UPDATE: Read how the protest went, here.
Think it's just no good for a Jewish civil rights organization to support a campaign of genocide denial? Then come out with Jewcy tonight in Los Angeles as we join with the Armenian Youth Federation and survivors of the Armenian Genocide to protest the Anti-Defamation League's "2007 Los Angeles Celebration." Press release:
NEWS ADVISORY – December 1, 2007 – NEWS ADVISORY
WHAT: Jewcy Media and the Armenian Youth Federation, joined by victims of the Armenian Genocide, will protest outside the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday, December 1st, when the Anti-Defamation League holds a celebration at the hotel. The protest is being organized in response to efforts by ADL National Director Abe Foxman to use the ADL as a vehicle for genocide denial—starkly violating the universal human rights principles which the ADL claims to revere.
WHO: Ghazaros Kademian, survivor – Armenian Genocide
Joey Kurtzman, Executive Editor – Jewcy
Arek Santikian, Representative – Armenian Youth Federation
WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2007 @ 6:00 p.m. PT
WHERE: On Wilshire Boulevard in front of the Regent Beverly Wilshire
BACKGROUND ON ABE FOXMAN and the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: For many years, the ADL, working on behalf of the Turkish government, has refused to acknowledge that the massacres of 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 was a genocide. Worse, they have lobbied for
This year, under pressure from the
In the same statement, the ADL reiterated its opposition to the Congressional resolution recognizing the genocide, calling it “a counterproductive diversion.” The ADL then apologized to the Prime Minister of Turkey for having put his government “in a difficult position,” expressing its “sorrow over what we have caused for the leadership and people of
On August 23, echoing
Perceiving its Armenian Genocide denial and subsequent missteps as simply a public relations dilemma – not a moral issue – the ADL hired the most prominent public relations firm in
For immediate commentary on this news story, please call JEWCY at (323) 600-3243 or the AYF-WR at (818) 507-1933.
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