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U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

US acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide: Its implications

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The recent formal recognition by President Biden of the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in the early 20th century is not merely a pro forma gesture to...
U.S. President Joe Biden, joined by First Lady Jill Biden, in the Library of the White House on March 31, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

‘It’s essential to protect historical truth’: Jewish groups react to Biden’s recognition of Armenian...

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Jewish organizations responded positively to the United States officially recognizing as a genocide the killing and deportation of more than a million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. The declaration...
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How Jews in Palestine were persecuted during the 1915 Armenian Genocide

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April 24 marks the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey. As Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities notes, “On April 24 of 1915, leaders and intellectuals within the Armenian community...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressing the opening of the country's parliament on Oct. 1, 2020. Source: Erdoğan via Twitter.

Erdoğan wishes ‘all Jews’ a happy Passover

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This year, as every year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan extended to “all our Jewish citizens heartfelt greetings” for Passover, which he took care to mention was one of the most important holidays in...
Boats on the Bosporus Straits near Istanbul, May 15, 2011. Credit: Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons.

Turkey protests Israel, Greece and Cyprus for undersea cable plans

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Turkey formally protested an agreement reached by Israel, Greece and Cyprus to build an undersea electricity cable connecting their power grids, reported Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Monday. Ankara sent a diplomatic note to the Greek and...
The “Struma” passenger streamer with 769 Jewish refugees on board. Credit: IDF Archives.

Turkey: How nearly 800 Jewish refugees perished during the Holocaust

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Feb. 24 marked the 79th anniversary of a Holocaust-era tragedy in which nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Axis-allied Romania lost their lives in the Black Sea. Their ship, the Struma, exploded in 1942 following an...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Source: Turkish Presidency via Twitter.

Study finds an increase in anti-Israel, anti-Semitism in Turkish school curriculum

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A new study of the current Turkish school curriculum found that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made significant changes in textbooks to include an increase in anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel. The study, announced...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.

Turkey invests $10 million in Jenin construction project

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Turkey has invested $10 million in a new industrial zone currently under construction in the Palestinian city of Jenin. The move is a significant step for Turkey, which normally invests in the Gaza Strip...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkey: Anti-Semitism was widespread in 2020

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“The Holocaust story is exaggerated,” “Israel does not get enough of blood and wealth,” “Jews kidnapped Christian children and performed rituals with their blood,” “Jews has sent coronavirus to Turkey to exterminate Turks” … Those...
Hamas supporters attend a rally prior to the Student Council elections at Birzeit University, on the outskirts of Ramallah on May 6, 2014. Photo by Issam Rimawi/Flash90.

IDF, Shin Bet bust Hamas funding network at Birzeit University

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Five students at Birzeit University near Ramallah have been arrested for their role in a Hamas money transfer scheme in a joint operation of the Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet security agency operation,...