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  • Maryland budget slams Israel academic boycotts, offers no penalties

    2 weeks ago

    Maryland lawmakers included language in the new state budget condemning academic boycotts of Israel but scrapped any penalties that were included in a bill under consideration.

    Wording in the 2015 fiscal year spending plan, which was adopted April 6, includes a statement of...

  • 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...

  • Orthodox groups mum on Arizona religious exemption bill

    February 27, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday vetoed a bill that would have permitted businesses to refuse service to gays if doing so would violate their religious convictions.

    The Anti-Defamation League commended her for the veto, and the Jewish Community Relations Council in southern...

  • 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.

  • ADL honors George W. Bush

    February 7, 2014 | 4:44 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League awarded its highest honor to former President George W. Bush.

    The ADL presented its America’s Democratic Legacy Award to the former president during a Thursday night gala dinner that opened the its national executive committee meeting in Palm Beach,...

  • 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...

  • A call for Iran sanctions at Port

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 13, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    Amid the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, some national groups, as well as Los Angeles-based Jewish community organizations and other Iran human rights activists, have launched a new campaign calling for Los Angeles city officials to bar from the Port of Los...

  • Poll: 26% of Americans believe Jews killed Jesus

    October 31, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a new poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League.

    The figure marks a decline of 3 percentage points from the last time the ADL took such a poll, in 2011, but approximately the same number as in an...

  • The Onion deploys Jewish slurs to skewer Redskins owner

    October 21, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    Last week, the Anti-Defamation League joined a number of groups and politicians urging the Washington Redskins to change their team’s name, already.

    Here’s another Jewish wrinkle: The Onion just posted an article that uses two anti-Jewish slurs (one twice) and two adjectival...

  • Miley Cyrus doesn’t want a 70-year-old Jewish man telling her what to do

    October 10, 2013 | 11:53 am

    It seems impossible that Miley Cyrus could put her foot in her mouth, what with that enormous tongue she’s always sticking out taking up so much room in there. Somehow, though, pop star has gone and done exactly that.

    In a recent interview with the website Hunger TV, Cyrus...

  • ADL accepts Hobby Lobby apology

    October 4, 2013 | 10:52 am

    The Anti-Defamation League accepted an apology from the retailer Hobby Lobby for an employee’s alleged comment that the store “doesn’t cater to you people.”

    Hobby Lobby was mired in controversy after a blogger reported that the chain neglected to stock Hanukkah items. After...

  • 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...

  • ADL: Racism targeting new Miss America recalls Myerson’s treatment

    September 17, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    The bigotry facing the first Indian-American to become Miss America recalls the harsh treatment visited on Bess Myerson, the first Jewish woman to win the coveted crown, the Anti-Defamation League said.

    Nina Davuluri has faced racist messages on Twitter and other social media...

  • Art without hate

    September 6, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Artistic inspiration doesn’t traditionally come from a place of absence. Still, the nearly 50 artists donating works as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) centenary anniversary campaign are having no difficulty creating out of a concept centered around the word “without.”

  • Jewish groups set to back Obama on Syria

    September 3, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Jewish groups backing President Obama’s call to strike Syria are citing moral outrage and U.S. national security as primary considerations — but concern for Israel, however muted, also looms large in their thinking.

    A lingering sensitivity over misrepresentations of the role of...

  • Is the Civil Rights movement over?

    August 28, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    Ask any schoolchild when the civil rights movement took place and she will likely tell you it was in the 1960s. Recent events have made us wonder what we can do to re-create a similar sense of urgency about the civil rights at issue today. Although the challenges we are facing...

  • Anti-Semitism incidents decline in 2012, ADL reports

    By Ryan Torok

    July 22, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    Last year saw fewer anti-Semitic incidents in California than in 2011, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual “Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents” issued Monday.

    In 2012, 185 incidents took place in California, marking a 21-percent decline from the 235 incidents...

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg: Mogul on a mission

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 17, 2013 | 10:26 am

    My big mistake, upon arriving at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s office, is that I didn’t bring my ballet slippers. 

    But no one really told me about the choreography of a visit here, in which Katzenberg’s vassals at DreamWorks Animation, the company he co-founded and oversees, welcomed me...

  • Confronting bigotry in all its forms: When is the word ‘Jew’ an offensive stereotype?

    July 16, 2013 | 3:51 pm

    An elected official in a small Florida town last week used the word "jew" as a verb to mean cheap or stingy. This set off a minor controversy which I'll report below. This hardly rises to the level of outrage triggered (pun intended) by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in another...

  • Trayvon Martin: ADL reacts

    July 15, 2013 | 10:18 am

    The ADL has released a statement in the wake of the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman that accepts the legality of the verdict while questioning the wisdom of the stand-your-ground laws that allowed Zimmerman to use deadly force in self-defense. The statement also raises the...

  • Ron Dermer bringing to envoy’s post loyalty to Netanyahu, history of abrasiveness

    July 9, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    “I was with him when,” Ron Dermer laced his address to the 2009 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.

    Dermer used the phrase five times in the first five minutes of the speech — the “him” being Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Two elements of the address, made just weeks...

  • San Fernando Valley home vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    Last Sunday, a Jewish home in the San Fernando Valley was vandalized with neo-Nazi graffiti, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    “It’s being investigated as a vandalism case,” said LAPD West Valley Detective Jordane.

  • ADL welcomes Supreme Court decision on DOMA

    June 26, 2013 | 10:00 am

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed today’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor declaring Section 3 of the 1996 “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) unconstitutional.  In its 5-4 decision, the Court found that same-sex couples who are legally married are...

  • How you can counter hate on the Web

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 12, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, is the Paul Revere of our era, and his latest call to arms is “Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet” (Palgrave Macmillan: $27). Co-written with Internet law expert Christopher Wolf, the book alerts us...

  • Bomb threats called in to Houston synagogues

    May 2, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Two Houston synagogues received bomb threats.

    The bomb threats were called in to Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue, and Congregation Or Ami, a Conservative synagogue, on Wednesday afternoon.

    Both synagogues canceled Hebrew school classes for Thursday but said they...

  • Holder to ADL: Protect rights of all, including Muslims, after Boston

    April 29, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    In a speech to the Anti-Defamation League, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to protect the rights of Muslims and other minorities in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    "The battle for the safety and rights of all Americans -- all Americans -- must be our...

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