A-Rod Facilitates Unlikely Abe Foxman-Rick Sanchez Reunion

Advice for Mel Gibson and John Galliano: If you’re an accused anti-Semite trying to rescue your career, Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, is apparently the man to see.

The Yankees third baseman, of all people, was behind last week’s oddball reunion between Anti-Defamation League leader Abe Foxman and Rick Sanchez, the CNN anchor fired last year for insinuating that Jews control the media.

Rodriguez invited the pair to share his box at a game, where they appear to have had a pretty good time.

Foxman condemned Sanchez’s “bigotry” last fall, but changed his mind about the former newsman in March, when he granted Sanchez a meeting and later received a lengthy thank-you note and summary of lessons learned. (Sample: “My words were just plain wrong — wrong because they do not reflect what I believe, wrong because they do not reflect what is in my heart, and wrong because they conjure up some of the worst and most dangerous stereotypes of Jews …”)

Foxman subsequently declared the matter “put to rest,” and the pair plan to work together to strengthen Jewish-Latino relations.

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

A-Rod Facilitates Unlikely Abe Foxman-Rick Sanchez Reunion

Thank you!

This article has been sent!