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  • Op-Ed: Samuel Lewis and Israel’s dream of peace

    The late U.S. ambassador engendered the trust of Israeli leaders and was struck by their yearning for peace, writes the ADL’s Abraham Foxman.

  • Op-Ed: How Mandela won over the Jewish community

    The head of the Anti-Defamation League recalls a 1990 meeting between the newly freed Nelson Mandela and American Jewish leaders.

  • Op-Ed: A century later, Leo Frank tragedy still resonates

    America has come a long way in the century since a lynch mob killed a Jewish man imprisoned in Georgia. But the anti-Semitic views that underlay Leo Frank’s killing are still apparent today.

  • Op-Ed: Islamic leaders must call out hatemongers

    True change will come only when influentials in the Islamic world recognize how destructive their anti-Semitic views are to their own societies, writes the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

  • Op-Ed: How to turn around Jewish education investments

    An additional $500 million annual investment is needed — including from some of the money sent to Israel, but meant for Israel programs.

  • Op-Ed: When Holocaust analogies run amok

    A recent demonstration in which a small group of haredi Orthodox protesters wore yellow stars and dressed as concentration camp prisoners reflects “blatant, in-your-face Holocaust trivialization on a level that until now we have rarely witnessed in Israeli society,” the Anti-Defamation League’s national director writes.

  • Op-Ed: Shout down the Sharia myth makers

    Regarding a “creeping Sharia law, ” responsible, free-thinking Americans must be careful to distinguish between the true threats to our freedoms and identifying their sources, and those who loudly declaim against phantom threats that don’t really exist, writes the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

  • Op-Ed: Proposed Dutch ban on ritual slaughter is unfair, ill advised

    Aside from the potential practical consequences, the Dutch parliament’s adoption of a bill that effectively would prohibit shechitah would indirectly, but indisputably, convey a message of intolerance for traditional Judaism and for those who observe Jewish dietary laws, writes the head of the Anti-Defamation League.

  • Op-Ed: Response to fire illuminates challenges for Israel

    Some argue that Israel’s very existence is the problem for many of its critics, but the picture is more complicated, and the response of many nations to Israel’s plea for help with the Carmel fire is the tip of the iceberg, the ADL’s Abraham Foxman writes.

  • Op-Ed: Speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry

    By standing up, speaking out, saying no to religious bigotry, we can help restore respect and civility in America, writes the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.