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Abe Foxman: Trump Knew His Hitler-Like Salute Was Evoking Fascist Symbolism

03/07/2016 - 14:40

Donald Trump knew he was evoking fascist symbolism when he asked supporters at a campaign rally in Florida to raise their right arms and pledge to vote for him, former Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman said.

Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, raising their arms pledging to vote for Donald Trump. JTA

Ten Keepers For 2015

What touched us in the year that was.

12/23/2015 - 08:53
Managing Editor

Yes, it was a brutal year, from Paris to the streets of Jerusalem to San Bernardino. And yet, as we exit 2015, we mined the year’s news and came up with a few nuggets that catch the light. Here then, 10 stories that shined:

Matisyahu: Beats back BDS. Getty Images

A Thinky Abe Foxman?

09/30/2015 - 20:00

He couldn’t say away for long.

Abraham Foxman, the former longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, has accepted a role at an Israeli policy think tank.

Abe Foxman to join the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies think tank. David Karp

Did Israel Actually Win On Iran Nuke Deal?

Reading the tealeaves as a Congressional vote to approve the agreement nears.

09/10/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israel may have won after all.

On the heels of the expected Congressional approval of the Iran nuclear agreement that was fiercely fought by much of the organized Jewish community here, some observers argue that Israel and its supporters earned a different kind of victory.

A protester on Sept. 3 in Davie, Fla., during Vice President Joe Biden's visit to meet with the Jewish community. Getty Images

At Foxman Farewell, Lots Of Hugs (From Abe) And Murmurs (About Oren)

06/22/2015 - 20:00

At Abe Foxman’s farewell, there were the hugs, there were the recollections of the hugs, and there was the sheer diversity of the huggers.

Abe Foxman, center, speaking with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Susan Rice, the U.S. national security adviser, at an event. JTA

The Foxman File

06/09/2015 - 20:00
Managing Editor

Abe Foxman has been at the center of many controversies over the years. Here are some of the most debated decisions that define his tenure at ADL.

50 Years On, Still Fighting Jewish Battles

As he prepares to step down, ADL’s iconic Abe Foxman speaks out on his hopes and fears.

06/09/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson sent the first U.S. combat troops to South Vietnam, Levi Eshkol was elected prime minister of Israel, and Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax chose not to pitch in the opening game of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur. It was also that year that Abraham Foxman, a 25-year-old immigrant fresh out of law school, took a job as assistant director of the legal department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

Gary Rosenblatt

Why? Urban Outfitters Gay Holocaust Tapestry

Most offensive? Holocaust pajamas just got some competition.

02/09/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Really, Urban Outfitters? More Holocaust garb?

A tapestry being sold by Urban Outfitters. via urbanoutfitters.com

Hagel Out; 'True Friend Of Israel'

Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense two years ago was met with considerable angst on the part of many friends of Israel. His resignation today was met with regret, especially at the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon called him "a true friend of Israel" who made "large and significant" contributions to the two nations' security ties. 

That's a far cry from the initial response to nomination of the maverick former Republican senator from Nebraska. 

Tim Boxer At Ariel Sharon Memorial

03/05/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“My father died three times,” said Gilad Sharon. He recited the Kaddish as 350 invited guests stood solemnly at an evening of remembrance for Ariel Sharon, Israel’s 11th prime minister, on Feb. 26 at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Marion and Elie Wiesel, seated, with Ira and Ingeborg Rennert, standing. Tim Boxer
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