Israel should consider drafting its Arab and Haredi population to defend their neighborhoods, according to a prominent American Jewish leader.
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has called for a truce with Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Rob Eshman dismisses the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) polling on anti-Semitic attitudes with one word — “junk” — and suggests that American Jews are deluding themselves about the level of anti-Semitism in society, which he would have us believe is virtually non-existent (“Again,” March 30). Yet the facts tell a far different story.
At the start of his remarks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Dec. 8, Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman acknowledged that his new book, “Jews and Money: The Story of a Stereotype,” (Palgrave Macmillan) might not be the best stocking stuffer. After all, the old idea at the book’s heart — that Jews are motivated primarily by money, that they use it to manipulate and control others — has roots that are completely intertwined with the origins of Christianity itself.
Abraham H. Foxman is the go-to guy when it comes to the anxieties and interests of the Jewish community in America. As national director of the Anti-Defamation League, he is called upon whenever the headlines carry a story with a Jewish angle. To put it another way, when Foxman speaks, people listen.
Former President Jimmy Carter continues to make biased remarks about Israel, despite a public apology via JTA late last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
Venezuelan Jews historically have enjoyed positive relations with the Venezuelan government. It is precisely because of the embracing nature of Venezuelan society toward the Jewish people that the recent anti-Semitism cloaked in anti-Israel and anti-Zionist terms is so disturbing.
" . . . Hatred has been around since Cain and Abel. I'm not a philosopher; I'm not a sociologist. I don't pretend to be. But they used to say, 'Where there's life, there's bugs.' When there's life, there's hate . . ."
Here are a handful of people to watch in the coming 12 months -- some on the way up; some on the way down.
I sure hope Abe Foxman knows what he's doing, because no one else can seem to figure it out.
By summarily dismissing David Lehrer from his position as regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) here, Foxman has managed to unite a good portion of this often divided community. He has united them against Foxman.
Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says that he's opening up a new front in his organization's 85-year campaign to protect Jews from defamation. This new fight is a little different from battles past, though, because its target is other Jews.
Foxman wants Jews to watch their language when they talk about fellow Jews. Otherwise somebody could get hurt. Another Israeli prime minister, for example.