ADL runs ads slamming academic boycott of Israel

In the aftermath of actions by two trade unions in the United Kingdom urging their members to consider actions boycotting the state of Israel, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is running advertisements in leading national and international newspapers and news Web sites calling the resolutions "biased, unfair and destructive attacks on Israel." ADL ads appearing June 4 in The New York Times and June 6 in the International Herald Tribune and Financial Times criticize recent votes by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the University and College Union (UCU) for singling out Israel while ignoring nations with deplorable human rights records, including Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. The campaign, which also includes Web ads on and, may be viewed at