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ADL Voices Concerns Over Anti-Israel ‘Summer Camps’ for Children as Young as 8

June 20, 2013 11:16 am 19 comments

Presentation supporting the boycott of Israeli-made products. Photo: Algemeiner.

The Anti-Defamation League voiced its concern Wednesday that three groups with anti-Israel agendas will stoke anti-Israel sentiment in children during “summer camps” and “summer institutes” they are planning to establish in New York and Chicago this summer.

The three groups of concern are: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Each are separately organizing summer camps and institutes.

The camps, one of which will host campers as young as eight, raise concerns about the potential indoctrination of children into the anti-Israel movement, according to the ADL, as well as efforts to bring in new recruits to push the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement on American college campuses.

“Efforts to isolate Israel on campus do not cease with the end of the school year,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “These organized summer camps serve to indoctrinate the next generation of activists with biased messages intended to single out Israel. Organizers of the college-level programs seek to provide students with tools to steer public opinion away from the Jewish state.”

19 Comments

  • Luigi Rosolin

    The Obama and is administration are double face, the Jews should regard him as an enemy. How this organization are so influential? Obama as a child had been indoctrinate by Muslim and is tactic is to mislead the Jews-Christian.In Germany he please is audience with false pray and affirmation, should be clear enough.How he had the courage to said: The Holy Spirit and God bless you? He is opposite of Jewish-Christian teaching: for example is supporting abortion, even advance gestation,that are fulling the genocide of babies. See Gosnell case and others. USA-Obama is spying on his people to control them and is not defending Israel to be recognize for the right to exist that should be the basic minimum require for peace talk.
    Till the Palestinian and Arab will not do that, Israel will lose their time work for peace.The Islamic propaganda and they presentation of Palestinian as always as victim is undermine all Jews and people who love them

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    The same type of summer camp exists in Israel – or what is known as Palestine! Israel cannot sit with a two state solution since 8 year old’s in Israel and in the States are being abused through indoctrination of adult opinions, and in particular Jew Hater’s. Haven’t we learned anything from Hitler’s destruction through the Holocaust!

  • I am a person who cab testify how important a role camp can be in shaping a camper’s future. I had a scholarship to Brandeis Camp Institute , in the Poconoes back the and it made me a life long zionist . The years I spent in Israel and at BCI were among the happiest of my life.
    These camps can be disasterous.

  • Jewish kids can go to Camp Jabotinsky for free. Check details at jewishdefense.org

  • zorka kelly

    one comment, “this can’t be allowed to happen”, well it is happening, recall a few years ago, THE PROTESTS REGARDING IMMIGRATION, SOME BUSINESS WERE CLOSED DOWN, THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES!!!!! VERY DISTURBING!

  • “The Anti-Defamation League voiced its concern”

    That was brutal! They won’t mess with the mighty ADL anytime soon! o.0

  • Many Jews, especially young ones, voted for Obama. He has shown his true colors. In a speech in Ireland he said in so many words that Catholic Schools should be aboloshied. Yet, Muslim schools are sprouting in America.
    You all need to realize, the liberal communist secular humanists are out to harm EVERYONE!
    you all have been so busy beating up on us Southerners that you left the back door open for the Muslims to slip in. They hate you and want you gone.
    You came down south and caused a lot of problems. Look what has happened! Nine year olds being taught that anal sex is good. Inner city plantations birthing little Negro democrats.
    You and your liberal eastern euorpean Abby Hoffmans cause this mess. We tried to tell you, but you would not listen. Now look what you put in the white house.

  • Bernard Ross

    wasn’t there a similar summer camp in Norway?

  • Herman Cummings

    Those clowns are willfully ignorant of the Torah, and the truth of Genesis. The ADL should repent from its foolishness, and start promoting the “Observations of Moses”, instead of avoiding it. The truth of God destroys anti-Semitism.

    Herman Cummings
    ephraim7@aol.com

    • Are you for real???? It just so happens that the majority of religious Jews died during the Holocaust; there were much more survivors among those Jews who were not Orthodox even when they weren’t secular!!!

      • Does that prove something? The whole of the Tanach as Jewish history repeats the same story, when we go with the will of the Almighty according to the Torah then we are at peace and prosperous, and when we don’t then we aren’t.

  • If someone hates Jews because they are Jewish nothing helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • There may not be anything to stop the Jew-haters themselves but there sure should be something that can be done about them spreading their filthy doctrine to future generations!!

  • THIS IS UNSPEAKABLE ANYWHERE, BUT EXPECIALLY IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS CAN’T BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.

  • Many Jews are cowards and afraid to stand up for themselves.

    REMEMBER?

    “First They Came for the Jews”
    By Pastor Niemoller

    First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

    • That brings a tear to my eye everytime ….. will we ever learn?

    • “Many Jews are cowards and afraid to stand up for themselves” well, I’m here to tell you that this Jew, plus millions upon millions of Jews, are not, nor ever were cowards,we absolutely stand up for ourselves!what an extremely destructive way of describing Jews,this is an out and out lie,why ever would you dare to say this?

  • Lenore Gittis

    Isn’t this lovely?? Hitler Youth right here in America!!! Train the Taliban young!!! Just what Americans have fought and died to stop, over and over – really revolting – and I hope veterans add their objections to this obscenity!!!

  • “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you” Genesis 12:3

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