Abraham Foxman

Foxman Slams NY Post Over 'Blatant Distortion' Of Galliano Garb

02/13/2013 - 19:00

attempting to show sympathy and a connection with the very people he has offended.Saying chasidim “do not wear fedora hats, pinstripe pants, blue jackets or an ascot tie,” Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman ripped the New York Post on Wednesday for a story suggesting controversial fashion designer John Galliano mocked ultra-Orthodox Jews this week.

Abraham Foxman: The Palestinian One-State Fantasy

12/16/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Many of us who are avid supporters of Israel are used to lamenting over and over again the bias of the United Nations.  The most recent occasion for these complaints was the vote of the General Assembly to change the status of Palestine at the U.N. to non-member observer state.  On such occasions, it is often pointed out that if the Palestinians introduced a resolution stating that the earth is flat, they would be able to obtain a majority in the General Assembly.  Such is the bias against Israel. 

Abraham Foxman

The Hurricane They Almost Named Israel

In 2001, Jewish groups battled UN over storm names Israel and Adolph.
11/08/2012 - 19:00

While Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on East Coast Jewish communities, another storm 11 years ago made serious political waves in the Jewish world.

It’s not unusual for Jewish organizations to clash with United Nations agencies over issues related to Israel. But in 2001, Jewish groups’ concern for Israel drew them into an unusual battle with the UN over the naming of a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Ivo, which would have been named Israel had it reached hurricane status. NASA

Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Decrease, ADL Says

10/31/2012 - 20:00

 

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined by 13 percent in 2011, an annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents found.

The annual Anti-Defamation League Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released Thursday, reported a total of 1,080 incidents of assault, vandalism and harassment, compared to 1,239 incidents reported in 2010.

It is the lowest number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded by ADL in the past two decades, the organization said.

ADL: Media Must Dispel Myth That Israeli Made Anti-Islam Film

09/13/2012 - 20:00

As questions continue to linger about the bizarre anti-Islam film that sparked protests in the Middle East, the Anti-Defamation League is calling on media organizations covering the story to more heavily scrutinize the apparent myth that an “Israeli Jew” made the film with help from Jewish donors here.

Foxman: Draft Haredim And Israeli Arabs To Defend Their Own Neighborhoods

08/18/2012 - 20:00

Israel should consider drafting its Arab and Haredi population to defend their neighborhoods,.Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Times of Israel. He said the proposal would undercut ideological arguments since draftees would take care of their own neighborhoods.

Challenging Ourselves To Consider 'The Other'

05/21/2012 - 20:00

When it comes to addressing the Israeli/Palestinian relationship, it is time for the American Jewish community to take Hillel’s injunction, a pragmatic progenitor of The Golden Rule, more seriously. By challenging ourselves to examine our words and actions from the perspective of “the Other” we might be better equipped to act with the compassion God demands of us.

French Jews’ Fears Rising

With Sarkozy vulnerable, concern that the anti-Israel far left will gain ground.
04/23/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

French Jews fear that the odds-on favorite to win the French presidential run-off election May 6 will do so by reaching out to the far left, among whom are rabid anti-Israeli activists who favor the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that seeks to delegitimize Israel.

The Jewish community’s favorite candidate, incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, remains behind in the polls after coming in second in a 10-candidate race in the first round of balloting last Sunday.

Socialist Francois Hollande, right, is expected to draw substantial support from French Jews.

Wrestling With The New Culture Wars

Jews struggle with implications of political-religious fusion.
02/27/2012 - 19:00
Associate Editor

An election year that was supposed to be about jobs, jobs, jobs, is suddenly about Job, Leviticus and Corinthians.

Perhaps because of a slight economic uptick, and with wars winding down and Iran an unknown, the election, at least with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s surge, seems increasingly focused on morality, religion and the discontented, with arguments too short on mercy and too long on wrath.

Rick Santorum with his wife Karen, left, and Mitt Romney with his wife, Ann, campaigning Tuesday on primary day in Michigan.
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