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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Foxman slams Simmons for likening him to Farrakhan

    June 22, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Abraham Foxman said Russell Simmon’s likening of the Anti-Defamation League’s national director to Louis Farrakhan was “outrageous and ugly.”

    Simmons, appearing in Jerusalem at this week’s Israel Presidential Conference with his Foundation for Ethnic Understanding co-founder Rabbi...

  • Ford Foundation awards $500,000 grant to ADL

    May 16, 2012 | 10:19 am

    The Ford Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Anti-Defamation League to support research on anti-immigrant groups and continue anti-bias training for educators.

    The grant will enable ADL’s Center on Extremism to expand its efforts to gather, analyze and circulate...

  • Foxman: Be wary of anti-Muslim Israel lovers

    July 27, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Jews and Israel should be wary of anti-Muslim extremists who claim to embrace Israel and Zionism, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman said.

    Foxman e-mailed his comments to JTA in the wake of reports that Anders Behrin Breivik, the alleged gunman in last week’s...

  • There Is Nothing Like Home

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In October 1995, the Cleveland Jewish News reported that the guest speaker at the local Federation's Community Relations Committee's 50th anniversary, Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman, shared his own 50th anniversary story.

    Foxman was born in Poland shortly...

  • Garbage Mouth

    By Rob Eshman

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When the controversy over Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" first erupted, Jewish leaders like Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League angered Christians by coming out forcefully against the movie.

    William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and...

  • L.A. ADL Talks of Split

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Following the recent dismissal of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Regional Director David Lehrer, Los Angeles members continued to discuss the prospect of splitting off from the New York organization.

    Close to 100 people attended the meeting of the executive board of the Pacific...

  • Following the Leader

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Not long after he took over as national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abraham Foxman was asked to fly to Geneva and head off an international crisis. It set the tone for what's come since.

    It was June 1990. Nelson Mandela, newly released after 27 years in a South...

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