ADL Dismisses My Theory Mapping Project Has Ties to Iran as Mere “Speculation”

Last week, I expressed disappointment over the lack of reaction to my post showing the likelihood that Iran is behind the Mapping Project targeting Boston Jews, given the implications if my theory being true. True, the Simon Wiesenthal Center took my post seriously and called for the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security to investigate. And my post did seem to trigger some to pay more attention to Iranian state media praising the project, but on the whole, crickets.

I was hopeful the ADL might follow in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s footsteps, especially after I saw they sent a letter to Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs urging the government to act, since the Mapping Project is currently hosted on an Iceland-based provider. (I had actually mentioned this server information in my post the very same day the ADL announced they sent the letter, although it is not clear they acted on my post rather than information of which they were already aware).

But now it seems the ADL did read my post – and did not take it seriously:

According to their website, the Jisr Collective is made up of a group of volunteers. They do not accept donations, making it more difficult to ascertain the identities of their members, who remain unknown. Although there has been speculation that the Jisr Collective has ties to Iran, no credible evidence has been identified.

I would not characterize my post as mere speculation but rather a credible theory based on strong indications. I did not expect the ADL to state my theory as fact, but at least take it seriously enough to call for further investigation.

Who am I kidding. I didn’t expect anything from the ADL.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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