Rabbi Abraham Foxman, the 24-year director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and as head of a major Jewish human rights organization is an important man who in recent years has evidently forgotten that Israel and the Jewish people need to make friends, not insult the ones they have. The ADL once served a purpose in combating anti-Semitism, and at times it still does, but in recent years, as a result of Abe Foxman's leadership, the ADL has become more of a Jewish wing of the Democrat Party, and whoever leads the Democratic Party is good enough for Abe who has forgotten that since 1945 Democrats have had the White House for 31 years and the Republicans for 36 years.  In spite of repeated predictions that it would, the world has not ended when the other side got in. If the Republicans win the White House in 2012, the world won’t end this time either.The ADL of today has seemed to have designated fighting anti-Semitism as secondary to their White House induced agenda of fighting “hate”.  However, a Jewish organization chartered to fight anti-Semitism should do just that. Yes, there’s work to be done in the broader context of racism, religious, and ethnic bigotry, but the main focus should be as stated in the ADL charter; fighting anti-Semitism.

This past year Abe Foxman was involved in a number of unexplainable episodes; one of them being an unfortunate attempt to shut down debate about Israel in the 2012 Presidential election. The “Unity Pledge” put forward by the ADL combined some unexceptionable language about Jewish unity and support for the Jewish state with a highly questionable demand that Israel be taken off the table as an issue. Coming as it did on the eve of President Obama’s re-election effort, the only possible purpose for such a pledge was to stifle the growing dissent among American Jews about Obama's Middle East policies and his natural inclination to blame Israel and her leader Prime Minister Netanyahu. The controversy that erupted as a result of the "Unity Pledge" exposed to all that Abe Foxman was caught red-handed in a thinly veiled partisan ploy to help the Democratic Party and her leader, President Obama.

In another recent episode, Abe Foxman publicly criticized a Republican Congressman who is a true friend of Israel. This Congressman from Florida, Allen West also happens to be an Afro-American, a Colonel and decorated Iraqi War veteran. Abe Foxman falsely accused Congressman West of using the Holocaust as a backdrop in criticizing the Democratic Party. What Congressman West said was that when comparing the media and the manner in which the mainstream media reports on Israel and the Jews, Goebbels would be proud, because the mainstream media promulgates the "Big Lie" when it comes to Israel and Jews. Abe Foxman knows that Congressman Allen West poses a serious political threat for Obama. This past year West was quoted saying "America has a president who lacks moral courage and integrity when it comes to America's long-standing relationship with Israel... However, when one examines the state of affairs in the Middle East... I cannot attribute this incompetancy to naiveté, but rather to conscious, nefarious, and malicious intent". Evidently Congressman West was inferring that President Obama's natural inclination is to harbor  a repugnance to Israel, and that we now have the most anti-Israel administration in history sitting in the White House. Evidently, defamation of a true friend of Israel comes easy for Abe Foxman when it is done as a gesture to President Obama. Abe Foxman knows that the Jewish vote is critical to Obama chances of being reelected and driving a wedge between American Jews and the Republican party is a major Democratic goal this year.

Even when leaving Israel aside, and dealing with an exclusively American domestic issue Abe Foxman has been on the wrong side of the track. In his op-ed piece, called “Opinion: The Threat of Sharia Law: It's All a Matter of Myth Making,” Foxman assures the American public that “the threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years.” Essentially, Foxman is accusing as bigots those Americans wary of the ongoing infiltration of Sharia into the American legal system. These kinds of defamatory charges against all those that are legitimately concerned with the clandestine and ongoing efforts of mainstream American Islamic institutions and organizations whose goal is to corrupt the American Judicial system by introducing Sharia Law into it proves beyond a doubt that Abe Foxman, the head of a major American Jewish organization has adopted an agenda-driven goal for the ADL, in coordination with the Democratic Party and her leader President Obama.

President Obama’s record on Israel has been the subject of non-stop debate since he took office and given President Obama’s failed and naïve doctrine when it comes to Israel, one cannot avoid the serious concern and doubt about Obama's intentions towards Israel should he be reelected.. Rabbi Abe Foxman must refrain from silencing discussion concerning Israel for fear of offending President Obama.If Obama intends to crack down on Israel if elected to a second term in deference to the Islamic masses that have taken over the Middle East, now is the time to reveal this, before it's too late.

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