Zakaria: "Does the anguish of Palestinians, then, entitle them to be anti-Semitic?"
Newsweek / Fareed Zakaria
06-Aug-2010 (4 comments)

But Abraham Foxman, the head of the ADL, explained that we must all respect the feelings of the 9/11 families, even if they are prejudiced feelings. “Their anguish entitles them to positions that others would categorize as irrational or bigoted,” he said. First, the 9/11 families have mixed views on this mosque. There were, after all, dozens of Muslims killed at the World Trade Center. Do their feelings count? But more important, does Foxman believe that bigotry is OK if people think they’re victims? Does the anguish of Palestinians, then, entitle them to be anti-Semitic?

Ari Siletz

Fareed Zakaria returns ADL award

by Ari Siletz on

Anti Defamation League's (ADL) opposition to an Islamic center near 9-11 ground zero prompts CNN host to return his ADL award.




by Q on

What a rare and welcome stance for justice against ADL which these days resembles a hate group more than an anti-hate group.

Foxman, was also against recognizing the Armenian genocide and put his considerable weight behind the congress not to recognize it.

In reality, Zakaria didn't have to go too far out on the limb given that the Jewish mayor of New York already layed the ground and the cover. Still very admirable.


Good article and action by Zakari, thanks for posting

by Bavafa on



Call to prayer!

by comrade on

I'm pretty sure he'll mention that as his hobby in his CV sent to Press TV.

“The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.”