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Archive for 'Genocide'

White House omission of the Jews was deliberate

When I first saw that President Trump had issued a statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day that included no mention of the six million Jews exterminated by the Nazis, I was actually willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I assumed it was the sort of oversight that can occur in the beginning days [...]

Tony Greenstein’s Sleight of Hand

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Not long ago, Fathom published my refutation of Ken Livingstone’s antisemitic guru, Lenni Brenner. Tony Greenstein, a founding member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, has twice jumped to Brenner’s defence. His first reply to me can be read here and my rejoinder here. Greenstein has come back for more with an extremely [...]

Inappropriate and offensive Nazi comparisons

This is an issue I’ve raised here more than once.
It’s a practice with a depressingly long history; among those who have indulged in it are Winston Churchill and even David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin.

In the video, Kurt Eichenwald says appropriate analogies to Nazi Germany are Stalin’s Soviet Union and Pol Pot’s Cambodia. I would add [...]

Armenia: The Betrayal of Truth

Politico reports:
President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians in his annual statement commemorating the historic atrocity later this month.
As a candidate in 2008, Obama issued a statement promising to describe the plight of the Armenians as a genocide, but in his previous [...]