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Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Dr. King famously said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." The Civil Rights Act changed the face of the nation, bending the arc sharply on July 2, 1964. But much work remains. On the 50-year anniversary of its passage, let us rededicate ourselves to the task of building a fairer, more just society.

Almost Half The World Has Never Heard Or Denies The Holocaust, Survey

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The first-ever global study of anti-Semitic attitudes shows that more than a quarter of the world’s population harbors intense anti-Jewish sen...

Every Word Of This Holocaust Book Is A Punch In The Gut

Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

Phil Chernofsky brutally depicts the death toll of the Holocaust in stark black-and-white in his book, And Every Single One Was Someone. The 1...

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.

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.

Europe's Contradictions on Iran Sanctions

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

"Sanctionable" is one of a few English words to have two contrary meanings: legally punishable and ethically approvable. The contradiction appears to translate well into three European languages: German, Italian and Spanish.

Conspiracy Theories, Anti-Semitism, and the Delegitimization of Israel

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

We are living at a time when conspiracy theories are flourishing. And when conspiracy theories are broadly popular they almost inevitably end up focusing on Jews.

Media Hit Job Of The Year: The Punishment of Helen Thomas

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

How can we expect Israelis and Palestinians to reconcile if our media won't set an example by reconciling with Helen Thomas?

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."

Why I Wrote Jews and Money

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Abraham H. Foxman

On a personal level, the stereotype about Jews and money leads to distrust and legitimizes comments about people that are hurtful. On a societal level, it opens up a variety of attacks against Jews that can be damaging.

Helen Thomas Reveals Her True Colors, Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Abraham H. Foxman

In defending the remarks that led to her ouster, Helen Thomas recently claimed that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists." She may be calling them "Zionists," but we all know who she means.

WikiLeaks, and Mideast Realities

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

What is so clear from these documents, what some of us were saying all along but were often criticized for allegedly simply expressing the Israeli view, is that the threat of a nuclear Iran is indeed the greatest threat to civilization.

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...

Shilling for the Israeli Occupation: The ADL's New Mission Statement?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

An organization that describes itself as "the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency" is spending its resources decrying American organizations that are not blindly supportive of a foreign government it likes to align itself with.

The Math And Aftermath Of Ground Zero

Yoav Sivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yoav Sivan

This is where the ADL and I differ. They recommend a distance, while I'm so naive to believe that the healing process rather requires bringing two points together.

My Experience With the ADL

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

if the ADL is committed only to stopping the defamation of the Jewish people while participating in the defamation of the Muslim community, then it has clearly gone against its own goals and vision.

ADL vs. Mosque at Ground Zero? That's Bullsh*t

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Seder

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Beinart's Failure

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

By largely abandoning nuance and context in favor of dramatic impact, Beinart has made a lot of noise and put a big part of the Jewish community on the defensive.

ADL's Foxman Crying Wolf?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

The issue here is not a tiff between Abe Foxman and Andrew Sullivan but the dangerous devaluation of the real and ugly phenomenon of anti-Semitism.