Media Magnate Rupert Murdoch, Accepting ADL Award, Calls For An End Of Efforts To Isolate Israel
New York, NY, October 14, 2010 … In remarks at a dinner where he was honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for his stalwart support of Israel and his commitment to promoting respect and speaking out against anti-Semitism, media magnate K. Rupert Murdoch described in stark terms what he sees as an "ongoing war against the Jews" and efforts to isolate the Jewish State through "a soft war" of delegitimization and isolation.
"Now the war has entered a new phase," Mr. Murdoch said. "This is the soft war that seeks to isolate
Mr. Murdoch was presented with the ADL International Leadership Award last night at a dinner in
Mr. Foxman recalled how his first introduction to Mr. Murdoch was in a private setting, "away from the media spotlight."
"I have come to know the man, not his image," Mr. Foxman said in presenting the award to Mr. Murdoch. "I learned that he cared deeply about the safety and security of
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Murdoch touched on what he described as the danger signs that anti-Semitism is on the rise, and provided examples of how some anti-Semitism from the left comes under the guise of legitimate criticism of
"When Americans think of Anti-Semitism, we tend to think of the vulgar caricatures and attacks of the first part of the 20th century," Mr. Murdoch said. "Now it seems that the most virulent strains come from the left. Often this new anti-Semitism dresses itself up as legitimate disagreement with
Mr. Murdoch said the
Former recipients of the ADL International Leadership Award include Cees Van Der Hoeven of Royal Ahold, Neville Isdell of Coca-Cola, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones of L'Oreal, and Maurice Levy of Publicis.
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