The Anti-Defamation League (Adl)

In: Social Issues

Submitted By loganlee
Words 670
Pages 3
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. (, 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.

Anti-Defamation League 3
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…...

Similar Documents

Proving Defamation

...Business Law & Ethics 2 October 2012 Defamation: Daphne Auto LLC v. Pensacola Motor Sales Defamation (defamation of character) is the tort of publication of a false statement of fact that causes injury to someone’s reputation or character. Defamation allegations can also be brought via a similar arena of portraying a false light which indicates false implications rather than definitive false statements (Citizens Media Law Project). Our case, an Alabama business lawsuit, Daphne Auto., LLC v. Pensacola Motors Sales, Inc. involves defamation in the form of slander. The case was filed January 1, 2010 in Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama. The litigants are Daphne Automotive, LLC d/b/a Eastern Shore Toyota and Shawn Esfahani, v. Pensacola Motor Sales, Inc. d/b/a Bob Tyler Toyota and its sales manager Fred Keener. The crux of the suit references defamatory statements made about Esfahani and Eastern Shore Toyota by Bob Tyler Toyota, its sales manager, Fred Keener, and its employees to potential customers regarding his birthplace, him being an Islamic terrorist, and that he was using his dealership to fund Taliban operations in Iraq. Mr. Esfahani learned of the alleged defamation against him from a couple that had previously purchased a vehicle from Bob Tyler Toyota but were now shopping to purchase a vehicle for the wife. The plaintiff in his pursuit petitioned the court to be awarded compensatory and punitive damages on three courses of actions (Daphne v Pensacola): ...

Words: 4070 - Pages: 17


...• Defamation • Specific Tort • Tort of defamation protects reputation • Definition - Defamation Winfield: “publication of statement which tends to lower a person in the estimation of right thinking members of society generally or which makes them shun or avoid that person” • Right to reputation – if effected by means of words spoken or written is actionable as civil as well as criminal wrong • Dixon v Holden 1869 • A man’s reputation is his property and if possible more valuable than any other property. • Hence an injury to a person's reputation results in substantial damage and the law recognizes it as a tort and a crime. • A defamatory matter may be of any imputation concerning any person, or any member of family, whether living or dead, by which the reputation of that person is likely to be injured. • Defamation in common law • The common law origins of defamation lie in the torts of slander (harmful statement in a transitory form, especially speech) and libel (harmful statement in a fixed medium, especially writing but also a picture, sign, or electronic broadcast), each of which gives a common law right of action. • Libel • A libel can be defined as a publication of false and defamatory statement in some permanent form tending to injure the reputation of another person without lawful justification or excuse. • libel is actionable per se, i.e., without proof of actual damage. • In libel, general damages are presumed i.e., the......

Words: 1968 - Pages: 8

Premier League

...Premier League - Matchpack: Stoke City v Wigan Athletic MATCH FACTS Stoke have now gone seven Premier League games against Wigan without winning (5D 2L), with that run coinciding with Roberto Martinez taking charge at the DW Stadium. The Latics are unbeaten on their last three league visits to the Britannia Stadium (W1 D2), only losing (with Steve Bruce in charge) back in May 2009, 2-0. The last three clahses between these two sides have produced four penalty goals, with Irish striker Jonathan Walters bagging two of those spot-kicks. No side has conceded the first goal of the game on more occasions than Wigan Athletic this season in the Premier League (15). No referee has a higher cards per game average in the Premier League this season than Mark Jones (4.1 a game). No side has committed more fouls in the Premier League this season than Stoke City (301). Ali Al-Habsi has made more errors leading to opposition goals than any other Premier League player this season (5). Stoke have lost three successive games in the Premier League. The last time that they lost four in a row was in February 2012. Wigan have won fewer points from their last 10 Premier League games than any other side (5). Stoke have conceded 13 goals in their last four Premier League games. They had conceded the exact same amount in their previous 18 games. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head * These two clubs first met on 10 November 1990, when Stoke beat Wigan 2-0 at home in the old Division Three at......

Words: 6885 - Pages: 28

Defences to Defamation

...DEFENCES TO DEFAMATION: FAIR REPORT, CONSENT, APOLOGY * WHAT IS DEFAMATION? Defamation is a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions. A man’s reputation is his property, more valuable than any other property. The existing law for defamation is a reasonable restriction on the fundamental right of speech and expression conferred by article 19(1) (a) of the Indian Constitution and is saved by cl (2) of art 19. The wrong of defamation may be either committed by way of writing i.e. Libel or by way of speech i.e. Slander. There may be forms of Defamation that do not fall under Libel or Slander. A defamatory statement is a statement calculated to expose a person to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to injure him in his trade, business, profession, calling or office, or to cause him to be shunned or avoided in society. A libel is a publication of a false and defamatory statement tending to injure the reputation of another person without lawful justification or excuse. The statement must be expressed in some permanent form. E.g. - Writing, printing, statues, pictures etc. A slander is a false and defamatory statement by spoken words or gestures tending to injure the reputation of another. * DEFENCES I. APOLOGY Apology is one of the defences to defamation. This defence is provided by the Libel Act, 1843 and the Defamation Act 1952. The Libel Act 1843 enacts, “ In an action for a libel contained in any public......

Words: 2930 - Pages: 12

Racism and Anti-Semitism in the United States

...movement carried out its activities, tremendous progress has been achieved. The achievements can be misconstrued by some to mean absolute elimination of racism and anti-Semitism. But the reality of the matter is that racism and anti-Semitism are still part of the American society, and evidence from research will be discussed to support this claim. The first evidence of the continuity of racism in America is the placement of a limit on the number of Asians who can be admitted to Ivy League colleges in the United States (Lubin, 2012). Racism is also shown to be part of the American society as shown by anti-black sentiments as well as anti-Hispanic sentiments in the United States as of 2012, more than four decades since the civil rights movement staged protests (Associated Press, 2012). Additionally, the Anti-Defamation League reports that hate crimes that are related to religion were predominantly directed to Jews who suffered 77% of these crimes (ADL, 2012), a scenario that serves as evidence of the continued presence of anti-Semitism in the United States. Racism is manifested by the decision by some colleges and universities to limit the number of Asian students who can be offered admission. According to Gus Lubin (2012), there is worry that Asian students can end up being the majority in some of the Ivy League colleges. This fear has driven these schools to place quotas that have led to the exclusion of Asian students. Evidence to the fact that Asian students are being......

Words: 1863 - Pages: 8

Anti Fed

...marked a clear departure from the Articles of Confederation, which had essentially established a federal “league of friendship” between thirteen sovereign and largely independent states. Under the newly proposed plan of government, the union between the states would be strengthened under a national government that derived its authority—at least in part—directly from the American people rather than purely from the state legislatures. And under the new Constitution, the people would be represented equally in the House, regardless of the state in which they lived—unlike the Articles of Confederation, according to which the Continental Congress equally represented the states. In other words, the proposed Constitution would make the United States a nation of one people rather than a loose confederation of states. The proposed Constitution, and the change it wrought in the nature of the American Union, spawned one of the greatest political debates of all time. In addition to the state ratifying conventions, the debates also took the form of a public conversation, mostly through newspaper editorials, with Anti-federalists on one side objecting to the Constitution, and Federalists on the other supporting it. Writers from both sides tried to persuade the public that precious liberty and self-government, hard-earned during the late Revolution, were at stake in the question. Anti-federalists such as the Federal Farmer, Centinel, and Brutus argued that the new Constitution would......

Words: 548 - Pages: 3

League of Nations

...“Examine the reasons why the League of Nations failed to preserve peace.” Weaknesses of the League of Nations The League of Nations came into existence on 10 January 1920 as a result of the First World War (WW1), it was one of Woodrow Wilson's 14 points to create a body that would settle international disputes in ways other than fighting / military action. He wanted to prevent another war like WW1. The main aims of the League of Nations were to maintain peace through collective security and to encourage international co-operation. The league had a number of successes, but a greater number of failures, thus it was not a complete failure in its attempt to preserve peace. The failures of the League of Nations were caused by their great amount of weaknesses. There was a lack of world powers, they lacked military power. They used economic or trade sanctions instead of force, that which they did not have. Their decision making ways were slow which led to a delay in their responses in problems. The leading members in the League of Nations had a greater self-interest for their own countries and their economic growth. In many circumstances the League of Nations was seen as weak and useless. As commonly known, one of its’ greatest weaknesses was the absence of the United States (U.S) despite the fact that it was Wilson, the president of the U.S who initiated the idea; when the American people voted for a policy of isolation, Wilson opted not to join the League of Nations.......

Words: 946 - Pages: 4

Defamation of Religion

...The dictionary definition of defamation is, “false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another.” Also the dictionary definition of religion is, “ritual observance of faith.” That means the the meaning of defamation of religion is the false spreading of someones observance of faith. In general religion is a tricky topic to discuss and find a common ground for. For hundreds of years this topic has brought controversy between individuals, countries, and different religions. Although there really isn’t one profound solution to this topic that can please everyone around the world, there could be on that pleases at least 80-90%. People would argue that freedom of religion is not the same thing as freedom of speech and that if a country has freedom of religion they should not allow their people to also have freedom of speech. Both freedom of speech and freedom of religion, however, go under the UN’s Human Rights Committee. In 1966 the UN Human Rights Committee cooperated with the ICCPR, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and established a treaty that “provides for freedom of opinion and expression and other fundamental rights.” In 1983 there was a debate of freedom of religion that resulted in a 4 paragraph resolution. Although, after that there was an intense 2 year debate that had a result of a 52 paragraph resolution written by the General Commissioner No. 34. It is eminent that the UN has been concerned and involved in this issue for over a 2 or...

Words: 582 - Pages: 3

League of Legends

...League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows[1] and Mac OS X. It is a free-to-play game supported by micro-transactions and inspired by the mod Defense of the Ancients[2] for the video game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. In League of Legends, players assume the role of a "champion" with unique abilities and battle against a team of other players or computer-controlled champions. In the most popular game modes, the goal is to destroy the opposing team's "nexus", a building which lies at the heart of a base protected by defensive structures. Each League of Legends game is discrete, with all champions starting off each game fairly weak and progressing by accumulating gold and experience over the course of the game.[3] League of Legends was generally well received at release, and it has grown in popularity in the years since. By July 2012, League of Legends was the most played PC game in North America and Europe in terms of the number of hours played.[4] As of January 2014, over 67 million people play League of Legends per month, 27 million per day, and over 7.5 million concurrently during peak hours.[5] League of Legends has a large, active competitive scene. In North America and Europe, Riot Games organizes the League of Legends Championship Series, which consists of 10[6] professional teams in each continent. Similar regional competitions exist in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and......

Words: 309 - Pages: 2

Defamation of Character

...Defamation Of Character: Sara Jones v. TheDirty.Com By: Yolandia Bond Park University Abstract This research paper will explore some of the ins and outs of what “defamation of character” is and what legal liabilities can come from defaming a person or persons. We will also explore the Communications Decency Act (CDA) as it comes to what responsibility, if any, is held by proprietors and curators of websites that allow/encourage slanderous conversation. We will be examining Sarah Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment, LLC (Jones v. to help answer the questions: what legal liabilities can come from defaming a person or persons, and does a proprietor/curator of a website have any legal responsibility when it comes to slanderous comments, from one third party about another, being made on their website, or are they protected under CDA? In this paper you will also see mentions of other precedents (i.e. Metro-Goldwy-Meyer Studios Inc. v. Grokster Ltd.) to help answer the questions about Jones v. Keywords: CDA, Communications Decency Act, Jones v. Bengals Cheerleader, Teacher – Student relationship, Jones v. Defamation of Character: Jones v. Defamation of character, as defined by, is any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person's reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile,......

Words: 1283 - Pages: 6

League of Nations

...Background[edit] The 1864 Geneva Convention, one of the earliest formulations of international law. The concept of a peaceful community of nations had been proposed as far back as 1795, when Immanuel Kant's Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch[5] outlined the idea of a league of nations to control conflict and promote peace between states.[6] Kant argued for the establishment of a peaceful world community, not in a sense of a global government, but in the hope that each state would declare itself a free state that respects its citizens and welcomes foreign visitors as fellow rational beings, thus promoting peaceful society worldwide.[7] International co-operation to promote collective security originated in the Concert of Europe that developed after the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century in an attempt to maintain the status quo between European states and so avoid war.[8][9] This period also saw the development of international law, with the first Geneva Conventions establishing laws dealing with humanitarian relief during wartime, and the international Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 governing rules of war and the peaceful settlement of international disputes.[10][11] The forerunner of the League of Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, was formed by the peace activists William Randal Cremer and Frédéric Passy in 1889. The organisation was international in scope, with a third of the members of parliaments (in the 24 countries that had parliaments) serving as......

Words: 4189 - Pages: 17

Rise of Anti Semitism

...The Rise of Anti-Semitism Nicole Badofsky English 147 12.7.2015 Amanda Yates The Rise of Anti-Semitism I was scrolling through Facebook, as I normally do when my attention was brought to a video about Jewish men and women on college campuses. I proceeded to watch the video and became horrified at some of the stories I was hearing from students that were talking about being attacked by Palestinian protestors as well as people who were anti-Israel. The story that affected me the most was when a student was struck in the back of the head from behind by a group of Palestinian men. After the student was struck in the back of the head, he was in a coma for a little over three months and needed extensive recovery. This is just one story of the anti-Semitism we are seeing in recent years, thankfully he made a full recovery. Unfortunately, many Jews that are being targeted throughout the world have not been so lucky and have had their lives tragically taken, these are their stories. In recent years, the tension between Israel and Palestine has caused a large increase in the violence against the Jewish people in Israel, Europe, and the United States. Attacks on Israeli Jews have been extremely high in the past couple of years due to the tension between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In a recent study, on November 19th, 2015 Yesiab, who was age 32, Yaakov Don, who was age 51, Ezra Schwartz who was age 18 were tragically killed when a Palestinian man had opened fire......

Words: 1321 - Pages: 6

League of Legends

...League of Legends is a free to play MOBA played by many people around the world. It has quickly amassed a large following of over 70 million people across 145 different countries. The monthly average of hours logged is over 1 billion. There are many tournaments in which players are able to gather a team together and compete for large pools of money. League of legends is a popular MOBA played on the pc and has easily earned become my biggest hobby. MOBA stands for multiplayer online battle arena. In the League of League of legends, you can join up with a group of 5 or get matched with 4 random people to fight for victory. To win in this game many things are needed: A cohesive group, outstanding players, good communication, quick reactions and a good attitude. Although a majority of players do not play like this, there is still much fun to be had. Each game lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on yours and the enemy team. In the game your team’s objective is to best the enemy players, destroy the turrets leading up to the base and destroy the enemy nexus. The nexus the source of power in the bases and destruction of it causes a win for the team that destroyed it. The meta is seen as generally the correct way to play, although people can branch off and start their own metas, it’s generally uncommon that they replace the main meta. The current meta is a solo top lane, solo mid, duo bot and a jungler. Each lane is tasked with beating their opponent and collecting...

Words: 788 - Pages: 4

Racism and Anti-Semitism Are Dead?

...Racism and Anti-Semitism are dead? Racism and Anti-Semitism are a very serious issue in many parts of the world. The hatred directed toward others simply for being of a different race and religion has been the focus of many wars and minor military conflicts. The United State is not exempt from this type of conflict. With organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads, American Nazis, Black Panther Party, and The Nation of Islam are just a few of the racist and anti-Semitic groups that can be found all throughout the United States. So when the question is asked, “Is racism and anti-Semitism still a problem in the United States?” The answer is clearly yes. There are many that would choose to disagree with that assertion, but we shall address my reasons for this argument. First and foremost, any and all racism and anti-Semitic acts are unacceptable in today’s society. This argument is considered to be a hasty generalization. It is groups and organization that take a race or religion of people and mark them ass as the same. Our text states, “We are probably familiar both with having generalized a bit too quickly ourselves and having heard others do so. The fallacy of hasty generalization is committed when the conclusion is based on insufficient information: a generalization is made too quickly.”(Mosser, K., 2011) This can be proven by the simple fact that if you commit an act of racism or anti- Semitic act against someone or a group of people you will be prosecuted by the......

Words: 1145 - Pages: 5

Defamation as a Tort

...TORTS ASSIGNMENT 3 The class of defamation as a tort is a complex subject as there are several things that must be considered and taken into account when litigation a case of this nature. The book defines defamation as a statement that tends to harm the reputation of another, encompassing both libel and slander. I also looked up the term Defamation in the New Mexico Rules, Statues and Uniform Jury Instructions: 13-1001. Defamation: Defined. Defamation is a wrongful [and unprivileged] injury to [a person's] reputation.    Statutes, Rules and Const. > NMRA (Unannotated) > Uniform Jury Instructions — Civil > CHAPTER 10 Defamation > 13-1001. Defamation: Defined. 59A-16-10. Defamation. A.   No person shall make, publish, disseminate or circulate, directly or indirectly, or aid, abet, counsel, procure or encourage the making, publishing, disseminating, transmission or circulation to another, of any oral or written statement or any pamphlet, circular, article or literature which is false, or maliciously critical of, or derogatory as to financial condition or otherwise as to an insurer or organization proposing to become an insurer, and which is calculated to injure such insurer, or proposed insurer, or any person engaged or proposing to engage in any of the business of or with an insurer.    B.   Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to the penalties prescribed by Section 18 [59A-1-18...

Words: 1201 - Pages: 5

Problem Solution Essay | Garo: Guren no Tsuki English Subbed | Longmire 7.7