Anti-Defamation League Has Strayed from Its Charter

The Anti-Defamation League's original charter is simple, straightforward, and honorable: The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens. Nowhere does this call for the ADL to shield Barack Obama from the consequences of his policies toward Israel and other allies of the United States.  The "National Pledge for Unity on Israel," which the ADL cosponsored with the American Jewish Committee, is but the most recent example of how this organization has lost touch with the very reason for its existence. U.S.-Israel friendship should never be used as a political wedge issue. At a time when Israel is confronting new dangers and challenges in a fast changing Middle East, the...(Read Full Article)