Anti-Defamation League Releases List of Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in U.S.

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The Anti-Defamation League released on Monday its list of the top 10 anti-Israel groups in the United States.

Groups such as the Jewish Voice for Peace again made the list, accompanied by newcomers American Muslims for Palestine, CODEPINK, Neturei Karta, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC):

In compiling the list, ADL considered various criteria, including the groups’ ability to organize, sponsor, and endorse Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel; their sponsorship of and participation in anti-Israel rallies, panel discussions, or conferences; and their ability to pursue anti-Israel policy initiatives and lobbying efforts against Israel.

The ADL also said the groups consistently employ anti-Israel rhetoric, including allegations that Israel or Jews control the U.S. government or media, descriptions of Gaza as the "new Auschwitz," calls to disband the state of Israel, and support for anti-Israel terrorist groups.

"The list represents the worst of the worst anti-Israel groups," said Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, in a press release. "They lob any and every accusation against Israel, including charges of Nazi-like crimes, ‘apartheid’ policies, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and genocide. Their accusations are rarely, if ever, balanced with an acknowledgement of Israel’s repeated efforts to make peace with the Palestinians or the legitimate terrorism concerns faced by Israeli citizens."

The full list and report can be found here.

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