Israel Office of ADL Condemns Attacks on Christians in Jersulaem

October 17, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

On October 17, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Israel Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on Israel's two Chief Rabbis to speak out against the phenomenon of attacks against Christians by Jewish students studying in yeshivas in Jerusalem's Old City... In letters sent to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger and Sepharadi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, ADL's Israel Office said: '...Particularly in this time of rising anti-Semitism we do not tolerate such conduct toward Jews anywhere in the world and such conduct toward non-Jews must not be tolerated in the Jewish state. Maintaining quiet and respectful relations between faiths in Jerusalem is both a national and spiritual value.'"