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Monday, October 08, 2007


More holocaust denial...in Israel

Just two days after writing about George Bush's holocaust denial, what do I read in Noam Chomsky's new book "What We Say Goes" but this:
Q: Israel, which is an ally of Turkey, is also reluctant to use the term "genocide" about the Armenians. In fact, several years ago Shimon Peres said there was no genocide.

A: That's true. Back, I think around the early 1980s, there was a genocide conference in Israel run by a scholar who specializes on the topic, Israel Charny. Elie Wiesel was supposed to chair it. The government of Menachem Begin effectively ordered them to eliminate the Armenian genocide from the conference since Turkey is their very close ally. Wiesel withdrew as chair. Charny went ahead and included the top, but over the government's strong objections.

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