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The Larger Implication of Jewcy’s ADL Protest

I have been reading about Jewcy's protests against Foxman and the ADL's unwillingness to step on Turkish toes by condemning the Armenian Genocide. While the idealist in me wants every genocide condemned, I really don't see Jewcy succeeding here. Operating … Read More

By / September 12, 2007

I have been reading about Jewcy's protests against Foxman and the ADL's unwillingness to step on Turkish toes by condemning the Armenian Genocide.

While the idealist in me wants every genocide condemned, I really don't see Jewcy succeeding here. Operating under the assumption that the ADL would not do anything to undermine Israeli interests (and please correct me if my assumption is incorrect), then this passage from Chomsky in 2002 is probably why the ADL would not say anything remotely anti-Turkish:

The Israeli military authorities claim to have air and armored forces that are larger and more advanced than those of any European NATO power (Yitzhak ben Israel, Ha'aretz, 4-16-02, Hebrew). They also announce that 12 percent of their bombers and fighter aircraft are permanently stationed in Eastern Turkey, along with comparable naval and submarine forces in Turkish bases, and armored forces as well, in case it becomes necessary to resort to extreme violence once again to subdue Turkey's Kurdish population, as in the Clinton years. Israeli aircraft based in Turkey are reported to be flying reconnaissance flights along Iran's borders, part of a general U.S.-Israel-Turkey policy of threatening Iran with attack and perhaps forceful partitioning.

By the way, I am really curious about if, and how, Turkey's relationship with Israel has changed after the election of the AKP Party. What was Israeli sentiment towards the Islamists?

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