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  • What will the ADL lose when Foxman leaves?

    3 weeks ago

    If there’s one thing that can be said of longtime Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, who is stepping down this month after nearly 30 years at the helm, it’s that he never holds back from speaking his mind.

    In an age of canned, anodyne statements from public figures...

  • ADL questions ‘clouded’ response by Obama officials to Paris kosher market attack

    February 11, 2015 | 10:28 am

    The Anti-Defamation League expressed concern after two top Obama administration spokesmen parsed whether last month’s deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris was anti-Semitic.

    Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, and Jen Psaki, his State Department counterpart, later ...

  • Slain journalists Foley and Sotloff honored in memory of Daniel Pearl

    February 9, 2015 | 10:33 am

    James Foley and Steven Sotloff, American journalists who were killed by ISIS, were honored with an award in memory of the murdered Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl.

    The ADL Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the parents of Foley and Sotloff on Friday during the organization’s...

  • Foxman: Obama and Hollande won’t name Islamist threat

    January 26, 2015 | 10:55 am

    The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, said President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande were refusing to name Islamists as a threat to society.

    Foxman made the assertion during a panel discussion Monday in the Czech capital to...

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  • A Foxman’s bashert and a chance subway meeting

    December 29, 2014 | 11:33 am

    “Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, a Cuban-American who grew up in Orlando, Fla., didn’t know the Yiddish term for soul mate (bashert) when he bumped into Ariel Foxman on the uptown A train in March 2012. But it’s clear now that that one subway trip was an express to destiny.” — The New...

  • ADL notes accomplishments, road ahead, at annual meeting

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 12, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    Some 300 lay and professional leaders from across the United States gathered Nov. 6-8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national meeting, which offered both good and bad news, as well as an upcoming changing of the organization’s guard.

    ...
  • Foxman one on one: anti-Semitism, BDS and Mel Gibson

    By Rob Eshman

    October 29, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Over the past 20 years, I’ve accused Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chief Abraham H. Foxman of being an alarmist, an opportunist, even a hypocrite. 

    I mocked his outspoken campaign against Mel Gibson’s “The Passion,” saying it just helped boost the snuff film’s box office. I...

  • Moving and Shaking: ADL’s Entertainment Industry Awards, Bend the Arc gala

    By Ryan Torok

    May 21, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Actress, producer and philanthropist Roma Downey, who was born in Northern Ireland, speculated that Jesus must have been Irish, too.

    “Many wonder if Jesus was Irish. He never got married, he lived at home until he was 30, and his mother thought he was God,” she said, speaking to...

  • ADL survey: 26 percent of adults worldwide harbor anti-Semitic attitudes

    May 13, 2014 | 10:15 am

    More than one in four adults harbor anti-Semitic attitudes, a worldwide survey found.

    Some 26 percent of those surveyed for the ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism were found to be “deeply infected” with anti-Semitic attitudes, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which...

  • ADL’s Foxman explains his ‘yes’ on J Street, ZOA’s Klein his ‘no’

    April 29, 2014 | 11:16 am

    “There is more tolerance for dissent in Israel than in the Jewish community,” Abraham Foxman told me yesterday at the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Washington conference.

    That’s one reason the ADL’s national director gave for why it makes sense for J Street to be admitted to...

  • Jewish groups slam racist rant attributed to Donald Sterling

    April 28, 2014 | 10:06 am

    Jewish groups condemned the racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, called the remarks “reprehensible.”

    “If the National Basketball Association’s investigation...

  • Foxman: Obama’s Bloomberg View interview was an ‘ambush’ for Netanyahu

    March 10, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    President Obama, in his interview with Bloomberg View’s Jeffrey Goldberg, was unusually blunt and personal in demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu show leadership on achieving a two-state solution. Many saw the interview, published the day before Obama and...

  • Anti-Semitism in America: Down, but not out

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    February 18, 2014 | 4:53 pm

    When Abraham Foxman steps down next summer from his longtime post as national director of the Anti-Defamation League, he’ll be leaving his successor with a much brighter picture on anti-Semitism in America than when Foxman joined the organization in 1965.

    In an age when...

  • Obama on Foxman: ‘Abe is irreplaceable’

    February 11, 2014 | 2:15 pm

    President Obama praised Abraham Foxman as “irreplaceable” after the Anti-Defamation League announced the planned retirement of its longtime leader.

    “For decades, Abe Foxman has been a tireless voice against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all of its forms, always calling us to...

  • Abraham Foxman retiring from ADL

    February 10, 2014 | 1:40 pm

    Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post.

    Foxman will step down on July 20, 2015, according to an announcement Monday by the ADL.

    ...
  • Moving and Shaking: ADL and Shalom Institute galas plus Bruce Whizin honored

    By Ryan Torok

    January 3, 2014 | 10:24 pm

    Approximately 900 people turned out for the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Centennial Gala on Dec. 10, which was held at the Beverly Hilton hotel. 

    “The event raised nearly $1.4 million to support ADL efforts to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds,” said a statement by...

  • ADL raps rapper Kanye West for ‘classic anti-Semitism’ [VIDEO]

    December 2, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League rapped rapper Kanye West over his off-the-cuff remarks in a radio interview that Jews and “oil people” are more well-connected than black people in general and President Obama in particular.

    “If the comments are true as reported, this is classic...

  • National hate crime stats flawed, ADL charges

    November 26, 2013 | 10:46 am

    The 2012 edition of the FBI’s national Hate Crime Statistics Act report is flawed due to underreporting and a lack of participation,  the Anti-Defamation League said.

    The ADL in a statement Monday “expressed profound disappointment” that more than 25 percent of the nation’s law...

  • After Pew, what to do about the assimilating, intermarrying, disappearing American Jew?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 2, 2013 | 9:35 am

    In the 36 hours since the Pew Research Center released findings from its multimillion-dollar survey of American Jews – among them, that American Jews are intermarrying at ever higher rates, that one in five has “no religion,” and that Jews seem to think a good sense of humor is as...

  • Rivers should apologize for Holocaust reference on E! show, ADL says

    February 27, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League called on "Fashion Police" host Joan Rivers to apologize for a Holocaust reference she made on the show.

    Rivers on the E! Entertainment Television program of Feb. 25, commenting on a dress worn by German-American supermodel Heidi Klum, said, “The last...

  • Designer John Galliano dresses as Chasid for N.Y. Fashion Week show

    February 13, 2013 | 10:33 am

    John Galliano, the former Christian Dior fashion head who was fired after making anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe, dressed as a Chasidic Jew at New York Fashion Week.

    Galliano, who was praised recently by the Anti-Defamation League for his efforts at rehabilitation, wore a long...

  • Benedict’s papacy: a period of close Jewish relations with occasional bumps

    February 11, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    Pope Benedict XVI’s eight-year reign as head of the world’s 1 billion Catholics sometimes was a bumpy one for the Vatican’s relations with Israel and the wider Jewish community. But it was also a period in which relations where consolidated and fervent pledges made to continue...

  • ADL calls on conservatives to keep Nazi analogies out of gun debate

    January 25, 2013 | 10:24 am

    The Anti-Defamation League called on conservatives to keep Nazi analogies out of the gun control debate.

    "The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitler’s Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically...

  • ADL lauds ‘redemption’ of disgraced designer Galliano

    January 18, 2013 | 9:07 am

    The Anti-Defamation League said disgraced designer John Galliano has changed his beliefs and now understands the evils of anti-Semitism.

    Galliano, who lost his job as the top designer at Christian Dior after he was arrested for making anti-Semitic statements at a Paris bar, had...

  • The Hagel dialectic: Defenders and detractors tussle over Israel record

    December 19, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.

    Media reports in recent days have said that Hagel, a Republican who represented Nebraska from 1997-2009 in the U.S. Senate, is...

  • In wake of Gaza conflict, anti-Israel activity on campus is rising, ADL says

    November 27, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    More than 100 anti-Israel demonstrations have been held in the United States in the wake of Israel's Gaza military operation, with more than one-third on college campuses, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    The campus demonstrations have included extreme rhetoric, including...

  • ADL honors Pakistani teen shot for advocating education for females

    October 16, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    The Pakistani teenage girl who was shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban was honored at an Anti-Defamation League concert.

    ADL National Director Abraham Foxman dedicated Monday night’s 18th annual Concert Against Hate at the Kennedy Center in Washington to Malala...

  • 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...

  • Jewish Dems’ call on GOP to cut off Adelson’s giving revives civility talk

    July 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, whose cash and rhetoric has hit candidates hard this election cycle, just got swiped himself.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) wants Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to stop taking “dirty money” from Adelson...

  • 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...

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