NY Post Op-Ed Riddled With Errors and False Presumptions

The following letter was written in response to an op-ed in the New York Post on December 9, 2016.

Letters to the Editor
New York Post

To the Editor:

Your op-ed hatchet job attacking Jonathan Greenblatt’s leadership as CEO of the Anti-Defamation League was not only riddled with errors but predicated on the false presumption that there’s been a shift in mission and mandate under his leadership of this 103-year-old organization. Nothing could be further from the truth (“Jonathan Greenblatt is destroying the Anti-Defamation League,” Dec. 10).

As someone who has been deeply involved in supporting ADL for many years, I can attest that under Mr. Greenblatt’s leadership ADL has continued to make the fight against anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize the Jewish state the first priority.  Mr. Greenblatt’s passionate defense of the Jewish people -- whether in the halls of Congress, at the United Nations or in remarks to the Knesset -- is a matter of public record.  He has repeatedly made clear that ADL’s positions are based on principles, not partisanship.

Our “Never is Now” Summit in New York City, which was devoted to anti-Semitism, attracted a sellout audience of more than 1,000 people last month and received a raft of news coverage. It’s a shame the New York Post felt it wasn’t necessary to spare any editorial resources to cover this major event devoted to finding new methods to combat and extinguish one of the world’s oldest and most enduring hatreds.

Sincerely,

Andrew Frackman
Chair, New York Regional Board
Anti-Defamation League

"Mr. Greenblatt’s passionate defense of the Jewish people -- whether in the halls of Congress, at the United Nations or in remarks to the Knesset -- is a matter of public record. He has repeatedly made clear that ADL’s positions are based on principles, not partisanship."

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