The recent NATO summit, held for the first time ever in Warsaw, was a triumph for Poland’s defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz. He has emerged as the crucial point man on the alliance’s eastern flank, amid ramped-up tensions following Russia’s military incursions into Ukraine. Yet Macierewicz has some secrets. For years he has been editor-in-chief, co-owner and author of the far-right newspaper Głos (Voice), which he also founded. An examination of the publication during Macierewicz’s most active years as its chief reveals numerous anti-Semitic cartoons and articles, some signed by Macierewicz himself.
While anti-Semitic incidents in the US are still low compared to previous decades, the number of violent assaults jumped dramatically in the last year.
When it comes to moves against BDS and the Anti-Defamation League, it’s complicated. While the ADL views the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel as deplorable, it considers many anti-BDS bills unconstitutional infringements on free speech.
As many Jewish groups jump on board a push for laws to penalize businesses and groups boycotting Israel, the Anti-Defamation League, long considered a pillar of the Jewish establishment, is not just standing back — it has been opposing the tide. Now, it’s taking flack for this.
Donald Trump poses a particular challenge to most Jewish organizations. His message stands in stark contrast to their groups’s positions on immigration, race or welfare, but the organizations can’t call him out on it due to federal tax rules limiting not-for-profits’s political speech.
(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League has announced a task force to look into the anti-Semitic harassment online, including death threats, of journalists covering the 2016 presidential campaign. Its members will include at least two journalists who were targeted by self-described followers of Donald Trump after writing about the presumptive GOP candidate’s campaign for president. The…
In a way, it’s been ADL’s moment: What better group to take the bull by the horns than the organization set up to confront exactly the kind of bigotry that Donald Trump and his supporters are promoting?
BOSTON (JTA) — The Ottoman government’s massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the early 20th century was “unequivocally genocide,” the head of the Anti-Defamation League said in the group’s strongest position on the subject. Jonathan Greenblatt, the civil rights group’s CEO, also said in a blog post Friday that the ADL will support U.S. recognition of…
In disavowing Ku Klux Klan sympathizer David Duke, presidential candidate Donald Trump defended his refusal to repudiate white supremacist groups generally by comparing them to Jewish charities.
The Anti-Defamation League’s Cleveland office called on the U.S. Justice Department to “deepen its investigation” of the Tamir Rice case after a grand jury failed to indict two city police officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old African-American boy.