Below is David Boyajian’s latest report on the persistent animosity of the Anti-Defamation League towards Armenians.
The ADL’s “Task Force on Middle East Minorities”: A Con Job?
by David Boyajian
June 19, 2020
Hardly anyone — Jewish or otherwise — believes that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) genuinely cares about the welfare of Christian, Muslim, and other non-Jewish minorities in the Middle East.
After all, contrary to its claim to be a civil/human rights champion and “secure… fair treatment for all,” the ADL is essentially a political organization.
So when it launched its so-called “Task Force on Middle East Minorities” (TFOMEM) in late 2018, I suspected a political con job.
TFOMEM says it will spotlight “human rights offenses committed against minority communities in the Middle East.”
That sounds bizarre, given that the ADL has itself committed human rights offenses against minorities and others right here in America.
Spying on Minorities
In 1992-3, police raided ADL offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The ADL had a “private spy operation that authorities alleged crossed the line into illegal territory,” reported the L.A. Times.
ADL operatives were surveilling hundreds of minority, civil rights, labor, and media organizations and associated individuals. Among the targeted minority groups: NAACP, Asian Law Caucus, Latin American Support Committee, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Filipino Organization Committee, and Young Koreans United.
ADL spy Tom Gerard was a rogue San Francisco police officer linked to Latin American death squads. He and his undercover ADL sidekick, Roy Bullock, called themselves “the kings of garbage” for scouring people’s trash for private material.
ADL agents spied on American opponents of Apartheid in South Africa and passed information to its government — hardly the conduct of a civil/human rights organization.
Narrowly escaping indictment by the San Francisco D.A. — who was reportedly under political pressure — the ADL still had to pay $50,000 to the city.
The ADL also settled civil rights lawsuits brought by victims of its snooping.
ADL Genocide Hypocrisy
In friendlier days, Israel and Turkey recruited the ADL and organizations such as the American Jewish Committee to deny/diminish the Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey from 1915-23.
These Jewish organizations and Israel also colluded with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress.
Disgusted by the ADL’s genocide/Holocaust hypocrisy, in 2007-8 a dozen Massachusetts cities and the umbrella Massachusetts Municipal Association expelled the ADL’s sanctimoniously-named No Place for Hate program. This made national and international headlines.
The ADL has never apologized to Armenians. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt’s 2016 acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide came in a mere blog post and only after decades of deceit.