A Wide-Open Conversation about Antisemitism with Jonathan Greenblatt and Robert Siegel

In 2021, the United States saw a 34% increase of antisemitic incidents―a record high. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, author of It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable―And How We Can Stop It, will join us to talk about the current landscape and how individuals can join the fight against hate. In conversation with Robert Siegel, Moment special literary contributor and former senior host of NPR’s All Things Considered. 

This program is part of a Moment series on antisemitism supported by the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.

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How Far Have We Fallen if Left-Wing Groups Are Calling to Boycott the ADL?

Moment’s Anti-Semitism Monitor saw something new in August: over 100 left-wing groups in the U.S. made a disturbing call to boycott the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Like any NGO, the ADL has its critics, but until very recently, few would have disputed the organization’s commitment to fighting for civil rights and against all manifestations of bigotry. But in early August, a coalition of leftist NGOs, including the American Friends Service Committee, Democratic Socialists of America, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Movement for Black Lives, instituted a campaign called “Drop the ADL” to boycott the Anti-Defamation League and its programs. The coalition issued a primer titled “The ADL is not an Ally” to justify the boycott. Unfortunately, it reads like the anti-Zionist agitprop the Soviet leadership...

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