Director of Org Funded by Nazi Collaborator to Head ADL

by Daniel Greenfield, FPM

The ADL was a fundamentally flawed organization under Abe Foxman, but at times it occasionally broke ranks with the left on Jewish issues, though not for very long. It did more harm than good, but now it’s going to be marching fully in step with the left.

Replacing Foxman will be Jonathan Greenblatt, a Clinton official who bummed around NGOs during the Bush years and then became Obama’s director of the White House’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

It’s strange that a top official at a Democratic administration with the worst relations with the Jewish community since Carter is being appointed to head the Anti-Defamation League. Especially at a time when the administration is openly abusing Israel and Jews.

But Greenblatt’s gruesome resume doesn’t end there… as Aaron Klein reported a few years ago.

The newly appointed chief of President Obama’s Social Innovation and Civic Participation Council doubles as the director of a social justice group funded by George Soros.

The organization, the Aspen Institute, works closely with Soros and even was reportedly used by the billionaire in a failed attempt to engineer the defeat of President Bush in the 2004 elections.

Greenblatt also serves as director of the Impact Economy Initiative at the Aspen Institute. Soros has provided significant funding to the Aspen Institute. His Open Society Institute has provided more than $400,000 to the group since 2004.

The choice of Greenblatt is an odd one. He has no obvious background in the Jewish sector. His NGO experience was the usual collection of phony liberal philanthropies, not to mention a really expensive brand of Starbucks water. He’s the kind of guy whose job it is to make people feel good about wasting money on expensive bottled water while convincing them that they’re saving the world.

A man with ties to a Nazi collaborator waging war on Israel and America has been appointed to head the ADL.

Let’s recall that the ADL condemned Soros’ bigotry.

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called Soros’ comments “absolutely obscene”… “He buys into the stereotype…It’s a simplistic, counterproductive, biased and bigoted perception of what’s out there. It’s blaming the victim for all of Israel’s and the Jewish people’s ills.

  • Soros, whose parents really hated Jews, passed down their inheritance of bigotry to their spawn. Soros described his own mother as a “Jewish anti-Semite”.

But now the ADL will be headed by one of Soros’ boys.

Finally let’s recall the adult Soros’ description of how much he enjoyed collaborating with the Nazis in their campaign against the Jews.

“For me, this was the most exciting time of my life.”

Here’s what evil looks like.

During an interview with “60 Minutes” reporter Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “happiest year”:

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all.

And now we’ve gotten to the point where a Nazi collaborator’s crony will run the ADL.

November 8, 2014 | 16 Comments »

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  1. I didn’t really mean you were hinting that it just became a disaster, BethsadaDog, as anyone who is following events relating to the State of Israel and anti-Jewish hatred would have known the same. My remarks were more directed at the ADL themselves, who seem quite insouciant about their betrayal of the Jewish people of Israel, Abe Foxman most of all. I have his book ‘Never Again,’ a book which, having read it years ago, seem a contradistinction to the man who supported Ariel Sharon’s decision to forcibly remove Jewish families from their homes and from Gaza altogether, something Sharon swore (did he not?) never to do. For me Soros, Foxman and Ariel Sharon have one thing in common: they all betrayed the Jewish people. Yamit, correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s how it seems to me.

    I actually think I have this book you suggest I get, BethsadaDog, but I can’t remember for certain. I’m definitely going to look for it on my shelves (the shelves are a disaster, as I read constantly and more than one book on the go at the same time, and then if I remember something I’ve read and want to use a quote, I dig it out of the pile which is two rows tall). I have an article I read today about this more recent application of anti-Jewish hatred. I’d like to hear what my Jewish friends here think of it. Here it is:

  2. @ M Devolin:

    I never said it just became a disaster. It has, indeed, been a disaster for many years. I was very familiar with its program many years ago–it’s aggressive investigations, it’s aggressive challenge to anti-semitism, a highly visible comprehensive program that gave the general population of the Jewish community that there was an entity out there looking to protect them. That no longer exists. It is now another leftist, elitist organization. Knowing the ADL, it is likely that this fellow’s ties to Soros, and possibly his largesse, might have played a role. More than anything, the ADL wants to be sure it can continue to raise funds and survive. It has been that way for decades. If you’ll remember, the ADL used to put a lot of full page ads decrying anti-semitism and other stuff in the NY Times, and to a lesser extent, the Washington Post. The studies showed that those ads did not persuade the general public, but only served to excite the ADL’s own constituency. The ADL leadership than would exhort its field staff to gin up fundraising among its supporters. This, apparently, worked better some thirty or forty years ago when you had a mature Jewish population who remembered the Holocaust and were more familiar with domestic antisemitism.

    Now, the ADL has lost its moorings, and has no idea where to go. It published a fascinating book back in the 1970’s, The New Anti-Semitism, which had many valuable insights, but it has been forgotten. The New Anti-Semitism, as defined by Epstein and Forster (not the New Anti-Semitism of Anti-Zionism, a model espoused by Scharansky), is much less susceptible to loud, visible, public challenge. It is more an “indifference” to anti-Semitism, and is much more acceptable in polite society. It is what surrounds us today. I suggest you look for a copy of the book, which is now 40 years old.

  3. Greenblatt works for this guy

    Soros is a planetary parasite. His grasp, greed, and gluttony have a global reach. But what about America? Soros told Australia ‘s national newspaper “The Australian.” ” America, as the centre of the globalised financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out,” he said, adding that the time has come for “a very serious adjustment” in American’s consumption habits. He implied that he was the one with the power to bring this about.”

    Soros: “World financial crisis was “stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

    – See more at:

  4. on greenblatt
    the soros MO is to create and take control of apparently charitable NGO’s and use them for political purposes that usually end up in his making billions. His most famous tactic is to invest in leftist govs ascending to power and betting on the currency dropping as a result…… rocket science there. He spends hundreds of millions to make billions. He creates orgs promoting his goals that are able to solicit donations from the public, hence he has created sustainable self financed political orgs, tax free. Darth Vader incarnate!

  5. M Devolin Said:

    I’ve always wondered why Mossad hasn’t assassinated Soros.

    wondered or hoped? 🙂
    jlevyellow Said:

    How did this appointment come to pass?

    I have the same question
    However, I beleive that the ADL has long ceasedto be a Jewish org except in historical connection. It appears to have joined the ranks of NGO feeding troughs and political influence makers

  6. @ yamit82:
    Those elements buy their way into implantation as leaders with “pseudo” Jews, unJews and pro Nazi filth money.
    To remove that layer the people must take action in an organized fashion. Terminate donations or participation at any level. perform counter activities and organize a NEW JEWISH Anti Defamation League. NJADL
    The New institution will have to call for free elections of leaders. Of course the old rotten carcass has money and will sue. Prepare and counter.
    Prepare for all options and self defense.

  7. ADL didn’t just become a disaster in the last 24 hours. It’s because it’s been a disaster for a long time that Greenblatt was appointed to its head. I’m not surprised at all.

  8. Abe Foxman supported Sharon’s Disengagement Plan, which was the forcible removal of entire Jewish families from their homes and their land. When I saw this announced on the news, I stopped reading anything ADL. He writes a book ‘Never Again’ and then supports the removal of entire Jewish families–men, women, and children–from the homes. Unbelievable.

  9. ADL standing for Anti-Defamation League should now be called PDL, Pro-Defamation League.or better still, Pretty-Despicable Lunkheads.

  10. This is an absolute disaster for the Jewish community–an absolute disaster. I used to know the ADL very well. It has strayed so far from its historical mission and its tradition of protecting the security of American and world Jewry. I can’t believe how their program has changed, from fact-finding and counteraction against anti-semitism, to just another far left organization holding concerts, and all kinds of nonesensical, wasteful activities. The founders of the organization, along with Dore Schary and Arnold Forster are rolling over in their graves. It seems they have abandoned their once formidable investigative program to the Southern Poverty Law Center, another radical outfit, but that outfit won’t investigate hate from the left, only from the kooky right.

    This is just an absolute disaster….ADL is now occupying the same orientation as JStreet and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, fifth columnists in the American Jewish community.

    I just wish these assimilated far leftists would just intermarry, fully assimilate and leave the Jewish community, period. They cannot be salvaged and they are very, very dangerous.

  11. The unJewish natural process toward their ultimate destination. Capos and Judenrat and even being part of the Nazi rebirth. In Germany the same process took place and it was not a momentary phenomenon. It was the result of a mutation similar to that that has been taking place in many Diaspora locations and also here in Israel.
    The Jewish people must cease to seek “kiruv” with the renegades. Those are deadly enemies, not fellow Jews.