Rabbis dispute ADL’s alt-right list, issue own list of the far left


(JNS.org) The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) new “hate list” of top alt-right figures “gives a free pass to anti-Semitism coming from left-wing activists,” a rabbinical group is asserting.

Feminist activist and BDS promoter Linda Sarsour (pictured) is on a top 10 list of left-wing activists produced by the Coalition for Jewish Values. The activists are “far more guilty of anti-Jewish defamatory speech” than top alt-right figures listed separately by the Anti-Defamation League, the Coalition said. Credit: Festival of Faiths via Wikimedia Commons.

The Coalition for Jewish Values, which represents 200 Orthodox rabbis in the U.S. and Canada, also charged that “political motives” were behind the ADL’s inclusion of Corey Stewart, a prominent Virginia conservative who is seeking the Republican nomination to oppose Sen. Tim Kaine.

The Coalition countered the ADL’s list by releasing a top 10 list of left-wing activists who, it says, are “far more guilty of anti-Jewish defamatory speech” than those named by the ADL. The Coalition’s list includes Linda Sarsour, the feminist activist and BDS promoter; Hatem Bazian, founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, arguably the most active anti-Israel group on college campuses; Rachel Gilmer, co-author of the Black Lives Matter platform, which accused Israel of genocide; and Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director the anti-Zionist organization Jewish Voice for Peace.

Posted on July 20, 2017 .