Armenian media outlets have not played up the recent decision by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to recognize the Armenian genocide, says the cable published by WikiLeaks website.
In a cable as of August 28, 2007 U.S. Charge d’Affairs to Armenia Rudolf Perina says that all television stations reported the news in a brief, straightforward manner, while the newspapers carried the news in short articles on the front page. The Armenian Government itself has had nothing to say on the matter.
“The low-key coverage of the ADL decision reflects the fact that “genocide” affirmation is hardly newsworthy here. The facts are self-evident to most Armenians, and they tend to be much less emotionally invested in following each twitch of the "genocide" debate abroad than either their Turkish neighbors or the Armenian-American community.
As Armenia has only a tiny Jewish population and practically no history of anti-Semitism, this low-key reaction in the Armenian press and public may also be attributed, in part, to an overall unfamiliarity with the ADL, and why its opinion on the issue should be of interest,” the document reads.