Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt on Election Rhetoric
May 18, 2016
The Anti-Defamation League held its National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. Watch video clips from managing editor Kim Lawton’s interview with the ADL’s new CEO Jonathan Greenblatt about this season’s campaign rhetoric, US-relations with Israel, Iran, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Jonathan Greenblatt says the level of stereotyping and prejudice in campaign rhetoric on both sides this election season has been “troubling.”
Greenblatt says Americans must marginalize hateful rhetoric against particular groups of people.
The relationship between the US and Israel remains a key priority this election.
In the wake of the nuclear deal with Iran, the US and Israel must maintain pressure on Iran to improve its human rights record and renounce anti-Semitism.
Greenblatt criticizes the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Movement—BDS—which seeks to use economic means to pressure Israel to change its policies toward the Palestinians.