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February 5, 2015 11:03 am

ADL Warns GOP Leaders Against Visiting Israel With Right-Wing Group

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ADL National Director Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch.

ADL National Director Abraham Foxman. Photo: Justin Hoch.

Politico – A week before Republican National Committee members were set to depart Saturday on a trip to Israel sponsored by a pair of evangelical groups active in right-wing politics, officials at the Anti-Defamation League privately reached out to the RNC with a warning.

While they appreciated the interest in the Jewish state, it would be “inappropriate” for committee members to travel there with the American Family Association and the American Renewal Project — groups known for “incendiary and bigoted” language attacking gays, Mormons and Muslims, said Stacy Burdett, the ADL’s government affairs director.

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