Below is David Boyajian’s latest report on the persistent refusal of the Anti-Defamation League to officially identify the 1915 massacre of Armenians as a genocide.
The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation
By David Boyajian
November 7, 2019
Why did I testify at the Massachusetts State House on Oct. 7 against legislation that would require public schools to teach the Jewish Holocaust, Armenian and Greek Genocides, and other genocides and “atrocities”?
Good question, especially as I’m an Armenian-American journalist and activist. My Christian grandparents landed on these shores over 120 years ago.
- A brazenly two-faced, alleged civil/human rights group — the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — wrote and sponsored the legislation (H.566 & S.327).
- The legislation itself has problems.
- Schools have been utterly careless in scrutinizing the programs and curricula proposed or created by outside organizations such as the ADL.
This article goes far beyond Armenian American issues. It’s about how the ADL and similar groups intimidate and/or hoodwink respectable American organizations, schools, and institutions.
The ADL continually demands worldwide recognition of, reparations for, and legislation on the Holocaust.
Yet the ADL long denied/diminished the Armenian Genocide that Turkey committed (1915-23). The ADL also colluded with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress.
Jewish, Israeli, Turkish, and American media have outright admitted this. So did a fine man, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Chief of Staff, William S. Parsons (now deceased), in a personal conversation with me. He was distressed by it.
Such blatant hypocrisy renders the ADL unfit to author legislation or pontificate on any genocide.
Several other major Jewish groups are equally guilty.
Yola Habif Johnston of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) disclosed in 2006 that AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), American Jewish Committee (AJC), B’nai B’rith, and JINSA “have been working with the Turks on this issue” for more than 15 years.
“The Jewish lobby has quite actively supported Turkey in their efforts to prevent the so-called Armenian genocide resolution from passing.”
These Jewish groups would demand apologies and more from any mainstream organization that treated the Holocaust like that. But they had few qualms about demeaning the Armenian Genocide.
We aren’t blaming these Jewish organizations’ rank-and-file supporters, who have often expressed disgust with their organizations’ hypocrisy. We fault their leaders.
Trilateral conspiracy unmasked
In 2007, I publicly blew the whistle on the ADL’s war against Armenian-Americans. Many principled Jews and other non-Armenians joined in. The resulting scandal exploded across national and international media.