While anti-Semitism is surely not gone forever, the American antisemitism that the ADL was formed to fight is a thing of the past. So like the March of Dimes after polio was defeated, the ADL has become an agency in search of a fresh purpose. So why dump on the ADL for lending Israel a helping hand? Try this - The help Israel needs is not the tedious repetition of alibis and excuses, but a sober assessment of its current situation. But nothing in the ADL's recent interventions suggests it has the desire or the competence to offer such an assessment.