ANCA Letter to ADL Commissioners

October 29, 2007

Dear ADL Commissioners:

I am writing, as you prepare for your national meeting, to go on the record formally requesting that the national leadership of the Anti-Defamation League clearly recognize the Armenian Genocide and openly support proper U.S. recognition of this crime against humanity.

In making this request, we stand with the many members of your own national and regional leadership as well as with ADL grassroots members and supporters around the nation who believe that your willingness, as a human rights organization, to work energetically to recognize and condemn all instances of genocide must be unconditional. We share the points raised and concerns expressed by our Massachusetts chapter, along with our friends in the Armenian Assembly’s Massachusetts chapter, in their October 28, 2007 letter, and join with them in respectfully requesting an apology from Abraham Foxman for his longstanding denial of the Armenian Genocide.

Thank you for your consideration of our concerns and best wishes for a fruitful meeting in the service of your organization’s noble mission.

Aram Hamparian
ANCA Executive Director