Turkey, Israel, and the ADL

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"Turkey, Israel, and the ADL"

Here’s a good piece by Haaretz on Turkish efforts to pressure Israel to pressure the Anti-Defamation League to take the view that there was no genocide of Armenians.

Part of what this highlights, I think, is that there are some real dangers to both Israel and to American Jewish organizations from Jewish civil society groups coming to be too closely aligned with Israeli policy. Since the Knesset cannot, in fact, control the actions of the ADL, or the AJC, or any number of other Jewish institutions in the United States, the government of Israel has a fairly strong interest in not being held accountable on the international stage for the actions of these groups. Conversely, the ADL and similar groups aren’t going to want to be leaned on in this way.

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