Nader Criticized by ADL for Comments About U.S. Involvement in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

August 24, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup

On August 24, 2004 Muslim Wakeup reported that, "Ralph Nader has come under attack from the ADL and their executive director Abe Foxman for suggesting that the US should proceed in a new direction regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue... Nader's crack at Ariel Sharon for being the 'chief Israeli puppeteer' and his jab at George W. Bush for being Sharon's 'puppet' didn't sit well with the pro-Zionist defense organization. Nader's comments provoked a rejoinder from the league which stated, '[Nader's] image of the Jewish state as a 'puppeteer,' controlling the powerful US Congress feeds into many age-old stereotypes which have no place in legitimate public discourse.' "