Why I’m Speaking to Students at J Street U
Jonathan Greenblatt
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The ADL’s desire to engage with Jewish organizations of differing views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is commendable. However, it seems somewhat at odds with Abraham Foxman’s recent, public demand that Simone Zimmerman be fired from her position as Jewish Outreach coordinator for the Bernie Sanders campaign, for having opinions essentially identical to those of J Street U. Yes, Foxman is the former president of the ADL, and thus could technically be said to have spoken as an individual. But don’t tell me he didn’t have, at the very least, the ADL’s tacit approval in doing so.