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A delegation of top leaders from ADL met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, where they voiced support for the pontiff’s ongoing efforts to denounce anti-Semitism and praised his advocacy on behalf of refugees, as well as his efforts to encourage greater understanding among Christians, Muslims and Jews.
ADL filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit supporting the State of Washington’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and refugees. The brief urges the court to block enforcement of the order, asserting that implementation would almost certainly cause “irreparable harm to countless people.”
“The Trump administration’s swift and targeted response today sends an important signal that the US remains, and will continue to be, serious about holding the regime in Tehran accountable for its behavior. We hope others in the international community will follow suit and will refuse to allow Iran’s dangerous threats to be met with impunity.”
Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO, from an article in The Jerusalem Post on new sanctions against the Iranian regime.
Mr. Greenblatt discusses the White House statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which did not mention “Jews.” “The suffering of the Jewish people is not an afterthought, a prepositional phrase to be bolted onto the end of a sentence,” he writes. “The suffering of the Jewish people is the whole reason that the concept of the Holocaust was defined — to explain the unexplainable, an intentional transnational campaign to exterminate an entire people.”
Access ADL Blog, January 30, 2017
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