Identity, Justice, Politics

Jewcy Protests Anti-Defamation League Director Abe Foxman at the 92nd Street Y

From the folks at Jewcy:

WHERE: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York
WHEN: Thursday, Sep 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. (The event starts at 8:15 p.m.)
As reported by Jewcy Senior Editor Joey Kurtzman, Abe Foxman has refused to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Weeks after Jewcy called for his ouster, Foxman issued a mealymouthed press release but did nothing else. He has not apologized to Armenians and the Jews he claims to represent. The ADL has not changed its position that it would be a “counterproductive diversion” to support the Congressional resolution affirming the Armenian Genocide.
Jewcy condemns Abe Foxman and the ADL. Our presence outside the 92nd Street Y will be to insist that he and his organization have robbed themselves of moral legitimacy. Foxman must be fired. The ADL must unequivocally recognize Turkey’s organized mass murder of ethnic Armenians and back the Congressional resolution that does so.
We invite anyone who shares our view to join us. We only ask that you respect the seriousness with which Jewcy approaches this issue. Our protest aims to be civilized and peaceful. No bullhorns or microphones will be permitted.
Placards and banners are encouraged, but please stick to the topic at hand.
For more information, please contact Jewcy Associate Editor Michael Weiss at 718-834-8873 or [email protected]

3 thoughts on “Jewcy Protests Anti-Defamation League Director Abe Foxman at the 92nd Street Y

  1. Bravo for Jewcy.
    The more I read about this entire issue the more clear it becomes that in the US it is not Turkey that is denying this genocide but our own community “leaders” and a portion of our own academics who seem to have bent to pressure from Jerusalem.
    This is unrighteous and in the real world also very short sighted.

  2. It is important for Jews to take a stand with the Armenian community on this matter. Turkey’s use of its police powers, courts, and foreign service to advance the cause of genocide denial is a frightening warning to us about what Holocaust deniers can do if we do not maintain vigilance. Those who have neither evidence or scholarship to support their views, will use whatever power they can seize for persuassive means.

  3. I hope no one minds that I’m writing this in lots of comment sections today, but I came back from a few days offline to find several posts about Armenia and/or Darfur so …
    “The Israeli Government’s Genocide Politics” – How Israel’s top officials are turning a blind eye to both the decades-old genocide in Armenia and the present-day plight of refugees from Darfur, by Gershom Gorenberg.

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