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 WELCOME TO GPN GENOCIDE PREVENTION NOW, ISSUE 12
"Its final aim, however, must be the uncompromising removal of the Jews altogether."
-- Adolf Hitler
 
 IRAN NUCLEAR WATCH, WINTER 2012, ISSUE 12
 


 
 Associated Press Warns of E X T R E M E   D A N G E R !
"IRAN ALLEGEDLY PLANNING NUCLEAR WEAPON STRONGER THAN
BOMB USED ON HIROSHIMA

"Leaked diagram obtained by the Associated Press shows Islamic Republic
ran computer simulation for a weapons three times more forceful than the World War II bomb"

-Haaretz

"AP Exclusive:
DIAGRAM SUGGESTS IRAN WORKING ON NUCLEAR BOMB MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN HIROSHIMA"
-Washington Post


IRAN ANNOUNCES DEFIANTLY IT HAS FINISHED INSTALLING URANIUM CENTRIFUGES AT FORDO

 
 IRAN NUCLEAR WATCH continues -
 
 Nuclear Watch Finale: NUCLEAR TERRORISM
 
 Quotables
Jews are the "filthiest and greatest of criminals"
The Jews are "the filthiest and greatest of criminals, who [only] appear to be human," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a speech in December 2012.

Ahmadinejad declared that the West had gathered together the Jews and "organized and armed them-on artificial and false pretexts, fabricating information and inventing stories. They gave [the Jews] propaganda and military backing so that they would occupy the lands of Palestine and uproot the Palestinian nation."

Ahmadinejad stated that he wished to "liberate" Americans from their oppressive government.  "I hereby announce that from this point forward one of the Iranian nation's main aspirations will be to deliver the American people from [its] undemocratic and bullying government," he said.  Ahmadinejad's speech followed the United Nations Security Council's imposition of a fourth round of sanctions on Iran, as the country refuses to halt its nuclear program.

Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel responded to Ahmadinejad's remarks. He demanded world leaders take a more active role in restraining the dictator.  "We should arrest Ahmadinejad when he comes to the world," Wiesel said. "Just as Pinochet was arrested a few years ago, he should be arrested and brought to The Hague and be indicted for incitement of crimes against humanity."

Ahmadinejad should be captured and brought to international trial

I am engaged in a campaign against the President of Iran, Ahmadinejad, already three years, in all the world, in my demand that he be arrested and put on trial, as they did to Eichmann.  He must be indicted for the intention to commit genocide.  I hope that the Mossad that captured a man like Eichmann, will know how to capture Ahmadinejad and bring him to an international trial.  It is absolutely wrong that a man like that should be able to sleep quietly.

--Elie Wiesel (November 2, 2012).  We do not have to compare the Iranian threat to the Holocaust.  Haaretz Hebrew Edition
 
  
This is the Final Issue of GPN Genocide Prevention Now published by the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem.  See the Editor's Closing Statement at the end of this regarding possible future developments of GPN!

See also GPN Editor's "Requiem Contributions to the field of genocide studies:
  1. Israel Charny's Worksheet for Describing a Genocidal Event
  2. Israel Charny's Ethical and Professional Criteria for Charges of Genocide (including Crimes against Humanity)

 
 WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (WMD) DANGERS!
An emerging nightmare possibility looms
G P N   S T O R Y
Syria's Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction Stockpiles Frighten the West Deeply
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 SYRIA UPDATE - AN INCREMENTAL GENOCIDE
There is no maybe anymore - Syria is committing genocide in a complex civil war with lots of outsiders in it too
G P N   S T O R Y   &   E D I T O R I A L
Syria Update: It is Genocide!
Issue 12, Winter 2012

International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) Resolution on Syria
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 SUDAN UPDATE
Eric Reeves is one of the leading voices in the world on Sudan - - and on and on it all goes
Reprinted with Permission

Eric Reeves
Concerning Civilians in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, An Open Letter to U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Prolific genocide scholar, Sam Totten, puts his life on the line in a trip to Sudan to which he brings five tons of food
Letter from Sudan from Intrepid Genocide Scholar Samuel Totten
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 GENOCIDE EMERGENCY IN MYANMAR
A young genocide scholar intern for GPN pours her heart into teaching us about little understood Myanmar
G P N   O R I G I N A L
Janine Stoisiek
The Killings of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar (Burma)
Change in Myanmar’s Politics after Elections in April 2012
Issue 12, Winter 2012

As we've seen before re: Sri Lanka, our western hopes for Buddhists to be better than us don't necessarily prove true
G P N   S T O R Y
Buddhists Persecute Muslims in Myanmar (Burma)
Issue 12, Winter 2012

A leading world monitor of emerging genocides warns
Genocide Watch Issues Alert for a Muslim Minority in Myanmar
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
A thoughtful and sensitive Armenian scholar looks at those who stayed on in Turkey
G P N   O R I G I N A L

Rubina Peroomian
And Those Who Continued Living in Turkey after 1915
The Metamorphosis of the Post-Genocide Armenian Identity as Reflected in Artistic Literature
Issue 12, Winter 2012

A heartening fatwa on our side of protecting life
Reprinted with Permission
Harut Sassounian's Column
Leading Muslim Cleric Issued Fatwa, Condemning Turks for Killing Armenians
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Reprinted with Permission
Harut Sassounian's Column
Fatwa on Armenian Massacres Attracts World Attention despite Turkish Denials
Issue 12, Winter 2012

The grandson of a major perpetrator of the Armenian Genocide does him really proud!
G P N   S T O R Y
Cemal Pasha's Grandson Publishes a Book, "1915 Armenian Genocide"
Issue 12, Winter 2012

We've known before, but here is a striking new piece of documentation of the German's role in the Armenian Genocide
Photograph Links Germans to 1915 Armenian Genocide
Issue 12, Winter 2012

A new bibliographic tool re: Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide Bibliography Database is Published
Issue 12, Winter 2012

What do we know about memorials to the Armenian Genocide?
Armenian Genocide Memorials Database Updated by Armenian National Institute (ANI) in Washington, DC
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Honorable Turkey, whatever happened to the TARC Commission in which you joined that ruled the Armenian Genocide was real?
Turkey 'Ready to Share Pain' with Armenians but Messes Up with Another Call for a "Joint History Commission"
Issue 12, Winter 2012

GPN has a 'crazy time' understanding (and respecting) the many bursts of recognition and empathy in the Turkish media while many others go to jail
Reprinted with Permission
A Turkish Voice in a Turkish Newspaper: Share the Grief of Both the Armenians and the Kurds
Issue 12, Winter 2012

George Shirinian, Executive Director of the fabled Zoryan Institute, takes on the relatively neglected Greek Genocide alongside the Armenian Genocide
A New Book on the Greek Genocide Edited by an Armenian Scholar
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 Quotable
They were murdered, solely for being Jews, by France
We owe the Jewish martyrs of the Velodrome d'Hiv the truth about what happened seventy years ago.
They were murdered.  Solely for being Jews.
The truth is that French police - on the basis of the lists they had themselves drawn up - undertook to arrest that thousands of innocent people trapped on July 16, 1942.  And that the French gendarmie escorted them to the internment camps.
The truth is that no German soldiers - not a single one - were mobilized at any stage of the operation.

The truth is that this crime was committed in France, by France. [emphasis by GPN]
-- Speech given by President Francois Hollande to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup on July 16 and 17, 1942, when the French police arrested 13,152 Jewish men, women and children from Paris and its suburbs, and confined them to the Velodrome d'Hiver, a bicycle stadium in Paris.  They were later deported to German concentration camps.  Eight hundred and eleven survived the war.  President Hollande delivered his speech at the original site of the demolished velodrome on July 22, 2012.
 
 HOLOCAUST
G P N   S T O R Y
Blessed be the Rescuers
The Grand Mosque in Paris Hid Jews from the Holocaust
Issue 12, Winter 2012

He did say what he was going to do and he signed it!
The Hitler Letter - Hitler Did Say It!
Issue 12, Winter 2012

The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism Launches Seminars on American Campuses
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Artwork by Unknown Prisoner Opens Window into Auschwitz
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 DENIAL OF GENOCIDE
With British scholarly urbanity, Philip Spencer argues thoughtfully for legislation against denials -- they 're-kill' the victims
G P N   O R I G I N A L
Philip Spencer
Genocide Scholars and Legislating to Outlaw the Denial of Genocide
Issue 12, Winter 2012

An update of a detailed formal classification of many types of denials of the tragedy and evil of genocides
G P N   O R I G I N A L
Israel W. Charny
A Classification of Denials of the Holocaust and Other Genocides - Updated 2012
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Can you buy a used car from a denier?
Old News with a Moral: Holocaust Denier Irving 'Accepted' the Facts of the Holocaust and Gas Chambers - to Get Out of Jail
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 Quotable
Pro-life means just that in many, many ways
The term "pro-life" should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life.  Respect for life has to include respect for how that life is lived, enhanced and protected.  In my world, you don't get to call yourself "pro-life" and be against common-sense gun control.  You don't get to call yourself "pro-life" and want to shut down the Environmental Protection Agency, which ensures clean air and clean water, prevents childhood asthma, preserves biodiversity and combats climate change that could disrupt every life on the planet.  You don't get to call yourself "pro-life" and oppose programs like Head Start that provide basic education, health and nutrition for the most disadvantaged children.

--Thomas Friedman (October 29, 2012).  Why I am pro-life. 
International Herald Tribune, Global Edition of the New York Times.
 
 DEVELOPMENTS IN GENOCIDE STUDIES AND PREVENTION
At the frontier of scholarship and thinking about genocide preventionThree intellectually powerful statements by Maureen Hiebert, Sheri P. Rosenberg, and Gregory Stanton.
G P N   O R I G I N A L
Maureen Hiebert
From Principle to Practice: Security, Risk, Justice and the Operationalization of R2P
Issue 12, Winter 2012

G P N   O R I G I N A L
Sheri P. Rosenberg
The Relationship between the International Criminal Court and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities
Issue 12, Winter 2012

G P N   O R I G I N A L
Gregory Stanton
Trying Inciters Early Could Be One of the Strongest Antidotes to Genocidal Violence.
Comment on Sheri Rosenberg's "The Relationship between the International Criminal Court and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities"
Issue 12, Winter 2012

The amazingly too little known record of Joseph Stalin - a leader who looked so friendly - the greatest genocider of all times to date
G P N   S T O R Y
Israel W. Charny
Why Does Stalin Get a Free Pass?: Joseph Stalin the Mega-Genocider Remembered
Issue 12, Winter 2012

The author of an excellent new book answers a heartfelt question many people ask - how can you bear the study of genocide?
Philip Spencer
Writing about Genocide - and Not Despairing
Issue 12, Winter 2012

The justifications for medical 'experiments' that cost human lives come in different sizes and shapes, not only in fascist worlds but in democracies too
G P N   S T O R Y
Israel W. Charny
Infamous 'Mengele-like' Study of Course of Syphilis in Tuskegee Alabama is Now Revealed Also to have been Conducted in Guatemala
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Most genocide scholars hail from the West - here is a draft curriculum for the other side of the world
Janine Stoisiek
A Timeline of Asia and South Pacific Genocides in the 20th Century
Issue 12, Winter 2012

The way it should be done - peoples together!
Reprinted with Permission
Conference in Rwanda Brings Together Armenian Genocide, Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Many have said it - many French behaved like Germans (Nazis)
French President Hollande Acknowledges 1961 Massacre of Algerians in Paris
Issue 12, Winter 2012

A sad tale of a great social scientist peace researcher erupts in antisemitic statements - clearly all of us must look at ourselves
G P N   O R I G I N A L
Pioneer of Global Peace Studies Turns Out to be an Antisemite
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 Art and Genocide
It starts out ‘like the essays one sees about exhibits in art museums,’ but before long this essay as well as the author’s gripping “kind of biography,” penetrate the reader’s heart and mind
G P N   O R I G I N A L

Everlyn Nicodermus
Can Visual Art Intensify the Existential Debate on Genocide?
With Reproductions of Several Art Works
Issue 12, Winter 2012

Telling the story of a genocide
Bianca Bagatourian
MARCH! A Short Play Based on Armenian Genocide Oral Histories
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 

 

Minimize
GPN was happy to receive a request from renowned genocide scholar, Helen Fein, Director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide in New York (ISG) to distribute Issue 11, Fall 2012:

Dear Israel,

"Congratulations on your remarkable work.  Can I put the whole issue in the next ISG newsletter up next week?"
Yours,  Helen

"I am very impressed with
GPN and read it through  with much interest. It is most comprehensive. Thank you for this excellent resource and all the hard work that must go into it."  -Bianca Bagatourian, President Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance


 Quotable
The Muslim world cannot have it both ways
The Muslim world cannot have it both ways.  It cannot place Islam at the center of political life - and in extreme cases political violence - while at the same time declaring that the religion is off-limits to contestation and ridicule.
The world has tried Islamic republics.  It found them oxymoronic.  As Iran illustrates, they don't work: Republican institutions, shaped by the wishes of men and women, fall victim to Islamic superstructure, supposedly shaped by God.
The late Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri protesting the stolen Iranian election of 2009 - an example of God's supposed will imposed over the will of the people said:
"A characteristic of a strong and legitimate government - Islamic or not - is that it is capable of respecting all opinions, whether they support it or oppose it.
--Roger Cohen (September 22-23, 2012). A 21st -century Islam, International Herald Tribune
 
 THREAT
THREAT Issue 12
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 THREAT STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
  • Look in Your Mirror: Thomas Friedman Calls on Muslims to See Themselves
  • Shalom Goldman on Jean Pierre Filiu's "Apocalypse Quite Soon" in the Muslim World
  • Arab Lawyers Union Honors Suicide Bomber Hanadi Jaradat
  • In Somalia Bright Kids Compete for Firepower
It Really Happened
  • Dozens Killed in Attack on Aleppo Hospital in Syria

  • Pakistan Bomb Targets Shiites in Pakistan

  • A 'Successful' Suicide Bombing - 33 Dead and 56 Injured
 
 NEWSPEAK
NEWSPEAK Issue 12
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 NEWSPEAK STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iran is Tops in Censoring Internet Say Reporters Without Borders
DON'T SPEAK
  • This song is banned by the Israeli Army
  • Don't speak as a powerful form of Newspeak
GOOD NEWSPEAK
  • Twitter Blocks Neo-Nazi Feed in Germany
GOOD GOVERNMENT - MUZZLING THE NEWSPEAKERS
  • Muslim Minister is Deported by France for 'Provocations'
  • Norwegian Police Arrest Islamist for Threatening Jews
 
 Welcome to HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE REVIEW (HGR) INFORMATION RESOURCES
Holocaust and Genocide Review will appear here in January 2013.
 
 Editor's Closing Statement and Two 'Requiem Contributions'
Again this issue begins with a section devoted to Iran Nuclear Watch - which was published as an advance Special Bulletin before the actual issue.  One betitled genocide scholar has accused us of having an "obsession" with Iran.  No, we are deeply worried not obsessed.  Iran, a country with excellent intellectual resources and much more, is moving relentlessly to becoming a destructive nuclear power.  Right now in the years preceding the showdown, Iran is fully committed to arming satellite not-quite-governmental forces, e.g., Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza with thousands of missiles which each already has used against Israel.  A recent report conveys that Iran is collaborating with the renegade nuclear North Korea as the latter prepares defiantly - just like Iran develops its nuclear program - to fire a test warhead that is believed to be capable of carrying a nuclear load.  

Non-democratic nuclear countries MUST be stopped in their tracks, or the survivors in Western civilization will be mourning the death of our many-century hopes for a better relatively safe world.



Editor's Closing Statement and Hopes for Future GPN Web Sites

THIS IS INDEED SADLY THE LAST ISSUE OF GPN GENOCIDE PREVENTION NOW PUBLISHED BY THE INSTITUTE ON THE HOLOCAUST IN JERUSALEM


We are proud to have pioneered new forms of journalism about genocide in
GPN Genocide Prevention Now, www.genocidepreventionnow.org.

In this Web magazine, we have combined news and interpretive analysis of genocidal events and processes around the world with thoughtful essays; some on a breakthrough intellectual level about the study of genocide by some of the most devoted and outstanding genocide scholars in the world; and these together with delivery of a rich flow of news and information about activities taking place in the world of genocide scholarship and prevention.  


In publishing the scholarly articles, we have developed a journalistic style of presenting articles in (relatively) magazine-readable fashion, and then with an easy click to an accompanying pdf version which includes full reference notes and references.  


It is with a serious mixture of personal and professional regrets that we now close down shop for
GPN at our Institute office in Jerusalem.  The personal regrets revolve around my sadness (and gratitude) for growing so much older - I am now into my 80's.  The professional regrets may be more painful because they reflect the fact that in all of our efforts in genocide scholarship in Israel these last 33 years since the founding of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, we have failed to produce a viable new generation of genocide scholars.  To my great regret (joined by several other colleagues), the understandable devotion of Israel to the memory and research of the Holocaust that befell the Jewish people also took on elements of superiority and uniqueness that have thwarted the development of genocide studies in this country.  The one and only university that has developed a significant program, thanks to the outstanding work of Professor Yair Auron at the Open University of Israel, who is an Associate Director of our Institute in Jerusalem, has pioneered two elective courses which last year drew no less than 1400 registrations, and has pioneered a series of books in Hebrew on many different aspects of the genocides of different peoples.  But Open University is not a research university with the full scholastic traditions of training new academic specialists.

We have - and continue to offer - the continuation of
GPN to other appropriate institutions in the world, and we will cooperate and help them in their beginning as much as possible.  
At this writing, we are pleased to announce that plans are currently underway to work on a new phase of GPN with the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. The university's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has a long and rich tradition of teaching about genocide and the Holocaust and the Greenberg Center's Philip D. Feltman Chair of Modern Jewish History, Professor Avinoam Patt will be heading the efforts. You will be hearing from him in the coming year about their exciting plans, including expanded efforts dedicated to the teaching of genocide prevention.

GPN
and the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem remain open to receiving further proposals for a continuation of the broad-based Web magazine format that we have created in addition to the Web site we expect will be earmarked for educators by the University of Hartford.  Please write Prof. Israel W. Charny at encygeno@gmail.com to discuss your possible interest in publishing a broad-based GPN.

I now take leave of
GPN readers with very special thanks to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for making this three year project possible and supporting us graciously all through it, and with special warm thanks to Marc Sherman, MLS who has edited the Holocaust and Genocide Review (HGR) and to Karen Wolberger, MPH who has served so effectively as our Managing Editor and Webmaster.  

In parting, I also submit to our readers and the world of genocide scholarship two major new intellectual pieces, the first A Worksheet for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event; and the second: A Proposed Checklist of Ethical and Professional Criteria for Publishing Statements Accusing Policies and Actions of being Genocidal
(-including Crimes against Humanity).

The Worksheet and the Criteria are intended for all possible situations of genocidal destruction. They are not limited and not rooted in the suffering and turmoil of any given ethnic, religious or national identity- including the author's.  The test of these instruments is in their facilitating and insuring genuine scientifically factual information about any event of genocidal slaughter.  Understandably, the field of genocide studies inherently evokes the strongest kinds of emotions of people in respect of their own ethnic, religious and national identities and their own political thinking.  These instruments are offered with the hope that they will strengthen the abilities of all of us genocide scholars to work with the facts and only the facts.


--Israel W. Charny


GPN's twelve issues from 2010, 2011, and 2012 and its accompanying fine search facility will remain online for the next 5 years.
 

Two 'Requiem Contributions'

Minimize
A major new proposal for systematic and objective assembly of the facts of a genocide long before wrangling over definitions
G P N   O R I G I N A L
Israel Charny's Worksheet for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event
Issue 12, Winter 2012

G P N   O R I G I N A L
Israel Charny's Proposed Checklist of Ethical and Professional Criteria for Publishing Statements Accusing Policies and Actions of being Genocidal (including Crimes against Humanity)
Issue 12, Winter 2012
 
 
 
Executive Director: Prof. Israel W. Charny, Ph.D.
Director of Holocaust and Genocide Review: Marc I Sherman, M.L.S.
 
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