Abraham H. Foxman
Abraham H. Foxman is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He was noted for his denial on the Armenian Genocide until he reversed 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."
Initially, Foxman and the ADL continued to state that they still do not support the genocide Congressional resolution calling it "a counterproductive diversion and will not foster reconciliation between Turks and Armenians." However, Foxman announced that this position could possibly change.
Later, in 2009 after the Davos incident between Erdogan and Peres, a NYT article said:
|“|| ...it would be far more serious if there were repercussions in the United States, where Jewish groups have helped Turkey block a resolution that condemns the genocide of a more than a million Ottoman Empire Armenians from being discussed in Congress.
Abraham H. Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, said that Mr. Erdogan’s criticism was “like a shock to the system,” but added that the league had not changed its opposition to the genocide bill in Congress. “It’s not a question of punishment,” he said. “There’s too much at stake in the relationship.”
- Jewish Group In U.S. Reverses Armenian Genocide Stand, ArmeniaLiberty.org