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 Posted Tuesday, September 22, 1998



The incorruptible Merchants of Hatred have belatedly issued this press release:

New York, Monday, March 19, 2001

Press Release | Miscellaneous

Statement of Abraham H. Foxman on the Marc Rich Pardon

FoxmanNew York, NY, March 19, 2001 — Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued the following statement:

On December 7, 2000, I wrote to President Bill Clinton requesting executive clemency for Marc Rich (right, FBI mugshot).

rich1I did so because I believed, along with many others whom I respect, that Mr. Rich deserved a second chance. A generous and philanthropic man, whom I knew for fifteen years, he had worked tirelessly for the good of others.

I also believed he should be able to be reunited with his family after the tragic loss of his daughter to leukemia. I did so based on the information I had at the time.

On further reflection, as this unique case unfolded, I began to question whether a person’s good deeds should overshadow other aspects of his behavior. In hindsight, this case probably should not have had my involvement. square


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