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Fact Sheet on the ADL

The ADL is " of the ugliest, most powerful pressure groups in the U.S...Its primary commitment is to use any technique, however dishonest and disgraceful, in order to defame and silence and destroy anybody who dares to criticize the Holy State ('Israel')."

--Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Revisionist historian Michael A. Hoffman II (center) holds a copy of the "Fact Sheet on the ADL" flier which he and two other activists distributed as they picketed the appearance of Bruce Kort, ADL's Seattle regional director at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, which can be seen in the background, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (ADL) gave an award Nov. 18, 1998 to the city of Coeur d'Alene. City Fathers assume this is something to be proud of and have unthinkingly rolled out the red carpet for the ADL.

They think that an imprimatur from the ADL, a prominent Jewish group with a multi-million dollar budget and substantial media clout, is a kind of certification of our area's goodness. But in point of fact, hosting the ADL and its regional Seattle director at the Coeur d'Alene Resort is a shameful blot on our region.

The ADL is a branch of the masonic B'nai B'rith (Sons of the Covenant), which was established Oct. 13, 1843.

Up until recently, for decades the chief "fact-finder" (head spy) for the ADL was the late Irwin Suall. From 1957 through 1962, Mr. Suall was national secretary of the Socialist Party. (1)

The ADL keeps extensive espionage files on those who are critical of Israeli policies. Last year the ADL attempted to blackmail Benjamin Chavis, leader of the NAACP, with some of those files. (2)

The ADL spies on American dissidents on behalf of the Israeli government. Automobile license plate numbers of people attending a meeting of the Committee on the Middle East were recorded by ADL agent Roy Bullock, channeled through San Francisco police officer Tom Gerard, also an ADL operative, and furnished to the Israeli government. (3)

The ADL claims that it has the right to "investigate" dissidents and "probe into their private lives." When asked in court, "Does that mean anyone who participates in a political rally can be the subject of an in-depth investigation?" ADL attorney Stephen Bomse responded in the affirmative. (4).

In 1996 the ADL praised the prison sentence meted out to an American publisher in Germany: "ADL today said it was gratified that a German court sentenced American...Gary Lauck to four years in prison for...disseminating anti-Semitic...hate material." (5)

In January of 1998, ADL Director Abraham Foxman ordered Metropolitan Books to halt publication of "A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth," a book which exposed fraud perpetrated by anti-German bigot Daniel Goldhagen. (6)

Early in November of 1998, ADL Director Foxman was at it again, this time ordering the media to ban black leader Louis Farrakhan from the airwaves. Foxman's demand can be summarized as, "Keep Farrakhan off all the television networks!" (7)

In 1993 the ADL illegally obtained California police and government records in San Francisco on a wide array of dissident political groups and turned them over to the Israeli government. Due to its enormous influence, the ADL escaped criminal prosecution in return for paying $75,000 to groups that fight hate crimes. (8)

The ADL "runs a nationwide surveillance operation on political groups with the assistance of other law enforcement officials...The ADL spied on political groups in the US and this information allegedly made its way to Israeli security authorities." (9)

On Aug. 2, 1994 seventy-five Jewish-Americans accused the ADL of "engaging in defamation" in the ADL's attacks on Christian conservatives. (10)

The seventy-five stated that the ADL uses "such discreditable techniques as insinuation and guilt by association" to compile its secret files on dissenters. (11).

On Aug. 9, 1994 Houston attorney Gary Polland compiled an analysis of an ADL attack on Christians. "Among other things, the analysis demonstrates that ...(ADL Director) Foxman lied..." (12)

Syndicated columnist Mona Charen wrote: "...there is the crude, but undeniable fact that the ADL is in the anti-Semitism business...It is playing upon ancient fears...and it is doing so dishonestly, with quotes taken out of context and flagrantly false accusations." (13)

In 1987 the B'nai B'rith of Canada was ordered to pay $400,000 for defaming a Winnipeg woman. (14)

On March 14, 1996 the B'nai B'rith called a press conference in Toronto urging the government to arrest revisionist publisher Ernst Zündel for printing revisionist pamphlets the Zionist group abhors. (15)

Jewish journalist Robert I. Friedman says the ADL is "the largest private spy agency in America... working behind the scenes to stifle intellectual freedom." [16]

According to the Associated Press, the ADL was instrumental in suppressing an advertisement on the Lycos Internet Website for the "Jews for Jesus" organization. Lycos Inc. stated that it "would not renew an advertisement from Jews for Jesus because of complaints from some in the Jewish community."

Lycos said several Jewish people took offense when the ad popped up on their computer screens as they searched for Web sites containing the word ``Jewish.'' Jeffrey Snider, Lycos' general counsel, told The Boston Globe that the ad's contract, which expires in several days, was not renewed because ``controversial advertising is bad for business.''

According to the Associated Press, the ad "was opposed by the Anti-Defamation League's Boston office. Diane Kolb, ADL associate director, said she believes the "Jews for Jesus" message is "misleading and blasphemous." [17]

When the U.S. government keeps a file on a citizen that individual can pursue a Freedom of Information inquiry to ascertain the contents and accuracy of the government dossier.

But in the case of the secret files of the ADL which the group shares with U.S. Intelligence and the Israeli secret police (Mossad), the citizen has no recourse whatever.

If an anti-Communist, right wing group were to engage in such massive domestic spying our local press and politicians would thunder anathemas against this "new McCarthyism." But when a totalitarian Zionist organization engages in such tactics, the Establishment media act as their dutiful mouthpiece, and the Federal government gives them semi-official status as "watchdogs over extremism."

But what can these prevaricating ADL thought cops with their Stalinist tactics, offer America, other than the same kind of dictatorship that arose in Russia in 1917? Why do our government leaders and media executives seek the approbation and follow the dictates of so loathsome a group of snoops, censors, haters and tyrants?

Copyright©1999 by Michael A. Hoffman II

End Notes

[1] Lenni Brenner, "The ADL," American Educational Trust, 1996, p. 18.

[2] Village Voice, Nov. 11, 1997, pp. 48, 50, 53.

[3] The Independent (San Francisco, CA), Oct. 22, 1998, p. 11.

[4] Ibid.

[5] ADL Press Release, Aug. 22, 1996.

[6] NY Times, Jan. 10, 1998.

[7] "ADL Attack on NBC," Coeur d'Alene Press, Nov. 15, 1998.

[8] "Privacy Suit Against ADL Allowed," A.P. Nov. 17, 1998.

[9] SF Weekly, March 31, 1993.

[10] NY Times, Aug. 2, 1994.

[11] The New American, Sept. 19, 1994, p. 13.

[12] Ibid.

[13] The Wanderer (St. Paul, MN), Aug, 1994, p. 10.

[14] The Globe and Mail, Nov. 26, 1987.

[15] Toronto Star, March 15, 1996.

[16] Robert I. Friedman, "The Jewish Thought Police," Village Voice, July 27, 1993.

[17] Associated Press, Aug. 11, 1999

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