The Anti-Defamation League has reinstated Andrew Tarsy as its New England regional director. An ADL spokesman confirmed Monday that Tarsy would be rehired, effective immediately. Tarsy was fired Aug. 17 after publicly breaking ranks with the organization for its refusal to recognize the Armenian genocide. Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director, subsequently reversed himself last week, issuing a statement calling the World War I massacres of Armenians “tantamount to genocide.” Tarsy’s firing set off a mutiny in the New England region, one the ADL’s most active and influential. The regional board called on Foxman not only to rehire Tarsy, but to support a resolution in Congress that would recognize the genocide. Foxman continues to oppose the resolution.
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