The Enemy of My Friend is My Enemy? The Jewish Diaspora and Genocide Denial

With all due respect to the numerous Jewish-born humanists, historians, writers, individual personalities, Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger and many other that have had the courage to take a stand for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and justice for this crime, it is none the less obvious that the official representatives of Judaism and above all Jewish/Israeli politicians still have a lot to catch up on.

all due respect to the numerous Jewish-born humanists, historians,
writers, individual personalities, Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger and many
other that have had the courage to take a stand for the recognition of
the Armenian Genocide and justice for this crime, it is none the less
obvious that the official representatives of Judaism and above all
Jewish/Israeli politicians still have a lot to catch up on.

though the internationally recognized and respected Jewish jurist and
human rights activist Rafael Lemkin already concerned himself with and
recognized the systematic destruction of the Armenians as a "murder of
race" at the start of the 1930s, the fact remains that justice for the
Armenian Genocide is still being aggressively denied by influential
organizations of the Jewish Diaspora as well as by the State of Israel

- extermination of a race - is a political crime. Genocides are not
committed by private individuals, but by the state itself. The
reference to historians and historical science in regard to the
Armenian Genocide is a tactical and spurious argument to relieve the
world governments from the responsibility to act while simultaneously
giving the perpetrators carte blanche. The proper reaction to political
crimes is therefore only possible through political response - from the
parliamentary houses, the politicians and the governments.

more than ever the denial of genocide must be responded to, for denial
is intrinsic to the methodology of genocide. Genocide is denied even as
it is practiced.

the beginning, the perpetrator seeks pretexts and justifications to
conceal the real intentions. Thus, the extermination is referred to as
"transporting," as "deportation" or "resettlement" - "moving to secure
places" or even as the "final solution." A verbal code is used to
camouflage and thus deny the annihilation, even as it is being

without simultaneous denial is unthinkable - yes, even impossible. The
first thing that must be done is to consider what the perpetrators want
to attain through denial. Denial is not just the simple negation of an
act; it is much more the consequent continuation of the very act
itself. Genocide should not only physically destroy a community; it
should likewise dictate the prerogative of interpretation in regard to
history, culture, territory and memory. As the victims- Armenians -
"never exists".

Turkish have not only murdered humans , destroyed an ancient
culture/civilization and rewritten history, but they continue to
legitimize the act as well as the racist ideology that led to the act.
This includes the legitimization of any and all stereotyping of the
Armenian people as a dangerous enemy, as a deadly bogeyman in the

is the final step in the completion of a mass extermination - and the
first step towards the next genocide. If genocide is committed in
Ruanda or Sudan, it is done with the knowledge that the rest of the
world will only watch and then forget.

look to Turkey and think themselves safe in the assumption that their
actions will likewise remain unpunished! Whether in Sudan or Ruanda or
any other potential hotspot of mass murder the accountable
powers-that-be rhetorically ask - as Hitler supposedly did just before
invading Poland - "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of
the Armenians?"

Republic of Turkey has denied the Armenian Genocide for the past 84
years, and politicians in Israel and a vast majority of officials of
Jewish Diaspora are aboard their boat now. In the USA, for example, the
Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL) not only denied the Armenian
Genocide in the past but also actively fought against the Congressional
Resolution for the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide. At the end of
August 2007, the ADL finally recognized the Armenian Genocide through
gritted teeth. The acknowledgment given, however, was qualified to such
an extent that one could have done without it. A similar statement of
recognition was also simultaneously supplied by the American Jewish

the AIPAC totally denies to have ever fought against the official
recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the US government and now
presents itself as being neutral in regard to the subject. (And
apparently "neutral" is just what they are.)

Besnainou, the acting president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC)
until early 2007, stated in 2006 that the Armenian people should stop
making fools of themselves: there has been only one genocide in modern
times and as everyone knows it was that of the Jews - an Armenian
Genocide never happened. (We have yet to see what the attitude of Moshe
Kantor, the current president of the EJC, is in this regard.)

2001, while he was the Israeli Foreign Minister, Nobel Prize winner and
current President of Israel Shimon Peres described the Armenians as
"meaningless" ("Armenian allegations") Moreover, this year President
Shimon Peres and the current Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni did a
heroic act that in no way pales to the statements regarding the
Holocaust expressed by the President Ahmadinejad: Peres affirmed
Israel's attitude to the "Armenian Question" and promised the Turkish
Prime Minster Erdogan to lobby against the Armenians, while Minster
Livni prevented the Knesset from officially recognizing the Armenian

statement given: "Genocide never happened. There was a "tragedy" with
victims on both sides. Please reconcile yourselves now and start a
dialog." Once again, a replay of the Turkish argument of shameless
denial by a Israeli official: "There were mutual killings and No mass

recently Israeli President Shimon Peres let himself be vocally
celebrated by hundreds of Genocide deniers in the Turkish Parliament,
including numerous Turkish fascists, racists, ultra-nationalists and
fundamentalists In Ankara, President Shimon Peres reiterated his
support for the denial of the Armenian Genocide and conveyed his full
acceptance of the Turkish politics of lies and denial. But it cannot
escape the notice of an experienced politician like President Shimon
Peres that the Genocide deniers in Ankara are no longer simply
satisfied with the repudiation of the Armenian Genocide.

Prime Minster Erdogan and the other Turkish nationalists have long
since joined forces to create panturanic - "Pan Turkish"- institutions
with the specific aim of try(ing) to prove the 'illegality' of the
existence of the Armenian people to the world.

the French Ambassador to Great Britain, Daniel Bernard, referred to
Israel as "this shitty little country" in 2001, there was a storm of
protest and he was quickly labeled an Anti-Semite. But what should an
Armenian call someone that denies the Armenian Genocide and refers to
Armenians as "meaningless"? If that were even just all that is being
done: Above and beyond this, Turkey has demanded that Israel instruct
the "Jewish Lobby" to agitate against the Armenians. Of course the
reference to the "Jewish Lobby" is an allusion to the Jewish Diaspora
and - as is the case when talking of Diasporas - carries a whiff of
world conspiracy and global domination.

the "Jewish Conspiracy" should follow Ankara's tune and eliminate,
obliterate, purge (whatever you choose to call it) the "Armenian
Conspiracy." Under normal circumstances the concept would be laughable,
but laughter is not advisable as it could result in asphyxiation.

Do Jewish Organizations and their Functionaries Deny the Armenian
Genocide as Turkey Does Deny recognition and Justice for this Crime?

can this act of denial be harmonious with the Jewish moral concepts and
identity in light of the xenophobia, racism, Anti-Semitism, hostility
and intolerance that the sorely tested Jewish People are themselves
confronted with on a daily basis? Genocide is racism: it is the most
paramount and aggressive form of racial discrimination, and is aimed at
the obliteration of the existence and life of a people only because
they belong to a specific community or collective - a community that is
defined by the aggressors as "the others," as "the alien."

reasons are commonly given for the "placating" activities of the
international Jewish community in regard to Turkey's denial policies:
Israel needs Turkey, and the Holocaust is unique. On occasion a third
reason is also offered: to do otherwise would result in repercussions
against the Jewish community in Istanbul. (Although if this were true,
the US Congress and Senate could never pass any resolutions against
Iran: as is well known, numerous Jewish people also live in Tehran,
Yazd, and Isfahan for centuries!) Statements such as those are, in the
end, nothing but hollow attempts to justify denial-

attitude of Jewish Organizations and their functionaries in regard to
the Armenian Genocide not only results in their involvement in the
guilt of the perpetrators but also produces a culpability of their own
as well.

attitude such as theirs supports and perpetuates the bogeyman image of
the Armenians that has long been cherished by the Turkish while
simultaneously strengthening the Turkish nationalistic self-image.
Above and beyond this, when Jewish functionaries describe the Ottoman
Turkey as a paradise of earth, they both distort history and negate the
inhumanities experienced by the Armenian People; instead, an unmerited
image of a heroic and pro-Judaic Turkey is propagated throughout Jewish
communities and private homes.

in turn, within the sphere of the Jewish Diaspora and even Israel
itself, a new generation grows that is spoon-fed the misconceptions of
the valiant Turk and perfidious Armenian. In regard to this current
situation, is oddly ironic that the modern usage of the word
"Holocaust" - used so often by international communities to describe
the Shoah - was first introduced to describe the Turkish bloodbath
suffered by the Armenians in Adana in 1909. (Ferriman, Z.D.: The Young
Turks and the Truth about the Holocaust at Adana in Asia Minor during
April 1909; London, 1913.)

The Enemy of My Friend is also My Enemy

the demonization of the Armenian Community within the Jewish Diaspora
done with this concept in mind? Some examples among others: In July
2007 an article was published in the "Jüdische Zeitung" ("Jewish
Newspaper") in Germany which totally supported and serviced the
policies of genocide denial and victim-perpetrator-reversal as
practiced alla Turca.

"Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs" published in November this year
in its webpage an article written by Ms. Aydan Kodaloglu, an advisor to
the former Turkish President Turgut Özal; in her article, Kodaoglu
attempted to make the denial of the Armenian Genocide (even more)
palatable for the Jewish and Israeli population. (Ironically enough,
according to Nüzhet Kandemir, the former Turkish ambassador to the USA,
President Turgut Ozal was himself on the brink of recognizing the
Armenian Genocide.)

turn, in the Jerusalem Post Joel J. Sprayregen (the former National
Vice-Chair of the ADL and a member of the Executive Committee of the
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)) took the
Armenian resistance during the Genocide to justify denial alla Turca -
"There was no genocide" - he was referring to history fakers - despite
the fact that he must be fully aware that one could easily reinterpret
reality and deny the Jewish Holocaust through the misrepresentation of
the Warsaw Uprising, the Theresienstadt- deportation camp, the "sale"
and departure of the Jews to Switzerland during the Holocaust and
survival of millions of Jews people ...

in the US, one could easily come to assume that Washington Times -
which often reads as a copy of the Turkish press - aims at leading a
war against the Armenian Genocide Resolution (HR 106) in the US

David Irving, is serving more and more as example as a paradigm for the
denial of Armenian Genocide. Mr. Lenny Ben-David, former undersecretary
at the Israeli Embassy in the US and A adviser for five years to the
Turkish embassy in Washington, until earlier this summer, In his
article published in the Oct. 5 issue of the Jerusalem Post, titled
"Turkey and Armenia: What Jews should do," Not only denied the Armenian
Genocide and creates hysteria and Armenophobe but in his article he
gives a lot of credit to the fabrication of Turkish and Azeri
nationalists and fascists. This is again not a hidden fact even for
this politician that the aim of Turkish fabrications against Armenians
in the next step includes: suggesting removing Armenia from the maps,
as a people and country which doesn't exist...

you assume A Armenian student from Jerusalem will be allow in an
official ceremony in Israel to refer to the Armenian Genocide, you are
mistaken. This shouldn't come to you as a surprise either; in Istanbul
the remaining Armenian children from "Western Armenia" (After Gencode
renamed to "Eastern Anatolia") are forced to write essays how their
ancestors committed "genocide against Turks" (This is just distressful,
nauseating, sadistic and perverse.)

is known as a second killing (a "bloodless-killing"). There is an
aggressive denial of Armenian Genocide on going by Turkey.
Unfortunately, a big part of officials of Jewish Diaspora and Israel
are involved in the denial of Armenian Genocide and this act - their
involvement in denial - doesn't differ much from the involvement of
German military officer in Armenian Genocide in 1915 (This reference
should make clearer - to help to reach a better understanding- what
really the denial of Armenian Genocide by Jewish politicians means for
Armenian people and other Christian people who were subject of genocide
by Turkish!)

politically allies do it, it's not genocide but "Tragedy". There are
Turkish "palace historians" that aim to erase all references to
"Armenia" and "Armenian people" in the libraries of the world. This is
a fact that is easily documented. Professor Dr. Yusuf Halaçoðlu, the
racially motivated President of the Turkish Historical Society with the
assistance of Turkish fascists, extends great effort on proving the
non-existence of the Armenian People and, in turn, the state of
"Armenia." The statements of many Jewish Diaspora officials that "there
was no Armenian Genocide" play directly into the hands of the official
policy Turkey and the Turkish Nationalists and fascists.

nation that has been the victim of genocide should not be forced to
prove the fact of genocide. For a nation to support the perpetrators of
genocide by placating the world with official statements supporting the
Turkish government's shameless policies of denial is disgraceful and
appalling; for a nation that itself has likewise suffered an attempted
obliteration to do so is incomprehensible. The "placating" efforts by
Jewish officials and functionaries are doomed to backfire: the denial
of the Armenian Genocide in no way helps to make Israel stronger or to
increase the security of the Jewish People.

and Turkish nationalists have always used other people for the
implementation of their inhuman policies against "non-Turks" in order
to achieve their own final goals, if not their own "final solution"

such as dialogue, reconciliation, and rapprochement are terms that
awaken fundamentally positive associations, but they are being used
without any reflection upon or reference to historical fact or
fairness, let alone justice. It is beyond understanding that the
newspapers of the Jewish Diaspora present the Armenians as the
"irreconcilable" or "troublemaker", as the "true" disruptor in
international relations, when it is the Turkish that continually
attempt to illegalize or negate the discussion. (What dialogue would
the Jewish Nation have with Germany had Germany demanded and been
permitted to forbid the acknowledgment of the holocaust and justice?)

the Jewish community the "troublemaker" when the Iranian President
Ahmadinejad denies the Shoah? A crime that happened 60 years ago and
that he himself did not participate in?

statement that the genocide happened 90 years ago or the insinuation
that the Armenian Diaspora - the "Armenian Conspiracy" - are
endangering world peace because they are motivated by self-swerving
interests serve again nothing else than to protect the perpetrator. But
is it not the purpose and duty of international criminal law to protect
the victim? Should criminal law protect the rapist or killer because
the victim supposedly "asked for it"? Is international law only a "law
for the stronger" and thus only there to protect the state and not the


terms such as "crimes against humanity," "genocide," "war crimes" and
"war of aggression" only there to protect the aggressors and not the

Armenian Diaspora - the masses of people forced to disperse throughout
the world - is a result of the genocide executed by the Turkish; the
Diaspora Armenians are not pursuing an arbitrary and unfounded
interest, they have a justified demand for justice and recognition. At
the same time, this demand is also a concern of the international
community of states which created and approved the legislation known as
"public international law" or "international criminal law."

is not just a matter of morality to condemn genocide, it is a premise
for peaceful coexistence. It is a cornerstone of international peace,
and the looming threat of this very crime is a principal reason behind
military intervention and self-defense.

question that might arise when reading this text is why do I only write
about the Jewish Community and Israeli politicians? Well, this is due
to the following fact: aside from the Turkish themselves, Israeli
politicians and the Jewish Diaspora are the only ones that go beyond
the "simple" denial of the Armenian Genocide (and denial of Turkish
genocides against other Christian people, e.g. The Assyrian Genocide)
to both aggressively practice a virulent policy of denial and likewise
try to inspire others to do the same.

example, the unprecedented dedication with which Shimon Peres supported
the "fight" against the Armenian Resolution in the US Congress while
Bill Clinton was still president.

relationship between the Jewish People and the Turkish is based on lies
and the denial of the Armenian Genocide - the denial of the 1.5 million
Armenians that died by the hands of the Ottoman Turkey from 1915-1923.
It is a relationship that is based on criminal complicity in hushing up
a horrific transgression against humanity and that totally disregards
all concepts of moral and justice.

Tan, the Turkish Ambassador to Israel, described this relationship in
September 2007: "The Turkish People make no differentiation between
Israel and the Jews of the world. To us, you are all one. We have no
pact with Israel, but rather with the whole Jewish world. If the Jewish
lobby disappears, Israel loses its importance to us. Therefore, Israel
takes the responsibility when a Jewish organization speaks of Genocide."

truth will set Turkish and Jewish officials free. Implementation of
international agreed reforms for "Western Armenia/ Turkish Armenian"
and eliminating - "getting rid" - of a nation/people by Turkey are not
the same. Only the fact of genocide can keep alive disinformation
policy, the genocide denial industry and the nationally authorized and
aggressive Turkish politics of denial. Israeli/Jewish officials should
advice their "friends/allies" in Ankara to stop making fools of
themselves. Armenian Genocide was proved as Armenian Genocide was

whole world was witness of this genocide. Besides this: Armenian
Genocide is well documented above all by Turkish war time ally Germany
(even though a part of this documents being destroyed in1919 and 1940s.)

to Taner Akcam, a nonconformist Turkish historian, "The denial of the
Armenian Genocide is the basis of Turkey's existence." At the latest,
Namik Tan's statements above and the aggressive denial of Armenian
Genocide by President Shimon Peres also reveal and proves that the
relationship between Israel and Turkey is also based the denial of the
Armenian Genocide (raison d'État instead of right to truth and justice.)

cannot help but wonder how long a relationship built on boundless
dishonesty, immorality, denial and lies is capable or destined to
last... Indeed, it is truly incomprehensible that the Jewish Diaspora
denies the Armenian Genocide for the "good" of Israel. What lasting
"good" has ever come from the denial of genocide, from the denial of
truth, from the denial of the justice?

Note: I am aware of the fact that my analyze of Jewish Denial of
Armenian Genocide may upset some so please feel free to write comments
on it . And, in the meantime, the author likes to let you know: who
ever denies one genocide he/she denies all genocides. Jewish denial of
Armenian Genocide kills not only the Armenian Genocide but in the end
this denial kills The Jewish Holocaust too...


"die jüdische" 21.12.2007 13:20