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.
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.
In Supreme Court’s immigration ruling, Jewish groups see progress but have concerns.
Washington — Most Jewish groups who have weighed in on Arizona’s controversial immigration law saw progress in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to repeal three of the law’s four parts, but had concerns that law enforcement officials would still be allowed to check the legal immigration status of people they detain.
The Anti-Defamation League issued a security alert to U.S. Jewish groups in the wake of a series of attempted bombings allegedly targeting Israelis and Jews overseas.
"We have been, and remain, in very close contact with law enforcement and are not aware of any immediate threats to Jewish institutions in the United States at this time," said the alert. "However, we are recommending that Jewish institutions operate with increased vigilance."
A white supremacist arrested after informing his wife that he planned to kill Jews and blacks may have targeted Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, the FBI said.
Danny Lee Warner, 33, was arrested Dec. 28 outside a McDonald's in Arizona the day after his estranged wife received a letter postmarked Dec. 19 saying that he planned to kill “niggers and Jews” until the government "stopped him."
A Conservative synagogue in Hackensack, N.J. was defaced by anti-Semitic vandals.
Swastikas and white supremacist symbols were painted on Temple Beth El late Tuesday night, the first night of Chanukah. An accusation that Jews caused the 9-11 attacks was also painted on the building, according to reports. The graffiti was discovered by a synagogue secretary on Wednesday morning.
Police reportedly believe that the vandals were the same as those that painted swastikas on a Reconstructionist temple in neighboring Maywood, N.J. last week.
Speaking at the annual Anti-Defamation League meeting in New York last week, a senior official of the Obama White House warned that “harm could come” from turning differences over Mideast policy between the U.S. and Israel into “election-year talking points.”