The Anti-Defamation League is a prominent civil rights organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry worldwide. The ADL was founded in 1913 by B'nai Brith, a popular Jewish service organization, in response to increasing attacks on Jews. Today, the organization frequently publishes reports documenting cases of anti-Semitism across the globe, lobbies politicians to advance Jewish interests, and has 29 offices in the United States and three offices in other countries.
Abraham Foxman, a Soviet-born American lawyer, currently serves as the Anti Defamation League's national director. Foxman attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush, and later pursued a bachelor's degree in political science from the City College of New York and a law degree from New York University. He joined the ADL's international affairs division in 1965, and was selected by the board to become the ADL's national director in 1987.