Celebrating the ADL’s Commitment to End Hate

February 1, 2024

In a recent article published by The Nation, James Bamford attempts to cast a shadow on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and it’s current CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt, presenting the organization in a light that raises concerns about its credibility and mission. It’s important to recognize, however, that the ADL has a long and commendable history of fighting against discrimination and prejudice of all kinds.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, has been a tireless advocate for civil rights and a staunch opponent of bigotry and hate. Its mission is to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens alike, fighting against anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. The organization has played a crucial role in promoting understanding and tolerance, not just within the Jewish community, but throughout society.

One of the key aspects of the ADL’s work is monitoring and combating hate speech, discrimination, and extremism. In recent years, the ADL has intensified its efforts to address the rise of anti-Semitic incidents and hate crimes worldwide. The tragic events of October 7th, and the violent protests and anti semitic vitriol that has exploded all over the world underscores the urgent need for organizations like the ADL to continue their vital work.

Initiatives like the ADL’s No Place for Hate campaign and the implementation of educational programs have been instrumental in fostering understanding and eradicating prejudice from the roots. Furthermore, the ADL has been at the forefront of efforts to combat online hate speech and extremism. In a digital age where hate can spread rapidly across platforms, the ADL has worked tirelessly to monitor, expose, and counteract online bigotry. By collaborating with tech companies and promoting awareness, the organization strives to create a safer and more inclusive online environment for everyone.

The ADL’s commitment to its mission and the tireless efforts of its staff and supporters deserve recognition and appreciation. By championing diversity, advocating for justice, and fighting against hate in all its forms, the ADL continues to be a beacon of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

– Samantha Garelick, Pro-Israel America Executive Director