Friday, April 27, 2012

ADL's Abe Foxman Called Upon To Resign

In their article The ADL Must Be Stopped, Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov of Americans for Peace and Tolerance call for the resignation of Abe Foxman, head of the ADL:
The Jewish community's largest "defense" organization, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has adopted a policy, consistent with the progressive agenda, not to speak up much about the global tsunami of Muslim anti-Semitism, but instead to campaign against "Islamophobia."  This while FBI statistics show that hate crimes against Jews in America are five times the number of hate crimes against Muslims.  The rationale for this policy, as the ADL's chief, Abe Foxman, told the Boston Jewish Advocate, is that "[y]ou can't fight the fight against anti-Semitism without fighting against bigotry. ... You cannot ask people to stand with you unless you are ready to stand with them."

But in cities across America, Foxman's policy has led the ADL to stand with people and organizations whose mission it is to defame and harm Jews.  To defend its policy of "outreach," the Anti-Defamation League vigorously defames as "bigots" citizens who question radical Islamists' true aims.  This pattern of allying with Muslim anti-Semites to fight "Islamophobia" and then defaming legitimately concerned citizens can be clearly seen in three cases... 
Read the whole thing.

Reading what Jacobs and Feoktistov say about Foxman and the ADL is damaging--and their strong words are concluded with an equally strong demand:
Recently, the National Conference on Jewish Affairs (NCJA) called for ADL head Abe Foxman to resign [see here]. We concur. The words used by Detroit ADL official Daniel Levy to describe the ADL's critics apply most appropriately to Foxman: he is -- with precious sums of Jewish money meant to protect Jews from their foes -- doing the work of Jews' enemies. This should be stopped.
The question is whether the liberal leanings of Foxman are interfering with the job the ADL is supposed to be doing--such as in the case of the ADL-AJC "unity" pledge which called upon Jews not to criticize Obama's Israel policy.

It is time to evaluate the job the Abe Foxman and the ADL are doing and act accordingly.

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