The argument of David Israel is neither "fake" nor "ridiculous." You are already assuming that the case is decided and that the 1.5 million Armenians were killed in a one-sided situation where the goal was simply the total annihilation of Armenians. The word "genocide" is derived from "genetics", meaning the intentional total destruction of a nation so that they can never reproduce again in the future. When the Armenians declared independence and joined the Russian army in the middle of WW I, the crackdown by the Ottoman Empire was terrible, but the complaint is that Turks are being singled out. Where were you when the Serbs were trying to kill everybody in Sarajevo a few years ago? This was attempted genocide, and Israel accepted a few hundred Muslim Sarajevo refugees at that time. If the Bosnians were not Muslims, the white Europeans would have helped them at once. This is the complaint of the Turks. Also, the modern secular Turkey is not responsible for Ottoman Empire.
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from the article: Peres to Turks: Our stance on Armenian issue hasn't changed