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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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...