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Abraham H. Foxman

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Abraham H. Foxman

Abraham H. Foxman is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He is noted for maintaining his organization's denialist position on the Armenian Genocide, and for working against recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

On August 22, 2007, the Anti-Defamation League issued a legalistically dishonest statement that purported to be an acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide, but was not. The ADL’s full statement implied that the Armenian Genocide was simply a “consequence” of wartime conditions. But the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention, the grandfather of all international law on genocide, specifically requires intent by the perpetrator to legally qualify as a “genocide”.

Foxman and the ADL continue 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."

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.”


See also

External links

No Place for the Anti-Defamation League, an article by David Boyajian published in Armenian, Assyrian, Hellenic Genocide News and elsewhere, 2007

Did Abraham Foxman Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide?, an article by Joey Kurtzman published in Jewcy, 2007

Willful Blindness: Abraham Foxman and the Armenian Genocide, an article by Pierce Nahigyan published in Foreign Policy Journal, 2014

ADL Policy Remains Unchanged, the Ad Hoc Greater Boston Committee for Human Rights, published in Armenian, Assyrian, Hellenic Genocide News, 2014

Pressure, Politics, Persistence, Payoff, an article by Garen Yegparian in Asbarez, 2014

Foxman Remark at Suffolk No Substitute for Formal Statement, an article by Katie Van Adzin in the Armenian Weekly, 2014