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ADL Lists Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in US

Monday, 21 Oct 2013 10:12 PM

By Cathy Burke

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The Anti-Defamation League on Monday posted its top-10 list of anti-Israel groups in the United States — adding four new organizations to the three-year-old listing.

Newcomers included American Muslims for Palestine, CODEPINK, Neturei Karta, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the league said.

"The list represents the worst of the worst anti-Israel groups," said the ADL's national director, Abraham Foxman.

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"They lob any and every accusation against Israel, including charges of Nazi-like crimes, 'apartheid' policies, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and genocide."

The league listed its top-10 as:

Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), American Muslims for Palestine, CODEPINK, Friends of Sabeel-North America, If Americans Knew/Council for the National Interest, Jewish Voice for Peace, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Natorei Karta, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Each of the selected groups, the ADL said, is "fixated with delegitimizing Israel" and has demonstrated the ability to reach new segments of the U.S. public with a hostile and misleading narrative about Israel.

The league charged that the anti-Israel organizations use scurrilous 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 ADL began its listings in 2010.www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Natorei-Karta-Jewish-Voice-for-Peace-among-ADLs-Top-10-anti-Israel-groups-329328

The Jerusalem Post reported that newcomer Natorei Karta is an ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist group established in Jerusalem in 1938. Natorei Karta — Aramaic for "Guardians of the City" — thinks Israel can be re-established only after the coming of the Messiah, and rejects Zionism and opposes the existence of Israel.

The Jewish Voice for Peace group is a repeat offender on the ADL's anti-Israel list.
The league says the JVP's leaders and members of its rabbinical council are regularly invited to major anti-Israel events and conferences, and the group says its Jewish nature gives it a "particular legitimacy in voicing an alternative view," the Jerusalem Post noted.

Anti-Israel groups no longer ranking on the top-10 list include the International Solidarity Movement, Al-Awda, the Muslim American Society, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the ADL said.

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