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Friday, December 10, 2004
to Foxman: Nuts to you
BILL O'Reilly called the
League an 'extremist
group ' and its national director
"The Claw" Foxman,
above] a 'nut.
The ADL had written the Fox network commentator
this week after he told a caller on his radio show
to 'go to Israel ' if he was offended by attempts
to convert American Jews to Christianity and to
celebrate Christmas in U.S. schools.
I NEVER liked Bill O'Reilly, but I like
Mr Foxman less.
'Jews and other
religious minorities are part of America's great
tradition of religious freedom, ' ADL National
Director Abraham Foxman said in the
letter. 'The discomfort with proselytizing, or
the intrusion of Christian teachings in public
schools, is a very legitimate concern. '
The ADL said such comments play into
anti-Semitic canards, and expressed the hope that
O'Reilly would 'be more
Discussing the letter Thursday on his radio
show, O'Reilly called the ADL 'an extremist group
which finds offense in pretty much everything, '
and said Foxman was 'just a nut. '
on the Anti-Defamation League and Mr Foxman