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The controversy over [[No Place For Hate]], a national program that had
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'''Abraham H. Foxman''' is the national director of the [[Anti-Defamation League]].  He was noted for his denial on the [[Armenian Genocide]] until he reserved that position on August 22, 2007.  According to Jay Lindsay of the Associated Press, "Foxman said he consulted with historians and his friend, Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel, after the controversy began and became convinced genocide had occurred."  However, Foxman and the ADL still refuse to support the genocide Congressional resolution calling it "a counterproductive diversion and will not foster reconciliation between Turks and Armenians."
encountered no controversy until now, centers on what critics say is
 
the [[Anti-Defamation League]]'s refusal to acknowledge the genocide. While saying that mass
 
killings took place in the last century, the ADL's leadership has
 
said it has no position on pending federal legislation to recognize
 
the [[Armenian genocide]].
 
  
>From 1915 to 1923, Ottoman Turks massacred as many as 1.5 million
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Armenians in what is now modern-day Turkey. Armenians, historians,
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*[http://www.armenialiberty.org/armeniareport/report/en/2007/08/0E549EEA-9E7F-42E7-8992-618BD8612328.asp Jewish Group In U.S. Reverses Armenian Genocide Stand], ArmeniaLiberty.org
and some European nations recognized the killings as genocide. The
 
Turkish government has refused to accept the genocide label, and
 
the ADL's national director, Abraham H. Foxman, has also infuriated
 
Armenian-Americans for refusing to call it a genocide.
 
 
 
When asked in a Globe interview last month if he believed what happened
 
to the Armenians was genocide, Foxman replied, "I don't know." Critics
 
have seized on the remark as suggesting the issue is open to debate,
 
and some have called it genocide denial.
 
  
 
[[Category:Hall of Shame|Foxman, Abraham]]
 
[[Category:Hall of Shame|Foxman, Abraham]]
 
[[Category:Non-Armenian Individuals|Foxman, Abraham]]
 
[[Category:Non-Armenian Individuals|Foxman, Abraham]]

Revision as of 00:25, 26 August 2007

Abraham H. Foxman is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He was noted for his denial on the Armenian Genocide until he reserved that position on August 22, 2007. According to Jay Lindsay of the Associated Press, "Foxman said he consulted with historians and his friend, Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel, after the controversy began and became convinced genocide had occurred." However, Foxman and the ADL still refuse to support the genocide Congressional resolution calling it "a counterproductive diversion and will not foster reconciliation between Turks and Armenians."

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