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    • TurkishJew in Israel
    • 26.08.07 | 13:40 (IDT)

    Ravi, they aren't denying the enormous number of Armenians who died (1.5 million). But there are serious issues here about how exactly the killings occurred. It turns out that there is a qualitative difference with the Nazis, who, due to their philosophy and mysticism, planned to hunt down even half-Jews in every corner of the world well outside Germany. Although the death of 1.5 million Armenians is a tragedy, it is important to know that these events started after many Armenian groups tried to declare their independence from the Ottoman Empire, and actually joined the Russian Army to defeat the Ottoman Empire. The resulting terrible Turkish crackdown on Armenians, was as brutal as in any empire who feels threatened, but not more brutal than what the other empires do when there is a rebellion. The Armenians who were able to escape, were allowed to do so, since the issue was territorial, not genetic (the word "genocide", is apparently derived from "genetics".) A qualitative difference

    from the article: Peres to Turks: Our stance on Armenian issue hasn't changed
    First published 00:00 26.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.08.07
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