Monday, October 28, 2013

J Street, the ADL and MPAC

Hat tip JJ for the article from JPost and Jihad Watch

In the below article by the Jerusalem Post, the Anti-Defamation League has listed the ten top anti-Israel organizations. Among the groups listed is the US-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Well, J Street, which calls itself a pro-Israel Jewish organization (It is anything but that.) is reacting negatively to the article and attacking the ADL for including MPAC, as seen in this post below from Jihad Watch.

I have written before on groups like Neturei Karta, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Peace, who openly side with those trying to destroy Israel. I consider them to be unsavory and radical  organizations. In addition, J Street is anything but pro-Israel.

On the other hand, I am no fan of the Anti-Defamation League and its leader, Abe Foxman. In the on-going problems at UC Irvine involving the annual Muslim Student Union weeks of Israel-bashing that have occasionally crossed the line into anti-Semitism with certain speakers (Amir Abdel Malik Ali, Mohammed al Asi etc), the ADL has been missing in action. To be sure, their former director for Orange County would come and listen to the vitriol, but he never spoke out during the Q and A and challenged the speakers as I do every year. When did the ADL ever complain to the university about this? Abe Foxman spoke just a few years ago to a Jewish group in Newport Beach and told a questioner (whom I know) that there was no problem of anti-Semitism at UCI and that the administration and Jewish students had it under control.


While I would defend ADL in this matter, I agree with charges that they have been unwilling to speak out on anti-Semitism when it comes from Muslim quarters. In my view, in the current era, that represents the biggest portion.


Squid said...

Does "J" in the J-street mean "judenrein"


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Gary, did you mean to "defend" or "defriend" ADL? The typo "defrend" is deliciously ambiguous.

Gary Fouse said...

Thanks. Typo corrected.