In June this year Armenians around the world plans to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Holocaust or Metz Yeghern in Armenian language.
Since the creation of the Zionist entity in 1948, every Zionist regime has refused to recognize the Armenian Holocaust. The issue was never allowed to be debated even in Israeli Knesset for the last 67 years. However, with the crowing of Reuven Rivlin, the so-called righteous Zionist Jew, on June 10, 2014, has brought a new hope for Armenian Jews living in Israel and in Diaspora. Rivlin, who refuses to agree that the word Holocaust could be applied to genocide of any non-Jewish community, however, is sympathetic toward the murder of 1.5 million Armenians during 1915-17 by his fellow Donmeh Jews. He is one of the very few Israeli politicians involved in the recognition of the Armenian genocide.
“Whoever thought of the Final Solution got the impression that, when the day comes, the world will be silent, like it was about the Armenians. It is hard for me to forgive other nations for ignoring our tragedy and we cannot ignore another nation’s tragedy. That is our moral obligation as people and Jews,” Rivlin said. Naturally, Palestinian genocide being carried for the last 67 years by the Israeli Jews like him, doesn’t bother Rivlin’s conscience.
For six decades, Israel and its Jewish lobby groups in the West have used Turkish Muslim majority as ‘scapegoat’ to hide the Jewish crimes against Armenians. However, since Freedom Flotilla incident on May 31, 2010, which resulted in the murder of nine Turk aid workers on board by Jewish commandos in cold-blood, the “Turkish excuse” has lost its values. Since then, the Jewish leaders who once campaigned against recognition of Armenian genocide by US Congress have changed their tunes.
Abraham Foxman (ADL), Israel’s top propagandist, after years of denial, finally admitted in 2013 that what happened at the expense of the Armenians during WWI can be defined as genocide. The American Jewish Committee, notorious for calling for the boycott of Germany in 1933 even before Hitler came to power – published a declaration, entitled, Tribute to memories of the victims of the Metz Yeghern.
Now Muslim Majority Azerbaijan has replaced Turkey as Israel’s ‘scapegoat’. On May 18, 2011, Danny Ayalon, Israel’s deputy foreign minister said: “There is no chance that the Knesset would recognize the Armenian Genocide. It is impossible. We cannot afford ourselves to deface relations with our main strategic partner in the Muslim world – Azerbaijan – for some vexed historical questions concerning events that took place hundred years ago.”
Read about Israel’s interest in the Azeri-Azerbaijan conflict here.
Last year, to counter Israeli propaganda, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (now country’s president) offered condolences to the descendants of victims of the genocide of Armenian by Turk forces lead by Donmeh (Crypto Jew Young Turk) officers during the First World War.
“The incidents of the First World War are our shared pain. It is our hope and belief that the peoples of an ancient and unique geography, who share similar customs and manners will be able to talk to each other about the past with maturity and to remember together their losses in a decent manner. And it is with this hope and belief that we wish that the Armenians who lost their lives in the context of the early 20th century rest in peace, and we convey our condolences to their grandchildren,” said Erdogan in a statement.
Robert Kazandjian, a London-based freelance journalist and researcher, in an article, entitled Inconvenient victims: Tracing the roots of anti-Armenianism in Israel, published by UK’s CeaseFire magazine on December 19, 2014, claims that Israeli reasons for not recognizing Armenian genocide go as follows:
1. Israel’s belief that recognising the Armenian genocide would minimise the significance of the Holocaust, a very lucrative political and economic weapon.
Immediate parallels can be made between the suffering of the Armenians and that of Palestinians, two indigenous Asian peoples violently expelled from their historic homelands. The Turkish state refuses to accept the Aghet (disaster) took place, while Israel will not acknowledge the Nakba of 1948, and continues to commit heinous crimes in what we can fairly describe as an ongoing genocide, Kazadjian said.
2. Azerbaijan, like India, has become a ‘Cash Cow’ for the Zionist entity. Forty percent of oil consumed in Israel is Azeri, while Azerbaijan invests heavily in Israeli ‘hi-tech’ industries. In February of 2012, Baku agreed to purchase $1.6 billion worth of arms from Israel Aerospace Industries, including drones and missile defence systems.
3. Israeli-Azeri cooperation is usually juxtaposed with the relationship between Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Contact between Armenia and Iran reaches back into antiquity. Iran’s own Armenian community emerged at the beginning of the seventeenth century in Isfahan province. In the 20th century the number of Armenians in Iran increased significantly, as a consequence of the genocide in Ottoman Turkey; some 50,000 sought refuge there. Many Armenians lost their lives fighting in the Iranian army during the war with Iraq. Today there are over half a million Armenians living in Iran, represented by two seats in the Iranian parliament. The Armenian government’s positive partnership with Iran is logical and rational when one considers some of these factors: the ancient history, the safe haven offered to Armenians post-genocide, the Armenian contribution to the war effort, and the number of Armenians living in Iran today.