The Wages of Appeasement
We at MJAC have spoken out against the leftward drift of the ADL and its concern with issues that have removed it from the battle against antisemitism. Yes, it is important to speak out against all forms of bigotry, but not at the expense of forgetting that antisemitism is the most firmly entrenched form of bigotry in Western and Islamic societies. Antisemitism is on the rise, and it isn't just another form of bigotry as the "progressive" Left would have us believe. It is unique, and it is acceptable among may progressives if it's called "anti-Zionism." If anybody should understand that, it should be Jews.
According to Elder of Ziyon, the ADL is being attacked by a bunch of Israel-hating organizations for not being "woke enough."
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has branded itself as a civil rights organization in ways that conceal and legitimize its right-wing activities undermining the rights of Black, immigrant, queer, Muslim, Arab, and other marginalized communities.
Many progressive individuals and organizations partner with the ADL not knowing its ongoing legacy of supporting racist policing, surveillance, colonialism, and the silencing of social justice activism. Misinformation about the ADL’s work, and its credibility in progressive circles, are what allow the ADL to continue harming social justice movements.
They also accuse the ADL of supporting Israel, repressing Palestinian rights, and hinting that the ADL may even be leaning toward antisemitism.
The ADL’s abuse of the term anti-Semitism not only muzzles legitimate criticism of injustices perpetrated by Israel, but it communicates a dangerous message that all Jews share the same views — a central tenet of traditional anti-Semitism — and implies that there is something Jewish about military occupation (and by extension, that boycotting occupation is boycotting Jews). Furthermore, it detracts from naming and fighting the very real and present acts of anti-Semitism.
It is our fervent hope that ADL members read the anti-ADL website and have enough brains to understand that it is run by real Jew-haters. Pandering never pays. Some people have to learn it the hard way. Some people never learn.