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  • Opinion: Shout down the Sharia myth makers

    August 10, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years. The notion that Islam is insidiously making inroads in the United States through the application...

  • Charlie Sheen, John Galliano and the Jews

    March 8, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Expressions of anti-Semitism by public figures generally follow a certain script in the media.

    The politician/actor/public figure says something construed as offensive/hostile/insensitive to Jews. Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, issues a...

  • Charlie Sheen’s rant ‘borderline anti-Semitism,’ ADL’s Foxman says

    February 28, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Read more about Charlie Sheen’s rant at JewishJournal.com/HollywoodJew.

    Actor Charlie Sheen’s rant against the executive producer of his hit TV sitcom is “borderline anti-Semitism,” the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman said.

    Sheen, in a radio interview Feb. 24 and in a...

  • Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments

    November 16, 2010 | 9:46 am

    Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far—at least within Jewish circles—the barrage appears to be backfiring.

    On his radio and TV shows last week, Beck portrayed Soros as running a...

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  • D.C. interfaith summit denounces anti-Muslim bigotry

    September 7, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    An interfaith summit of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders denounced anti-Muslim bigotry.

    In a statement released by the group, which represented the majority of the country’s Jews, Muslims and Christians, participants announced that they came together Tuesday in Washington,...

  • Too Many Jewish Organizations?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 6, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    A common Jewish communal gripe is that there are too many organizations out raising money to do the same things.  There’s no quicker way to get a rise out of donors or activists than to ask why we need to fund and run an alphabet soup of Jewish defense organizations: the ADL, AJC,...

  • In Reversal, U.S. to Join U.N. Rights Council

    March 31, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    The United States will seek to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, reversing its policy of shunning the council and prompting concern among some Jewish groups.

    On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced it would participate in May elections for a seat on the 47-member council,...

  • Zwick’s ‘Defiance’ brings heroes of Jewish anti-Nazi resistance to screen

    By Tom Tugend

    November 19, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Edward Zwick, director and co-writer of "Defiance," which dramatizes the World War II partisan resistance led by the three Jewish Bielski brothers, confided to an audience of Anti-Defamation League delegates why he made the film.

    "When I was a boy in the Midwest during the early...

  • There's too much religion in presidential campaign, says ADL's Foxman

    September 9, 2008 | 1:46 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The political campaign season is now in high gear as the curtain falls on the Democrats in Denver and the Republicans in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

    While much of the media’s focus has been on handicapping the candidates and their chances in November, we would like to...

  • Salvin Group Fights ADL

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    At least one issue left in the wake of the firing of David Lehrer has been resolved.

    On Wednesday, the New York headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced it had reached a settlement with Lehrer, whom ADL National Director Abraham Foxman fired last December in a move...

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