ADL and NJDC: Enablers for Anti-Semitism
Why would nominally Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) whitewash anti-Semitic hate speech, one of the nation's most vicious racists and, most recently, Secretary of State John Kerry's contribution to militant Islamic efforts to destroy Israel? The ADL's and NJDC's foremost loyalty is clearly to the left wing of the Democratic Party, and are willing to exploit their nominally Jewish identities to support this agenda regardless of how dishonest and dishonorable it might be.
Here is Abraham Foxman's whitewash of Kerry:
We welcome Secretary Kerry’s clear affirmation that Israel is not an apartheid state nor headed in that direction should talks with the Palestinians fail. He now has publicly acknowledged that he made a mistake in using that term. Apartheid is a particularly loaded epithet that has repeatedly been used by Israel’s worst enemies to delegitimize the Jewish state and suggest it promulgates abhorrent racial policies similar to those of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
While we may disagree from time to time, we have never doubted Secretary Kerry’s commitment to Israel’s security and his good faith efforts to find a fair, equitable and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is a true friend of Israel. His statement makes that clear, and we consider this chapter closed.
The problem is, however, that Kerry is not even sorry he accused Israel of becoming an apartheid state; he is sorry he exposed himself to "partisan" political backlash. The reference adds that this is the first time a U.S. official of Kerry's stature has used this kind of language to describe Israel.
Mr. Foxman said the following about the genocide of Armenians in 1915, although he didn’t go so far as to deny that it happened. "The Turks and Armenians need to revisit their past. The Jewish community shouldn't be the arbiter of that history, nor should the U.S. Congress." Another individual said something very similar in 1939: "Who, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?" The fact that too few people spoke of it was why Hitler thought he could similarly get away with exterminating Poles and, by implication, Jews.
NJDC and ADL also used their purportedly Jewish identities to whitewash MoveOn.org's knowing and willful hosting of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate speech, and 9/11 denial on its Action Forum. This whitewash continued after both organizations were given proof, in the form of material from MoveOn.org's own Web sites, that MoveOn.org continued to host the hate speech after it said it had removed it. These ethics are entirely consistent with NJDC's whitewash of Kerry.
NJDC applauds Secretary of State Kerry for his statement expressing his regret for using the word “apartheid” in his remarks last week. He has always been a staunch friend of Israel and a promoter of peace, and we are proud to be among his supporters. The matter is now closed.
If we apply NJDC's and ADL's standards to Donald Sterling, it seems that all he should have to do to avoid punishment by the NBA is to express his regret for any racist remarks he may or may not have made. The ugly truth is, however, that NJDC and ADL have no problem whatsoever with racists who use language every bit as ugly as the N word, as long as they call themselves Democrats.
New York, NY –Rev. Al Sharpton announces that President Barack Obama will address National Action Network’s (NAN) 16th annual national convention being held April 9-12, 2014 in New York, NY. Also confirmed are US Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama administration cabinet members; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Al Sharpton is the prominent racist and anti-Semite who defamed (as determined by a court of law) innocent people in the Tawana Brawley hoax, and whose inflammatory rhetoric led a deranged individual to set fire to Freddy's Fashion Mart. Sharpton personally called the owner a "white interloper" while his followers threatened to burn the store, the same way the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses to intimidate Black people who moved into the wrong neighborhoods.
Not only has Barack Obama consorted openly with this hatemonger on multiple occasions, Abraham Foxman sanitized him by issuing a joint statement with him. The ADL is, therefore, willing to empower and facilitate the country's most vicious purveyors of hate, as long as those purveyors are key figures in the Democratic Party.
NJDC revealed its double standard very clearly when it attacked Mitt Romney for appearing at the Henry Ford Museum. Henry Ford published The International Jew because he believed anti-Semitic material from Boris Brasol, an infamous White Russian propagandist, and failed to exercise due diligence by having his staff research it for factuality. Ford later, however, repudiated this publication. NJDC, therefore, attacks a Republican for appearing at the museum of a long-dead ex-anti-Semite (and the depiction of Ford as a former anti-Semite, as opposed to somebody who was duped by one, is generous to NJDC), but has no problem with Barack Obama consorting arm-in-arm with a live and unrepentant one.
NJDC, however, goes beyond whitewashing hate speech; it sponsors and distributes it. Former NJDC head and now Obama's Jewish outreach director, Ira Forman published anti-Christian hate material under color of Judaism.
Decent people must call out ADL and NJDC for what they are: appendages of the least reputable elements of the left wing of the Democratic Party that prostitute their nominally Jewish identities for the most vile purposes imaginable.
William A. Levinson, P.E., is the author of several books on business management including content on organizational psychology, as well as manufacturing productivity and quality.