On May 1, professor Rachel Elboim-Dror (Hebrew University), in an Opinion post at Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, tried to whitewash major Jewish role in the murder of over one million Christian Armenians during World War One. However, she did accuse the founder of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl, an Austrian-German journalist, for collaborating with the Ottoman Sultan Hamid II in carrying out the Armenian Christian massacre.
“The founder of Zionist movement supported the brutal Ottoman Sultan against the Armenians, believing this will get the Sultan sell Palestine to the (European) Jews,” wrote Elboim-Dror.
She claims that since Herzl collaborated with the Ottoman Sultan, it became a “moral” (sic) duty of Zionist leaders not to recognize the Armenian genocide at the hands of Muslims, who have a long history of killing Armenian Christians. However, her distortion of Ottoman history is no different than the distortion of Jewish genocide under Nazis.
Theodor Herzl, after thrown out Ottoman Palace by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, met Pope Pius X (1903-14) on January 4, 1904 to seek Vatican support for the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine or Ghana. Pope Pius X also rejected Herzl’s appeal.
In late 2010, Palestinian Islamic Resistance HAMAS released a TV drama (in Arabic), narrating the historic meeting between Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II and the leader of the World Zionist movement, Theodor Herzl‘s Jewish messenger. The Israeli misinformation agency, MEMRI, as usual, translated the drama into English. It seems, the translation is not as much Israeli bullshit as was MEMRI’s translation of Iran’s President Dr. Ahmadinejad’s 2006 speech for which Ahmadinejad got awards of ‘Hitler, Jew-hater and Holocaust-denier – and evergreen quote: “wipe Israel of the map”. Watch the TV drama below.
However, in order to learn the truth about the Zionist movement and Ottoman empire’s role to block the creation of a European Jewish colony in Palestine – I would highly recommend an article written by Dr. Hala Fattah, a historian and author living in Amman (Jordan).