The Holocaust Historiography Project

Roy Bullock: ADL Informant

IHR Report Confirmed

Veteran subscribers with extraordinary memories may recognize the name of Roy Bullock from a brief item about him in the January 1987 issue of IHR Newsletter. It told readers that Bullock was a paid agent of the Zionist Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Bullock, the item went on, is paid to gather information for the ADL, to propagate disinformation and to sabotage targeted organizations. Bullock attended the fourth and fifth [IHR] revisionist conferences … He was barred from the sixth and seventh conferences after his affiliation was confirmed.

Now Bullock’s relationship with the ADL has been confirmed by San Francisco newspapers and former San Francisco police officer Tom Gerard, who has fled to the Philippines after allegedly stealing confidential police files and selling the information to foreign agents.

Relationship Acknowledged

In an interview with the San Francisco Examiner (Jan. 22) Gerard acknowledged that Bullock “was an informant and friend with whom he shared law enforcement information.” Gerard added that he met Bullock during a visit to the local offices of the Anti-Defamation League … Bullock was a paid investigator for the ADL … and the two men shared a professional interest in gathering intelligence on right-wing extremists and Arab American groups… We sat there one morning with everyone in the [ADL] office, shook hands and made friends.

Confidential police files were found in ADL offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles during a December 10 search by district attorney investigators. “How it landed in the ADL’s offices is a mystery, investigators say,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported (Jan. 15.).

Gerard reportedly worked for Israeli intelligence, and “is being portrayed as a 'hero' in the Israeli media.” (San Francisco Examiner, Jan. 17.)

In a sworn deposition on January 16, 1991, the ADL’s “director of research,” Alan Schwartz, was asked if the ADL has “secured information from Israeli intelligence or police organizations.” Schwartz refused to answer the question, suggesting that the ADL does in fact “secure” such information. (The complete transcript of this deposition is available from the IHR for $11.95, plus $2.00 shipping.)

From The Journal of Historical Review, March/April 1993 (Vol. 13, No. 2), page 25.