Longtime ADL Head Steps Down

NEW YORK (AP) -
Jonathan Greenblatt, left, incoming director for the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Abe Foxman during a reception in New York last Wednesday in Foxman’s honor. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Jonathan Greenblatt, left, incoming director for the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Abe Foxman during a reception in New York last Wednesday in Foxman’s honor. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Over 28 years as head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman counseled presidents, took on prominent figures over anti-Semitism.

On Monday, Foxman, 75, retired as national director of the ADL. He says that the organization has seen a decline in anti-Semitic attitudes and incidents in the U.S. but a dramatic rise in Europe.