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Abe Foxman leaves ADL after nearly 30 years

Abe Foxman leaves ADL after nearly 30 years

NEW YORK — If there’s one thing that can be said of longtime ADL leader Abraham Foxman, who is stepping down this month after nearly 30 years at the helm, it’s that he never holds back from speaking his mind.

In an age of canned, anodyne statements from public figures reticent to say what they really think, Foxman offers an authentic, unabashed voice free of artifice, hesitation or restraint.

Foxman also has something else when he speaks: listeners. Though the ADL doesn’t represent anyone but itself and Foxman is not an elected official, he is widely seen by journalists, the public and especially the White House as representing American Jewish opinion — to the consternation of many community activists to Foxman’s right and left.


Jewish groups demand apology from NPR

WASHINGTON — Jewish groups demanded an apology from NPR host Diane Rehm for saying that Sen. Bernie Sanders has dual Israeli-American citizenship. “Such a statement is not only factually incorrect, but has no place in such an interview,” the ADL’s national director, Abraham Foxman, said in a letter last week to National Public Radio. “It is deeply troubling to think that a well-respected media outlet like NPR would apparently rely on unsubstantiated information from the Internet in i...

New York honors Muslim hero

New York honors Muslim heroNEW YORK — The Muslim employee who saved Jewish shoppers during a terrorist attack on a Paris kosher supermarket was honored in New York. Lassana Bathily was presented with an official city proclamation on June 12 by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his actions in the Hyper Cacher siege on Jan. 9. Bathily, an immigrant from Mali, was in the basement when a gunman entered the store. He hid 15 Jewish shoppers, including a two-year-old child, in the supermarket freezer.

No 'Israel' on US passports

No 'Israel' on US passportsWASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in the Supreme Court decision that will keep “Israel” off the passports of Jerusalem-born Americans, begins by calling Jerusalem a “delicate subject.” Competing claims to the Holy City were not the only timeworn and sensitive issue the justices contended with in their 6-3 decision on Monday, June 8, which upheld the State Department’s policy of not allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list “Israel” as their birthp...

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To build or not to build? Fierce debate in Crestmoor

To build or not to build? Fierce debate in CrestmoorA battle in city planning went into the wee hours on Tuesday, June 9, at Denver’s City and County building. A group of Crestmoor Park residents went head to head against a Englewood development company that was seeking what had become a controversial rezoning of a lot at the corner of East Cedar Ave. and Monaco Pkwy. in Denver’s Council District 5. Though two council members remained uncertain during the voting, they ultimately sided with the developer. A few expressed turmoil over the deci...
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On Hanukkah, just let the lights go out

Lisa Keys Celebrating the Festival of Lights is typically a communal activity — but a writer finds a deeper meaning in quiet contemplation of the menorah. ... [Link]

Thousands of Arab-Israelis protest ban on Islamic Movement

Marcy Oster Arab-Israeli Knesset lawmakers attended the rally backing a group that Israel accuses of incitement and links to terrorism. ... [Link]

Israeli defense chief: Russian military jet violated Israeli airspace

Marcy Oster The jet, which was carrying out airstrikes against rebels in the Syrian civil war, turned back when Russia was informed of its mistake. ... [Link]

Iran balks at enacting nuclear deal over ongoing investigation

Marcy Oster Iranian officials said the international nuclear watchdog must close its probe of allegations on past nuclear weapons research for final implementation of the agreement reached in July. ... [Link]

BDS backers go on labeling spree on Israeli products in German town

Marcy Oster A spokesman for the activists said they took an educated guess on which products were made in the West Bank and Golan Heights. ... [Link]

Report: Paris attacks mastermind planned attack on Jews as well

Marcy Oster The attacks were to target the Jewish community as well as the education and transportation systems in Paris, according to Reuters, which cited sources close to the investigation. ... [Link]

Polish Jewish leader heads protest against new parliament

Marcy Oster The demonstrators in front of the parliament building protested the lack of transparency in making changes to the Constitutional Tribunal. ... [Link]

Israeli Border Police officer, civilian woman stabbed in Jerusalem attacks

Marcy Oster The victims were lightly injured. One assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces; the other was captured following an hourlong manhunt. ... [Link]

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