The Anti-Defamation League on Monday issued a “Top 10″ list of the most influential and most active anti-Israel groups in the United States.
In a statement, ADL National Director Abe Foxman said each of the groups is “fixated with delegitimizing Israel.”
“The Top 10 anti-Israel groups are the most significant players in the domestic anti-Israel movement today,” Foxman said. “The groups are fixated on delegitimizing Israel and convincing the American public that Israel is an international villain that deserves to be ostracized and isolated.”
“The list represents the worst of the worst anti-Israel groups,” Foxman said. “They lob any and every accusation against Israel, including charges of Nazi-like crimes, ‘apartheid’ policies, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and genocide. Their accusations are rarely, if ever, balanced with an acknowledgement of Israel’s repeated efforts to make peace with the Palestinians, or the legitimate terrorism concerns faced by Israeli citizens.”
Jewish anti-Israel group “Jewish Voice for Peace” is included on the ADL’s list. The group’s leaders and members of its Rabbinical Council are regularly invited to major anti-Israel events and conferences, and the group claims that its Jewish nature gives it a “particular legitimacy in voicing an alternative view,” the ADL said, adding that JVP “intentionally exploits Jewish culture and rituals” in an effort to convince other Jews that opposition to Israel does not contradict, but is consistent with, Jewish values.
The ADL’s Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in the U.S. are listed below:
1. ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
2. American Muslims for Palestine
4. Friends of Sabeel-North America
5. If Americans Knew/Council for the National Interest
6. Jewish Voice for Peace
7. Muslim Public Affairs Council
8. Neturei Karta
9. Students for Justice in Palestine
10. U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation