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Abraham Foxman stepping down as ADL director

Abraham Foxman, left, director of the Anti-Defamation League, and Barry Curtiss-Lushner, right, ADL National Chair,  presented former President George W. Bush with the ADL America's Democratic Legacy Award on Feb. 6.

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Abraham Foxman, left, director of the Anti-Defamation League, and Barry Curtiss-Lushner, right, ADL National Chair, presented former President George W. Bush with the ADL America's Democratic Legacy Award on Feb. 6.

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime national director of the Anti-Defamation League is stepping down after almost a half century working for the Jewish nonprofit.

The New York-based organization announced Monday that 73-year-old Abraham Foxman will leave on July 20.

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He says the ADL was for him the ‘‘perfect vehicle’’ for fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of oppression.

Foxman led it for the past 27 years.

He was born in the Soviet Union, survived the Holocaust as a hidden child and moved to the United States with his parents.

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The ADL has 30 regional offices in the United States and one in Israel.

A successor has yet to be chosen. Foxman is to become director emeritus.

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