The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has recently come out with a list detailing the Top 10 most influential and active anti-Israel or anti-Zionist groups in the United States.
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To ensure accuracy, in compiling the list, the ADL considered a lot of criteria, including but not limited to the groups’ organizational skills, recent activity levels, and the success of their lobbying efforts. With all the research at hand, the ADL declared these organizations as “fixated with delegitimizing Israel.”
The list is as follows:
- ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
- American Muslims for Palestine
- Friends of Sabeel-North America
- If Americans Knew/Council for the National Interest
- Jewish Voice for Peace
- Muslim Public Affairs Council
- Neturei Karta
- Students for Justice in Palestine
- U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
They have all had some connection to Anti-Israel BDS campaigns (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) whether organizing, sponsoring or endorsing; they have sponsored rallies or conferences with definitive anti-Israel agendas.
Offensive parallels to the Holocaust by comparing Israeli leaders to Nazis or describing Gaza as the “new Auschwitz” have unfortunately not been amiss. They are known to employ rhetoric specifically designed to draw attention to America’s relationship with Israel in as hostile a manner as possible.
Allegations that Israel or Jews control the U.S. government or the media, meant to make Americans feel unsafe and threatened by the “Jewish agenda,” are rampant among the anti-Israel rhetoric.
The ADL also found these groups guilty of, “Expressions of support for terrorist groups that seek Israel’s destruction [have been made].”
Fighting politics with violence – with terrorism – just shows what kind of peace these groups have been looking for. Now, with the ADL publicly declaring them Anti-Israel, hopefully they will meet the appropriate resistance they deserve.