Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Armenians Continue To Press Despite ADL's Flip On 'Genocide'

OCTOBER 22, 2007
JTA Wire Service
Penny Schwartz
Lexington, Mass.

Nearly two months after the Anti-Defamation League reversed itself by acknowledging the World War I-era massacres of Armenians as "tantamount to genocide," activists in the Boston area are pushing ahead with their campaign against the organization.


Speaking before the Lexington selectmen, Laura Boghosian, a longtime resident of Armenian descent, dismissed Foxman’s statement, calling it "disingenuous." She and others also criticized statements by Foxman endorsing Turkey's call for a joint commission to study the massacre.

Arzoumanian said that "it’s as if this is an issue between Armenians and Turks and not about truth."

"They’re asking us to sit down with the equivalent of David Irving to work something out as if history is a bazaar," he said, referring to the Holocaust denier.


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