The Anti-Defamation League's list of the top 10 anti-Israel groups in America includes a Bay Area Jewish organization, reports j., a Northern California Jewish news weekly.  The Anti-Defamation League's list of the top 10 anti-Israel groups in America includes a Bay Area Jewish organization, reports j., a Northern California Jewish news weekly.

Oakland-based Jewish Voice for Peace was included on the list alongside groups like Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Abraham Foxman, national director of the ADL, said these groups "are not promoting peace. They are spreading propaganda to assault Israel's legitimacy." Foxman said that while hundreds of anti-Israel groups exist, the list identifies the "largest and most well-coordinated" ones.

Jewish Voice for Peace rebutted Foxman's claims, saying it advocates for human rights for both Israelis and Palestinians. JVP further said that some of its members in fact consider themselves Zionist.

Cecilie Surasky, deputy director of JVP, said that the ADL — and particularly its local chapters — do a lot of good work around discrimination and bullying but "are undermined by Foxman and company's cynical attitudes when it comes to protecting Israel's right to infinitely expand into Palestinian territory."