The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed concern that hundreds of copies of literature written by and about Anne Frank, the most internationally known Holocaust victim, were vandalized in public libraries across Tokyo.
Adherents of the sovereign citizen movement are forming their own vigilante “grand juries” in counties across the United States in an attempt to exact pressure on local government officials to accede to their anti-government demands and whims.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which monitors domestic anti-government groups and reports on their activities, has noted with concern the attempted formation of numerous so-called “common law grand juries” or people’s grand juries” in various counties across the country.
Abraham H. Foxman today announced he will step down from his position as National Director of the Anti-Defamation League on July 20, 2015, bringing to a close a 50-year career in Jewish communal service.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on Facebook to remove a “Jewish Ritual Murder” page that has been the subject of public criticism.
In response to reports of anti-Semitism in the Pine Bush, N.Y. school district and elsewhere in the town, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has brought its Confronting Anti-Semitism program to Orange County in an effort to empower and equip the local Jewish community with constructive and effective responses to anti-Semitic incidents and stereotypes.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep concern about recent violent attacks on visibly identifiable Jews in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Anti-Defamation League welcomed the introduction of legislation to revive and strengthen important provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). Last year, in Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key portions of the VRA, essentially gutting the heart of the law. The legislation introduced yesterday, H.R. 3899/S. 1945, known as the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, among other things creates a new formula to determine which states and jurisdictions will have to “pre-clear” voting changes with the federal government.
In response to a surge in digital downloads of e-book editions of Adolf Hitler’s biographical manifesto, Mein Kampf, and in anticipation of the expiration of the book’s Bavarian copyright in 2015, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has made available on its website a digital version of an introduction to the English translation written by Holocaust survivor and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed outrage and disappointment over the one-sided roundtable discussion convened at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), which supported an academic boycott against Israel.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today reacted to a broadcast on Romanian public television featuring Christmas carolers singing a folk tune about the “damn kikes” who should be burned, saying the segment was a “perverse” display and “reminiscent of the anti-Semitism that pervaded Romania prior to and during the war, which led to the death of hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Holocaust.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the decision by Italian authorities to expel former Klansman and avowed white supremacist David Duke from the country based on what the court described as his “socially dangerous racist and anti-Semitic views.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today mourned the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, the courageous leader who dedicated his life to ending apartheid and building a free, multiracial and democratic South Africa and, by example, a more equal world.
Elie and Marion Wiesel, the husband-and-wife team whose courageous crusade against forces of hatred and intolerance has spanned many decades, crises and continents, and who continue to exercise tremendous moral leadership on the international stage, have been honored by the Anti-Defamation League with its distinguished ADL Jabotinsky Award for Courageous Jewish Leadership.
On the fourth anniversary of Alan Gross’ incarceration, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today renewed its call on the Cuban government to release him on humanitarian grounds.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today presented its annual analysis of hate crime response in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region and called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure that the fight against hate crime remains squarely on the OSCE agenda.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of organizations filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in McCullen v. Coakley, a case involving the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law creating a buffer zone around reproductive health clinics.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed profound disappointment at the failure of more than 25 percent of the nation’s law enforcement agencies to provide the FBI with their hate crime numbers, calling the lack of participation by many jurisdictions “a significant setback in the progress our nation has made in hate crime data collection over the past decade.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced a letter issued by Al-Quds University President Sari Nusseibeh to university students, which was sent in response to a fascist-style demonstration on the institution’s campus on November 5th.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said the latest harsh rhetoric coming from Iran’s supreme leader, in which he referred to Israel as an unclean rabid dog and a threat to the world, “casts an ugly pall” over the nuclear negotiations currently taking place in Geneva.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today described an anti-Israel billboard campaign appearing throughout the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) System as, “intentionally designed to mislead the public.” The billboards show a series of four maps and falsely claim that Israel has systematically confiscated land from the Palestinians. The ads which began appearing this week are sponsored by Henry Clifford, who co-chairs the virulently anti-Israel group Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called for a thorough investigation into the violent, anti-Semitic gang-style attack on a group of six Jews in Sydney, Australia on Friday night, calling the assault “unconscionable and shocking” and “hauntingly reminiscent of what happened to Jews on the streets of Europe in the 1930s.” The League called on the Australian government to consider the passage of stronger hate crime laws that could serve as a deterrent to similar bigoted acts in the future.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today said it was unacceptable for the Qatari sponsors of the FINA Swimming World Cup to remove an Israeli flag from public display.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued a list of the Top 10 most influential and active anti-Israel groups in the United States. Each of the selected groups, according to ADL’s research, is “fixated with delegitimizing Israel” and has demonstrated the ability to reach new segments of the American public with a hostile and misleading narrative about Israel.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on professional sports teams to seriously consider moving away from “the use of hurtful and offensive names, mascots and logos,” but said that the ultimate decision to do so lies with the team’s ownership with input from the fan base.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed shock and outrage at the announcement that a fringe Catholic organization decided to hold the funeral of notorious Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke at its church near Rome.
A veteran nonprofit executive management professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Jewish community service has been tapped as the Anti-Defamation League’s Director of Development.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his important speech to the United Nations General Assembly in which he issued a powerful appeal to the international community to maintain a strong sanctions regime against Iran while it is testing a diplomatic approach.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said it was “deeply troubled” by a series of hateful messages on Twitter and other social media platforms in reaction to the crowning of Nina Davuluri, an American of Indian descent, as the new Miss America.