Wednesday, August 22, 2007

ADL bows to pressure, acknowledges Armenian genocide

From the Boston Globe:

He has stood up to Mel Gibson, Jimmy Carter, Louis Farrakhan, and the president of Iran. But Abraham H. Foxman, the director of the Anti-Defamation League, backed down yesterday after a standoff with Armenian-Americans in Watertown drew the attention of some of the nation's most prominent Jewish leaders.

Foxman, a Holocaust survivor, reversed course and acknowledged that the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks was genocide. The change stunned those who have followed Foxman's 42-year career at the ADL, where he has rarely bowed to critics.
Finally. Now the question is, will Foxman reinstate Andrew Tarsy, the man he fired for stating that the Armenian genocide was actually a genocide?

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