Armenian/Jewish solidarity rally in front of ADL national headquarters in NYC, organized by No Place for Denial and Jewcy & co-sponsored by ANC-NY and AYF-NY. Followed by highlights from the following public meetings on ADL/NPFH: Newton #2, Arlington, Needham, Newton #1, Belmont, Watertown. Related links:
Kevork Norian, a Genocide survivor and resident of Arlington, Mass., spoke at his town's public meeting, held on October 15, to discuss the ADL's denial of the Armenian Genocide. That evening, the Arlington Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to sever ties with the ADL.
Highlights from public meetings held to discuss the future of the ADL sponsored No Place For Hate program in various Massachusetts towns and cities. This sequence of YouTube clips includes: Watertown Town Council, Newton HRC #1, Belmont HRC, Newton HRC #2, Needham HRC, Arlington Selectmen, Rally in NY. Related links:
On September 24 2007, the Lexington Board of Selectmen held an open forum on the future of the ADL sponsored No Place For Hate program.
On September 11, the Newton Human Rights Commission (NHRC) met for the second time in as many weeks and unanimously voted to "cease participation" in the ADL's No Place for Hate (NPFH) program until the former unequivocally recognizes the Armenian genocide and supports congressional affirmation thereof. Read a detailed report on this meeting here. You can also watch this 40 minute video in a YouTube window. On September 18, Mayor Cohen adopted the recommendation of the Commission in full and officially broke off Newton's ties with the ADL.
On Thursday Sept 06, the Belmont Human Rights Commission voted unanimously to sever ties with the ADL's No Place For Hate program until the organization unambiguously recognizes the Armenian Genocide and supports congressional legislation recognizing the Genocide. Read their letter to the ADL here. This 30 minute video is based on a single angle camera. You can also watch it in a YouTube window. A two angle camera version will be posted soon. A 65 minute version
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, hours after the release of a statement by Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recognizing the Armenian Genocide but opposing the Genocide Resolution pending in Congress, the Newton Human Rights Commission sent a strong message to ADL executive director Abraham Foxman that anything short of the unambiguous recognition of the genocide and full support of the Congressional resolution would result in Newton’s withdrawal from the ADL-sponsored No Place for Hate (NPFH) program. Click here to read full story, and here to watch Mayor Cohen's press conference. (Double click on video to expand, or click HERE to watch in YouTube window).
On August 14 2007, the Watertown Town Council unanimously voted to sever its ties with the ADL, citing its denial of the Armenian Genocide. Click here to read the full report. (Click here to watch video in YouTube window.)