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House of Cards Uses Anti-Semitism as a Plot Line

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

For us at the Anti-Defamation League, the old Madison Avenue line "as long as they spell my name right" partially applies to the new mini-series House of Cards, being aired on Netflix. In two scenes ADL is briefly mentioned.

Israeli-Palestinian Textbook Study Overlooks Core Issue

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

It is clear that however well-meaning the sponsors and researchers of the textbook study may have been, the lack of sufficient historical, social and geopolitical context distort the findings and render this study distorted and counterproductive.

Granting Delmon Young Teshuva As He Moves To Philly

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

In recognition of the importance of repentance and judging others with the benefit of the doubt, I wish Delmon Young the best in Philadelphia. I don't suspect he will find himself getting in trouble again since I wholeheartedly believe he learned his lesson well.

Remembering Those Who Had Courage to Care

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Aside from Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which in 1993 so greatly elevated public awareness of one rescuer in particular, the stories of the righteous gentiles who stepped up to make a profound, life-altering choice have been largely forgotten to history.

Activists Mobilize Around Catholic 'Hate Group' Petition On White House Website

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The White House's novel online system for allowing citizens to petition the administration on any numb...

The Next Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

It is incumbent upon all good people who reject hateful conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism to stand up and speak out, so that these unacceptable views remain marginalized and relegated to the far fringes of society and the darkest corners of cyberspace.

A Sad Day at the U.N.

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The onus is now on the Palestinians to make the right choice and to return to negotiations. The alternative will leave the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unresolved and festering with no framework in place to negotiate the issues.

Gaza: A Threat Beyond Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

We should also be standing with Israel because if we don't, the scourge of missiles targeting civilian populations will become a world-wide epidemic.

California's Shameful Spot On Hate Crimes Report

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Reports of anti-Semitic hate crimes declined by 13 percent nationwide in 2011, but California continues to lead in vandalism, harassment, and assault ...

ADL Pulls Out Of Jewish-Christian Dialogue Over Israel

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday (Oct. 11) it has withdrawn from an Oct. 22 U.S. Jewish-Christian interfaith meeting to protes...

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.

After 40 Years, It's Time to Commemorate Munich Olympics Massacre

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Abraham H. Foxman

The time has come for the IOC to right their 40 years of indifference to the victims of the Munich Massacre, and properly honor their memory during the opening Olympic ceremonies. It is an act of common human decency, not politics, to take a moment to commemorate those who died as Olympic athletes.

Amanda Terkel

Leading Jewish Group Condemns Michele Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading Jewish organization on Friday forcefully condemned the allegations made by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other memb...

PHOTO: MetroNorth Ad Causing Controversy

Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

A series of pro-Palestinian signs in Westchester train stations is causing a controversy in New York. The signs, on platforms at MetroNorth stops,...

Florida Candidate Calls The Anti-Defamation League A 'Despicable Organization'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

A Florida state House candidate on Wednesday called the Anti-Defamation League a "despicable organization" after the civil rights agency criticized an...

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.

Farrakhan, Foxman and Falafels: Looming Issues From My Trip To Israel

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.27.2012 | Black Voices
Russell Simmons

You can always say you will never talk to someone who has attacked you or someone who disagrees with you. That is a legitimate, historic position. It is not one, however, that has ever made peace, which is our commitment.

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.

Cops: White Supremacists Plotted Attack On Orlando City Hall

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Police in Central Florida say members of a white supremacist group were plotting to kill Jews, minorities, and immigrants in the area with plans that ...

Senator Compares Abortion To The Holocaust

Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

Bronx Pentecostal minister and New York State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) compared abortion to the Holocaust Tuesday during a rant against a piece of...

Notre Dame Faculty Call For Bishop Who Compared Obama To Hitler To Resign From Board

Posted 04.20.2012 | Religion

Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky is continuing to feel the heat for a sermon in which he preached that President Obama's policies were following a 'simila...

IRS Complaint Filed Over Catholic Bishop's Obama Hitler Comment

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — An Illinois Roman Catholic diocese whose bishop compared President Barack Obama's health care policies to actions taken by Adolf ...

Catholic Bishop: Obama On 'Similar Path' As Hitler, Stalin

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

A downstate Illinois Catholic bishop has come under fire after he said in a message at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria that President Barack Obama is o...

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.

Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.