NEW YORK, NY (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League has called an evangelical move to promote evangelizing Jews in Europe an "affront to the Jewish people." The Jewish civil rights group urged the World Evangelical Alliance to withdraw the statement issued last month. The ADL wants the alliance to talk with Jewish groups about the issue. The statement, released last month by a theology task force of the World Evangelical Alliance, also condemns anti-Semitism and all religious discrimination.

The Anti-Defamation League said issuing the statement from Berlin was especially insensitive.