Abraham Foxman on the Boundaries of Civility

The Anti-Defamation League is holding its annual national leadership conference in Washington, DC this week (May 2-4, 2010), and one major theme is civility. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton spoke with ADL national director Abraham Foxman about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s appearance at the UN Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review in New York, the lack of civility in American political discourse, and ongoing Jewish concerns about the Oberammergau Passion play, which is set to begin on May 15 in Germany. The play is only performed every ten years.