For decades, Jewish leaders have said the main fight against anti-Semitism should be a fight against unfair criticism of Israel. The Anti-Defamation League, which was started after the lynching of a Jewish man in Georgia in 1913, spends increasing amounts of time on dubious projects to defend the Israel state. Other Jewish organizations use their political capital trying to ban Americans from boycotting Israeli institutions that are assisting in Israeli government repression.
Stanley Heller is administrator of the Peacenews.org parent organization Promoting Enduring Peace and is executive director of the Middle East Crisis Committee and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.