How ADL Makes A Difference


Below is a photograph of Abraham Foxman, head honcho of the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’Rith. Founded in 1913, the HomePage of the ADL’s website carries the legend: “To stop the defamation of the Jewish secure justice and fair treatment for all”.

This is the ADL’s mission statement. Beneath that under “HOW ADL MAKES A DIFFERENCE” is a summary of a recent case or campaign to which it has leant its support; the inference is: “This is a small thing the ADL did recently to make the world a better place.”

Fine words and noble ideals? Or empty rhetoric? As far as Jews and (non-white) minorities in the USA are concerned, there may just be a grain of sincerity in the ADL’s claims. But as far as the Palestinians are concerned, the ADL, and Foxman in particular, espouse a different message which might be summed up concisely as “KILL THEM ALL!”

You think I jest? Below the photograph are Foxman’s own words from a speech made February 6, 2009; below them are the deeds he applauds.

“I have never, never heard the application of proportionality, I have never heard the dastardly argument ‘well only thirteen Israelis died’. What other country has been given that standard...if one gets killed, you can only kill one?”



As if this were not sick enough, or sad enough, the next series of photographs shows what really makes Foxman angry. He presented these in the speech alluded to above, as evidence of a growing global anti-Semitism - the demonisation of Jews by those wicked A-rabs.

Is Foxman really so stupid that he can’t see how the photographs he condemns relate to the atrocities he condones, or is he simply a truly evil man? The following text is lifted from the website of Amnesty International:

Israel/Gaza: Operation “Cast Lead”: 22 days of death and destruction...

On 27 December 2008, without warning, Israeli forces began a devastating bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip codenamed Operation “Cast Lead”. Its stated aim was to end rocket attacks into Israel by armed groups affiliated with Hamas and other Palestinian factions. By 18 January 2009 some 1,400 Palestinians had been killed and large areas of Gaza had been razed to the ground. Amnesty International believes that the deaths of so many unarmed civilians and the manner in which they came under attack demand a thorough, independent and impartial investigation into the conduct of all parties in the conflict.


Abraham Foxman and his perfidious organisation have never been slow to accuse others of bigotry; writing in 1968, long before Foxman’s tenure, the distinguished American-Jewish scholar Nathaniel Weyl said of the ADL in his book The Jew In American Politics “The Anti-Defamation League supposedly exists to refute slanders against the Jewish people and promote tolerance amongst the non-Jewish majority. It is difficult to believe that the best way of bringing this about is for the national chairman of the ADL to slander some twenty per cent of the American people as associates of ‘kooks,’ ‘bigots’ and ‘yahoos.’”

No sensible person would argue that genuine anti-Semitism was anything to be proud of, but the charge of anti-Semite by the likes of Abraham H. Foxman and the Defamation League of B’Nai B’Rith might under some circumstances be rightly regarded as a badge of honour.


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