The League welcomed the announcement that Israel’s status in the WEOG (Western European and Others Group) has been extended to enable the Jewish State to fully participate in U.N. activities in Geneva. National Director Abraham Foxman said that with the new status, Israel can "finally particiapte and exercise its full and equal status in these international bodies."
ADL denounced as “classic anti-Semitism” remarks by the rapper Kanye West, who in a radio interview attempted to explain President Obama’s inability to gain momentum on his policy priorities with the outrageous statement that, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.”
"Artistic license doesn't cover everything, it covers the symbolism. You can criticize Israel, but you cannot criticize its existence."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, in an interview with the Associated Press on Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, and his advocacy for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.
"The Book Thief," based on the popular 2005 novel by Markus Zusak, is an important new contribution to the Holocaust film genre, spurring popular awareness of the nature of the Holocaust, the role of rescuers, forms of resistance and contemporary manifestations of anti-Semitism.
The Huffington Post, December 4, 2013
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