Abraham H. Foxman

Abraham H. Foxman is national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

Publications by Abraham H. Foxman

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ: Legitimizing Anti-Semitism

In January 2003, Mel Gibson announced that he intended to make a film that would tell the whole gospel truth about Jesus’ crucifixion. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) decided to reach out privately to Gibson for assurance that this film would not lead to charging Jews with deicide and to anti-Semitism. There were increasing indications that the movie was going to depict the Jews in a highly negative way. Despite a number of direct and indirect approaches, Gibson avoided contact with the ADL. Read More »

The Resuscitation of Anti-Semitism: An American Perspective

"The generation of Jewish parents and grandparents who lived through the Holocaust and witnessed the birth of Israel believed they were leaving their children and grandchildren a friendlier environment for Jews. They thought that relating to their Jewish identity would increasingly become their own decision." Read More »