The only demonstration I organized was against their ugly head, Abraham Foxman who was invited - by some people who like pushing the envelope - to speak as a keynote speaker before St Louis Interfaith Partnership.
It was a joke to invite the head of a so-called civil right advocacy group who - was a week earlier in Israel to support their bloody deliberate assault on Lebanon civilians and infrastructure - to be the key note speaker in an annual meeting of INTERFAITH organization. It was a slap in the faith to St. Louis Muslim community.
The logic of pro-Israel apologists is usually that anything a loud-mouth pro-Israel lobbyist does is an example of sublime morality, innocence and thoughtfulness. And if you do not like... Well, that is because you are an anti-Semite - or a self-hating Jew, depending of the circumstances.
The statement contains a sentence that will go done their history as a landmark of their hypocrisy:
Coming for this 'pretend' civil rights group, it is a statement that makes you want to vomit. Of course, from their perspective 'what is right' is usually what they deem it to be so."But ultimately this is not a question of [civil] rights, but a question of what is right."
What they did is not sitting well with many progressive Jewish voices and they are outspoken against it. Jeffrey Blankfort has an excellent post on the wonderful MondoWeiss blog about the ADL and thier dirty history.
Zakaria poses thr question:"Does Foxman believe that bigotry is OK if people think they're victims? Does the anguish of Palestinians, then, entitle them to be anti-Semitic?"
And I, Khaled, may add: Does the Jewish suffering during the holocaust justify the racism and bigotry that Palestinian face on daily basis in there own occupied historic Homeland?