The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League was recently fired by the national organization because he called what the Turks did to the Armenians in 1918 genocide. Three points:
1) The existence of genocide should never be a politically conditional observation.
2) Stop worrying about the Israeli government*. Israel and Turkey are more than capable of managing their affairs. Do the right thing.
3) “Never again” should mean more than just not allowing German Nazis to kill Jews.
Shame on the ADL.
*Again, before the Likudniks get their panties in a twist, there are Israeli army veterans who also think that what happened to the Armenians qualifies as genocide. Imagine if other countries who wanted to get in good with Germany decided to call the Holocaust as something other than what it was–genocide.