put together a memorandum exposing McMaster for his troubling actions in the National Security Adviser role, published exclusively by Breitbart News earlier in August.

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