Mini-gloat: Our website consistently
outranks the (annual budget: $60m) ADL website on the
World Wide Web
Foxman, wealthy and controversial chief of the
Anti Defamation League, likes to refer to himself
as a "Holocaust survivor." As a biography
on this website shows, he was not even born when
Hitler invaded his native Poland, and he was looked
after by Polish Catholics throughout the war; his
parents also "survived".
Author, "Never Again?
The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism," foreword by
($24.95, 304 pages).
Thursday, October 30, 2003
General Ashcroft to Address 90th ADL National Meeting in New
Contact: Myrna Shinbaum, 212-885-7747, Todd
Gutnick, 212-885-7755, Peter Hoffman,
212-885-7715, all of the Anti-Defamation
News Advisory: -- Agenda Items:
Rise in Global Anti-Semitism,
Update on Mideast Crisis, Panel Discussion on Mel
Gibson's "The Passion"
WHO: Anti-Defamation League (ADL) WHAT: ADL National
WHERE: The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park
South, New York City
WHEN: Thursday, November 6 - Friday, November 7, 2003
The alarming rise in global anti-Semitism, the
repercussions of the upcoming film "The Passion of Christ"
and the Mideast crisis are among the issues slated for ADL's
90th annual meeting in New York City. ADL leaders from
across the country will hear from policymakers, journalists
and senior government officials.
The Following Events Are Open to the
Media: (Program still in formation)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6  10:30 a.m.
-- Opening Address: Baroque Ballroom -- Why Anti-Semitism
-- Abraham H. Foxman,
ADL national director and author, Never Again? The Threat of
the New Anti-Semitism 11:30 a.m.
-- Anti-Semitism: The U.S. Government Response -- Rep.
Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Member U.S. Delegation,
OSCE Meeting on Anti-Semitism -- Lorne Craner,
assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and
12:45 p.m. -- GRAND BALLROOM -- Presentation of the ADL
Courage to Care Award to Dr. Pentelis-Vasileios
Nikolaou, son of Dr. Kostas Nikolaou, Greek Rescuer of
Jews during the Holocaust
1:30 p.m. -- GRAND BALLROOM -- Presentation of the ADL
Daniel Pearl Award to Thomas L. Friedman,
foreign affairs columnist, The New York Times
[FPP Website note: The
murdered journalist Pearl, often described as a US reporter,
was an Israeli citizen, and US newspapers were asked not to
reveal this fact:
anger, as Ha'aretz reveals that murdered WSJ journalist
Daniel Pearl was Israeli citizen"]
2:30 p.m. -- BAROQUE BALLROOM -- Mel Gibson's "The
Passion" A Conversation on its Implications for Jews and
Paula Fredriksen, professor of theology, Boston
University -- Sister Mary C. Boys, professor of
Judeo-Christian Studies, Union Theological Seminary
Moderator: Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
9:30 a.m. -- BAROQUE BALLROOM -- The Islamic World: A
Wake-Up Call for Change
-- Irshad Manji, journalist, TV producer and author
of Canadian bestseller, The Trouble With Islam
10 a.m. -- Israel and the Palestinians: Where Are We Going?
-- Ambassador Dan Gillerman, Israeli U.N. Representative
10:30 a.m. -- Israel's Fence: Is It a Good Neighbor Policy?
-- David Makovsky, senior fellow, The Washington
Institute for Near East Policy
11 a.m. -- BAROQUE BALLROOM Keynote Address: Attorney
General John Ashcroft -- NOTE: CAMERA SET-UP AT 9
12:30 p.m. -- GRAND BALLROOM -- Presentation of the ADL
Klinghoffer Award to Kevin Donovan, former assistant
director, New York Field Office, Federal Bureau of
Investigation, for his role in counterterrorism
1:15 p.m. -- Presentation of the ADL Hubert H.
Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms
Prize to Floyd Abrams, First Amendment
1:45 p.m. -- BAROQUE BALLROOM -- Church-State Separation:
The Current Landscape -- Isaac Kramnick, professor of
government, Cornell University
EDITORS NOTE: Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director, will
be available for interviews by appointment