…by David Boyajian, for VeteransToday

[ Editor’s Note: Boyajian’s piece could have been titled the ‘Tale of Two Holocausts,’ but that would make a particular group very unhappy. Throughout most of the world, its people make up their own minds as to how they view the people and history of various countries.

Different viewpoints are common, with only the rare jihads triggered in our modern world, where money is what the new kings fight over.

But when you are in the shoes of a Zionist, they have a completely different attitude, expecting the reputation they desire to be swallowed whole, with no nibbling, and definitely no spitting out.

On the other hand, if you tried to pitch that you are then allowed to make similar demands to have your ethnic, religious, or whatever culture swallowed whole, they would tell you to go poop in your hat, and the conversation would be over.

Whoopi was raw meat in this fiasco. When you work for major media, they have hard ‘no go’ lines when it comes to Israel-Hebrew topics, including agreeing that down is up if the Israeli organizations say so. The Hebrew folks get away with doing this via punishment they inflict on ‘non-believers’, who are really ‘non-accepters’.

My old friend Rabbi David Weiss of Neturei Karta disapproves of the racist Israelis

If you think you could counter their argument by bringing up the hardline Israelis’ holocausting (modern version) of the Palestinians, be sure to have your body armor on, as you are going to have incoming projectiles heading your way.

I never have a problem dealing with these Zionist people, as I just start quoting what my friend Rabbi Weiss of Neturei Karta told me about Zionists (the short story is they were fake jews), and the Hebronic spinmeisters go running away like they were on fire, looking for a swimming pool.

David has a lot of his own experience, particularly with the Armenian issue, where it is well versed, as you will read below… Jim W. Dean ]

Armenian genocide

First published February 11, 2022

Award-winning actress/comedian/author Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC-TV’s The View, has been suspended for two weeks for a minor slip-up (Monday, January 31) regarding the Holocaust. 

Meanwhile, some of her Jewish accusers have been guilty of far worse — including genocide denial/diminishment — although mainstream corporate media have rarely reported that fact.

Born Caryn Elaine Johnson in NY City in 1955 to Black parents, Goldberg has no Jewish ancestors but merely feels Jewish.  She invented her name.

While The View was discussing the Holocaust, Goldberg interjected that it wasn’t about “race” since both Germans and Jews were “White.”  It was “about man’s inhumanity to man.”

Co-host Joy Behar — an Italian Catholic with two Jewish husbands and a Hadassah Woman of the Year award — justifiably disagreed: Nazis considered Jews a “different race.”

American Jews and non-Jews, plus organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and American Jewish Committee (AJC), swiftly, and sometimes harshly, criticized Goldberg.  Some want her fired.

Goldberg Acknowledges and Apologizes

On the following day’s The View, Goldberg acknowledged her slip-up and apologized:

The Holocaust “is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race … I regret my comments.”

Nevertheless, fellow Black and ABC News President Kimberly Godwin suspended Goldberg for two weeks to “take time to reflect and learn.”

Who led the stampede against Goldberg?  Jonathan Greenblatt (ADL’s CEO/National Director) and David Harris (AJC’s longtime CEO).

Holocaust Hypocrisy

Nazis saw Jews as an “inferior race,” tweeted Greenblatt.  “Holocaust distortion is dangerous.”  He also guested on Tuesday’s (Feb. 1) The View. Harris tweeted, “Goldberg absurdly claims the #Holocaust ‘isn’t about race.”  Jews were considered a “subhuman race.”  “Please rethink & apologize.”

Yet for decades the ADL and AJC colluded with Turkey and Israel to deny or diminish the Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey (1915-1923) and to defeat Congressional resolutions on that Genocide.  No one disputes that.

William Parsons, the late U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Chief of Staff, personally told me that the ADL stealthily opposed Armenian Genocide recognition. Showdown Set in ‘Genocide’ Debate by Rebecca Spence (Jewish Daily Forward, September 1, 2006) contains this damning boast:

Some Jewish groups claim credit for ensuring that such a [Armenian Genocide] resolution never passes.

Jewish advocacy groups, including the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs [Jinsa], the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC], B’nai Brith, and American Jewish Committee [AJC] “have been working with the Turks on this issue” for more than 15 years, said Yola Habif Johnston, director for foundations and community outreach at Jinsa.

“The Jewish lobby has quite actively supported Turkey in their efforts to prevent the so-called Armenian genocide resolution from passing.”

In early 2007, veteran Los Angeles Times writer Mark Arax, an Armenian American, penned an article documenting the ADL’s anti-Armenian policies. However, Managing Editor Douglas Frantz decided that an Armenian couldn’t be objective about the ADL.  So he assigned the task to Jewish writer Richard Simon.

Simon gutted Arax’s research and deleted incriminating statements by the ADL’s then National Director Abe Foxman, including:

  • “Was it [the Armenian deaths] genocide? It was wartime.  Things get messy.”
  • “If helping Turkey helps Israel, then that’s what we’re in the business of doing.”

Had Goldberg made analogous statements about the Holocaust, her career would now be over. Imagine Armenian American organizations’ fate had they opposed the scores — if not hundreds — of Holocaust legislative initiatives in America. The Times later forced Arax out.

Inspired by Arax and others, I initiated a campaign in Massachusetts against the ADL in 2007. Human rights activists, Armenian American organizations, and principled Jews later joined in.  The campaign grew quickly.  National and international media couldn’t ignore it.

A diplomatic uproar between Turkey and Israel ensued. In 2007-2008, a dozen Massachusetts cities and the umbrella Massachusetts Municipal Association kicked out the ADL’s so-called No Place for Hate program.

They realized that the ADL was unfit to lecture anyone about civil/human rights. The campaign hasn’t ended.

The AJC is Worse than the ADL

The AJC has been even more hostile to Armenians than has the ADL. In the Turkish propaganda film Blonde Bride, AJC Strategic Affairs Director Barry Jacobs (now deceased) claimed that the Armenian massacres couldn’t be genocide since the Holocaust was “unique.”

On another occasion, he crudely boasted that the AJC’s stance on the Armenian Genocide was “B.S.” The AJC said Jacobs, “will be Turkey’s friends officially in Congress.”  And it was.

AJC board member/superstar Cheryl C. Kagan, a Maryland State Senator, said that an Armenian Genocide resolution was like designating a state cat.  And what happened to Armenians was “an alleged massacre.” Imagine if Whoopi Goldberg had uttered similar things about the Holocaust.

The AJC is also the greatest Jewish friend of the utterly corrupt, dictatorial, culture-destroying, the terroristsupporting regime of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

In 2012, David Harris proudly accepted the tyrant’s coveted “Order of Friendship” award in NY City.  Read that sentence again. Azerbaijan’s “lobby in the U.S.,” Aliyev has announced, “is the Jewish community.”

One wonders if the AJC and Harris know about America’s FARA (FOREIGN AGENTS’ REGISTRATION ACT). And yet Harris dares to criticize Goldberg.

The AJC should remove “Defending democratic values for all” from its motto. The ADL slogan “to secure justice and fair treatment to all” is pathetic.

Only after many years of pressure did the ADL and AJC finally acknowledge (insincerely, no doubt) the Armenian Genocide.  Many principled Jewish academicians, human rights advocates, organizations, and elected officials did so decades before.

The ADL and AJC have never apologized for their war on Christian Armenians.  It’s too late now.  Contrast that with Goldberg’s apologies to Jews.

Nor have they and similarly smug, genocide-denying/diminishing Jewish organizations opened their archives to expose the full details of their war on Armenians.

Jewish organizations say that Holocaust denial/diminishment is anti-Semitic and, consequently, “hate.”  By analogizing the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust, can we say that certain Jewish organizations are “hate groups”?  I don’t see why not.

In the meantime, the ADL, AJC, and similar organizations need to leave such blameless people as Whoopi Goldberg alone, stop intimidating others, and pray for redemption.


ABOUT AUTHOR:  David Boyajian’s primary foreign policy focus is the Caucasus.  His work can be found at ArmeniaPedia.org

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Whoopi’s Woke sin was indeed minor as she was confused by the fact that most Jewish people in the US are Caucasians but she seemed to be unaware of the fact that the Nazi’s labeled them as a sub-human race. Oddly enough the Zealot faction of the Jews did not reject the label of being a separate race from the German Caucasians who manically enough even labeled most of their own as lesser than the Aryan portion. Hatred makes us do strange things I suppose and the Jews certainly have reason to hate the Nazis. If the Jews are indeed a race I wonder which one? Personally I always thought them a tribe. In fact thirteen if I remember my bible correctly. It does include the Torah which I find an interesting history of the Chosen People.

    I find the Jewish obsession with blood to be offensive as I’m sure Sammy Davis Jr found it to be disappointing. But then I find all racial prejudices offensive as I too have dreams. The insistence that only one born of a true-Jewish mother can be a Jew reminds me of the the pure-bloods in the Harry Potter series as well as the Nazis.

    The Jewish State is rightly reborn, Israel exists once again, Zionism was the drive to recreate the Jewish State. Next Hanukkah in Jerusalem was I believe the prayer? Why is Zionism still fighting the world to create the Jewish State? Zealots. We all know who the Zealots were. They placed our brother Jesus on his cross as surely as the Pharisees, Herod or the Romans.

    God Bless Us All

  2. People like Goldberg have real identity crisis, ignoring/denying her own racial Individuality are pathetic characters; shows clearly why they are put under such humiliation time and again.

  3. My question to the race statements is, “Are the US Amish to be considered a Race ?”
    I generally do not listen to any religion accusing others of hate or offensive remarks as I have been called all 3 of these throughout my life by both clergy and members.
    3 terms quoted from thefreedictionary
    n. pl. goy·im (goi′ĭm) or goys Often Offensive
    A person who is not Jewish.

    Pagan (3rd def only)
    3. Offensive
    a. One who has no religion.
    b. An adherent of a religion other than Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.

    in·fi·del (ĭn′fĭ-dəl, -dĕl′)
    n.
    1. Often Offensive An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity or Islam.
    2. One who has no religious beliefs.
    3. One who doubts or rejects a particular doctrine, system, or principle.

  4. The spirit of a con-artist-culture of deceptions.

    “””they have a completely different attitude, expecting the reputation they desire to be swallowed whole, with no nibbling, and definitely no spitting out;”””

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