Watertown severs ADL ties

Jewish Telegraphic Agency


Watertown severs ADL ties

Published: 08/15/2007

A Massachusetts town council unanimously voted to end its partnership with
the Anti-Defamation League’s anti-bigotry program.

In an 8-0 vote, the Watertown Town Council moved Tuesday to rescind its
participation in the No Place for Hate program, the Boston Globe reported.
The move came under immense pressure from the town’s large Armenian
community, which is angry over the ADL’s unwillingness to acknowledge the
killings of Armenians during World War I as genocide.

The ADL says it does not deny the genocide, it just isn’t willing to affirm

On Monday, the committee overseeing the No Place for Hate program in
Watertown met with local ADL officials to seek clarification of their
position. Will Twombly, the committee’s co-chairman, told the Globe the
committee finds ADL’s position "unacceptable."