The Anti-Defamation League’s Access ADL blog was launched last January to provide inside access to the agency’s work and expertise on a variety of topics, and to serve as a resource.
In our first year, we published nearly 250 blog posts, providing information and analysis on a range of issues, including online extremism, anti-Semitism, extremism and terrorism, the anti-immigration movement, anti-Israel activity and much more.
In that time, Access ADL has become a trusted resource for news and information. We thank the more than 100,000 unique visitors for their support and interest in our work.
Below is the list of most viewed blog posts in Access ADL’s first year:
Following the shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, Access ADL published several exclusive images of the shooter, Wade Michael Page, and connected him to the white power music scene as well as to the to the Hammerskins, a violent racist skinhead group.
In response to the release of the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, which sparked considerable outrage and violence across the Middle East and Islamic world, Access ADL identified the key individuals involved in the film and their connections to a network of anti-Muslim organizations.
December 18, 2012 - Conspiracy Theorists Blame Jews For Sandy Hook Massacre
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, Access ADL uncovered several conspiracy theories blaming Jews and Israel for the shooting, and exposed the neo-Nazi ties of Mike Harris, who blamed Israel for the Sandy Hook shooting during an interview on Iran’s Press TV.
In response to Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense, Access ADL published daily updates on the anti-Israel rallies organized in the U.S., exposing the extreme narratives that marked the rallies, including the support for terror anti-Semitism.
Access ADL revealed the presence of age-old anti-Semitic conspiracies in a newly released Arabic translation of the Talmud – the first of its kind.
July 27, 2102 - Hezbollah on Your iPhone: There’s An App for That
Access ADL broke the news about how Apple’s iTunes service was providing access to content from Hezbollah’s satellite television station, al-Manar, which subsequently described ADL as being part of Israel’s war against Hezbollah.
August 17, 2012 - Possible Extremist Connection to Louisiana Police Shootings
Access ADL provided evidence suggesting that some of the people involved in the shooting deaths of two Louisiana sheriff’s deputies in LaPlace were anti-government extremists.
When a white supremacist tried to form a “White Student Union” at Towson University in Maryland, Access ADL revealed the effort and exposed his affiliations with far-right groups.
July 3, 2012 - Farrakhan Leads Audience in Anti-Semitic Tirade
Access ADL released a video of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan leading his audience in Chicago in an anti-Semitic call and response.
March 26, 2012 - New Black Panther Party Enflames Trayvon Martin Incident
After an African-American teenager was shot and killed in Florida, Access ADL exposed efforts by the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) to insert themselves in one of the most high profile, racially charged issues of the year. The post also provided background on the NBPP, the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist black militant group in America.