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New York, NY - ADL Calls Comparison To Nazi Germany “Inappropriate”

Published on: January 11, 2017 11:40 PM
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonU.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York, NY - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today voiced concern about a tweet from President-Elect Donald Trump that posed the question, “Are we living in Nazi Germany?” in response to news coverage over intelligence agency revelations on alleged Russian government intervention in the 2016 election.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

The President-Elect’s use of Nazi Germany to make a political analogy is not only an inappropriate comparison on the merits, but it also coarsens our discourse and diminishes the horror of the Holocaust.

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There are legitimate questions on all sides regarding foreign influence in the 2016 presidential race. But the United States has democratic elections, a free press, rule of law and a civil service—including our intelligence agencies—that is deeply loyal to the U.S. Constitution. These facts invalidate any analogies between America and totalitarian societies.

ADL always has maintained that glib comparisons to Nazi Germany are offensive and a trivialization of the Holocaust.  We have a long record of speaking out when both Democrats and Republicans engage in such overheated rhetoric. It would be helpful for the President-Elect to explain his intentions or apologize for the remark.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.



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 Jan 12, 2017 at 12:18 AM lazy-boy Says:

The word 'Nazi' is a very charged word.

However we have seen the extremism of the 'liberal left'. Anyone who disagreed with them was marginalized and considered an idiot and not worthy of consideration. This WAS the beginnings of the Nazi rule.

Read a bit of history of how the Nazi's took control over Germany and you will realize that they too marginalized those who thought different than Hitler y'mach shmo.

This was an action that was used by the so-called 'liberal left' against Trump.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 01:30 AM thetruthis Says:

I will continue to pray for the quick demise of the ADL, an organization that has no shaychis to Hashem or his Torah.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 08:06 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
lazy-boy Says:

The word 'Nazi' is a very charged word.

However we have seen the extremism of the 'liberal left'. Anyone who disagreed with them was marginalized and considered an idiot and not worthy of consideration. This WAS the beginnings of the Nazi rule.

Read a bit of history of how the Nazi's took control over Germany and you will realize that they too marginalized those who thought different than Hitler y'mach shmo.

This was an action that was used by the so-called 'liberal left' against Trump.

Extremists on both sides have far more in common with each other than they do with non-extremists.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 08:48 AM qazxc Says:

Yup, comparing well founded accusations of political impropriety to the systematic murder of six million Jews and plunging the world into a World War seems perfectly reasonable.

Decent people of all races and religions should be offended and concerned.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 09:08 AM Shimon Says:

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thetruthis Says:

I will continue to pray for the quick demise of the ADL, an organization that has no shaychis to Hashem or his Torah.

Good point. The org is merely an arm of the Dem left, headed by political hack Greenblatt.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 09:34 AM Bookworm120 Says:

You know what else is inappropriate? Allowing others on Twitter to compare Donald Trump and his team to nazis!

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 09:43 AM Dont you think ADL should quit? Says:

The ADL's excitement to denounce any person or organ that they feel entered their personal domain named 'combating anti-semitism'.

Excluding their "concern" over Trump's comment; (heir curious enthusiasm to dub politicians as Anti-semite, looks to me as an overt attempt to give their organization a legit look. Because if they don't deem anti-semite, there is no purpose of ADL.

Teir approach is ridiculous from any point of view. If you cry wolf, they create wolves out of people.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 09:45 AM qazxc Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Extremists on both sides have far more in common with each other than they do with non-extremists.

Gut gzogt!

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 10:18 AM takeittothem Says:

Reply to #4  
qazxc Says:

Yup, comparing well founded accusations of political impropriety to the systematic murder of six million Jews and plunging the world into a World War seems perfectly reasonable.

Decent people of all races and religions should be offended and concerned.

well said. only a demagogue like trump would invoke Nazis in the same breath as political improprieties

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 11:05 AM thetruthis Says:

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takeittothem Says:

well said. only a demagogue like trump would invoke Nazis in the same breath as political improprieties

Trump said nothing wrong. He was making a point and was correct in making the comparison to Nazi Germany in order to stress that point. The stupidity of the Jews who are always feigning agmas nefesh when someone uses the term Nazi, means nothing at all. It's actually people like those at the ADL who, in great part, brought the Holocaust upon us by rejecting Hashem and relying on koichee vi'oitzem yadi. Anyways this whole narishkeit is only a propaganda move by the ADL in order to increase their fundraising.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM Anonymous Says:

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Bookworm120 Says:

You know what else is inappropriate? Allowing others on Twitter to compare Donald Trump and his team to nazis!

Every Neo-Nazi voted for Trump. Trump is a German. He talks about Deportations. You decide.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 11:38 AM Anonymous Says:

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thetruthis Says:

Trump said nothing wrong. He was making a point and was correct in making the comparison to Nazi Germany in order to stress that point. The stupidity of the Jews who are always feigning agmas nefesh when someone uses the term Nazi, means nothing at all. It's actually people like those at the ADL who, in great part, brought the Holocaust upon us by rejecting Hashem and relying on koichee vi'oitzem yadi. Anyways this whole narishkeit is only a propaganda move by the ADL in order to increase their fundraising.

The truth is: Trump is German. The Nazis were Germans. We will have a German in the White House in a few days. Deportations could start right after that. Trump has a point . Is this Nazi Germany? I pray it's not.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 11:41 AM Esther Says:

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takeittothem Says:

well said. only a demagogue like trump would invoke Nazis in the same breath as political improprieties

We didn't hear the ADL or anybody else on the left complain when Trump was repeatedly compared to Nazis over the long campaign.

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 11:43 AM Esther Says:

Reply to #10  
thetruthis Says:

Trump said nothing wrong. He was making a point and was correct in making the comparison to Nazi Germany in order to stress that point. The stupidity of the Jews who are always feigning agmas nefesh when someone uses the term Nazi, means nothing at all. It's actually people like those at the ADL who, in great part, brought the Holocaust upon us by rejecting Hashem and relying on koichee vi'oitzem yadi. Anyways this whole narishkeit is only a propaganda move by the ADL in order to increase their fundraising.

CV to say we have any idea why Hashem allowed 6 million to die th emost horrible deaths!

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 Jan 12, 2017 at 05:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
thetruthis Says:

Trump said nothing wrong. He was making a point and was correct in making the comparison to Nazi Germany in order to stress that point. The stupidity of the Jews who are always feigning agmas nefesh when someone uses the term Nazi, means nothing at all. It's actually people like those at the ADL who, in great part, brought the Holocaust upon us by rejecting Hashem and relying on koichee vi'oitzem yadi. Anyways this whole narishkeit is only a propaganda move by the ADL in order to increase their fundraising.

Donald Ducky is as ignorant about Nazi Germany as I am about his finaNCIAL holdings The fact is that pro-Nazi groups were present at his rallies voted for him. I like to know how many of you ever visited the Yad Vashem zero

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