ADL supports backlash on Iranian’s honor


The Anti-Defamation League is supporting Armenian Jews in condemning the bestowal of an honorary doctorate on Iran’s president.

In a statement Tuesday, the ADL commended the Armenian Jewish community for denouncing Yerevan State University’s decision to recognize Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

“It is one thing to provide a forum to speak, as universities are environments where freedom of speech should be promoted and encouraged,” said ADL National Director Abraham Foxman. “However, it is quite another to confer degrees and awards on a dictator who denies the Holocaust and calls for the destruction of the state of Israel. Such tributes should be reserved for those academics and world leaders who rightfully deserve them.”

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