the armenian genocide - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harout Markarian
    • 26.12.11 | 09:30 (IST)

    Armenians were a second class citizen under ottoman turkish rule. Armenians were not allowed to carry guns , read the ottoman history. Under the harsh ottoman rule any non moslem citizen would have sided against the ottoman turks. However the Armenians were not fighting the turks, yes the armenians wanted freedom just like the jews wanted freedom and a country of their own. Is David suggesting that because the jews wanted a country of their own it would have been acceptable for the British to uproot the jews from their villages, drive them to the negev desert and butcher them and then call it a fair fight. We are talking about the military of the ottoman empire killing a whole race including men.women and children.

    from the article: Israeli MKs to discuss recognizing Turkey's Armenian genocide
    First published 00:30 26.12.11 | Last updated 00:30 26.12.11
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