JEWISH ORGANIZATION MEETS OBSTACLES IN BOSTON ON ACCOUNT OF NEGATIVE POSITION DISPLAYED TOWARDS ISSUE OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Aug 06 2007
BOSTON, AUGUST 6, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. The Jewish
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) operating in the United States of America,
which implements the "No to hatred" program in 67 American cities,
meets with some ostacles in Boston, which has an Armenian community
of 8 thousand people. This is written in the American "The Boston
Globe" journal. The reason of all this lies in the fact that the
Anti-Defamation League rejects the fact of the Armenian Genocide,
thus causing anger among the Armenian population. The latters claim
that the ADL should stop the implementation of the "No to hatred"
program or support the ratification of Resolution 106 concerning the
recognition of the Armenian Genocide in Congress.
Abe Foxman, the Director of the ADL, who openly rejects Resolution
106, declared: "The fact of hindering the implementation of the
"No to hatred’ program on account of the negative position of the
league towards the issue of the Armenian Genocide, is nothing but
"The Boston Globe" writes that since the Anti-Defamation League is
troubled about human rights, which is displayed by the "No to hatred"
program, this institute is, moreover, obliged to recognize the genocide
realized towards Armenian people during the years of the World War I
and criticise any attempt made by Turkey in the direction of oppressing
the memories of that historical event.
It should also be mentioned that together with the Anti-Defamation
League, the Jewish instituitons of influence operating in the United
States, that is, the Jewish Committee of America, the Committee on
American-Israeli public relations, as well as the "B’nai B’rith",
do not recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915 either.