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California Congressman Piles on Opposition to ADL's Abe Foxman

By Jennifer Siegel

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California Congressman Adam Schiff is adding his voice to the chorus of opposition taking the national ADL to task for failing to unequivocally label the World War-era mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Turks as genocide.

“I would like to see the ADL unequivocally recognize the Armenian genocide,” Schiff said in an interview with the Forward this morning. The California Democrat is the lead sponsor of a congressional resolution recognizing the killings as genocide. “I think that it was a tragic mistake for members of the organization to transmit the opposition to the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress to some of the leadership in Congress, and I wrote them and told them I thought it was a terrible mistake.”

“I would hope that there’ll be a clamor among ADL chapters around the country, to get the ADL to change their position,” Schiff added.

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