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Letter to the New York Post Regarding Louis Farrakhan and Anti-Semitism

The following letter was submitted to the New York Post in response to "Liberals refuse to face the left's growing anti-Semitism" (March 25, 2018)

It was published in the print edition on March 29, 2018.

Letters to the Editor
New York Post

To the Editor:

Re "Liberals refuse to face the left's growing anti-Semitism" (Opinion, March 25)

The Anti-Defamation League has not been afraid to call out public officials and movement leaders who have met with notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. 

After it was reported this year that Rep. Keith Ellison met with Farrakhan in September 2013, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called on Ellison and others to clearly repu­diate Farrakhan, which Ellison did in an open letter.

And it was ADL that reported Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory attended Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic speech at the Nation of Islam’s convention, prompting a raft of coverage. 

ADL has been at the forefront of exposing and criticizing Farrakhan for over 30 years, someone whose 'name has become virtually synonymous with anti-Semitism,' as Greenblatt recently put it.

Evan Bernstein
New York Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League