House OKs Resolution on Armenian Genocide; BDS Group Confronts Holocaust Survivor

  • November 1, 2019
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THE WEEK’S BIG 3

The House of Representatives voted on a bipartisan basis this week to approve a resolution commemorating the Armenian Genocide – a move endorsed by ADL. A member of the anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Benedictine University confronted a Holocaust survivor during a speech on campus, demanding he “condemn the establishment of the Zionist Israeli state.” And U.S. Armed Forces conducted a raid over the weekend in northwestern Syria resulting in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called Islamic State.

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1) House Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide

“The passage of the legislation, by a 405-to-11 vote, is the first time a chamber of Congress has officially designated the 1915 mass killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as a genocide.” The New York Times: READ MORE

+ ADL Endorses Congressional Resolution Commemorating the Armenian Genocide

+ Top Jewish Civil Rights Group Endorses US Congressional Resolution to Recognize Genocide of Armenians by Turkey -- Algemeiner

2) Students for Justice in Palestine Member Walks Out on Holocaust Survivor’s Speech After Accusing Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

“Following a speech last week by Benedictine University professor Harold Kasimow, who survived the Holocaust as a child, a student asked a question which drew a parallel between Kasimow’s experiences and Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. The student, according to their Twitter feed, is affiliated with the Chicago-area school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine.” JTA: FULL STORY

+ TWEET from Jonathan Greenblatt: “Yet another example of SJP’s anti-Semitic practice of marginalizing Jews and reducing their identity to their connection to Israel…”

+ ADL Resource: Students for Justice in Palestine

3) ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Killed in U.S. Raid

“The high-risk operation brings a dramatic end to a years-long hunt for the man who spearheaded the Islamic State’s transformation from an underground insurgent band to a powerful quasi-state that straddled two countries and spawned copycat movements across several continents.” The Washington Post: FULL STORY

+ ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities Issues Statement Regarding Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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