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After New Research, ADL Will No Longer Honor Holocaust-Era Policeman

06/20/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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In a dramatic reversal of historic fortunes, Giovanni Palatucci will shift from righteous gentile to possible Nazi collaborator as the Anti-Defamation League reconsiders an annual award in his honor.

Image from a website started by a relative shows Giovanni Palatucci as a young man.

Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank Remarks Debated

04/17/2013

Pop music star Justin Bieber’s comments left in a guestbook following a visit to the Anne Frank House drew mixed reactions.

Who Bombed Boston? The Word For Now Is Caution

04/16/2013
JTA

The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say -- a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.

Hours after the attack Monday that killed three and injured scores, Obama in a television address refrained from using the word “terrorism.” He did use it Tuesday, but wrapped it deep in caveats.

Super Bowl Ad For West Bank Manufacturer Spurs Boycott Calls

02/01/2013
Staff Writer

SodaStream, an Israeli maker of devices that carbonate beverages with a manufacturing plant in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, plans to run a TV commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl, prompting calls for a boycott of the product by the Interfaith Boycott Coalition.

SodaStream has a factory in the West Bank. Fotolia

Jewish Groups See Major Shift In Priority Of Gun Control

Issue returns to communal agenda in aftermath of Connecticut school massacre; consensus reached at JCPA within hours.

12/15/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

For the first time in his more than two decades at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Ethan Felson has been seeing an issue presented, and a consensus reached, in a matter of hours, not days.

A school bus passes a Newtown church where the funeral of a young Sandy Hook victim is taking place on Dec. 18. Getty Images

Hate Stats Down, But Still Alarming, Says ADL

12/11/2012

The Anti-Defamation League welcomed an FBI report showing a decrease in hate crimes over the past 10 years but said there were still “far too many” such crimes.

There were 6,222 hate crimes reported during 2011, according to the report released Monday. The year 2000 showed slightly more than 8,000 hate crimes.

The 2011 figure was a 6 percent decrease from 2010 and the least number of such crimes reported since 1994.

ADL Hails Drop in FBI Hate Crimes Stats, Though Still 'Far Too Many'

12/10/2012

The Anti-Defamation League welcomed an FBI report showing a decrease in hate crimes over the past 10 years but said there were still “far too many” such crimes.

There were 6,222 hate crimes reported during 2011, according to the report released Monday. The year 2000 showed slightly more than 8,000 hate crimes.

The 2011 figure was a 6 percent decrease from 2010 and the least number of such crimes reported since 1994.

Low Hate Stats Offer Hope, Demand Vigilance

11/13/2012
Editorial

Lost in the headlines of the past two storm-ravaged and politically charged weeks was the news from the Anti-Defamation League that incidents of hate perpetrated against Jews declined, both locally and nationally, in 2011.

The organization’s latest audit of anti-Semitic incidents, with data culled from law-enforcement and other sources for many months after the close of the calendar year, shows a 13 percent drop nationally, with smaller drop of just under 5 percent here in the Empire State.

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

11/01/2012

 

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 Quits Interfaith Dialogue After Churches Criticize Israel Aid

Protestant Church leaders write to Congress, asking for a reevaluation of U.S. military aid to Israel.

10/11/2012

The Anti-Defamation League withdrew from participating in a national Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogue after church leaders asked Congress to reevaluate U.S. military aid to Israel.

The ADL in a statement called the request "a serious breach of trust by mainline Protestant Church leaders" participating in the annual interfaith meeting, which will be held on Oct. 22.

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