ADL Supremacist by its own definition
(LA Nonpartisan Examiner ) -- By Robert Stark --
There has been a lot of debate about whether criticism about Israel and anti-Zionism crosses the line towards anti-semitism. The ADL, which is known as the premier organization to combat anti-semitism has declared that anti-Zionism is anti-semitism. They have set their own guidlines to determine what level of criticism of Israel is acceptable.
The ADL's national director Abe Foxman stated, "first, let me say anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. There should be no debate about that. After all, what is anti-Zionism but the denial of Jewish nationalism? Nothing made it clearer than when it came out in the UN's "Zionism is racism" resolution. It is pure, simple, unadulterated anti-Semitism. What it says is what is okay, what is permissible, what is laudatory, what is universally accepted for all peoples in the world - self-expression, self-determination, independence, sovereignty - is not permitted to Jews. That is what it says. It doesn't say Irish nationalism is racist or Congolese nationalism or French or Palestinian nationalism. It says Jewish nationalism is racist. That is pure and simple anti-Semitism."
While it is valid to say that those who deny Israel's right to exist are anti-semites, the ADL goes as far as to say those who deny its Jewish identity or call out the situation in the West Bank as Apartheid are anti-semitic. Foxman's point is that opposing Jewish nationalism is anti-Semitic because it denies the Jewish people the right to self determination.
Foxman says that the UN's declaration that Zionism is racism is anti-Semitic, however the UN in general is opposed to national sovereignty. Since the majority of the world has a negative view towards Israel and the US, the UN will reflect it. I am no supporter of the UN because I believe in national sovereignty and am opposed to international bodies dictating the policies of nation states, however the ADL is hypocritical about its stance since it opposes European Nationalism as racism, and strongly criticizes any US politician that takes a strong stance on immigration, complains about demographic change, or talks about America having a Christian heritage, despite the fact that the ADL supports Israel's Government declaring the Nation as a Jewish State.
They have taken many other hypocritical positions. The best example is on the issue of genocide. The ADL's Abe Foxman said that "the Holocaust is something different. It is a singular event. It is not simply one example of genocide but a near successful attempt on the life of God's chosen children and thus, on God Himself. It is an event that is the antithesis of Creation as recorded in the Bible; and like it's direct opposite, which is relived weekly with the Sabbath and yearly with Torah, it must be remembered from generation to generation"
He basically admits that he thinks one group of people's lives have more value and therefore was a greater tragedy than other genocides. However the ADL was opposed to the US Congress's amendment to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide saying, "we continue to firmly believe that a Congressional resolution on such matters is a counterproductive diversion and will not foster reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and may put at risk the Turkish Jewish community and the important multilateral relationship between Turkey, Israel and the United States."...CONT'D...LINK
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