Moshe Phillips – Arutz Sheva 7 Israel National News.If you want to know what grassroots Jews are thinking about the international Islamic terror, Israel issues, U.S. politics and more, please don’t look to the self-appointed leaders of the Jewish Establishment. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) seemed to want to do everything possible to direct attention away from the possibility that the Boston Marathon attack was the work of Islamic terrorists when it issued an April 15 statement on the attacks. ADL head Abe Foxman stated: “This apparent terrorist attack comes during a week when we are already on heightened alert because of the history of extremist-related events that have taken place during the week of April 20th, including the Oklahoma City bombing and the federal raid of the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas.” … With the news that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were responsible for the attack, the ADL has yet once again proved that it has long outlasted its effectiveness or should revamp its leadership’s thinking. … And one of the most remarkable responses by an American Jew to the excesses of the ADL came from another Jewish guest host, Boston’s late Dean Barrett, and in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack it seems highly appropriate to recall him and his words. … Barnett guest-hosted for California-based Salem Radio Network host Hugh Hewitt on April 30, 2008. Let’s recall the point he made during the conversation he had with an African-American caller: The caller explained that Rev. Jeremiah Wright and other so-called leaders of the African-American [community] do not speak for him and that no one elected these leaders. Barnett responded to the caller by stating something to the effect that he sympathized with the caller and understood completely. Barnett said that, as a Jew, he often feels the same exact way when he sees the partisan statements of the Anti-Defamation League. There – someone had finally said what so desperately needed to be said about the American Jewish community: The ADL does not speak in our name.