ADL Blasts Anti-Israel Groups for ‘Shocking, Shameful’ Failure to Condemn Slaying of Israeli Teens
Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Wednesday sharply criticized groups and individuals of the United States “anti-Israel movement” for failing to condemn the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens whose bodies were discovered in a shallow grave near Hebron earlier this week.
ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said, “It is shocking and shameful that the same groups who swiftly condemn in the strongest terms any perceived misdeed by Israel do not seem to have an ounce of moral outrage left to speak out against the murder of three innocent Israeli teenagers.”
Foxman continued, “It is easy for these groups to pay lip service to principles of justice, human dignity and nonviolence… Those principles apparently do not extend to Israel.”
The ADL said it reviewed the social media profiles and websites of more than 25 leading anti-Israel groups and activists and found that all except one group failed to acknowledge the kidnapping or condemn the murders. “Many had the audacity to challenge the fact that the teens were even kidnapped at all,” the ADL said.
The guilty organizations included the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine, Adalah-NY, American Muslims for Palestine, If Americans Knew and Jewish Voice for Peace, among others.
The slain teens – Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach – were discovered by Israeli soldiers on Monday, 18 days after their abduction by Hamas terrorists. They were buried side-by-side in Modi’in on Tuesday.