LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters 2015
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Abraham H. Foxman National Director of the Anti-Defamation League
Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since 1987, is a world-renowned leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry, and discrimination. He is the co-author of Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet and the author of Jews & Money: The Story of a Stereotype, The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control and Never Again? The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism. Always confronting the major issues of the day head-on, including the rise of global anti-Semitism, the war on terrorism, church/state issues, religious intolerance and issues relating to the Holocaust, he consistently speaks out against hatred and violence wherever they occur.
Mr. Foxman regularly confers with elected officials and community leaders here and abroad. He has had consultations in Europe, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, China, Japan, South Africa and Argentina, and with Palestinian leaders, on problems of ethnic hatred, violence, terrorism and promoting democracy. He has had multiple audiences with Pope John Paul II, with Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Mr. Foxman is a passionate supporter of the State of Israel and a voice for peace in the Middle East.
A Holocaust survivor, Mr. Foxman was a member of the President’s United States Holocaust Memorial Council, appointed by Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. He has been a participant of official Presidential delegations to special events in Europe and Israel.
Born in Poland in 1940, Mr. Foxman was saved from the Holocaust by his Polish Catholic nursemaid who baptized and raised him as a Catholic during the war years. He arrived in America in 1950. A graduate of the Yeshivah of Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Foxman has a B.A. in political science from the City College of the City University of New York. He holds a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and did graduate work in advanced Judaic studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in international economics at The New School for Social Research. He joined the ADL in 1965.
The opinions of this Jewish leader are well sought after and as such Mr. Foxman frequently appears on national news programs and is quoted often in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, among other media. His op-eds have appeared in newspapers across the country.