Why do we want the ADL to support the Congressional affirmation of the Armenian Genocide?

The ADL must begin to undo the damage its opposition to Armenian genocide affirmation has done not only to the Armenian-American community, but also to human rights in general, and specifically to genocide awareness and prevention.

Along with some other organizations, the ADL has lobbied against Congressional affirmation of the Armenian Genocide for many years.

Mr. Foxman has called the current genocide resolution a “counterproductive diversion.” Speaking to reporters in New York after meeting with the Turkish prime minister in late September, Mr. Foxman stated, “US Congressmen are not historians. Therefore, they cannot judge what happened in history.”

Armenian-Americans find this position extremely hypocritical given the numerous resolutions passed by the US Congress on the Holocaust.

The national ADL must now demonstrate good faith through clear and forthright support of United States recognition of the Armenian genocide, including Congressional affirmation.