New York, NY, September 17, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) derided a series of tweets sent by columnist Ann Coulter during last night’s Republican presidential debate as “ugly, spiteful and anti-Semitic.” Ms. Coulter used her Twitter account to send a series of foul-mouthed messages taking the candidates to task for their expressions of support of Israel, ending with, “How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
While most of America has rightly tuned out Ann Coulter’s hyperbolic and hateful rhetoric, her irresponsible tweets during the Republican presidential candidate’s debate are truly a new low and must be called out.
Ms. Coulter is pandering to the basest of her base. Her messages challenging the candidates’ support for Israel were offensive, ugly, spiteful and anti-Semitic. Her tweets give fodder to those who buy into the anti-Semitic notions that Jews “control” the U.S. government, wield disproportionate power in politics, and are more loyal to Israel than to their own country.
All decent Americans should reject Ms. Coulter’s rhetoric as simply beyond the pale.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.