ADL Condemns Roanoke, VA Mayor’s Reference To Internment Of Japanese During World War II As Reason To Deny Assistance To Syrian Refugees

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned Roanoke, Virginia Mayor David A. Bowers’s reference to the American internment of individuals of Japanese ancestry as a justification for rejecting Syrian refugees.  In a statement released today, Mayor Bowers requested that all Roanoke Valley governments and non-governmental agencies suspend assistance to Syrian…
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ADL In Concert Against Hate Honors Heroes Who Stood Up Against Hatred and Bigotry

Washington, D.C., November 16, 2015 …  On November 16, 2015, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honored Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper, formerly of Westboro Baptist Church; General (Ret.) Mansour Abu Rashid, founder of the Amman Center for Peace and Development and former General Director of the Intelligence Department for the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces; and Ambassador Jakob…
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ADL Honors Law Enforcement Heroes with Sixth Annual SHIELD Awards

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its sixth annual presentation of the ADL SHIELD Awards on October 13, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Created by ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office in 2010, the SHIELD Awards annually recognize law enforcement for major contributions toward protecting the American people from hate crimes, extremism, and…
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ADL Regional Leaders Meet with Expert Panel to Discuss BDS on Campus

On October 29, 2015, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Washington, DC Region’s Civil Rights and Education Committees hosted an insider panel briefing for regional leadership about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, its growing presence on college campuses, and its impact on Jewish students.  Meeting with experts on the topic from ADL, Hillel…
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