In the wake of Israel's Gaza operation, student groups seeking to isolate and delegitimize Israel dramatically stepped up their activity on college campuses. So far this semester, more than 75 anti-Israel events have been reported, compared with 35 events taking place during the same period in fall 2013.
ADL called on the editors of the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz to retract and apologize for publishing a grossly offensive cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the pilot of an airplane headed toward the Twin Towers.
"In every country, in every history, in every society, the reasons are different. In some, it’s because they believe we killed Christ. Or it’s because we’re communists, or we are fascists, or we’re militarists, or we’re too liberal, or we’re too rich or we’re too poor. So it’s like a Whack-a-Mole..."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, discussing the persistence of anti-Semitism in an interview with the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.
Abraham Foxman discusses an announcement made by the newly elected Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that his country would become first in the E.U. to formally recognize the “State of Palestine.” He argues that this “premature recognition” will have “repercussions far beyond Scandinavia” and that Sweden should focus on supporting international efforts to prevent Hamas from rearming.
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