ZOA Urges ADL & Greenblatt to apologize for wrongly condemning pro-Israel Stalwarts Pres. Trump
The ADL has become a political organization. As with other local Jewish organizations that we don't need to mention, the ADL has become just another political arm of the anti-Trump left. They pay lip service to fighting against anti-Semitism and supporting the Jewish people, but it's all about scoring anti-Trump points and then pretending their Trump Derangement Syndrome is a Jewish value.
ZOA sees through their BS and isn't afraid to call them on it:
The ZOA believes that it is wrong and tragic that ADL and ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, a former White House aide to President Barack H. Obama, demonized President Trump for something that the president should be praised for – the president’s exemplary defense of Jews and Israel from vile anti-Jewish hatred. We Jews should be grateful that Trump is making the rise and legitimization of official Jew-hatred and Israel-bashing a major issue that must be confronted.
Tragically, ADL’s and Jonathan Greenblatt’s statements also downplayed the real, serious horrors of the “squad” of vicious, unrepentant anti-American, Jew-hating, anti-Israel Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), etc. ADL’s/Greenblatt’s recent statements moreover compounded Jonathan Greenblatt’s prior tweet, that wrongly praised Rep. Omar for purported “commitment to a more just world” and mischaractered Omar’s insincere, promptly-contradicted non-apology as an “honest apology.”
And at virtually the same time that ADL and Jonathan Greenblatt wrongly accused the president of “throwing around accusations of anti-Semitism,” ADL itself hurled an unwarranted “antisemitic dog whistle” accusation at pro-Israel Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).
In Jonathan Greenblatt’s recent NBC op-ed, Greenblatt wrongly accused President Trump of “invoking his support for Israel to justify his offensive comments.” Similarly, an ADL press release wrongly accused the president of “using Israel and Jews as a shield.” Also, both Greenblatt’s op-ed and ADL’s press release wrongly accused the president of “politicizing the widespread support for Israel and throwing around accusations of anti-Semitism,” and asserted that this “is damaging to the security of Israel and the Jewish community.”
In fact, the President was defending Jews and Americans from vile antisemitism. The president is not “using Israel and Jews as a shield.” Rather, the president is shielding Israel and Jews! The president’s willingness to stand up against Omar, Tlaib and AOC’s vicious Jew-hatred enhances the security of Israel and the Jewish community. ADL should thank the president for the stand he is taking against virulent antisemites. We should be grateful that President Trump is making these Congressmembers’ Jew-hating statements and positions a national, visible serious issue.
Downplaying or remaining silent about these Congresswomen’s antisemitism and anti-Americanism is the real danger. That’s what ADL should be focusing on. For such silence encourages and normalizes the Jew-hatred, Israel-hatred and America-hatred that these Congresswomen regularly spew.
Tlaib, Omar, AOC are also not merely “liberal freshman members of Congress” – as ADL and Greenblatt identified them. They are extremist, far left radical vicious Jew-haters and America-bashers.
The President did not call out Tlaib, Omar, etc. because of their race or “who they are” – as ADL wrongly claimed. The President called out Tlaib, Omar, AOC, etc., for what they say and do.
The ADL no longer deserves our support or our respect. Their anti-Trump tirades still won't get them into the good graces of the truly "woke," and Ilhan Omar probably still thinks Jonathan Greenblatt is part of the Israel Lobby and loyal to some shadowy Zionist masters, so one wonders why he's wasting his breath.