Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Any just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be based on two states, living side by side in peace and security.”

“Response to Common Inaccuracy: Bi-National/One-State Solution,” www.adl.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2015)

Description:

“The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 ‘to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fait treatment to all.’

ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry here and abroad, combats international terrorism, probes the roots of hatred, advocates before Congress, comes to the aid of victims of bigotry, develops educational programs and serves as a public resource for government, media, law enforcemnet and the public, all toward the goals of countering and reducing hatred.”

ADL Website (accessed on May 26, 2005)

Mission:

“The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.”

ADL Charter, 1913

Other:
Civil Rights Organization
Quoted in:
  1. What Are Some Solutions for the Political and Religious Disputes over Jerusalem?
  2. Was Anti-Semitism the Leading Factor in the Emergence of Zionism?
  3. Can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Help Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?