Q&A with ADL head Abe Foxman: The 'perfect storm' of anti-Semitism

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September 4, 2014 18:49

With just under a year left in his post, one of the world's leaders in the battle against anti-Semitism, warns that the age-old hatred of Jews is still alive.




Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, shows the book "The Bible, the J

Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, shows the book "The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus" . (photo credit:REUTERS)

One of the most well-known figures in the fight against anti-Semitism, head of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Abraham Foxman has dedicated almost five decades to preventing a repeat of the events of World War II. Himself a Holocaust survivor who was hidden as a child during the war, Foxman tells The Jerusalem Post that while the world has changed a great deal, anti-Jewish attitudes linger and "a vaccine has yet to be found for the more than 2,000-year-old virus of anti-Semitism." With just under a year left until he steps down from his post at the ADL, Foxman discusses the challenges facing world Jewry and how he intends to tackle them

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