When Pro-Israel Means Avoiding, Rather than Confronting, the Issue of Genocide

As reported in a compelling article by the NYT’s Neela Banerjee, Jewish communities in the U.S. face a growing dilemma in discussions of the House resolution to condemn the Armenian genocide: “If you deny one genocide,” said Dr. Jack Nusan Porter, a child of Holocaust survivors and a genocide studies scholar who attended the meeting, “you deny all genocides.” But others, including the powerful pro-Israel lobby group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), have decided that the resolution is too damaging to Israel’s alliance with Turkey. Abe Foxman, the ADL’s national director defends the position in the same article: “Israel’s relationship with […]

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