The Anti-Defamation League and a Reform movement group have expressed concern with a decision by Lowe's to pull its ads from a show that depicted Muslims in a positive light.
Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director, and Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Reform movement's Religious Action Center, both wrote to Robert Niblock, CEO of the home supplies giant, about the decision to pull ads from The Learning Channel show "All-American Muslim."
If you needed any more evidence that the Jewish left is really advocating surrender to the Palestinians instead of peace with the Palestinians, check out the reaction of the Jewish left to the Palestinian claim that Rachel's Tomb and the Kotel (Western Wall) are really mosques.
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.
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, recently traveled to Turkey for meetings with government leaders there. Last week, a new, more moderate military chief of staff took over in Turkey, and all eyes will be focused on Gen. Huseyin Kivrikoglu to see if he will continue to control the influence of Islamic fundamentalism there. On Monday, Turkey’s prime minister, Mesut Yilmaz, will be making his first state visit to Israel.
Mention the Anti-Defamation League, and the name Abraham Foxman —the group’s longtime professional leader — leaps out. For Glen Lewy, the group’s national chairman and top lay leader, that’s not exactly a liability.
“We’re blessed by having a dominant chief executive whose words carry weight, whose reputation has strength,” he said in an interview on the eve of the group’s national meetings here.