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  • #81
    Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    ARMENIA'S BURDEN, BY ROBERT FISK

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...internalSearch
    TUESDAY 25 DECEMBER 2012

    How I watched the world turn: The Independent's foreign correspondents
    look back at the major events of 2012

    >From Syria to Sandy, 2012 has been a momentous year for our
    award-winning foreign correspondents. In the first of a two-part
    series, they pick the stories that affected them the most

    Between wars, I lecture on the Middle East. But rarely have I seen an
    audience so moved, so trapped by history, so tearful as one night in
    Sharjah last spring. Nothing I said upset them. But the pictures I
    showed them were terrifying. In front of me, young and middle-aged
    Armenians - well-off for the most part, businessmen and women,
    well-educated - sat in an almost religious silence as they watched
    a succession of four photographs. Each showed the progress of an
    Armenian death march from Erzerum, old people, carts, young men with
    hidden faces, the doomed on their way to death 97 years ago.

    The four pictures were taken by Victor Pitchman, an Austrian soldier
    in the Turkish army, who could not have known that these men and women
    were about to die. Nor could they have known. They are heading in a
    straight line, down a straight road, women with scarves, over-burdened
    donkeys, past the same bunch of trees which feature in each photograph,
    a pale line of hills on the far horizon. All the Armenians of Erzerum
    were to die at the hands of the Turks in the 1915 genocide.

    There are many photographs of Armenian survivors. And there are
    pictures of their corpses. But few show the living just before they
    were slaughtered. These people, in the pictures I had been trawling
    through from the Armenian genocide museum in Yerevan, were the living
    dead. Shellfire, wounds, death. Each year, we report this miserable
    saga. But old wars and other genocides lean heavily upon us, as
    they did upon my Armenian audience in the Gulf. These were their
    grandparents and great-grandparents, plodding along, possessions
    piled on horse-carts, a pleasant enough, sunny day, clouds high in
    the sky. Only the grave awaits them.
    I presume these are the pictures: http://www.genocide1915.org/bildgall..._pitchman.html

    And also http://www.genocide1915.org/biography_pitchman.html


    Though why are they so tiny?
    Last edited by bell-the-cat; 01-03-2013, 10:08 AM.
    Plenipotentiary meow!

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    • #82
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      • #83
        Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

        ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS DEBATE ON RECOGNIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.

        Jerusalem Post
        April 23 2013

        Knesset caucus to talk alleged Chinese organ theft
        By GIL HOFFMAN

        The Knesset's new liberal caucus will hold its inaugural meeting
        Wednesday on the subject of the alleged forced removal of organs from
        Chinese prisoners of conscience.

        The caucus's chairman, Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin (Likud
        Beytenu), told the Knesset plenum that he was under Chinese pressure
        to cancel the meeting. He said MKs had been pressured not to attend,
        because it could lead to an unnecessary fight with China.

        Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called improving relations
        with China one of the top priorities of his current term. His office
        announced this week that he intends to make a historic visit to China
        next month.

        Feiglin spoke in the plenum at the end of a debate about the
        government's failure to officially recognize the Turkish genocide
        of Armenians nearly a century ago. He said that Israel needed to do
        what was right despite its diplomatic interests with China, just as
        it needed to do so regarding Turkey.

        "With the Mavi Marmara ship, we went from being the good guys to
        being the bad guys who have to apologize," Feiglin said.

        "That proves that when you put your interests ahead of your ethics,
        you end up getting hit in the face."

        The debate on the Armenian genocide was initiated by Meretz leader
        MK Zehava Gal-On, just as past debates on the matter were initiated
        by her predecessors at the helm of the party.

        "It is time for the government to officially recognize the Armenian
        genocide," Gal-On said.

        "We have an ethical obligation as xxxish people not to forget any
        genocide. It is wrong to tie this issue to the state of relations
        with Turkey."

        The meeting took place at a sensitive time, because Jerusalem is
        currently in negotiations with Ankara on compensation to the families
        of Turkish terrorists who were killed after attacking Israeli soldiers
        on the Mavi Marmara.

        Additionally, there was a visit to Israel this week by the foreign
        minister of Azerbaijan, a country that has fought with Armenia.

        Nevertheless, almost every MK who spoke at the debate said Israel
        should formally recognize the Armenian genocide.

        Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud Beytenu) noted that as a
        minister, he went to Armenia at the invitation of the Armenian
        government and visited the Armenian Genocide Museum.

        Edelstein's predecessor, MK Reuven Rivlin (Likud Beytenu), recalled
        historical accounts of Nazi leaders saying that they could get away
        with the Final Solution against the xxxs because no one stopped
        the Armenian genocide. Kadima MK Yisrael Hasson said he started an
        Israeli-Armenian Friendship League this week.

        "There have been many genocides," Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman
        Ayelet Shaked said.

        "We have endured the worst of them. Why do we accept the government
        in Ankara not taking responsibility for the slaughtering? We should
        insist on this, even if it is uncomfortable and does not serve our
        diplomatic interests."

        The lone voice against recognizing the Armenian genocide came from
        Yesh Atid MK Ruth Calderon, who warned that such a step could endanger
        xxxs in Turkey.

        "We need to be sensitive and not only right but also smart,"
        Calderon said.

        The plenum referred the matter to the Knesset House Committee for
        further debate.
        Hayastan or Bust.

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        • #84
          Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

          POLICE USE PEPPER SPRAY AT GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION IN GREECE

          April 24, 2013 - 19:49 AMT

          PanARMENIAN.Net - Tensions broke out between police and demonstrators
          in Thessaloniki on Wednesday, April 24 at the annual commemoration
          of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey nearly a century ago.

          Police used pepper spray to disperse the 250 protesters, mostly from
          Greek-Armenian groups, who had gathered outside the Turkish consulate
          in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

          The incident occurred when a number of protesters challenged a riot
          police cordon, demanding permission to hand a protest peti
          Hayastan or Bust.

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          • #85
            Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

            NEVER FORGET ARMENIAN GENOCIDE - KIM KARDASHIAN

            April 24, 2013 | 22:00

            Famous American celebrity of Armenian descent Kim Kardashian posted
            a link on her Celebuzz webpage, where she stresses the importance to
            honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed in the
            1915 Armenian Genocide.

            "I am incredibly proud of my Armenian roots and that is why it is so
            important for me to spread the word about the Armenian Genocide. It is
            so important for me to honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians
            who were killed in the 1915 Armenian Genocide. My thoughts and prayers
            will always be with all my fellow Armenians. I will never forget the
            fear and pain this has caused my ancestors and those close to me and
            will continue to do everything in my power to educate those around
            me so that there is a truthful and just resolution of the Armenian
            Genocide. I love my heritage so much, this will be a part of me
            forever. Xo," reads Kardashian's post.
            Hayastan or Bust.

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            • #86
              Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

              FRANCE'S SOCIALISTS JOIN ARMENIANS ON APRIL 24

              April 24, 2013 | 15:58

              France's ruling Socialist party issued a statement on the 98th
              anniversary of the Armenian Genocide expressing solidarity with
              Armenians.

              In their statement, Socialists noted importance of Genocide recognition
              by Turkey for the sake of peace and stability between the states,
              Nouvelles d'Armenie reported.

              The statement says 1.5 million people were massacred by the ruling
              regime in the Ottoman Empire.

              "Even if the current Turkish government is not bearing any
              responsibility for the Armenian Genocide, recognition by Turkey not
              only helps to preserve the memory necessary for friendship between
              the nations, but also helps to maintain peace and stability between
              Armenia and Turkey," the statement reads.

              News from Armenia - NEWS.am
              Hayastan or Bust.

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              • #87
                Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

                COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS HELD IN ISTANBUL: LIVESTREAM

                http://armenpress.am/eng/news/716453...ivestream.html
                14:10, 24 April, 2013

                YEREVAN, APRIL 24, ARMENPRESS. The state may deny the fact of the
                Armenian Genocide, but the people can direct the events in the way
                they want. As reports "Armenpress" one of the demonstrators stated
                this in the Sultan Ahmet Square in Istanbul. One of the organizers of
                the event stated: "Today there are fascists living in our country,
                notwithstanding there are also good people living in here and their
                number is increasing every year. The official viewpoint remains
                unchanged, although the people's knowledge about the reality is
                growing. And the event organized in Diyarbakir is to prove that."

                The fact of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government has
                been documented, recognized, and affirmed in the form of media
                and eyewitness reports, laws, resolutions, and statements by many
                states and international organizations. The complete catalogue
                of all documents categorizing the 1915 wholesale massacre of the
                Armenian population in Ottoman Empire as a premeditated and thoroughly
                executed act of genocide, is extensive. Uruguay was the first country
                to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1965. The massacres
                of the Armenian people were officially condemned and recognized as a
                genocide in accordance with the international law by France, Germany,
                Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Poland,
                Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Uruguay, Argentina,
                Venezuela, Chile, Canada, Vatican, and Australia.
                Hayastan or Bust.

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                • #88
                  Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

                  Here is an article from news.am sight that is a plain turkish propaganda of supposedly converted armenian woman that has been married to a turk and adopted his 4 children. I am posting this because it's an example of sold out, traitor armenian news site posting abvious turkish propaganda just after april 24.
                  I left an opinion there, pointing the turkish propaganda issue, the fact that the story overall was plain lie, made up by turkish officials, my suspicions of news.am etc, and sure enough, news.am moderator has deleted it.
                  What's funny. A known turkic propaganda personage called İsmayıl Tanrıverdi has left an opinion there saying "dear Armenians you should take an example of this woman". News. am has not deleted this(I guess you cannot delete your customer's opinions).
                  Can you believe it? Here comes the day that an armenian news organisation works for turkish money, publishing an outright defitist proturk "news," following aprill 24 genocide commemorations.
                  What's next, genocide denial by news.am? ....


                  http://news.am/arm/news/153230.html
                  Last edited by Hakob; 05-14-2013, 10:27 PM.

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                  • #89
                    Re: Armenian Genocide in the news. Recent and noteworthy articles and news.

                    Here is a good article telling the story of three brothers who saved many Armenians as they could during the genocide.
                    http://www.horizonweekly.ca/news/details/42365
                    Hayastan or Bust.

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