Foxman Excuses "Dabbling in Anti-Semitism"
June 20, 1999
In a recent article in the N.Y. Forward (06/18/99) describing the
response to the the prominence of the notorious Al Sharpton at a recent
Hillary Clinton-sponsored White House event honoring the New York Yankees, Abraham Foxman (exec. director of the Anti Defamation League)
is quoted as saying that while he is not trying to "kosherize" Al
Sharpton, what he can say in his defense is that "while Sharpton may
have dabbled in anti-Semitism, he is not an anti-Semite".
Is there indeed a difference between one who dabbles in anti-Semitism
and an anti-Semite? How is a full blown anti-Semite measured? According
to Foxman "dabbling" doesn't count. Do anti-Semites have cards to
identify themselves? Do the real ones "participate actively" and the
wannabes only "dabble"?
By the ADL definition, could it then be said that Paul Bernardo only
dabbled in rape, assault and murder, but he is not a rapist or
murderer? That James Earl Ray only dabbled in assassination but is not
an assassin? How about Hitler? Since the Jews were not his only target
for mass murder could it be said that Hitler may have been a mass
murderer but he only "dabbled" in anti-Semitism?
The mental/verbal gymnastics that the ADL continuously engages in, in
order to vindicate the American Administration, beggars the imagination
and shames the Jewish community, lending cover to a ruthlessly
anti-Semitic CIA and giving a hechscher to the likes of Al Sharpton -
the man who led the pogrom in Crown Heights, and ignited the inferno at
Fourteen years into the grossly disproportionate life sentence meted out
to Jonathan Pollard for his actions on behalf of Israel, the ADL
declines to take a position on the Pollard Case. Why? The ADL insists it
can detect no anti-Semitism in the Pollard case. Small wonder. The ADL
can't seem to see it any where else either...
See Also: ADL's Silence: THE LOUDEST VOICE