by Robert Fisk, Independent (London) Holocaust expert Israel Charny’s new book makes uncomfortable reading, as he asks us to examine ‘a truth we haven’t faced fully enough’ September 25, 2018 – Confronted on a warm, soft Jerusalem evening by one of Israel’s venerable Holocaust scholars – and a psychologist to boot – a visitor to
February 4, 2019 The news and anticipation that relationships between Israel and Armenia are developing constructively is good news indeed (“Are Israeli-Armenian Relations Warming Up,” January 9), if only because the Armenian people are our true brothers in suffering major genocides in the 20th century. As the Armenian Genocide is considered by many scholars to
The Knesset voted down a bill on Wednesday that would have recognized that the Yazidi people, a Kurdish religious minority with a presence in Iraq and Syria and the surrounding region, had been victims of genocide. Fifty-eight Knesset members voted against the bill, which was sponsored by Zionist Union Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova, while 38
Despite having a higher rate of illnesses, Holocaust survivors live an average of seven years longer than their peers of the same age group. Ido Efrati | Jan. 7, 2019 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-holocaust-survivors-live-longer-than-native-born-israelis-1.6822053 Citation from Hebrew edition of newspaper: Efrati, Ido (January 7, 2019). Israeli research: Holocaust survivors live about 7 years longer than native-born Israelis, but
Lynne Tracy, Ambassadorial nominee to Armenia, confirms “the mass killings that ended 1.5 million lives,” but will not use the big G-word and say the profanity “Genocide.” In a forceful editorial, “U.S. Ambassador to Armenian Should Call the Armenian Genocide a Genocide,” Harut Sassounian, publisher of the California Courier, reproduces the amazing dialogue of denial
ONLY VICTIMS OF THE GAS CHAMBERS CAN GIVE PROOF OF THE GAS CHAMBERS Lyotard [French philosopher, sociologist, and literary theorist] used the example of Auschwitz and the revisionist historian Faurisson’s demands for proof of the Holocaust to show how the differend operates as a double bind (a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION AND DIGNITY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE AND OF THE PREVENTION OF THIS CRIME In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
December 9 is a day proclaimed by the United Nations as a memorial to all the victims of genocide of all peoples: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION OF VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE AND OF ITS PREVENTION. December 9 is the day that in 1945 the United Nations passed the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of
BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN, PUBLISHER, CALIFORNIA COURIER · AUGUST 28, 2018 Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Media reports indicated that her visit to Armenia and meetings with its leadership were very constructive. Armenian German political, cultural and trade relations are expected to expand. Merkel’s visit resulted in a much needed boost for
The Ukranian Institute of America and the Ukranian Civil Liberties Foundation have unveiled a multi-lingual plaque in English, Ukranian, Hebrew, and Yiddish honoring Dr. Raphael Lemkin, “the father of the U.N. Genocide Convention.” He is of course the originator of the very concept and word, “genocide.” There is a connection to the Ukranian genocide in
The Armenian studies program and the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State University, California together with the Memorial de la Shoah of Paris are exhibiting “Genocides of the Twentieth Century.” The exhibition was designed, created and distributed by the Memorial de la Shoah in Paris – curators Georges ben Soussan, Joel Kotek, and Yves Ternon.
Professor Yehuda Bauer, doyen of Holocaust studies in the world, who is academic advisor to Yad Vashem said in a radio interview about Poland’s newly announced position of suspending criminal penalties in a law that criminalized blaming Poles for Nazi crimes, that Yad Vashem/Israel’s approval of the correction “borders on betrayal” Bauer said about the
Armenia’s new prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, led the protests that toppled the previous government of Armenia. He insists, “I had no personal motivations. All I wanted was to win freedom and happiness for my homeland and people… From the very first day, we kept saying we would not to resort to violence against anyone, even
Roger W. Smith, a member of the International Council on the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree by St. Andrews University in December 2017 in recognition of his contributions to genocide studies and political theory. St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university (1413), and it
Davies, Christian (June 27, 2018). Poland makes partial U-turn on Holocaust law after Israel row: Threat of jail removed for those who attribute crimes of Nazi Germany to Poles. Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/27/poland-partial-u-turn-controversial-holocaust-law Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has signed a legal amendment to decriminalise the false attribution to Poland and Poles of crimes committed by Nazi Germany
The Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem is proud to announce that the iconic English writer for the London Independent has joined the International Council of the Institute. Robert Fisk has been Middle East correspondent for some 40 years, much of the time based in Beirut. He is an Arabic speaker and was
The Associated Press and Aderet, Ofer (March 22, 2018). Poland Disavows PM’s Father’s Claim That Jews Moved to Ghettos to Get Away From non-Jews. Haaretz English Edition. https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/poland-disavows-pm-s-father-s-ghetto-claim-1.5935141. In a revealing sequel to the original legislation criminalizing any reference to Poles as perpetrators in the Holocaust which was stewarded by Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, the father of the prime
Published in the California Courier (March 15, 2018). The USC Shoah Foundation announced the receipt of one of the largest collections of testimonies from survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The testimonies were recorded over several decades beginning in the 1970’s by Richard Hovannisian, a leading scholar on the genocide and the son of a genocide
Fisk, Robert (15 February 2018). In the cases of two separate holocausts, Israel and Poland find it difficult to acknowledge the facts of history. London Independent. Reprinted with permission of the author. While Poland has decided to outlaw any claims that their countrymen participated in the extermination of the Jews, Israel continues to ignore the
Sassounian, Harut (March 1, 2018). Pres. Erdogan, a Menace to the World, Should be Stopped Before It’s Too Late. California Courier. http://www.thecaliforniacourier.com/pres-erdogan-a-menace-to-the-world-should-be-stopped-before-its-too-late/ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become a major danger to his own nation as well as many others. His actions and statements in recent years should seriously worry his neighbors and the entire
Professor Shamai Davidson, MD, at the time of his death, Director of the Shalvata Mental Health Hospital and Center, and Associate Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, was one of the three founders of the Institute – together with Eli Wiesel and Israel Charny. Shamai Davidson dedicated himself in particular
Listserv of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) Publishes a Report on Polish Criminalization of References to the Holocaust, Allows Criticism of Israel as a Denier of Genocides and Seller of Arms, but Censors Critique of the Journal of Genocide Research. On February 7, 2018, an article was posted on the IAGS Listserv about
by Harut Sassounian California Courier, January 11, 2018. Prominent Israeli scholar Yair Auron filed an official request with Israel’s Foreign Ministry on December 21, 2017 asking for all internal documents on agreements and commitments undertaken by the State of Israel with Turkey and Azerbaijan not to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The request sent by Auron’s
A Smoking Gun!: Erdogan Calls Turkey the ‘Continuation of the Ottoman Empire,’ So It Is Unmistakably Turkey that Committed the Armenian Genocide Turkey’s current (and who apparently hopes to join the growing list of rulers of countries who stay on and on accruing greater and greater power) president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has himself provided the
Professor Yair Auron, who is the Associate Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, has created and leads a project of a GARDEN OF THE RIGHTEOUS at Nave Shalom which is Israel’s only official Jewish-Palestinian cooperative settlement. The following article in Hebrew by Ruth Almog describes and reviews Professor Auron’s touching
by Israel W. Charny In the study of readers’ responses to a number of articles in the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR), it was reported that in recent years the journal featured a number of articles that repeatedly asserted or implied that the Holocaust was ‘just another event’ in the history of genocides and played
According to the media, the “summit meeting” between the Israeli Prime Minister and the President of Rwanda at Davos evoked more interest than Netanyahu’s earlier meetings with the German Chancellor, the French President, and even the President of the United States. The two leaders are trying to ‘iron out the wrinkles’ and ‘close the deal’
Published in the California Courier January 28, 2018 – The Polish parliament has approved a law that forbids use of the term “Polish Death Camp,” and forbids any other mention of the participation of the Poles in crimes committed during the Holocaust. Anyone who violates the law, including non-Polish citizens, will be liable to receive a
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“How do we act with regard to genocide committed by other nations? We deny the Armenian Genocide. The State of Israel (and not private arms dealers) sold arms to the government of Rwanda at the time they were committing the most rapid genocide in history. Israeli government authorities prevent scrutiny of the documents that reveal
Event co-organized by lawmakers from left-wing Meretz and right- wing Likud By Judy Maltz | Dec. 26, 2017 | 9:41 PM Prompted by growing evidence of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, a diverse group of Israelis from across political and religious spectra are putting increased pressure on the government to end arms exports to rogue regimes.
Professor Ben Kiernan, Professor of History and Professor of International and Area Studies and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, a distinguished genocide scholar, has granted permission to republish the following article on the website of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem: Kiernan, Ben (2016 ). Wall of Silence: The
A Major Critique: Israel Sells Arms to Countries Committing Genocide Prof. Yair Auron, Associate Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, has published courageously in Israel’s most influential newspaper, Haaretz -both in the Hebrew and English editions- a powerful critique of Israel’s arm sales to countries engaged or known to be threatening genocide. The critique
Auron, Yair (in press 2017). The Holocaust, Rebirth and the Nakba: Memory and Contemporary Israeli-Arab Relations. Landham, MD: Lexington Press. [Translated from an earlier edition in Hebrew]. אורון, יאיר (2016). הבנאליות של החמלה: על הצלת ילידים יהודים בכפר הצ’ירקסי-מוסלמי בסלניי שבקווקז ב-1942. תל אביב: רסלינג.
Charny, Israel W. (July 19, 2016). Worksheet for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event: A New Tool for Assembling More Objective Data and Classifying Events of Mass Killing. Social Sciences, 5(3), 31. For the pdf version, click here. For the pdf of the Worksheet Chart for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event, click here.
About the Circassians/Muslims אורון, יאיר (2016). הבנאליות של החמלה: על הצלת ילידים יהודים בכפר הצ’ירקסי-מוסלמי בסלניי שבקווקז ב-1942. תל אביב: רסלינג. About Charles Aznavour’s Family אורון, יאיר (2016) (מצילימ (צדיקים) ולוחמים: משפחת אזנבור ו “המודעה האדומה” בפריס הכבושה על-ידי הצבא הנאצי [Rescuers (Righteous) and Warriors: The Aznavour Family and the “Red Poster” in Occupied Paris by
NEW BOOK BY ISRAEL W. CHARNY: Charny, Israel W. (2016). The Genocide Contagion: How: We Commit & Confront Genocide — “a book for learning about ourselves BEFORE!” The book has been adopted as a textbook at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. The instructor writes: The text is highly informative. Chapters 1, 2, 3 and
NEWS RELEASE by the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem A new world organization by the name of R 2 L -RIGHT TO LIFE has been proposed by the Genocide Recognition Network in Athens. The Network represents three ethnic organizations of peoples, each of whom has suffered genocide in its history, the Pan-Pontian
1) “Lemkin on Three Genocides: Comparing His Writings on the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Genocides” in George N. Shirinian, ed., Genocide in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923 (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017), 253-273. 2) “We Charge Genocide: A Historical Petition All but Forgotten and Unknown” in Scott W. Murray, ed.,
Palestinian Authority’s President Abbas and Other Palestinian Leaders Joined Jewish Israelis in Memorable Planting of Olive Trees A noteworthy event where Israelis and Palestinians celebrated together took place on February 11, 2017 in Neveh Shalom, Israel, the only shared Jewish and Palestinian community in Israel. Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the PA, sent an olive
by the Committee to Combat Genocide – a Jewish organization for all people of the world [Israel] https://www.combatgenocide.org/il firstname.lastname@example.org This is an excellent study reporting and analyzing genocidal mass murder by ISIS. http://combatgenocide.org/il/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/%D7%A8%D7%A6%D7%97-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%99-%D7%A9%D7%9C-%D7%93%D7%90%D7%A2%D7%A9-040117.pdf
By Harut Sassounian on April 12, 2016 in http://armenianweekly.com/2016/04/12/sassounian-charny/ In last week’s large-scale attack on Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), the Azeri military killed and injured dozens of Armenian soldiers and civilians, using sophisticated weapons purchased from Israel and Russia for billions of dollars. The Armenian government and Armenians worldwide accused both Israel and Russia of responsibility for the innocent Armenian lives
By Yair Auron | Apr. 1, 2016 | Haaretz English Edition Identifying with Azerbaijan by saying there was mass murder at Khojaly in 1992 desecrates the memory of the Holocaust. In an Israeli forest dedicated to Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, 613 trees were planted last month to mark “24 years since the Khojaly genocide” in Azerbaijan.
Yerevan, May 10, 2016, Armenian Press from an article entitled, “President of Israel Says It Is Impossible to Ignore the Events of 1915.” President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin visited Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem on May 9, 2016 to convey his greetings to the leaders of different Christian Churches located in the Holy Land. Prelates of
Elie Wiesel was a co-founder of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem together with Israel W. Charny and the late Shamai Davidson, M.D. Newly Unearthed Version of Elie Wiesel’s Seminal Work Is a Scathing Indictment of God, Jewish World In Wiesel’s uncensored Hebrew ‘Night’ manuscript, unveiled here for the first time, the
Website editor’s note: Elie Wiesel was one of the three co-founders of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, together with Shamai Davidson, M.D., Director of the Shalvata Psychiatric Hospital, and a specialist in treating Holocaust survivors, and Israel W. Charny who has served as Executive Director of the Institute from 1982. by
Alternative memorial in mixed Israeli village to commemorate rescuers in all genocides, including some Holocaust saviors never acknowledged by Yad Vashem. By Judy Maltz | Haaretz English Edition | Jul. 14, 2016 | NEVE SHALOM – A makeshift sign tacked onto an olive tree is for now the only clue to the grand plan in store
Marketwired | June 28, 2016 http://m.marketwired.com/press-release/-2138404.htm SOURCE: Zoryan Institute of Canada Inc. An interview was held with Dr. Yair Auron, an Israeli historian and board member of the Zoryan Institute, after an article was released by the Times of Israel, announcing Turkish and Israeli diplomatic rapprochement. The relationship between the former allies deteriorated in 2010
By Avraham Burg | Jun. 29, 2016 Haaretz English Edition With his usual capacity for describing horrors of genocide and acts of compassion, historian Yair Auron presents the unknown story of Circassians who in 1942 saved Jewish youngsters from slaughter. The world has all sorts of hunters. Some people hunt animals, others race after flash
by Israel W. Charny June 27, 2016 Woe, woe unto us that the Holocaust, in all its tragedy and as an expression of the ugliest human evil, has become a subject of controversy between intellectuals. On the one hand, there are the unshakeable views of the Holocaust establishment, such as at Yad Vashem, that the
Ahead of international conference in Jerusalem, two rival camps of genocide scholars are at each other’s throats, including accusations of anti-Semitism and debates over the Holocaust BY RAPHAEL AHREN Times of Israel June 26, 2016 http://www.timesofisrael.com/academics-go-to-war-over-the-study-of-mass-killings/ Remember the Jew who was stranded on a deserted island and built two synagogues: the one in which he
By Israel W. Charny Jerusalem Post Magazine May 27, 2016 http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Genocide-scholars-who-minimize-the-Holocaust-and-some-who-are-coming-to-town-455021 We all know sadly how often Jews are hated in this world, but would you ever have dreamed how far they would go in distorting history? Polish born Mordechai Fox, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, wears a yellow Star of David on his jacket during
אברהם בורג Haaretz Hebrew Edition May 20, 2016 Review of Auron, Yair. The Banality of Compassion: On the Rescuing of Jewish Children in the Circassian Muslim Village in 1942. Published in Tel Aviv. Riesling, 2016. (Hebrew) ספרו של יאיר אורון עוסק בסיפור לא ידוע ונוגע ללב על הכפר הצ׳רקסי־מוסלמי בסלניי שבקווקז, שהתגייס להציל ילדים יהודים יתומים
by Israel W. Charny Time of Israel, April 27, 2016 Suppose the Nazis were not murdering Jews but were murdering ‘only’, say, Slavs, Gypsies, and Jehovah’s Witnesses; and suppose our beloved State of Israel were in existence: Would you agree to our selling arms to the Nazis? Israel is reported to have sold billions of
Charles Aznavour’s family hid Jews in their home during the German occupation of Paris in World War II, French-Armenian singer reveals in new book. By Avner Shapira May 08, 2016 Haaretz English Edition. Reprinted California Courier May 19, 2016. “I knew the chains/I knew the wound/I knew the hate/I knew the hurt/ the thirst and
Haaretz English Edition By Ofer Aderet Jan 27, 2016 Prof. Yair Auron’s thesis is clear: Israel prefers to avoid, repress and minimize the suffering of other peoples in the Holocaust and other circumstances, to perpetuate victimization and isolationism. A memorial to the murdered European Sinti and Roma who were persecuted as ‘Gypsies,’ designed by Dani
Identifying with Azerbaijan by saying there was mass murder at Khojaly in 1992 desecrates the memory of the Holocaust. By Yair Auron | Apr. 1, 2016 | Haaretz English Edition In an Israeli forest dedicated to Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, 613 trees were planted last month to mark “24 years since the Khojaly genocide” in Azerbaijan.
by Yair Auron Haaretz English Edition Mar 18, 2016 A poem published by Natan Alterman during Israel’s War of Independence criticizing human-rights abuses was lauded by Prime Minister Ben-Gurion, who even distributed 100,000 copies of it among soldiers; other such testimonies were made to disappear. David Ben-Gurion, May 14, 1948. Credit: Government Press Office On
By Yair Auron Haaretz English Edition Jul 10, 2015 In the only genocide to occur in Europe since the Holocaust, more than 8,500 Bosnian Muslims were slaughtered by Serb forces in a UN-declared ‘safe area.’ Despite the evidence, denial of the atrocity continues. A forensic anthropologist of the International Commission on Missing Persons attempts to
By Yair Auron Haaretz English Edition Apr 30, 2015 Imagine the president of France inviting the heads of the Jewish community on Holocaust Remembrance Day and intentionally refraining from uttering the word ‘Holocaust.’ In 1995, Prof. Yehuda Bauer – one of the world’s foremost Holocaust historians and who has also dealt extensively with research into
By Yair Auron and Israel Charny Haaretz English Edition April 30, 2015 In putting our desire to protect our ‘ties’ with Turkey and Azerbaijan above our willingness to recognize the Armenian Genocide, we in Israel sacrifice basic principle and integrity. There is no political or economic situation in which we Israelis – or Jews worldwide
by Albert Nissman Nissman, Albert (1983). Philosophical Antitheses: Mending the World; Staying the Course; Revising the Age of Triage, JBN Book Review: Judaica Book News, 13, pp.18-19, 42-46. Dr. Albert Nissman is a Professor of Education, Graduate Division, Rider College The following is excerpted from the complete review of the Israel Charny book – excerpted
California Courier November 13, 2015 Following the first conference ever held in Israel on the Armenian Genocide which took place on November 2-3, 2015 at the Open University of Israel, the lecturers at the conference were invited to an hour-long meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin at the president’s residence in Jerusalem. President Rivlin spoke
by Harut Sassounian Presented at the first international conference on the Armenian Genocide in Israel held at the Open University of Israel on November 2-4, 2015. “Marking 100 Years since the Armenian Genocide” Now that the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide is coming to an end, Armenians consider the recognition stage of the century old
A brilliant and fascinating account (in Hebrew) by Yair Auron of the classic novel by Franz Werfel, 40 Days of Musa Dagh, “The book was a source of inspiration and comfort to young Jews in the ghettos in World War II and also to youth in the Yishuv in Palestine.” ספרו של ורפל היה מקור
by Jonathan Lis Haaretz English Edition, May 13, 2015 JERUSALEM– During the July 8 session of the Education Committee of the Knesset de- voted to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, there was a strong support for the immediate recognition of the Armenian Genocide from a broad spectrum of political parties. Although not a member of