Anti-Defamation League

ADL Joins Plea To Broadcasters To Abjure ‘Redskins’

09/05/2014
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Washington — The Anti-Defamation League signed a letter initiated by Native American groups urging broadcasters to avoid saying the name of the Redskins, the NFL’s Washington franchise.

Rift With Presbyterians Likely

Convention votes narrowly to divest from companies it says profit from Israel's control of Palestinian territories.

06/22/2014
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The Presbyterian Church’s decision Friday to divest from three American businesses that operate in the West Bank will likely strengthen international sanctions efforts against Israel, and will weaken interfaith ties between the Jewish and Presbyterian communities, Jewish leaders said this week.

Presbyterians at their 221st General Assembly meeting in Detroit, Mich. Via religionnews.com

Dermer Expresses ‘Deep Disappointment’ In U.S. Call On P.A. Unity

06/03/2014
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WASHINGTON — In tough language rare for an Israeli diplomat in Washington, Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer said Israel was ‘deeply disappointed’ in the State Department’s decision to continue dealing with the Palestinian Authority now that it has Hamas support.

ADL Joins Letter To NFL Players Urging Redskins To Change Name

05/28/2014
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WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League signed a letter initiated by Native American groups to NFL players urging them to speak out for changing the name of the Washington Redskins.

Fighting For The Historical Narrative

05/21/2014
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Amidst the troubling data regarding international anti-Semitism in a major survey released by the Anti-Defamation League were some less commented upon figures that should give us all pause for thought. 

Jewish Groups Resume Dialogue With Mainline Churches

03/28/2014

WASHINGTON — Leaders of national Jewish groups resumed a dialogue with mainline Christian churches ruptured by a call in 2012 by some Christian leaders to consider cutting U.S. assistance to Israel.

Filling Foxman’s Large Shoes

03/05/2014
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When Mark Burnett and Roma Downey looked for the kosher seal of approval for “Son of God,” their retelling of the Jesus story, which opened in theaters nationwide last week, they turned to Abe Foxman, the iconic Anti-Defamation League national director. Foxman blessed the film as an “antidote” to Mel Gibson’s Jewishly troubling “Passion of the Christ,” according to The Wrap, which covers Hollywood.

Lawyer and author Thane Rosenbaum, right, is a possible successor to the ADL’s Abraham  Foxman.

Hate Crimes Undercount Feared

11/26/2013
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Jews were the targets of far more religion-based hate crimes than any other group in 2012, according to just-released statistics from the FBI.

Hate crimes, like this vandalism in Alexandria, Va., are declining according to reported numbers. Photo courtesy ADL

With Deal Struck, Pro-Israel Groups Suspend Lobbying For Syria Strike

09/17/2013
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Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak during a Sept. 12 press conference. Getty Images

Jewish Groups Pan Voting Rights Ruling

06/25/2013
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Several Jewish organizations this week condemned a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that in effect strikes down a provision in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that has served as protection for otherwise disenfranchised voters for nearly a half-century.

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