ADL Alleges Groups Organizing DC Rally Support Extremism

August 10, 2006

Source: Anti-Defamation League

On August 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League reported, "The sponsors of an anti-Israel rally scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12 in Washington, D.C., with related rallies taking place in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, have a history of providing a platform to an array of extremist views, including support for Palestinian terrorism and the terrorist group Hezbollah, calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and messages equating Zionism with Nazism, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Protesters are planning to gather in Lafayette Park for the 'National Emergency March to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War,' which is primarily sponsored by the ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition. Previous rallies sponsored by ANSWER and other anti-Israel groups have promoted an unapologetic message denouncing Israel and U.S. foreign policy. They have also included a proliferation of anti-Semitic expression and support for the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah, both from speakers and on signage visible at the rallies."