ADL Calls Ann Coulter's Tweets "Ugly, Spiteful and Anti-Semitic"

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.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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