Civil Rights Groups Are Finally Waking Up to the ADL’s Right Wing Agenda From its National Counter Terrorism Seminars, its mapping of pro-Palestinians activists, and its silence over Israeli human rights violations, the ADL’s thin veneer of civil rights advocacy is quickly wearing.

Civil Rights Groups Are Finally Waking Up to the ADL’s Right Wing Agenda

From its National Counter Terrorism Seminars, its mapping of pro-Palestinians activists, and its silence over Israeli human rights violations, the ADL’s thin veneer of civil rights advocacy is quickly wearing.

By Miko Peled

Mint Press News

October 2, 2020

“….The Drop The ADL campaign website provides a comprehensive list of resources proving that this organization is, in fact, a racist organization that supports violence. These resources show how the ADL acts on all fronts to support Israeli violence and to silence groups and individuals that speak up for Palestinian rights. Three examples of these resources that are well worth the time to read, are the following: A report published by Jewish Voice for Peace, titled “The Deadly Exchange.”

This report is extensive and shows how “The ADL regularly brings top-ranking U.S. law enforcement officers, including police chiefs, as well as homeland security, border patrol and ICE executives, to Israel for training with Israeli police, army and security officials.” The report also allows the reader to follow along with the itinerary of the ADL’s National Counter Terrorism Seminar (NCTS).

A second resource is an exhaustive report by Palestine Legal. This report, titled, “The Palestine Exception to Free Speech, A Movement Under Attack in the U.S.,” describes in great detail how pro-Israel organizations including the ADL work to undermine the legitimacy of groups and individuals who speak up for the cause of justice and freedom in Palestine. These organizations engage in vicious smears of activists, labeling them as supporters of terrorism and anti-semitic. The role of the ADL in these smear campaigns is significant.

The third is a report  published in the Boston Review, titled, “The Anti-Defamation League Is Not What It Seems.” It states that “The ADL’s persistent power in U.S. politics has been strangely unaffected by its history, probably because that history is so little known.”  It goes on to report that, “ADL’s calls to action have successfully mobilized public opinion against black leadership for decades, from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Ocean Hill-Brownsville parents in the New York City teacher strikes of 1968 to the Movement for Black Lives and Marc Lamont Hill.”….”

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