Pfeffer's critique is spot on, and what is frightening is the worsening kulturkampf between the American right and left. Foxman however is not the only Jewish leader who is obsessed about Israel's well being and cannot refrain from trying to do what seems in her best interest. Just as ADL shouldn't butt its nose in to extraneous matters, it would have been better for both America's Jews and Israel if some limits on purusing political agendas where there is no full and equal democratic responsibility for Israel's decisions or agreed protocols are in place. Does Pfeffer acknowledge the fundamental inappropriateness of "Breira" and ZOA's and their successors pointificating from the diaspora as well?
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from the article: The ADL has lost its way under Abe Foxman