Once again, the Jews have been betrayed by the progressive communist Democrats as they continue to marginalize Jews and damage or destroy the State of Israel.
Consider how the leadership has changed the organization under Jonathan Greenblatt, the sixth National Director and CEO who previously served as a Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation. President Obama, an anti-Semite who openly worshiped for decades under the virulently anti-Semitic Reverend Jerimiah Wright. Obama, a president who open disrespected the State of Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama, a president who openly empowered Israel’s mortal enemy Iran by providing a path to nuclear arms and an agreement that conveniently forgot to restrict the production of long-range ballistic missiles. Not to mention bailing out Iran’s faltering economy by releasing billions of previously blocked funds. Obama paid a ransom for hostages using pallets of cash, delivered in the dead of night in an unmarked aircraft.
Consider how the definition of racism has been changed under the purview of Greenblatt.
The traditional definition.
"Racism: The belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, most of the time based on racism, that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another,"
The “new definition.”
Racism: The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.
Also related are the definitions of Race and Systemic Racism.
Race: Refers to the categories into which society places individuals on the basis of physical characteristics (such as skin color, hair type, facial form and eye shape). Though many believe that race is determined by biology, it is now widely accepted that this classification system was in fact created for social and political reasons. There are actually more genetic and biological differences within the racial groups defined by society than between different groups.
Systemic Racism: A combination of systems, institutions and factors that advantage white people and for people of color, cause widespread harm and disadvantages in access and opportunity. One person or even one group of people did not create systemic racism, rather it: (1) is grounded in the history of our laws and institutions which were created on a foundation of white supremacy;* (2) exists in the institutions and policies that advantage white people and disadvantage people of color; and (3) takes places in interpersonal communication and behavior (e.g., slurs, bullying, offensive language) that maintains and supports systemic inequities and systemic racism.
* In the above definition, the term “white supremacy” refers to the systematic marginalization or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges people who identify as white. It does not refer to extremist ideologies which believe that white people are genetically or culturally superior to non-whites and/or that white people should live in a whites-only society.
--Last updated July 2020 <Source: ADL>
The new definition openly states that racism is a white phenomenon and reads as if it was crafted by the Marxist-trained leadership of Black Lives Matter, the domestic terrorists that serve as a Communist front organization.
The definition also marginalizes one’s Jewishness as a defining characteristic of their identity in favor of an academic racial construct. This is little more than an attempt to divide Jews and negate their historical cooperation with blacks in their community-- primarily based on shared oppression by WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants).
Speaking of organizations that are anti-Semitic and anti-Israel, let us not forget Amnesty International.
It appears that Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran. who believe that Israel does not have a right, moral or legal, to exist have found kindred spirits in Amnesty International. The organization's recent 280-page report, (ISRAEL’S APARTHEID AGAINST PALESTINIANS: CRUEL SYSTEM OF DOMINATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY) naming Israel an “apartheid” state is deceptive, dishonest, and disgusting.
The corrupt organization ignores the fact that there is no such thing as a "Palestinian" homeland, the term was invented in Russia to help bolster terrorist Yasser Arafat's fundraising efforts, and its report is a long indictment of Israel that purports to show Israel as an apartheid state because of its treatment of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza.
The sad facts that they ignore are that peace initiatives have been ignored by the so-called Palestinians since Israel was founded and that Israel is constantly under attack and must enforce security measures to protect its civilian population from terror attacks.
It is a remarkable show of restraint that Israel does not destroy most of the area used for thousands of random unguided rockets attacks on innocent civilians.
Where Jews have traditionally supported center-left viewpoints, the current state of the ADL marks a hard shift leftward toward self-hatred and the need to atone for the past racist behavior.
.And where a powerful Anti-Defamation League once stood as a bulwark against the anti-Semitic persecution of Jews for decades., now, not so much. I say screw the ADL – they are no longer worthy of support.
P.S. Experts who study anti-Semitism point out that Jews have been referred to as both a race and a religious group. As a matter of law and custom in the United States and Israel, they are considered both.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS