Despite new push, doubt lingers about ADL’s ability to fight anti-Semitism in Brooklyn

SHIRYN GHERMEZIAN

Jewish News Syndicate

Fri Nov 22 2019

...Citing some examples, Hikind expressed frustration at the ADL for never publicly criticizing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders—a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate—for appointing outspoken anti-Semite Linda Sarsour as an official campaign surrogate. He also said the ADL never publicly addressed a recent report that documents the “systemic anti-Semitism and an ingrained delegitimization of Israel” at New York’s Columbia University and its sister school, Barnard College.

“ADL is [supposed to be] there for the Jewish people to fight against anti-Semitism. How is it possible that this is going on in New York, the home of the ADL, and where is the ADL with regard to [anti-Semitism] at Columbia University, NYU and Kingsborough Community College? What are they doing in all these places? The answer is nothing,” said Hikind. “I know the ADL criticized [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu when he made certain remarks. That’s what we need the ADL for? They do wonderful reports, but beyond that, it’s a joke.”...

Despite new push, doubt lingers about ADL’s ability to fight anti-Semitism in Brooklyn

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