Anti-israel Propaganda Breeds Anti-semitism, Americans Are Told
Menu JTA Search

Anti-israel Propaganda Breeds Anti-semitism, Americans Are Told

Download PDF for this date

A warning that anti-Israel propaganda in the United States is becoming a part of American anti-Semitism was voiced by Prof. James Luther Adams, professor of religious ethics at the Meadville Theological School of the University of Chicago Federated Theological Faculties, in an article in the Unitarian Christian Register. Prof. Adams, who returned from a visit to the Middle East, writes:

“We should be aware of the way in which an Anti-Israel position is increasingly being made a part of American anti-Semitism. We do not need to cite alone the activities of such fringe groups as Liberty Belles and the Minute Women. The anti-Israel and the anti-Semitic views of these and similar people in the United States can be as destructively nationalistic as anything in the nationalism of the Middle East. It feeds on the 100 percent American super-patriotism of the current hysteria. Thus whereas Arab anti-Israel sentiment helps oligarchic rule and Communism in the Middle East, American anti-Israel sentiment, especially when combined with anti-Semitism, nourishes racist crypto-Fascism in the United States.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund