08/18 Jewish Magazine Calls for Apology From Anti-Defamation League Leader

Jewish Magazine Calls for Apology From Anti-Defamation League Leader
NEW YORK, NEW YORK August 18, 2007 Internet & New Media News

(PRLEAP.COM) NEW YORK, NY — Jewcy Media, a leading Internet content, commerce, and new media company for progressive free-thinkers, announced today a petition calling for the Anti-Defamation League to rescind its stance on the Armenian Genocide. Jewcy first criticized the ADL in a June 10 editorial that one Armenian activist has described as the beginning of a "backlash" against the organization. On August 14th, the city council of Watertown, Massachusetts voted to sever ties with the No Place for Hate Program, which is administered by the ADL. Armenian-American activists in Watertown plan to lobby the other 67 Massachusetts towns still participating in NPFH to drop their connection, as well.

Speaking of House Resolution 106, which would describe events in Turkey in 1915 as a genocide, Foxman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "I don’t think congressional action will help reconcile the issue. The resolution takes a position; it comes to a judgment. The Turks and Armenians need to revisit their past. The Jewish community shouldn’t be the arbiter of that history, nor should the U.S. Congress." In the June 10 editorial, Jewcy’s senior editor Joey Kurtzman wrote that Foxman’s statement was "a scandal of unprecedented proportion."

Jewcy’s online petition demands three actions from Foxman if he should choose not to step down:

1.) He must acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

2.) He must apologize to the Armenian-American community

3.) He must apologize to the Jewish community, for humiliating us before our fellow-citizens