Anti-Defamation League Urges Benjamin Netanyahu to Cancel Congress Speech
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress on March 3, but there’s a growing chorus of voices calling on him to cancel the appearance. The latest organization to issue this call? The Anti-Defamation League, a U.S.-based international organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism.
Abrahm Foxman, the group’s national director and a leading voice in the Jewish community, told Haaretz that the controversy over Netanyahu’s speech is unhelpful. He added that Netanyahu should stay home.
“One needs to restart, and it needs a mature adult statement that this was not what we intended,” Foxman said in an interview published Friday. “It has been hijacked by politics. Now is a time to recalibrate, restart and find a new platform and new timing to take away the distractions.”