The Anti-Defamation League came to Jay Z’s defense — kind of.
“We cannot allow fringe groups to capitalize on our halo,” said Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL.
The groups include the Union for Reform Judaism, Bend the Arc, the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Voice for Peace.
American Jewish groups have followed the Netanyahu government’s lead in declining to discuss threats posed to Israel by Trump’s reported leak.
“An individual representing such extremist ideologies should not be given this type of leadership role.”
“We need to make sure that we call out bigotry whenever it happens,” Jonathan Greenblatt told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents was released on Monday, and came with some saddening statistics.
– Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by more than one-third in 2016 and shot up 86 percent in the first three months of 2017, the Anti-Defamation League reported. There has been a massive increase in harassment of American Jews, largely since November, and at least 34 incidents linked to the presidential election…
— Most Americans do not hold anti-Semitic views and are worried about violence against Jews, according to polls by the Anti-Defamation League. Only 14 percent of Americans expressed anti-Semitic attitudes, a slight increase from 10 percent in 2015, according to the data, which was released Thursday. Older and less educated respondents were the most likely to hold…
The American Jewish Committee has called on the White House to “look into new revelations” about the background of President Trump’s chief counter-terrorism advisor, Sebastian Gorka.