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Abraham Foxman

The Arab Protests and Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

We thought that once the story got out that the filmmaker of was a Coptic Christian, and not Jewish, the conspiracy theory would die down, and the anti-Semitism with it. But instead it has gone viral at warp speed.

What Russell Simmons Needs to Do

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

It may be painful sometimes to speak out against leaders in our own community who slip into bigotry, but it is necessary.

Give Iran the Bomb? A Very, Very Bad Idea

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While Kenneth N. Waltz takes a highly unusual approach to the issue by actually arguing that an Iranian bomb would stabilize the Middle East, he knows he is planting his ideas on somewhat fertile soil.

Revisiting Anti-Zionism And Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

In the ongoing discussion about when criticism of Israel can be labeled as anti-Semitism, Nathan Sharansky said that it's anti-Semitism when Israel is demonized, when Israel is delegitimized and when a double-standard is used to assess Israeli behavior.

The Meaning of Muslim Brotherhood Pragmatism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The goal would be to temper the Islamicization of society and to ensure a moderate, balanced set of laws that does not ignore Islam but provides spaces for true democratic norms and protections for free speech and minorities.

Wannsee at 70: The Lessons of Hatred Endure

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

As we commemorate the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, that infamous meeting where the Nazis formally adopted the "Final Solution", let us focus on what was unique about the Holocaust amid the other atrocities of the modern era.

Keep Religion Out of Politics

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

All candidates of good faith must swiftly, publicly and definitively reject and repudiate religious-based election appeals.

Glenn Beck And The Jewish Leadership Vacuum

Dovid Efune | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Dovid Efune

What bothers me about Glenn Beck, albeit by no fault of his own, is also what bothers me about many Jewish leaders today: He tends to define the Jewish people through their victimhood.

How Obama Divided the Jews, and the Result

Dovid Efune | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Dovid Efune

For millennia, diversity of opinion has been a Jewish hallmark, as the old adage goes, 'when you have two Jews, you've three opinions.'

Obama's Peace Plan: A Way Forward, or a Cul-de-Sac?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

President Barack Obama's back-to-back speeches on the peace process had much good to build on. Now is the time to start building.

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama's Middle East Speech: Religious Leaders Respond | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion

Religious leaders are responding to President Barack Obama's ‬much-anticipated speech on the Middle East, in which the president said that "all fait...

Abu Mazen: Man of Peace?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Abu Mazen's case for going to the U.N. for support of a Palestinian state because there is no other way is a gross distortion of events, which again raises questions about his intent.

Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Interfaith Coalition Supporting Mosques

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A top leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has resigned from a new interfaith coalition, saying s...

Reflections on Martin Luther King Day

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Our society is not without its flaws today. While polarization and anger continue to plague us, and serious divisions remain in our nation, we can still appreciate why Martin Luther King, Jr. had faith in America

The Arab Press' Nazification of Israeli Leaders

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The use of such Nazi imagery serves a dual purpose: It trivializes the actual events of the Holocaust while labeling Israel's actions against the Palestinians as "Nazi-like."

Fox News Chief APOLOGIZES For Calling NPR Execs 'Nazis'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes apologized on Thursday for calling NPR executives "Nazis" -- but he sent his apology to the Anti-Defamation League, not ...

Fox News Must Fire Glenn Beck for Mocking a Holocaust Survivor

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David A. Love

All of us should be concerned about Glenn Beck's verbal assault on George Soros and his mocking of the Holocaust. Yet, this is more than a Jewish issue.

ADL Chief PRAISED Beck Just Weeks Before Condemning Him

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The head of the Anti-Defamation League praised Glenn Beck in a letter just weeks before harshly criticizing him for his attacks on George Soros, it em...

ADL Condemns Beck For 'Offensive,' 'Horrific' Attacks On George Soros

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Fox News is defending Glenn Beck from the Anti-Defamation League's criticisms of his attacks on George Soros. In a statement given to the New ...

Dialogue Leads to Breakthrough in Relations Between Jews, LDS

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

At first blush, one might think that Mormons and Jews have little in common beyond their status as minority faiths in America. But over the past few y...

Jimmy Carter: Have You No Shame?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

By any objective measurement, Mr. Carter has gone back on his public word to the Jewish community not to stigmatize the Jewish state. It is sad.

The media's slander of Poland: Ignorance, lazy editing, or malicious libel?

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Storozynski

The New York-born Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, says, "Accusing Poles of participation in the Holocaust is a sin." Yet on a regular basis...

Why Would the ADL Honor Rupert Murdoch?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David A. Love

Why would a prominent civil rights organization supposedly dedicated to fighting bigotry and discrimination present an award to a man whose cable network profits from race-baiting and hatred?

Prominent Park51 Opponent: Stop Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

With Park51 retreating under a cloud of Tea Party witchcraft and midterm election white noise, Foxman's crucial reaffirmation of the need for tolerance arrives at the exact moment when it is least needed.

Hiding the Truth at John Jay?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice has become The Forbidden City. The college barred reporters from hearing criminologists detail an inconvenient truth: the NYPD is low-balling crime statistics.