Consortium News: 26-06-2024,

Robert Inlakesh says the pushback against the ADL is a rebuke to the definition of anti-Semitism adopted by U.S. universities, companies, governments, political parties and lawmakers.

ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt in 2017. (Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)

By Robert Inlakesh
MintPress News

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has long been regarded as a trustworthy source on anti-Semitism by Western corporate media.

Its reports have often been central to discussions about the rise of attacks against Jewish people. However, the ADL now faces significant backlash for its brazen conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.

Wikipedia has added the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to a list of banned and partially banned sources due to its conflation of anti-Jewish hate crimes and anti-Israel critiques.

After editors voted it “unreliable” as a source of information, the ADL now finds itself alongside sources like Newsmax and Occupy Democrats. This development places the ADL, considered part of the vast network of groups that form the Israel Lobby, in the category of unreliable information sources.

“ADL no longer appears to adhere to a serious, mainstream, and intellectually cogent definition of antisemitism. Instead, it has succumbed to the shameless politicization of the very subject it was originally esteemed for being reliable on,” said Wikipedia editor Iskandar 323.

The labeling of the ADL as unreliable is a major blow to the narrative pushed by Western media since December.

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