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ADL partners with antisemite Al Sharpton to score political points

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Because here is no light between the Jewish left and the antisemitic left —

The tweet from Caroline Glick says it all. ADL is a total disgrace. No Jewish American with any dignity should take the ADL seriously. Shame on Jonathan Greenblatt.

Related – Recalling Al Sharpton’s role in 1991 Crown Heights riots

Al Sharpton admits to using ‘cheap’ rhetoric about Jews

The ADL’s Disgrace

A Jewish organization partners with a leading anti-Semite to score political points

By Washington Free Beacon, June 29, 2020

It’s hard to think of a more prominent anti-Semite in American public life over the last 30 years than the Rev. Al Sharpton. Louis Farrakhan may give him a run for his money, but the leader of the so called Nation of Islam remains a pariah—Barack Obama was photographed with him once, in 2005, and never made that mistake again.

Sharpton is a different story. He has never apologized for leading a pogrom against the Jews of Brooklyn that marked the worst outburst of anti-Semitic violence in modern American history, but despite all that, or perhaps because of it, has laundered himself into an elder statesman and star television host whose endorsement ambitious Democratic politicians must now seek.

Look no further than MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, who personally introduced a resolution condemning Sharpton’s “racist and anti-Semitic views” in his previous life as a Republican congressman. In his present life as a Trump-hating MSNBC host who has toyed with a presidential run, Scarborough celebrates Sharpton’s moral clarity about Facebook.

We never thought we’d see Sharpton embraced by Jews, but that’s what’s transpiring now as the Anti-Defamation League strays onto the Reverend’s turf—leading a boycott campaign against one of the most successful Jewish-owned businesses in the world. Its CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, has tapped Sharpton as a partner in a political project to police objectionable speech that both are trying to cast as a modern civil rights issue.

Sharpton has come a long way. So has the ADL.

As Crown Heights burned, the organization had no trouble identifying Sharpton as an enemy of the Jewish people. “Anti-Semitism is all over the place in Crown Heights,” the ADL’s then-director, Abraham Foxman, told the New York Times in August 1991. “It is ugly, it is crude, it is classical and it is deadly. And the fact that it is American and it is black should not make it invisible or tolerable.”

Sharpton, then as now, “denied the charges of anti-Semitism,” telling the paper “this is a classical example of trying to turn the victim into the victimizer.”

Later that year, like any victim would, Sharpton traveled to Israel for a publicity stunt to “hunt down” the Jew who had provided the pretext for his riots. Upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, he was heckled by an Israeli who told him to “go to hell.” Sharpton’s response: “I am in hell already. I am in Israel.”

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