Abe Foxman Rides Again
Abe Foxman is at it again. The publicity-seeking head of the Anti-Defamation League recently wrote to Israelís Chief Rabbis urging them to condemn the phenomenon of yeshiva students in Jerusalemís Old City attacking Christians. Only one such incident, however, has been reported, in which a teenager studying at a national religious high school (who was wrongly described by the New York Times as ďfervently OrthodoxĒ), spat at a Greek Orthodox clergyman. The boy subsequently apologized.
Journalist Diane DuBrow asked Laura Kam, the director of the ADLís Jerusalem office, whether the office possessed any documentation of any other such incidents. Kam replied that she had no such documentation.
It appears that Foxman was just seeking a little more air time at the expense of religious Jews.