ADL Urges ALA to Rescind Biased Anti-Israel Resolution
David Goldman writes \"The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on delegates to the American Library Association (ALA) Mid-Winter Meeting, set for January 24-27 in Philadelphia, to rescind a biased, anti-Israel resolution passed at its annual meeting last year. The resolution harkens back to highly political anti-Israel resolutions passed by the ALA a decade ago.
\"As guardians of information and guarantors of free speech, librarians bear a responsibility for providing unbiased, factual information to the public,\" said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. \"This biased, inaccurate resolution undermines that role and is a stain on the profession. We call on the ALA leadership to rescind this resolution and to recognize that in taking sides with such highly politicized and biased statements, the organization undermines the very purpose of their profession, which is to ensure that the public has free and unfettered access to all points of view.\"