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Anti-Defamation League Blasted for Becoming Just Another Tool for the Left

Anti-Defamation League Blasted for Becoming Just Another Tool for the Left

“When it comes to Jews, the organization now does more harm than good”

Like so many other once revered institutions, the ADL has been taken over by progressives and has strayed from its original mission.

Professor Jacobson is quoted in this article from the New York Post:

Inside the fight for ADL, which some Jewish critics call a tool of Democrats

The Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt has incited a considerable amount of heat — and hate — during his eight-year tenure as director of the Jewish lobbying group.

And some of that hate is coming from an unexpected place: within the Jewish community.

“The ADL has raised tens of millions by talking about anti-Semitism and how they’re focused on anti-Semitism,” Gerald Posner told The Post. “But in the last seven years, they’ve actually taken on a number of issues that are unrelated to their core mission — racism, Dreamers, criminal justice reform and more, all of which are all the same talking points of the most left and progressive wing of the Democratic Party.”

Posner and his wife Patricia, both Jewish writer/journalists based in Miami Beach, have become so disillusioned with the current iteration of the ADL that they recently decided to form their own pro-Jewish organization.

Called Antisemitism Watch, the Posners say their organization is non-partisan — unlike the ADL, which they feel has become indistinguishable from Democratic Party talking points.

Critics have blasted Greenblatt — a one-time aide to President Obama who earned $575,716 in 2021 — for having what they claim is a zealous conservative-crushing and Democratic Party-loving agenda rather than focusing just on pro-Jewish issues.

“No More ADL. When it comes to Jews, the organization now does more harm than good,” blared a headline in the Jewish online magazine The Tablet last fall…

Last year, the ADL said it was “reviewing” its education content after a Fox News investigation found concepts from CRT as well as far-left ideas within ADL’s education wing. William Jacobson, founder of the conservative site Legal Insurrection, said the ADL’s lesson plans “reflect how ADL has lost its way.”

An ADL spokesman denied that the organization was teaching CRT but added, “that said, we are far from perfect and clearly there is content among our curricular materials that is misaligned with ADL’s values and strategy. We intend to address this issue immediately and openly.”


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Steven Brizel | April 4, 2023 at 8:41 am

ADL certaibly has moved left and now engages in conservativc hunting instead of focusing on anti Semitism on the left

The ADL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party.

henrybowman | April 4, 2023 at 4:33 pm

Just one more pressure group conquered by Conquest’s Second Law.

In a tweet that was tapped out only seconds after the White House ceremony announcing the pick ended, Greenblatt,
head of the ADL, denounced Kavanaugh as lacking the “independence and fair treatment for all that is necessary to merit a seat on the nation’s highest court.”


SuddenlyHappyToBeHere | April 5, 2023 at 4:57 pm

The Democrat Party is dead to me. ADL? Dead. Dean Wormer? Dead.

BierceAmbrose | April 7, 2023 at 5:57 pm

They always look to hijack any functional organizations with reputation because they’re bad at making their own.(*)

An organization that’s earned status can be hijacked to spend that status on other issues, until people catch on. Ironically, the only treatment I know is an inoculation — survive getting hijacked off-mission by some issue-virus, to learn to resist being dragged fatally off mission. Masks optional

The most egregious recent example I know is the righteous sabotage of Girls to I-T (Punning on “Girls *Do it*.) Blown up from within for insufficiently working an other agenda. What ever happened to “You do you?”

(*) Recall that Alynsii’s (in)famous work was about extorting external power to give you a taste of their gains, neither eliminating their gains ill-gotten, nor creating gains oneself.