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Abraham H. Foxman has been National Director of ADL since 1987. An attorney, he is world-renowned as a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry and discrimination. A Holocaust survivor who was saved by his Polish Catholic nanny, he has written extensively on the subject. He regularly confers with elected officials and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad. Foxman frequently appears on national news programs and is quoted in major national media. His books include Jews and Money: The Story of a Stereotype (2010) and The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control (2007).

ARTICLES BY: Abraham Foxman


July 17, 2015 4:58 pm
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Why Anti-Semitic Statements by Celebrities Matter

Here at the Anti-Defamation League, we get it all the time. Most recently when we criticized Jarryd Hayne, a former Australian rugby star and now a running...

April 30, 2015 7:01 pm
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Antisemitism on Campus: Old Wine in New Bottles

As someone who has been critical about the sometimes overheated reaction to what is taking place regarding Jews on campus, I also believe it is...

March 26, 2015 1:42 pm
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Restarting the US-Israel Relationship Depends on Palestinians Too

As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision...

November 19, 2014 1:16 pm
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Don’t Hand the Bigots Another Victory

For more than three decades, white supremacist and former Klansman Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. wore his hatred on his sleeve - sometimes literally. But now that...

July 31, 2014 4:24 am
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Turkey’s Erdogan is Fanning the Flames of Anti-Semitism

When it comes to the safety of the Jewish community in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to think he can have it both...

January 17, 2014 1:26 am
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‘Aftermath:’ A Riveting Portrayal of Polish Anti-Semitism

After Germany itself, no country has been more scrutinized for its behavior during the Holocaust than Poland.  This is understandable considering the fact that 3...

January 13, 2014 5:27 pm
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Reflections on Ariel Sharon’s Leadership and Courage

JERUSALEM - I was privileged to know, appreciate, and befriend Ariel Sharon both before and during the years he served as Israel's 11th prime minister....

December 19, 2013 10:43 am
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The Top Ten Issues Facing Jews in 2013

World Powers Negotiate with Iran, with Limited Results Following his election to the Iranian presidency, Hassan Rouhani, who pledged to improve Iran's economy and relations with...

September 13, 2013 8:33 am
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U.S. Must Regain Credibility by Taking on Iran

It has become conventional wisdom that the roller coaster of American decision-making on the Syria issue has dealt a significant, if not mortal blow, to...

August 23, 2013 6:57 am
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An Open Letter to Roger Waters From the ADL: ‘Your Animosity Towards Israel is Colored by Anti-Semitism’

Dear Mr. Waters: Your recent statements about Israel and advocacy for BDS have garnered significant condemnation, with some going as far as to label you...

August 18, 2013 5:53 pm
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Jews Must Take a Stand on Russia LGBT Persecution

Problems in the U.S.-Russia relationship are many, including missile defense, nuclear disarmament, Syria and Edward Snowden. When President Obama appeared on Jay Leno's show recently,...

April 26, 2013 3:09 pm
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Pope Francis and the Argentine Rabbi

One of the first things Argentinian native Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio did after being elected pope on March 13 was to send a message of friendship...

January 21, 2013 2:02 am
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Remembering Those Who Had Courage to Care

It is fitting that the United Nations, as part of the international commemoration of the Holocaust on January 27, is paying tribute this year not...

June 25, 2012 3:15 pm
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Give Iran the Bomb? A Very, Very Bad Idea

Worried about a nuclear Iran? Do you think such a development would not only threaten Israel's very existence but would intimidate the Arab countries of...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

Features

How Jerusalem Is Reacting to Trump’s Change in US Policy

JNS.org - Opinions in Jerusalem about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy change there is vast -- reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself. In an...

Europeans Violently Protest Jerusalem Changes as Netanyahu Visits Continent

JNS.org - Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations pervaded Europe last weekend as Israeli Prime Minister...

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

World

White House: Palestinians ‘Walking Away’ From Peace Talks by Snubbing P...

JNS.org - The Trump administration said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is “walking away” from peace talks after PA President...

Israel

Netanyahu: Most European Countries Will Follow US Precedent on Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday expressed confidence that most European countries will follow the precedent set by the Trump administration’s policy changes on Jerusalem. “I believe that all...

Middle East

German Chancellor Leads Condemnation of Antisemitic Outrages in Wake of US ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned the angry antisemitic demonstrations that broke out in various cities in her country...

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