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Countdown to Abraham Foxman’s Resignation

Abraham Foxman is finished. It’s now just a question of how much more trauma he’ll put everyone through before he surrenders to the inevitable and resigns. Since Foxman fired Andrew Tarsy, a regional director of the ADL who described as … Read More

By / August 20, 2007

Abraham Foxman is finished. It’s now just a question of how much more trauma he’ll put everyone through before he surrenders to the inevitable and resigns.

Since Foxman fired Andrew Tarsy, a regional director of the ADL who described as “morally indefensible” Foxman’s refusal to call the Armenian Genocide a genocide, the scandal over the issue has exploded to new levels.

Former chairman of the Polaroid Corp., Stewart L. Cohen, and City Council member Mike Ross told the Globe yesterday they could no longer be part of an organization with national leaders who refused to acknowledge the Armenian genocide and fired regional director, Andrew H. Tarsy, on Friday for taking a position in support of Armenian-Americans.

Alan Dershowitz, a man every bit as monomaniacal about Israel's safety and strategic interests as Foxman, co-wrote a devastating op-ed in which he said,

For any organization or official to believe that there are differing sides to the Armenian Genocide is as much an outrage as it would be for Germany to say that the work of Jewish scholars, witnesses, and victim testimonies represented merely the "Jewish side" of the Holocaust. To deny genocide victims their history and suffering is tantamount to making them victims again.

And as the Globe says, “many [believe] the outcry over this issue may have only just begun.”

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