ADL was founded at a time when antisemitism was a serious problem in the US. But antisemitism ceased to be an important problem there about half a century ago, so ADL became superfluous. But instead of having the decency to close shop ADL became its own cause, trying to justify its existence by looking for and ‘finding’ antisemites where reasonable people could not. Now it labels some legitimate criticism of Israel as antisemitic. Of course, ADL would not publicly admit that much of the recent increase in antisemitism was and is being generated by Israel’s continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and its mistreatment of their rightful inhabitants.
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from the article: ADL gets $7.5 million to launch global anti-Semitism index