Anti-Defamation League

Tensions Build Between Jews And Armenian-Americans

08/16/2007 - 20:00
Staff Writer
A current dispute that grew out of an anti-bias civic program in eastern Massachusetts threatens to upset the already tense relationship between parts of the Jewish and Armenian communities in the United States. Leaders of the Armenian community in Watertown have urged the town to suspend its participation in “No Place for Hate,” an 8-year-old diversity program sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, and they have criticized ADL National Director Abraham Foxman for recent statements he made about the Armenian Genocide of 1915-23.

Reconsidered Mass Welcomed

07/26/2007 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Jewish groups in the United States and Italy have welcomed the suggestion by a high Vatican official that a proposal to restore a Catholic prayer that is offensive to the Jewish community may be withdrawn. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said last week that a prayer in the recently revived Latin Mass for the conversion of Jews could be eliminated from the church’s liturgy. That would “solve all the problems,” Cardinal Bertone said, following a groundswell of Jewish criticism that questioned the efficacy of decades of Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

Do One Third Of Americans Blame Economy On Jews?

06/23/2009 - 20:00

Assistant Managing Editor
An online poll on anti-Semitic attitudes in the wake of the Bernard Madoff scandal suggests more than a third of Americans blame “the Jews” to some degree for the economic crisis. The poll, by two professors at Stanford University, did not distinguish between financiers, corporate CEOs, economists, government officials or others who are Jewish, but simply inquired “How much to blame were the Jews for the financial crisis?”

New York Falls To Third In Anti-Semitism

06/02/2009 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor
New Jersey Jews faced the largest number of anti-Semitic acts in America in 2008, followed by California, marking the first time since the Anti-Defamation League began keeping statistics that New York did not lead the nation in such crime. Anti-Semitic acts across the country fell by 7 percent in the ADL’s Annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents — the fourth annual decline — with New York seeing a steep drop of more than 40 percent, from 351 to 207. That marked a decrease nearly six times greater than the national average.

Rangel, Foxman Feuding Again

06/16/2005 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Abraham Foxman has no interest in getting together with Rep. Charles Rangel to mend fences after tensions between the two resurfaced last week over the congressman's comments on the war in Iraq and the Holocaust. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said a truce from a similar meeting to patch up their differences has not held up. "There is absolutely no reason to speak to him," he said Sunday.

Police: School Fight Not Ethnic

12/19/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
A Jewish girl was assaulted by an Arab schoolmate in Brooklyn last week because of romantic, not ethnic tensions, police and school officials have told the Anti-Defamation League. But the ADL said it was concerned that students at IS 259 in Dyker Heights chanted "Jew, Jew, Jew" during the Dec. 12 fight. The Arab teen reportedly was arrested and suspended.

ADL: Apathy Reigns In Europe

06/27/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
In its first survey of European attitudes about Jews, the Anti-Defamation League has found that 30 percent of respondents harbor "traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes," while nearly half believe Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their native lands. But more disturbing than the statistics is evidence that officials in major European countries are doing next to nothing to stop the synagogue desecrations, assaults and other expressions of hate that have swept across the continent in the past two years, says ADL national director Abraham Foxman.

City On Edge As Holidays Near

09/02/1999 - 20:00
Staff Writer
A day after the arson fire at a Hauppauge, L.I., synagogue last week, a congregant at the neighboring Dix Hills Jewish Center rushed up to the rabbi to ask about security for the High Holy Days. "He said security was being beefed up and that there was nothing to be worried about," the congregant, Elaine Greenwald, said later of her conversation with Rabbi Howard Buechler. "I trust that when the rabbi tells me that, we're doing all we can."
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