Anti-Defamation League

Filling Foxman’s Large Shoes

03/04/2014 - 19:00
Managing Editor

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

11/25/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

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

09/16/2013 - 20:00
JTA

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

06/24/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

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.

Jewish Design Students Protest Planned Class By Galliano At Parsons

04/29/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Just when John Galliano thought he was on the verge of rehabilitation after a drunken anti-Semitic diatribe in 2011 got him arrested, an online petition is seeking to get him fired before he even teaches one class here at Parsons The New School for Design. 

Parsons had announced last week that the 52-year-old designer agreed to teach without pay a three-day fashion-design master class called “Show Me Emotion.” The school called Galliano a “living legend,” a “technical genius,” and a “master of tailoring, construction, research and thematic investigation.”

The New York Post's coverage of a peculiar Galliano wardrobe choice during Fashion Week.

Robert Sugarman Nominated To Lead Presidents Conference

04/22/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Fresh from his post as lay leader of the Anti-Defamation League, Robert G. Sugarman was recommended by the Nominating Committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to serve as chairman. The term begins June 1.  

Robert Sugarman

Albany Teacher Who Gave 'Jews Are Evil' Assignment Suspended

04/13/2013 - 20:00

The New York teacher who assigned her students to write a persuasive essay on why Jews are evil was placed on leave and will be disciplined.

The teacher, who has not been named, was placed on leave Friday from her job at Albany High School and could face a reprimand or firing, according to the Albany Times Union.

Truth Must Have A Place In A Synagogue

04/09/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In a shocking violation of their spiritual obligations as clerics, in an op-ed posted on The Jewish Week website (“Hate Speech Has No Place in a Synagogue”), Rabbis Michael White and Jerome Davidson defame my work and me, while falsely claiming that I am “defaming fellow Americans of a different Abrahamic religion.” They have obviously never read my work — my columns or my books. They falsely accuse me of hate speech and have the chutzpah to invoke Jewish teachings.

Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller 'Sharia' Event In Great Neck Spurs Activists On Both Sides

04/04/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Shortly after it was announced that Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of radical Islam, would be appearing at Great Neck Synagogue April 14 to discuss the “Imposition of Sharia in America,” an e-mail and phone campaign sought to get the talk canceled.

Activist Pamela Geller says pressure to cancel her event has "seldom been this intense."

Oberlin College Holds Day Of Solidarity After Racial, Anti-Semitic Incidents

03/04/2013 - 19:00

Oberlin College canceled classes to convene a "day of solidarity" following a series of racial and anti-Semitic incidents.

Classes at the school in northern Ohio were suspended on Monday after someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan-like hood and robe was seen walking on campus, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

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