The ADL says it is leading anti-hate organization that was founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry. Today, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur and continues to fight all forms of hate.
Many people today see the ADL as just another far-left group that lost its way.
This week in Israel, the Anti-Defamation League excused Amnesty International campaigning against the existence of the state of Israel.
Caroline Glick reported at IsraelHayom.com on this week’s attack on the state of Israel from Amnesty International:
One of the more curious responses to Amnesty International’s Israel Apartheid report this week came from the Anti-Defamation League. Monday, the heads of Amnesty held a press conference in Israel’s capital Jerusalem. In it they presented the main “findings” of the “investigation” they conducted regarding the status of Israel’s existence.
It works out that after years of “careful study,” Amnesty’s entirely professional “researchers” determined that Israel has no right to exist. The Law of Return, which grants automatic citizenship to Jews after two thousand years of homeless wanderings, is a type of apartheid. Israel’s Jewish identity is apartheid, they said.
The purchase of private land by Jews in sovereign Israel and in Judea and Samaria is apartheid. The use of government land by Jews is apartheid. Enforcement of the laws of the state towards non-Jews – you guessed it – is apartheid in the eyes of Amnesty’s hard-nosed, totally unbiased “investigators.”
Amnesty concluded as well that since Israel is an apartheid state that has no right to exist, Israel is guilty of crimes against humanity and, (it almost goes without saying), of war crimes. Unlike the wretched, cruel, greedy and avaricious Jews, the Palestinians are as pure as the driven snow. The word “terror” only appears three times in Amnesty’s 210-page tome and terror is never mentioned as a means to explain any defensive action that Israel has undertaken.
As was to be expected, Amnesty used its new “Jews are Criminals” report to renew its call for Israel and its citizens to be tried for war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The “human rights” group also rode its blood libel wave to renew its call for economic sanctions and an arms embargo against Israel. Amnesty capped its bloodlust off with a call for Israel’s destruction through the immigration of millions of hostile foreign-born Arabs allegedly descended from Arabs who left Israel during the 1948 pan-Arab invasion of the nascent Jewish state.
Experts around the world condemned Amnesty International’s presentation as anti-semitic. Actions like this are why President Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wanted to classify Amnesty International as antisemitic. But the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) stepped in to prevent this classification by the Trump team.
Amnesty International’s actions this week put the ADL in a pickle.
The ADL had a great deal of criticism over Amnesty’s report, but it engaged in circus-style contortionism to avoid saying the plain truth: Amnesty’s report was antisemitic.
As the ADL put it, Amnesty’s report was “an effort to demonize Israel and undermine its legitimacy as a Jewish and democratic state. In an environment of rising anti-Jewish hate, this type of report is not only inaccurate but also irresponsible and likely will lead to intensified antisemitism around the world.”
So the report wasn’t antisemitic per se. It was simply irresponsible. Amnesty didn’t factor in how its blood libels might be interpreted by people who (unlike Amnesty) actually hate Jews.
Glick went on to share:
Another possible explanation for the ADL’s refusal to acknowledge that Amnesty International is an antisemitic organization and that its “Jews are Nazis” report is endemically antisemitic is that the ADL has abandoned its mission of fighting antisemitism and replaced it with a mission of advancing antisemitism – at least of the progressive variety.
This week, Daniel Greenfield from Frontpage Magazine revealed that the ADL hired an activist named Tema Smith to serve as its director of Jewish outreach. Smith’s hire is newsworthy because Smith has a long record of anti-Israel, pro-terror and anti-Jewish postings on social media. In other words, she has a long record of antisemitic activism, which Greenfield documented.
We’ve reported on similar activities by the ADL in the past.
With the Brandon/Obama gang in the White House, the ADL no longer has a friend of Israel in the Oval Office. It better get back to its roots.