“It is the ADL that the American Jewish community long looked to for leadership in the fight against anti-Semitism from whatever source, and it is therefore the ADL’s failure to provide that leadership that is most damaging to the community”

Meghan McCain vs. the ADL
by Kenneth Levin
April 5, 2021

The ADL has for decades been largely silent, or forgiving, vis-à-vis anti-Semitism coming from sources other than the far-right…Beyond its silence in the face of anti-Semitism emanating from groups and individuals not associated with white supremacy, the ADL has on various occasions lent its support to such groups and individuals. The Black Lives Matter organization has trafficked for years in anti-Semitism, whether calling for Israel’s annihilation or targeting synagogues and Jewish businesses during last year’s riots in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Nevertheless, the ADL was the most prominent signer of a full-page Jewish ad in The New York Times in August 2020, backing BLMREAD MORE

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