Fast Forward—ADL’s 2015 Annual Report—reviews the potent challenges the Anti-Defamation League faced around the world in a year of transition for this storied and vibrant 103-year-old organization. Anti-Semitism continued to spread in Europe as the Jews of France and other countries worried about their future. The Islamic Republic of Iran continued to be the leading purveyor of anti-Semitic propaganda in the world, and anti-Semitic incidents on university campuses increased here at home. And the campaign to delegitimize Israel through boycott, divestment and sanctions continued apace, spurring ADL to step up and lead the charge in the battle against BDS.
At the same time, the Anti-Defamation League welcomed its dynamic new CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, who stepped into the top leadership role and invested it with a vision for a future where ADL remains committed to the two sides of its mission -- to fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance -- while modernizing its use of social media and strategically planning for the future.