ADL lists top 10 anti-Israel groups in U.S.
Jewish Voice for Peace included on list, drafted based on groups' ability to organize events, attract supporters, form relationships with like-minded groups.
The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday published its list of the 10 most influential and active anti-Israel groups in the United States, a compilation including one organization led by American Jews.
“While there are hundreds of groups that organize and participate in various anti-Israel activities, we have identified the largest and most well-coordinated anti-Israel groups,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.
“These groups are not promoting peace, they are spreading propaganda to assault Israel’s legitimacy. We want Americans to know who these groups are and what it is they really stand for, which is to delegitimize the Jewish state,” he said.
The ADL's list comprises the following groups: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), Al-Awda, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Friends of Sabeel-North America, If Americans Knew, International Solidarity Movement, Jewish Voice for Peace, Muslim American Society, Students for Justice in Palestine and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
In choosing the lists, the ADL analyzed the ability of these groups to organize events, attract supporters and form relationships with similar organizations.
“These groups demonize Israel through various public campaigns. Their messages are one-sided and fail to take the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into account,” said Foxman. “They unfairly attack Israel while ignoring Palestinian terrorism and incitement. They apply a different standard to Israel than other countries, condemning it for implementing policies to protect its citizens.”