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Why Should We Armenians Want Zionists to “Recognize” Us?

By Markar Melkonian

"Even today I am willing to volunteer to do the dirty work for Israel, to kill as many Arabs as necessary, to deport them, to expel and burn them, to have everyone hate us, to pull the rug from underneath the feet of the Diaspora Jews, so that they will be forced to run to us crying. Even if it means blowing up one or two synagogues here and there, I don't care. And I don't mind if after the job is done you put me in front of a Nuremberg Trial and then jail me for life. Hang me if you want, as a war criminal..."

These are the words of Ariel Sharon, from an interview published in the Israeli daily Davar, 17 December 1982.

At the time he made these remarks he was the Minister of Defense of Israel. In that capacity, he presided over the slaughter of 17,000 civilians in Lebanon, among them Armenians, as well as the massacre of thousands of unarmed civilians, many of them women and children, in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps just outside of Beirut. Sixteen years later, he would be elected Prime Minister of Israel. On 18 April 2002, U.S. President George Bush praised Sharon as “a man of peace.”

The present Prime Minister of Israel, Benyamin Netanyahu, is widely considered to be more of a “hard-liner” than Sharon. Under his leadership, the Zionist military has: subjected the densely populated Gaza Strip to incessant bombardment at the cost of thousands of civilian lives; subjected millions of people who have been under military occupation for more than half a century to collective punishment; and lied American taxpayers into a trillion-dollar war in Iraq that has so far resulted in well over one million deaths, and turned the lives of tens of millions of children into a living hell. 

Thoughtful people might pause to consider what kind of a country would elect monsters like Netanyahu, Sharon, and Menachem Begin to their highest office.

In addition to serving as Prime Minister, Netanyahu also serves as a member of the Zionist legislature, the Knesset. It is under these circumstances that a delegation from  Armenia's National Assembly paid a visit to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on December 12 to 14. The purpose of the delegation’s visit, we were told, was to urge members of the Knesset to “recognize” the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian delegation announced that Israel and Armenia, together with “the international community,” must “continue their struggle to prevent crimes against humanity.”

For informed and decent people in “the international community,” the overriding message that this visit conveyed was the cretinism and hypocrisy of Armenian officialdom.

Armenia and Israel: Not Much in Common:

The National Assembly delegation’s advertised humanitarian aim in Tel Aviv is worse than garbled.  Here are several of the ways that this is so: 

--For one thing, Israel has never SURVIVED genocide, for the simple reason that Israelis have never UNDERGONE genocide.  Jewish people, of course, were subject to a horrendous, genocidal campaign of annihilation perpetrated by the German fascists.  We bow our heads to honor the victims of the Holocaust, and the tens of millions of Russians and other victims, too. We must never forget them, and we must guard against those who would trivialize Hitler’s crimes.  

But most Jews are not Israelis, and more than 60% of Israeli Jews, including the Mizrahim, trace their ancestry back generations to lands thousands of miles distant from the European theatre of WWII.  In any case, the lesson holds for Israelis as it does for Armenians and everyone else:  it is indecent to rationalize ethnic cleansing by pointing to past victimhood.   

For people who are not steeped in Chosen People mythology, racial arguments for the “right of return” to any land should be no more convincing than religious arguments.  The relevant principle (in Palestine and in Mountainous Karabagh, too) should be SELF-DETERMINATION, not genetics or religious arguments.  But even if we were to accept the Zionists’ own racial suppositions, they still lose the argument:  molecular geneticists report that Palestinians have as much claim to be genetic descendants of the ancient Israelites as do Israeli Jews.  

--For another thing, the Republic of Armenia and Israel are two very different polities:  Israel is a colonial settler state, and Armenia is not. Like the Afrikaners of South Africa, Israelis are a modern nation of settlers and descendants of settlers who founded a garrison state.  

By concocting far-fetched parallels between Armenia and Israel, the small and diminishing number of Armenian Friends of Israel lend a helping hand to Turkish nationalists who propagate the lie that Armenians are interlopers, with nothing but a mythological connection to the land of Armenia.  This is strikingly similar to Zionist mythology, which depicts Palestinians as recent interlopers in the Land of Israel.  The truth is that Armenians--unlike most Israeli Jews, but very much like Palestinians--are not a PRODUCT of foreign colonial domination; rather, they have ENDURED foreign colonial domination. 

--Israel is a garrison-state, and Armenia is not.  An imperial power lavishly subsidizes Israel as a remote-control device, to control the resources, markets, and populations of a strategically crucial region. American taxpayers subsidize luxury housing for foreign settlers on stolen Palestinian land. Israelis receive billions of dollars of U.S. aid annually, as well as credits, tax-deductible contributions, technology transfers, the protection of the Sixth Fleet, and unqualified diplomatic cover from the United States of America. (See, for example, Shirl McArthur, “A Conservative Estimate of Total U.S. Direct Aid to Israel: More Than $130 Billion,”WRMEA, Oct./Nov. 2013.) 

All of this by way of ensuring American imperialist domination of oil, the Suez canal and vast capital markets, hemming in Russia and Iran, and propping up local clients, notably the House of Saud, the Egyptian army, and corrupt regimes in the Gulf.  Recognizing this, U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig described Israel as “the largest American aircraft carrier in the world.”  When the Zionist garrison ceases to fulfill this function, it will cease to exist.  

Israel’s Crimes against Humanity:  

As for the pretended aim to “continue their struggle to prevent crimes against humanity,”let us acknowledge the obvious:  the Zionist regime is itself responsible for crimes against humanity, and these crimes are not limited to Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria.  Tel Aviv has supported far-flung tyrannies, wars, and death squads, from Taiwan to Zaire, and from Nicaragua to Namibia and apartheid South Africa.  

Indeed, the Israeli military has armed and supported perpetrators of genocide.  In the1980s, when even the Congress of the United States of America refused to provide arms to the blood-soaked Rios Montt regime in Guatemala, Israel stepped in to arm the Guatemalan military and the death squads.  Up to 200,000 Guatemalans were killed by the death squads and the Guatemalan military, including tens of thousands under Rios Montt, and (as the Catholic Church and the United Nations have documented) tens of thousands of others have been raped and tortured.  

The Mayan people of Guatemala have committed no crime against Armenians.  Why then should Armenian delegates fawn over those who helped to murder them? And in the name of “preventing crimes against humanity,” no less! If the National Assembly delegates were genuinely concerned about preventing crimes against humanity, they would have stayed home and condemned the Zionist regime.   

And of course, we may add nuclear blackmail to the long list of unprosecuted Zionist crimes against humanity.  They have never signed a nonproliferation treaty, and they have never permitted international inspection of their nuclear facilities.  In collaboration with their strategic partners and ideological twins in apartheid South Africa, the Zionists developed and tested nuclear weapons, and since then they have produced hundreds of nuclear warheads which they have deployed on bombers, missiles, and Dolphin II-class “Doomsday Submarines.”  Yerevan might well be located within one of their blast zones. 

Fawning over Our Enemies:  

Zionists have time and again distinguished themselves as enemies of the Armenian nation.  The decades of active denial of the Armenian genocide is the LEAST of their offenses.  We know about the decades-long strategic alliance between Tel Aviv and Ankara, and the ongoing military aid and intelligence that Tel Aviv has provided to the Republic of Azerbaijan.  There is much more to say about this, but no room here.  Instead, let us note several lesser-known considerations:  

--Zionist collaboration with Turkish ethnic cleansers goes back to the earliest days of the modern Zionist movement:  according to an entry in the diary of Theodore Herzl (an entry dated August 30, 1899), for example, the founder of modern Zionism intervened “to muffle the Armenian business” in the European press, in the wake of the massacres of the 1890’s.  (For more about the relationship between the early Zionists and the Ottoman Sublime Port, refer to Marwan R. Buheiry, “Theodor Herzl and the Armenian Question,” in Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Autumn, 1977); Yair Auron, The Banality of Denial:  Israel and the Armenian Genocide (2003).) 

--Zionist occupation has destroyed the ancient Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem.  For more than sixteen centuries, the Armenian community in Jerusalem managed to survive invasions, crusades, and colonial domination, but seventy years of Zionist occupation, confiscation, and oppression has all but eliminated our ancient presence in the Holy Land. One hundred years ago, the Armenian community of Jerusalem consisted of perhaps 20,000 members.  After the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, those numbers have dwindled, until today the community consists of only several hundred members. 

The Armenians of Palestine do not want to be under Zionist occupation.  Yasser Arafat, the late Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was expressing a widespread wish among Armenians in Palestine when, at the 2000 Camp David Summit, he rejected an American proposal to put the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem under Zionist authority.  “My name is not Yasser Arafat,” he said, “It is Yasser Arafatian.”"I will not betray my Armenian brothers." 

--Zionist occupiers treat Palestinian Armenians with the same contempt that they treat other Palestinians.  Settlers regularly insult Armenians, desecrate religious sites, physically attack the clergy, and spit on priests.  

On occasion they have done much worse.  The siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem from April 2 to May 10, 2002 is just one of many outrages against besieged Christians in Palestine. 

For thirty-nine days, the Zionist army laid siege to one of the holiest sites of Christianity, under the pretext of searching for “suspected Palestinian militants.”(All of this, aside from the fact that even if these “suspected militants” were in fact militants, they were entirely within their rights, under international law and the Geneva convention, to resist occupation of their land by a foreign invader.) During the siege, Israeli Army snipers killed seven persons seeking refuge inside the church; on April 4, they shot the bellringer of the Church, and on April 10, they shot an Armenian monk in the church. 

--Over the decades, Tel Aviv’s warmongers, operating with the impunity of superpower protection, have destroyed homes and lives and depopulated Armenian neighborhoods in Lebanon and Syria.  They have fomented civil wars that have gutted Armenian communities, and they set the stage for wars in Iraq and Syria that have annihilated ancient Christian communities in these countries. 

Our “Clever” Fools:

One might think that moral and legal arguments (for what little they may otherwise be worth) should be paramount when it comes to making a case for genocide recognition.  If so, then such considerations should stand on their own, without getting mixed up with considerations of diplomatic advantage.  But of course there are practical considerations, too.  And these, too, demonstrate the foolishness of the Armenian delegation’s errand. 

The Zionists and their masters in Washington have set in motion wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria—wars that have already claimed as many lives as the Armenian genocide.  They and their surrogates have created millions of refugees and turned the lives of tens of millions of children into a living hell. They have successfully fomented murderous Wahhabi hatred of Shiite Muslims, and over the past several years we have witnessed them step-by-step setting the stage for the emergence of Daesh.  

And now, having succeeded in their strategic aim to destroy every Arab army that was able and willing to defend its territory against their aggression, they now turn their attention to Iran.  The Zionists and their neocon confederates in Washington want war with Iran.  And so do their strategic allies in Ankara. 

No wonder, then, that year after year, opinion polls have confirmed that Israel is one of the most hated countries on Earth. In Latin America, Russia, India, and China, large majorities of respondents to recent public opinion polls express “negative views” of Israel.  Europeans, on the whole, dislike Zionism and Zionists, and over years the antipathy has only increased.  Even in the super-tolerant Scandinavian countries there is widespread disgust with their impunity and duplicity.  Indeed, even in the thoroughly indoctrinated United States of America, one third of the respondents to recent public opinion polls have expressed a “negative view” of Israel.  

In the course of committing one atrocity after another over the course of decades, Zionist leaders have been poisoning the well for future generations of Israelis.  America will not remain the sole undisputed superpower forever.  Unfortunately, it appears more and more likely that when the American empire wanes, Israelis will follow the Pieds-noirs of Algeria onto ships and airplanes and into oblivion.   People who care about Armenia most assuredly should not take inspiration from the brutal--and ultimately doomed--Zionist project. 

The Armenian delegates met with members of the Knesset, in their official capacity as functionaries of the Zionist garrison state.  To portray this visit as “non-political” is dishonest and naïve.  Their errand is absurd on the face of it:  to beg functionaries of a brutal, genocidal regime to “recognize” a genocide! What is it that these unelected delegates think they are doing?  Do they think they’re being modern and clever?  What message exactly do they think they are sending?  

The Armenian delegates have sullied the reputation of the Armenian nation and brought a disgraceful end to a year that might otherwise have had a redeeming significance.  The last thing decent Armenians want is for the legislature of a brutal garrison state to “recognize” the Armenian genocide.  The National Assembly Committee has wasted the resources of an underfunded state to jeopardize the good will of our most helpful allies, neighbors, and trading partners.  

There are some Armenians who care more about the welfare and dignity of our nation than jumping through hoops for the entertainment of a distant imperialist power. It is time these Armenians raise their voices, to demand that the Republic of Armenia abide by the international cultural boycott of the Zionist regime. 

Markar Melkonian is a philosophy instructor and an author. His books include Richard Rorty’s Politics:  Liberalism at the End of the American Century (1999), Marxism: A Post-Cold War Primer (Westview Press, 1996), and My Brother’s Road (2005). 

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Հռիփսիմե
Այս կարգի անհեթեթությունները ծառայում են միայն մեկ նպատակի՝ շեղել ժողովրդի ուշադրությունը իսկական թշնամուց: Այսինքն, այսօրվա կրիտիկական պահին՝ պարզապես ազգային դավաճանություն են, քանի որ թշնամուց պաշտպանվելու համար ազգը պետք է առաջին հերթին հստակ ճանաչի ԻՐԱԿԱՆ ԹՇՆԱՄՈՒՆ, կենտրոնացնի իր մտավոր, ֆիզիկական, նյութական, հոգևոր ուժերը և ուղղի ԻՐԱԿԱՆ ԹՇՆԱՄՈՒ դեմ, և ոչ թե գլուխը կորցրած՝ դես ու դես ընկնի, բանահյուսական բոբոներ փնտրելու: Իսկ մեր թշնամին ունի ընդամենը երկու երես. մեկը՝ Ադրբեջանն է իր մեծ եղբայր Թուրքիայի հետ, մյուսը՝ մեր իշխանությունները, որ տարիներ շարունակ, շատ լավ գիտենալով, որ թշնամին զինվում է և պատրաստվում ռևանշի, թալանել են երկիը և անզեն, անտեր ու անպաշտպան թողել բանակը: Եվ մեղավոր ենք, իհարկե, բոլորս, որ թույլ ենք տվել ավազակախմբին իշխանությունը զավթել և չարաշահել: Բոլորս գիտեինք, որ Ադրբեջանը զինվում է, բոլորս գիտեինք, որ մեր իշխանությունները ոչինչ չեն անում գոնե մասամբ հավասրակշռելու մեր բանակի հնարավորությունները, որ դրանց միակ հոգսը գողացած փողը օֆշորներում լվանալն է և իրենց իշխանությունը ամրապնդելն ու հավերժացնելը: Մենք պիտի հասկանանք մեր սխալները և փորձենք ուղղել, ոչ թե սրան-նրան մեղադրելով արդարացնենք մեզ և շարունակենք մնալ խելքներս քամուն տված, անզեն ու անպաշտպան՝ մինչև ատամները զինված թշնամու առջև: Ով սլաքն ուղղում է հրեաների կամ ուրիշ անկապ բաների վրա, անգնահատելի ծառայություն է մատուցում մեր թշնամիներին, որովհետև այդպիսով ապակողմնորոշում և ապակազմակերպում է ազգին:
K M
What a load of crap! All lies and propoganda! Shame on you
Hajk
հերթական լացն ու կոցը ու չգիտեմ ինչոր փիլիսոփայի դուս տված ապուշությունը ,...ոչ մի վերլուծություն, հիմարություն և վերջ ..և հերիք է սեփական անխելքությունն ու ապուշությունը բառթեք ուրիշների վրա,.......
Ստեփան
Напрасно старались бы мы отыскать ключ к потаенным извилинам природы еврея и его религии… Следует, наоборот, искать решения загадок его религии в тайниках его природы. В самом деле, что является первоосновой иудаизма? Практические вожделения, корыстолюбие! В чем состоит культ евреев? В барышничестве! Кто их действительный бог? Деньги! КАРЛ МАРКС /1818 – 1883 гг./ основоположник научного коммунизма. Ծագումով հրեա Աշխարհի մեծերի կարծիքները 106թ մ.թ.ա-ից սկսած միչև 20-րդ դար: Ցավալի տխուր է կարդալ հազարամայակներում թրծված նման կարծիքները և դաս չառնել (գոնե մեզ`հայերիս համար):
Arafat-antitina
“Что есть мировая основа еврейства? Корысть. Что есть мировой культ еврея? Торгашество. Кто его настоящий бог? Деньги… Деньги — это ревнивый бог Израиля… Банкнота — вот подлинный бог еврея!”
Tigran
Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe
Haik Petrossian, according to your logic, a Turk is just as valid dismissing the Armenian Genocide as myth and story telling when referring to notable reports and first hand eyewitness accounts. The fact that Mr Melkonian quotes Arial Sharon's words from the Israeli Daily Davar makes it that much more credible.
ANGELA BARSEGHIAN
Right on Markar. I was reading recently , that there is road in Tel Aviv, which is closed to all Arabs, only Jews are allowed to use...I do not remember the Apartheid being so racist as the present Zionists are...amazing...
Avetis
Bravo, Mr. Melkoniaan
Joe
Best piece of information I have read in along time, we need more! It hurts knowing how the Armenian lobby in the US, comprising mostly the grandchildren of Genocide survivors, has practically sold its soul to the ZOG Machine. Most have joined and become agents of the Zionist controlled Masonic cult forgetting that it was these very groups and organizations that were behind the Armenian Genocide 100 years ago. We are our worst enemy!
Vahram
Mt Orhan Tan (below) would have a bit more credibility if he publicly urged Turkey to finally recognize the 1915 Genocide and the fact that present-day Turkey is built on the bones and seized assets of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and other Ottoman national minorities butchered in the dying decades of the Ottoman Empire.
Azad
A rather brainless rant that cloaks blatant anti-semitism with the fig-leaf of anti-Zionism, something that often happens among us Armenians. The idea that 'duplicitous' Zionist Jews lied the American people into invading Iraq fits perfectly in a world-domination narrative that would make Western neo-Nazis proud. And, however one views things, the foundation of the state of Israel cannot be disconnected from the Holocaust that occurred only a few years before that, which was only the culmination of 2 millennia of anti-Semitic abuse in Europe. As for the differences between Israel and Armenia - I wouldn't be too sure there either: after all, the foundation of the Armenian Democratic Republic in 1918-1920 was in no small part based on the ethnic cleansing of the local Azerbaijani population, and a less sympathetic observer could see contemporary Armenia as a Russian garrison state. So let's just cool it a little....
unknown armenian
Mr. Melkonian i am amazed at your skill of being racist, anti- semitic at the same time. I am deeply ashamed Hetq published this article. Greetings, AH
assad
How much hatered and distortioned history facts in one article. Armenia has few real friends in the world. Israel is one of them.
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Hrach
Ինչկան շատ խոսենք եվ մտածենք Իսրաելի մասին այնքան ավելի շատ կնմանվենք իրեն ու կդարնանք օտարի զոհ: Հետեւաբար ավելի ճիշտ կլինի խոսենք մեր մասին որ մեզ նմանվենք: Ինձ համար այս հոդվածում կարեւորը այն եր որ ինչվոր դելեգացիա է գնացել մեր մոտից ինչ որ բան հորդորելու: Ինձ այդ երեւույթու դուր չի գալիս, ինչի են գնացել իբր ինչ, ով է առաջարկել, ովքեր են եղել, գնալուց արաջ մտածել են մի պահ թե մեր զոհերը կուզենաին որ իրենք գնաին այնտեղ: Որն եր հաշվարքը, որ իբր թուրքերի ու իսրաելի հարաբերություննը վատե ու կարան ինչվոր բան թրցնել? Այսինքն ուզում են թրցնողաղական եթե չասեմ քցողաղական խոդերով արդյունք ստանալ? Արդյունքում իրենք թե քցվեցին, թե կորցրեցին մեզել հետները տարան եսիմ ուր: Դրա մասին է պետք խոսել ոչ թե Իսրաելի եւ սիոնիստների արարքների մասին: Ավելի լավ է մենք խոսենք մեր Հայրենիքի մասին թե արեւելյան թե արեւմտյան, գործենք այդ ուղությամբ վոր մեր պաեպերի ցանկությունը իրանաություն դառնա: Սահմանափակ ռեսուրս ունենք չենք կարող խալխի խաղերի վրա դրանք վատնել:
Suren
Մարդկությունը լավ գիտի սիոնիստների այսօրվա հզորությունը ու հայերն էլ(թե պետական մակարդակով, թե ամենացածր մակարդակով) քծնում ու շողոքորթում են; Ձեր շուրջը նայեք, տեսեք ինչպես են հարուստ ամուսին փնտրում կանալք(նաև հայերը), իսկ հրեաներն շատ հարուստ են: Դրանում կասկած չունենք: Մարդկությանը մղեցին դեպի նյութապաշտություն ու հիմա բոլորս դեմ ենք առել կապիտալիզմի վախճանին: Սա գիտեն նաև սիոնիստները: Ու հիմա մեդիան գործածության մեջ է դրել գլոբալ տաքացման սուտ գաղափարը որպեսզի մարդկությանը պատրաստեն նոր ջրհեղեղի: Սուտի վերջը մոտենում է ու իրանք իրենց վախճանը զգում են: Իրենց գործած մեղքերին հաշիվ չկա: Դե վերջում աստված նոյաին կասի, որ լցվեք Մարս գնացող տիեզերանավն ու հետո Երկիրն դժողքի կվերածվի; Հիմի ինչ ուզում եք ասեք, նրանք իրենց գործը կանեն: Սիոնիստներից ամեն ինչ սպասելի է: Դոլլարի աստվածի կործանումով թերևս ԱՄՆ ու ՆԱՏՈ կործանվեն, որ ջհուդների հախից գան: Մեր հայերն էլ ստրուկի հոգով են տառապում, այլապես չէն գնա իրենց դահիճի դուռը: Գործ ունենք սիոնիստական իմպերիայի հետ որն թաքնված է ու ամեն երկրում կարևոր աթոռներն թաքնված հրեաներն են կառավարում: Այո, Հայաստանն էլ:
Areg
Ամոթալի հոտդված է, լիքը հակասեմիտական ստրեով և կիսա–ճշմարտություններով: Իսրայելը պետք է Հայաստանի համար օրինակ լինի. ժողովրդավարական, տնտեսապես և ռազմապես ուժեղ, և առաջադեմ: This is a shameful article, and I am shocked that Hetq has decided to publish this. It is full of antisemitic, racist material. It's really panful to see that the Armenians are adopting from their Russian patrons this age-old sickness -- jew hatred.
Joe
Areg. Instead of pointing your finger at Russia and the Russian people, why don't you point out the fact that throughout history every single country in world at some point had to deal with racist jewish tribalism and their talmudic teachings that spews out nothing but filth and hatred? The Russian people have also suffered greatly at the hands of Bolshevism or Communism, and both were the product of collective judaism. Zionists wants people to associate Communism with the Russian people and you see it all the time in western media. This is done to distance themselves from the enormous role they played in it. Do your research please!
Վահագն
Areg, դու կամ հուդայական ես կամ ջհուդների մասին բացի ՞հակասեմիտ՞ բառից ոչինչ չգիտես:
Davidian
Definitely antisemitic! հակասեմիթական
Վեհարի
Հայաստանի Ազգային ժողովի պատվիրակությունը 2015թ. դեկտեմբերի 12-14-ն այցելեց Երուսաղեմ ու Թել Ավիվ, իսկ այցելությունից ամիսներ անց սկսվեց Հայաստանի /Արցախի/ դեմ իսրայելի մասնակցությամբ պատերազմը: Դատելով այն բանից, որ մեր ազգային ժողովը ոչինչ չի արել մեր անվտանգությունը ութսունականների մակարդակից բարձրացնելու նպատակով և դրա փոխարեն համատարած թալանով և Հայաստանը անապատի վերածելով ամեն ինչ արել է մեր երկիրը թուլացնելու նպատակով,՝ կարելի է անել այն հետևությունը, որ այս պատվիրակությունը գնացել էր մոտակա պատերազմի ժամանակ իսրայելի հետ իր բարեկամական գործողությունները համաձայնեցնելու նպատակով:
Isabella S
The following is an example of statements misquoted, taken out of context or otherwise manipulated to present a distorted view of Zionist intentions and actions. The misquotes are found in op-eds in campus newpapers and mainstream press as well as on anti-Israel websites. MISQUOTES: Attributed to Ariel Sharon, from an interview with Amos Oz, Davar, Dec. 17, 1982: You can call me anything you like. Call me a monster or a murderer. . . . Better a live Judeo-Nazi than a dead saint. Even if you prove to me that the present war in Lebanon is a dirty immoral war, I don't care. Even if Galilee is shelled again by Katyushas in a year's time, I don't really care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more until they will have had enough. Let them tremble, let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a wild country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go crazy if one of our children is murdered, just one! If anyone even raises his hand against us we'll take away half his land and burn the other half, including the oil. We might use nuclear arms. Even today I am willing to volunteer to do the dirty work for Israel, to kill as many Arabs as necessary, to deport them, to expel and burn them, to have everyone hate us…And I don't mind if after the job is done you put me in front of a Nurembarg Trial and then jail me for life. Hang me if you want, as a war criminal. What you don't understand is that the dirty work of Zionism is not finished yet, far from it. FACT: Amos Oz never met nor interviewed Sharon. In fact, the so-called “interview” was a literary device taken from Oz's book “In the Land of Israel.” In the English version, the interviewee's identity is not revealed, and is referred to as Z (Flamingo/Fontana 1983). Apparently, Palestinian propagandists substituted Sharon's name for Z in the Davar interview. The description of Z does not fit Sharon, and at one point Z refers to Sharon, Begin and General Eitan. http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_article=372&x_context=7
Isabella Sargsyan
Antisemitism is a diagnosis. Full stop.
Jack
Mr. Melkonian, while your article has some good points, ultimately it hurts the Armenians in Palestine. Why Should We Armenians Want Zionists to “Recognize” Us? Because of the ancient presence in the Holy Land that is dwindling as you have observed. The government would love to eradicate Armenians and non-Jews in East Jerusalem, and articles such as yours only helps them to that end. Such rhetoric only hurts Armenians. Your article and agenda is clearly propaganda. I would be more concerned about Armenians, both in Armenia and Diaspora, doing business with Turks than some committee traveling to Israel for genocide recognition.
Լեւոն Պողոսյան
Ջհուդի ծրագրի՝ Թորայի (Բիբլիայի) մեջ է միմիայն խորհրդում Ամալեկի՝ Հայի հիշատակը երկնքի տակիցը ջնջել: 22 դար է այդ կենդանիները իրականացնում են դա: ՈՒրիշ ի՞նչ խոսակցություն կարող լինել:
Haik Petrossian
A best comment would be to ignore it: Biased and hatred behind these kind of unproved 'story telling'. Nonsense at it's best. How to explain a fool that he is one?
Антисионист
«Химерическая национальность еврея есть национальность купца, вообще денежного человека»
Владимир
суть иудаизма – торгашество и условия его существования
Pelibossian
Թող ամերիկաի հարկատուները մտածեն թե իրենց գումարները ինչպես են վատնում: Համենայն դեպս ոչ ամերիկան, ոչ արեւմտյան մյուս երկրները կամել ռուսաստանը թաց տեղյ պարկողը չեն , եթե մի բան անում են ապա գիտեն թե ինչու են անում: Իսկ մենք գոնե մի փոքր գիտենք թե մեք ինչ ենք ուզում ու անելուց ինչի համար ենք անում? Դրա մասին է պետք խոսել ոչ թե դրսի խաղերի մասին: Բնական է որ պպտի հասկանանք ինչ է կատարվում բայց միայն նրա համար որ իմանանք թե ինչ անենք արանձ ընկնելու չարի գիրկը:
Tina
Sad article. The quote from Sharon is part of anti Israeli propaganda that was proven wrong. This article is sad, not based on facts. I am so sad an Armenian wrote such a sad sad article.
GB
Why Should We Armenians Want Zionists to “Recognize” Us? Because they have the power of media and we don't!
Վեհարի
http://cont.ws/post/145337?_utl_t=ok ,,После восьми лет суда в Канаде над издателем книги, ему удалось доказать, что вся информация в этой книге основана НА РЕАЛЬНЫХ ДОКУМЕНТАХ и абсолютно точная! В течение восьми лет все иудейские организации мира, их лучшие адвокаты не смогли опровергнуть ни одного факта из этой книги, но кто знает об этом процессе и его результатах?,, http://blagin-anton.livejournal.com/666403.html
silvan
Ariel Sharon never said what is related to him at the beginning of the article. this is a well known false citation made by the terrorist organization Hamas .
Kevork
Orhan Tan, F**k off back to Mongolia where you came from you senile chakal. While your ISIS Sultan Erdogan is busy praising Hitler in today's news you are trying to distort history with Armenians and Nazis. Why don't you talk about how chief of mujahideen Erdogan was kissing Hitler's rear just yesterday and how Azeris were in the Nazi army, and how Turkey signed a friendship pact with Nazi Germany? The Mongol college of genocidal Turks didn't teach you these facts? In the meantime, you multi-faced leftovers of Chingiz can't make up your minds to bash Jews or lick their rears like there was no tomorrow.
Anna
Hagop, simply no comment to you.
Gagik Melikyan
Eye-opening ...
Anna
Finally there is some rational, informed and most importantly ETHICAL perspective on the state of Israel and the very point of condemning crimes against humanity, something that state has been constantly making. This text is of paramount importance for the blind and militarized people of Armenia who so erroneously look up to Israel as a model of state-building. Please write more informed (fact-based, historically accurate) articles on this topic and please make sure they are in Armenian, because this text is mostly needed for the blood-thirsty nationalists looking up to the terrorist state as a model.

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