The notorious Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is taking a break from denouncing Joan Rivers, Seth MacFarlane and Glenn Beck and is actually condemning, although timidly, the vicious Jewish blood libel running on ads that are sponsored by American Muslims for “Palestine” (AMP) – but not before denouncing our American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) counter campaign (which I wrote about in my Monday column). The Anti-Defamation League denounced us despite the fact that ours is the only truly effective response to the Nazi-like tactics of American Muslim groups that are on a jihad against the Jews.
The ADL is outraged by the repulsive anti-Semitic ads AMP is running and by the fact that the Islamic supremacists unveiled these ads as Passover began. The ADL issued a statement about the anti-Semitic ads: “Their ad campaign ignores the complicated nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is part of the campaign to delegitimize and demonize the Jewish state. It shows a profound lack of sensitivity that they chose the first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover to announce this malicious and false ad campaign.”
They had to say something about the Nazi-like propaganda campaign against Israel to justify the millions of dollars they unjustifiably raise. This is an egregious anti-Semitic act, and if the ADL were silent, they would lose millions. So they make a feeble statement, while the Jews are actually left out to dry. What is that about “the complicated nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”? The war on the Jewish state is not at all complicated. There is nothing complicated about the Hamas charter; there is nothing complicated about the Islamic Jew-hatred that is commanded in the Quran; and there is nothing complicated about the 1,400 years of oppression, subjugation and persecution of Jews in Muslim lands.
There is nothing complicated about the refusal of the Muslims in Gaza and Judea and Samaria, and in Muslim countries around the world, to recognize the Jewish state. There is nothing complicated about the blood libels that have been manufactured throughout history to demonize and dehumanize the Jewish people. Such dehumanization leads to … genocide.
So here yet again, the ADL’s condemnation falls far short of what it should be. Why is the ADL covering for annihilationists?
Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov noted last year that the ADL “has adopted a policy, consistent with the progressive agenda, not to speak up much about the global tsunami of Muslim anti-Semitism, but instead to campaign against ‘Islamophobia.’ This while FBI statistics show that hate crimes against Jews in America are five times the number of hate crimes against Muslims.”
Jacobs and Feoktistov point out that ADL leader Abraham Foxman’s “policy has led the ADL to stand with people and organizations whose mission it is to defame and harm Jews. To defend its policy of ‘outreach,’ the Anti-Defamation League vigorously defames as ‘bigots’ citizens who question radical Islamists’ true aims.” The ADL does not have the back of those of us who are doing the heavy lifting in this ugly, dirty war. It attempts to marginalize pro-Jewish voices who might draw away their donors. But AFDI does more with a nickel than the ADL does with a million dollars, and their charade is becoming increasingly transparent to the Jewish community.
In line with that, the ADL attacked our earlier ads giving the number of Islamic jihad attacks since 9/11 (over 20,000 worldwide now), falsely claiming that the ads seemed to “stereotype an entire religion based on the acts of extremists.”
And in March 2012, Foxman charged that I am “in many ways no better than Farrakhan or Buchanan.” I am proud of my work as a patriot and a passionate Zionist; to be compared to Jew-haters by a man who styles himself a leader of the Jews is abominable. So now, defending free society from an ideology that makes war against free speech and equal rights for women and non-Muslims is “bigotry.” Defending Jews from an ideology that features a more deeply ingrained and violent anti-Semitism than any other in the world is “hatred.”
The idea that this greasy quisling still leads the Anti-Defamation League is a stunning indictment of the failure of Jewish lay leadership. Foxman’s record of poisonous activity that is ultimately harmful to the Jewish community is longstanding. His denial of the Armenian genocide is monstrous. If we as a people cannot stand with other victims of genocide, then who can? Yet Foxman went so far as to fire an ADL regional director for disagreeing with him over the Armenian genocide.
Foxman has defended Barack Obama’s egregious betrayal of Israel, saying, in the teeth of all the evidence, “I don’t see this as the president throwing Israel under the bus.” He has (only once) acknowledged that “the greatest threat to the Jewish people and the highest priority for the ADL was that which came from Islamic extremists.” However, he has issued thousands of press releases over the last 17 years, and less than 3 percent of them have had anything to do with the Islamic jihad or Islamic anti-Semitism.
The Jerusalem Post’s coverage of the ADL statement condemning the AMP ad was little better. It allows an AMP spokesman to tar our earlier pro-Israel ads as “racist,” and falsely claims that they inspired the AMP campaign, when actually the AMP ads were running before ours. It also ignores our current campaign responding to the AMP ad – and of course the Jerusalem Post didn’t contact me for comment.
So the problem isn’t just the ADL – but it is the ADL that gives legitimacy to this practice of siding with the annihilationists. Hamas groups like CAIR and ISNA must sit in their lairs and laugh at these craven Jews. Jewicidals doing the work of jihadists.
The capacity for humiliating, destructive behavior from Foxman (and those Jews who fund the ADL) continues to astound and repel proud Jews across the world. The ADL is more dangerous to the Jews than her avowed enemies, because they appear to be on our side – and yet undermine the staunchest and fiercest Zionists. Help us keep our pro-freedom ads going: contribute here.
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