In the wake of Israel's Gaza operation, student groups seeking to isolate and delegitimize Israel dramatically stepped up their activity on college campuses. ADL's exclusive new report explores how and why.
In response to Israel's military operations targeting Hamas this summer, more than 300 anti-Israel rallies took place in cities across the United States. These rallies were often marked by extreme - and even anti-Semitic - messages that accuse Israel of perpetrating a Nazi Holocaust against Palestinians, express support for violence against Israel, and call for Israel's destruction.
ADL has reviewed the social media profiles and websites of more than 25 of the leading anti-Israel groups and individuals to gauge their reaction to the horrific and tragic murder of three Israeli teenagers. All except one group failed to acknowledge the kidnapping or condemn the murders. Many had the audacity to challenge the fact that the teens were even kidnapped at all.
There are hundreds of anti-Israel groups operating in the United States today. ADL has identified ten of those groups as the "worst of the worst." They lob any and every accusation against Israel – including charges of Nazi-like crimes, apartheid policies, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and genocide – in an effort to liken Israel to the world’s true past and present evils.