The ADL’s Crazily Irresponsible Crusade Against anti-Zionism

When the ADL, tasked with protecting the Jewish community, blindly equates the escalating violence of the white Christian Right with pro-Palestinian human rights activism, it actually puts American Jews in danger

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In a move that has become all too predictable, yet nonetheless worrying, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently announced a new intensification of its longstanding campaign to falsely equate criticism of Israel with the growing threat of antisemitism. 

On May 1st, during the ADL’s National Leadership Summit, CEO Jonathan Greenbatt  declared that "antizionism is antisemitism." He labeled anti-Zionist groups like Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), as well as the prominent Muslim-American organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), as "extremists," suggesting that they are the counterparts to the far-right, perhaps just as threatening.

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