The Anti-Defamation League (Adl)

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Bringing an End to Hate

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international, non-governmental organization founded in 1913 and based in the United States. Their mission statement decrees "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Recognized as the nation's premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad. (ADL.org, 2012) Although originally chartered to combat Anti-Semitism, the ADL has developed into a culturally neutral organization dedicated to eliminating all forms of bigotry. They advocate against international terrorism and hatred before the United States Congress and United Nations. Have developed educational programs, and serve as a public resource for government, media, law enforcement, and the public.
However successful they have been in the US combating Anti-Semitism, Europe proves to be a tough nut. In a 20 March 2012 news release the ADL reported the following:
Austria experienced a slight decrease, to 28 percent from 30 percent in 2009.

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France: The overall level of anti-Semitism increased to 24 percent of the population, up from 20 percent in 2009.
Germany: Anti-Semitism increased by one percentage point, to 21 percent of the population.
Hungary: The level rose to 63 percent of the population, compared with 47 percent in 2009;
Poland: The number remained unchanged, with 48 percent of the population showing deep-seated anti-Semitic attitudes.
Spain: Fifty-three percent (53%) percent of the…...

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