January 24, 2004 |
The leader of one of two Jewish organizations that this week condemned Mel Gibson's forthcoming film, "The Passion of the Christ," as an incitement to anti-Semitism said Friday that his organization is preparing an 11th-hour appeal for a cinematic postscript to the movie. Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in an interview that he has all but given up hope Gibson's final cut of the film will omit problematic material from the synoptic Gospels.
November 17, 2002
Re "Sports Agent Tackles Ex-Protege in Court," Oct. 22: After reading a number of articles about Leigh Steinberg and the unfortunate trial in which he is embroiled, it is important to examine another side of this very unselfish super sports agent. The Anti-Defamation League of Orange County and Long Beach is a vibrant and important agency in our community today because of Steinberg's vision. He saw the need to train and develop vigorous and motivated individuals to pick up the mantle of leadership so the ADL can continue its important work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2002
From a Times Staff Writer Los Angeles attorney Amanda Susskind has been named director of the Anti-Defamation League's Los Angeles regional office, officials said Thursday. Susskind replaces David Lehrer, who was dismissed Dec. 21 by ADL National Director Abraham Foxman in New York. Susskind is a partner in the law firm of Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish. She is a member of the California Women Lawyers, the Women Lawyers Assn. of Los Angeles and Temple Emanuel.
June 12, 2002 |
NEW YORK -- Anti-Semitic sentiment in the United States has risen since the Sept. 11 attacks and the upsurge in Palestinian-Israeli violence, reversing a decade-long decline in anti-Jewish sentiment, a prominent Jewish organization said Tuesday. The Anti-Defamation League said a survey of 1,000 Americans 18 or older conducted early this year showed that 17% of Americans were strongly anti-Semitic, up from the 12% seen in the previous survey four years earlier.
March 28, 2002 |
To those who have wondered whatever became of David Lehrer, I bring good news. He's back. I am speaking metaphorically here. Lehrer actually never left town, but was booted unceremoniously from his position as West Coast regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. When I say he's back, it is in a somewhat different form, but with the same altruistic aim. He wants us all to get along. The booting was done three months ago by national ADL director Abraham Foxman, or "Abominable Abe," as he is known in certain Southern California circles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 |
Two Los Angeles officials Tuesday sought to reconsider a $30,000 fee waiver granted to the Nation of Islam for use of the Convention Center, following a challenge by the Anti-Defamation League. City Councilmen Jack Weiss and Eric Garcetti introduced a motion asking for the city attorney to determine whether the event, scheduled for Feb. 14-16, meets the requirements for a waiver. "The allegations raised in the ADL letter are serious," Weiss said.