Republican Jewish Coalition criticizes ADL for its treatment of Trump during campaign



Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Credit: ADL.

( The head of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) criticized the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its treatment of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, and said that the Jewish and civil rights organization may have compromised its future relationship with a Trump administration. 

“I think that the ADL has put itself potentially in a compromising position going forward, in terms of its ability to interact with the incoming administration,” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said in a post-election conference call Wednesday, the Forward reported.

In October, the ADL released a report detailing the online anti-Semitic harassment of journalists during the campaign, largely blaming that phenomenon on supporters of Trump. 

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said his organization “has never taken sides in elections.

“For more than one hundred years, we have called out anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry whenever we see it and wherever its source,” Greenblatt said. “This is not a matter of politics, but of principles.”

Posted on November 10, 2016 .