ADL reinstates director who was first to say Turkey committed 'genocide'

The Anti-Defamation League reinstated Andrew Tarsy as its New England regional director, Monday. Tarsy was fired August 17, after publicly voicing opposition to the organization's refusal to recognize the Armenian genocide. Abraham Foxman later reversed the organization's position by recognizing the World War I massacre of Armenians as genocide for the first time. Following this reversal, the New England regional chapter voted to bring back Tarsy as director and to support a resolution before Congress that would officially recognize the genocide, despite Foxman's continued opposition to such a bill.