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Washington - ADL, AJC: Don't Slam President Obama Over Israel

Published on: October 26, 2011 11:50 AM
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Washington - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC), two of the most prominent Jewish-American organizations in the United States, on Sunday issued a joint “pledge” calling on Jewish and Israel groups not to criticize President Obama’s record on Israel.

The “National Pledge for Unity on Israel,” aims to promote bipartisan support for Israel while preventing the Jewish State from becoming a wedge issue in the upcoming campaign season.


According to ADL National Director Abe Foxman and AJC Executive Director David Harris, the initiative stems from the Jewish community’s “strong interest in ensuring that American support for Israel is one of the critical strategic issues that unites rather than divides parties and officials.”

However, not all Jewish organizations supported the bid, The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) Chairman William Kristol saying his organization will not be signing the pledge.

“Indeed, this attempt to silence those of us who have ‘questioned the current administration’s foreign policy approach vis-a-vis Israel’ will re-energize us. Nor, incidentally, should those who support the administration’s approach to Israel be bashful about making their case. Directors Harris and Foxman need a refresher course on the virtues of free speech and robust debate in a democracy. Their effort to stifle discussion and debate is unworthy of the best traditions of America, and of Israel,” he stated.


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 Oct 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM common-sense Says:

This is outrageous. It is an attempt to stifle free speech. There is plenty to criticize Obama on over Israel and nobody should tolerate this attempt to silence us. Everybody should write to the ADL and AJC telling them that they cannot attempt to silence free speech.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Why do u call them 2 of the most prominent organizations? They are 2 of the most left wing liberal organizations.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 01:13 PM Reuvain Says:

Is Abe Foxman now the gatekeeper of the Jewish public. What ever happened to the freedom of speech, its a basic Constitutional right of "Freedom of Speech". The audacity of the ADL and the AJC to impose their viewpoint on the Jewish community is outrageous.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 01:50 PM Bezalel Says:

I am willing not to slam him over Israel.

Instead, I'll slam him over his horrible management of America's economy.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 01:52 PM Reb Yid Says:

Kristol can criticize the ADL and the ADL can criticize Kristol, and they both can praise or criticize Obama. The only thing is, what does the ADL have to do with this? They're supposed to be fighting anti-Semitism, not trying to stop people from criticizing the President's stance on Israel. They don't have a dog in this fight and should stay out of it.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 02:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
common-sense Says:

This is outrageous. It is an attempt to stifle free speech. There is plenty to criticize Obama on over Israel and nobody should tolerate this attempt to silence us. Everybody should write to the ADL and AJC telling them that they cannot attempt to silence free speech.

Ignoramus. There is no one holding a gag on you and you can be as beligerant as you wish to be. Obama is a world leader and he is a truly peace orientated liberal mind. If you want to keep your own hostile war on and this message goes to the others as well, you are not going to be fighting against lies and disease, you are fighting against respectablity. Good luck and best wishes when your ship comes in.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 03:03 PM MTL Says:

So the ADL is now in charge of how we vote and who we support? I think I know whose pocket they're in...

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 05:19 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a good statement. Our people are not limited in what we can say such as commenter number 1 says above. There is no stifling of free speech. This is a move that is necessary as the abuse of Mr. Obama has flowered into outright hate speech from many of our people.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 09:18 PM esther Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Ignoramus. There is no one holding a gag on you and you can be as beligerant as you wish to be. Obama is a world leader and he is a truly peace orientated liberal mind. If you want to keep your own hostile war on and this message goes to the others as well, you are not going to be fighting against lies and disease, you are fighting against respectablity. Good luck and best wishes when your ship comes in.

ignoramus.so is that the way liberals begin an attempt at intelligent debate?

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 09:21 PM esther Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

This is a good statement. Our people are not limited in what we can say such as commenter number 1 says above. There is no stifling of free speech. This is a move that is necessary as the abuse of Mr. Obama has flowered into outright hate speech from many of our people.

please that's not what this is about at all.this is fdr democrat, jewish organizations that would rather cut off their right hands then vote republican.

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 Oct 26, 2011 at 10:39 PM yaakov321 Says:

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esther Says:

ignoramus.so is that the way liberals begin an attempt at intelligent debate?

Esther, considering that the man in that comment I replied to suggested we continue a hostile campaign against the leader of the freeworld, I can suggest to you that ignoramus is a very kind word indeed. And to consider that there are bigger issues today such as subduing the Occupy Wall Street movement, I think that there is alot we can really work on to support freedom and liberty. I wrote comment 8 too.

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 Oct 27, 2011 at 12:26 AM LiberalismIsADisease Says:

Sorry ADL, AJC, ABC or whatever your initials are. I will slam everyone who deserves to be slammed including our leftist president.

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 Oct 27, 2011 at 07:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Political relationships have taken precedence over world safety, according to the value system of our current president. This statement simply extends that idiotic value to others who reside outside the White House. Stifling dissent is the way of dictators, even if it has perceived political gain. I am ashamed of those who developed and tried to push this foolishness on the community. Obama deserves to be slammed and embarrassed for his Middle East policies. No organization will silence me, and will certainly not influence my opinions or vote. May Hashem help us replace Obama in 2012.

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 Oct 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM marcia Says:

It is time for Jews to stop being categorized as a herd of cattle. We are not all Democrats who follow our leader "THE RABBI"! I am an Independent and will never vote for Obama!

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