Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Why is it so important to some Jewish leaders that the US Congress NOT recognize the Armenian genocide? Why would they engage in obvious and self-defeating hypocrisy, rather than join with the Armenian community to condemn the genocide? If you read my book The Jewish Genocide of Armenian Christians, you will discover that some Jewish leaders in 1911 ridiculed correspondents to the Times of London who warned Jews to condemn the massacres of Christians in the Ottoman Empire, which the Jewish "Young Turks" were perpetrating. Had Jewish leaders heeded these cries for help, the 1.5 million Armenian Christians the Jews mass murdered would have instead been spared.
Some Jews today are in quandary to figure out why any Zionist Jew would decline the opportunity to capitalize on the genocide of 1.5 million helpless Christians as an opportunity to generate animosity towards Moslems and Islam. Other Jews are appalled by the hypocrisy of denying this genocide.
Nevertheless, Abraham Foxman is holding firm. The ADL is suffering from an increasing number of dissensions:
Fortunately for the United States and for humanity, John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt have expanded their original paper The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy into a book which will be released on 4 September 2007:
Foxman has killed his credibility just in time for the release of Foxman's response to Mearsheimer and Walt, a fact which should be pointed out when Mearsheimer and Walt's book is discussed together with Foxman's response:
The question is, why would Foxman suffer such heavy blows to his credibility at this time when he stands to lose so much? What could possibly be a greater loss to organized Jewry than the ADL?