If you Google the words ‘Define Holocaust’ You will get one link after another from various dictionaries defining ‘The Holocaust’. One gets the impression from this that there was only one in the past century …. but what about the ‘other one’? It took 100 years for a Catholic Pope to call the slaughter of a million and a half Armenians as the ‘first genocide’ of the 20th century …. but the term ‘holocaust’ was not used.
How many millions have to die to get the recognition??
Pope Francis calls Armenian slaughter ‘first genocide of the 20th century’
Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic incident with Turkey on Sunday by calling the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks “the first genocide of the 20th century” and urging the international community to recognize it as such. (Read more HERE)
President Obama even refuses to call this mass slaughter of innocents a genocide …
Obama won’t call it Armenian ‘genocide’ on 100th anniversary of atrocity
President Barack Obama, wary of damaging relations with Turkey amid growing unrest in the Middle East, won’t use the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire to declare the brutal episode a genocide. (Full report HERE)
The Prime Minister of Turkey offered condolences this week to Armenians, again without using the term holocaust …
Turkish Prime Minister Offers Condolences to Armenians for Genocide
Today April 24th is considered Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day by Armenians throughout the world. Yesterday for the very first time in history on the eve of the 99th year anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the Turkish government abandoned its century long official wall of denial when the Turkish Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences to Armenians around the world who lost ancestors at the hands of Ottoman Turks. It was a historic gesture welcomed by many including a handful of prominent and outspoken Turkish historians who have been encouraging the government to change its longstanding policy of denying that Turks ever killed Armenians at all. After reading his conciliatory message before the Turkish parliament, Erdogan received a warm reception from his ministers and legislators. (Full report HERE)
Ironically, Israel has been instrumental in this particular holocaust’s denial.
Israel, the denier of another nation’s holocaust
But Israel hasn’t been willing to forgo its monopoly on victimhood or share its exclusive right to be the persecuted. It always has its cost-benefit analyses and global interests to consider — whether with apartheid South Africa or the juntas of Argentina and Chile. (Full report HERE)
The above, despite the fact that thousands of Armenian live in the Old City of Jerusalem …
Urging recognition, Jerusalem Armenians mark 100th anniversary of genocide
On Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m., as barbecue smoke wafts over the entire length of Israel as Independence Day ceremonies draw to a close, church bells will peal over the Old City of Jerusalem, echoing through its ancient stone alleyways. The bells from 18 churches will ring 100 times in succession, one toll for each year since the Armenian Genocide, which started on April 24, 1915. (Report HERE)
Again, WHY HAS TURKEY BEEN PROTECTED FOR 100 YEARS AGAINST ITS EVIL DEED? How long does the nation of Armenia have to wait for the recognition this horror deserves??
Just as Israel ‘cashed in’ on its holocaust, Armenians deserve reparations as well. An apology is far from enough!