“Anti-Defamation League” seems desperate to silence pro-Palestinian voices on US campuses

The ADL has attempted to silence all critics of Israel and all supporters of Palestinian rights, by claiming that opponents of Palestinian displacement are "anti-Semitic"

posted by Citizen Action Monitor, October 17, 2011

“The Anti-Defamation League is at it again. On Wednesday, October 13, the ADL issued its latest report on student activism, trying this time to reframe all work in support of Palestinian human rights as being “anti-Israel”. The ADL report targets pro-Palestinian student groups and warns college presidents they could lose funding for protests.” Kristen Szremski

The above passage is Szremski’s opening to her article, Israel lobby empowers Palestinian solidarity, published by Al Jazeera, October 15, 2011. A slightly edited version of the piece follows with added sub-headings. (To read the full, original report, click on the linked title).

Israel lobby empowers Palestinian solidarity by Kristen Szremski, October 15, 2011

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is at it again.

On Wednesday, October 13, the ADL issued its latest report on student activism, trying this time to reframe all work in support of Palestinian human rights as being “anti-Israel”.

The ADL report targets pro-Palestinian student groups and warns college presidents they could lose funding for protests.

The report, Emerging Anti-Israel Trends and Tactics on Campus, targets Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a national, grassroots nonprofit based near Chicago. Released a few days before the first national SJP conference at Columbia University in New York was set to take place, it accuses SJP chapters of fomenting “anti-Israel” programming on their respective campuses, while charging AMP facilitates the growth and deve­­­­lopment of these students’ groups. All of this combines to create an atmosphere in which Jewish students feel “insecure and unsafe”, the ADL claims. Continue reading