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  • Abe Foxman calls on Sanders to fire Zimmerman

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2016 | 9:43 am

    Bernie Sanders should fire his new Jewish Outreach Director over past anti-Israel comments, former ADL head Abe Foxman told Jewish Insider on Thursday.

    The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the campaign’s newly hired Jewish outreach director Simone Zimmerman wrote...

  • Abe Foxman to head Museum of Jewish Heritage center for study of anti-Semitism

    March 14, 2016 | 1:45 pm

    Former Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman will head a new center for the study of “anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

    “Unfortunately, anti-Semitism has never gone away and other forms of hatred...

  • Farewell to Foxman, murmurs about Oren

    June 23, 2015 | 8:24 am

    At Abe Foxman’s farewell, there were the hugs, there were the recollections of the hugs, and there was the sheer diversity of the huggers.

    Abe likes to hug, and he hugged everyone who came out to the June 17 gala marking his retirement from the Anti-Defamation League after 50...

  • Daily Kickoff: Details on Jewish leaders’ W.H. visit | Rubio’s NYC Fundraiser

    By Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

  • So right, yet so wrong: The truth Sheldon Adelson told us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 19, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    The media has covered casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s address to the Israeli-American Council, a recently formed organization of Israelis who live in the United States, many of whom have truthfully become Israeli Americans.

    When asked what to do about the land and what to do...

  • Foxman: Draft Israeli Arabs, haredim to defend their neighborhoods

    August 17, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Israel should consider drafting its Arab and Haredi population to defend their neighborhoods, according to a prominent American Jewish leader.

    Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Times of Israel that the proposal would undercut ideological arguments...

  • Russell Simmons calls for truce with ADL’s Foxman

    June 25, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has called for a truce with Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

    In a statement sent to The Daily Beast on Sunday, Simmons said that comments he made in a speech last week in Israel in which he defended his friendship...

  • Letters to the Editor: ADL, Sex-Ed in Orthodox high schools

    April 4, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    Measuring Anti-Semitism
    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...

  • Dovish J Street undecided on ADL-AJC Israel “Unity Pledge”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    UPDATED: The headline of this post has been changed from an earlier version (“J Street rejects ‘Unity Pledge’ on Israel, joining Right-wing groups”) at the request of J Street staff. According to J Street Director of Media and Communications Jessica Rosenblum, the...

  • Foxman talks ‘Jews and Money’ in Hollywood

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 15, 2010 | 10:17 am

    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...

  • Abe Foxman: Latter-Day Jeremiah

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 7, 2010 | 3:43 pm

    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...

  • Carter continues to stigmatize Israel, ADL charges

    November 1, 2010 | 5:31 pm

    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.

    In an Op-Ed distributed Monday, ADL National Director Abe Foxman charged that “Rather than focusing on Israel as the...

  • Venezuela Should Repair Its Ties to Jewish Community

    March 30, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    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.

  • Jewish Groups Call Oliphant Cartoon ‘Anti-Semitic’

    March 26, 2009 | 2:49 pm

    Jewish groups have denounced a cartoon by a prize-winning political cartoonist as anti-Semitic.

    Pat Oliphant’s cartoon, published Wednesday, shows a headless figure goose-stepping while pushing a large Star of David with fangs and pursuing a tiny woman carrying a child labeled...

  • ‘When there’s life, there’s hate’: Q & A with ADL’s Abe Foxman

    November 7, 2008 | 1:57 am

    Abe Foxman is director of the Anti-Defamation League. Born in Poland in 1940, he survived the Holocaust in Lithuania.

    Foxman joined the ADL in 1965 upon graduating from New York University Law School and was appointed director in 1987.

    Under his leadership the organization has gained...

  • Names to Watch on Way Up, Down in ‘06

    By James D. Besser

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Here are a handful of people to watch in the coming 12 months -- some on the way up; some on the way down.

    Jack Abramoff: The once-high-flying Republican lobbyist, Jewish benefactor and GOP best buddy has become the most radioactive man in Washington, thanks to controversial deals...

  • Your Letters

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Daniel Pearl

    "Yes I am a Jew and my father is a Jew and my mother is a Jew."God Bless Daniel Pearl and his family ("A Voice Silenced," March 1).

    Dr. Leland S. Shapiro, Simi Valley

    Abe Foxman

    As the present and past national chairmen of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), we are...

  • Real Leaders

    By Rob Eshman

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Dance With Them That Brung You

    November 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    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...