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Archive for April 25th, 2018

የክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችን እልቂት መታሰቢያ | በቱርኮች ፈንታ አርመኖችና ግሪኮች ወደ አገራችን ተመልሰው ቢገቡ ይሻላል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 25, 2018

ከአርመን እና ግሪኮች ጋር ወንድማማቾች እህትማማቾች ነንና!

..አ በ1915 .ም ፀረክርስቶሶቹ ቱርኮች1.5 ሚሊየን ክርስቲያን አረመናውያንን እንደ ከብት ሰብስበውና ቤንዚን አርከፍከበውባቸው አቃጠሏቸው። አፕሪል 24 የመታሰቢያው ቀን ነው።

ቱርክ እስካሁን ይህን ጨካኝ ድርጊቷን ለመቀበልና ንስሃ በምግባት ይቅርታ ለመጠየቅ አሻፈረኝ እያለች ነው። ፈርዖናዊ እብሪት! “ከታሪክ የማይመር ታሪክን ይደግመዋል” እንዲሉ፡ ተመሳሳይ እልቂቶችን በቀሩት ጥቂት አርመናውያንና አሶሪያውያን ክርስቲያኖች ላይ አሁንም እየፈጸመች ነው (በሰሜን ሶሪያ)

ኢትዮጵያ አገራችንንም እንደገና ለመተናኮልና ሌላ ግራኝ አህመድን ለመቀስቀስ፡ ከሰርጎ ገብነት ተንኮሏ ሌላ፡ በሱዳንና በሶማሊያ የጦር ሠራዊቷን አጠናክራ በማዘጋጀት ላይ ትገኛልች፤ ይህ ሁሉ ዝግጅት ከምዕራባውያኑ ድጋፍ ጋር ነው።

የቱርክ መንግስት ባለፈው ወር ላይ የእያንዳንዱን ቱርክ ዜጋ የትውልድ ሐረግ ወይም ዝርያ (ዴ ኤን ኤ) መርምሮ ለማወቅ አንድ የኢንተርኔት ውሂብ ጎታ በይፋ አዘጋጅቷል። ይህ እንግዲህ፡ እነዚህ እርኩሶች፡ ‘ቱርክ ያልሆኑትን’ ጎሣዎችን (አርመኖችን፣ ግሪኮችንና አይሁዶችን) እንዲሁም ክርስቲያኖችን በድጋሚ ለመጨፍጨፍ እየተዘጋጁ መሆናቸውን በግልጽ የሚያሳይ ነው፤ ልክ እንደ ሂትለር። ዝርዝሩ እዚህ ይገኛል

ዓይኖቻችንን በቱርክ ላይ እናሳርፍ!!!

ይህ የሚከተለው ካርታ የሚያሳየን፡ ለአርሜኒያው ዕልቂት እውቀና ከሰጡት አገሮች መካከል አንዲትም የአፍሪቃ አገር አለመኖሯ ነው ታሪካዊ እህታማ አገር የሆነቸው ኢትዮጵያ እንኳን የለችበትም ይህ እጅግ በጣም የሚያሳዝን ጉዳይ ነው!!!

Time for Trump to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

People around the world paused to commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on Tuesday, a remembrance of the more than 1.5 million Armenians who were systematically exterminated between 1915 and 1923 under the Ottoman Empire.

Thousands of people marched in Los Angeles, home to one of America’s largest Armenian communities, to demand recognition of the genocide. Yet in his commemorative statement, Trump only went as far as describing the events as a “mass atrocity”:

Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century, when one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. We recall the horrific events of 1915 and grieve for the lives lost and the many who suffered.

By international law, genocide is defined as an “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” Although Trump’s statement recognizes the tragedy that took place, it missed an important detail, widely recognized by scholars, historians, and other experts — that what took place was not indiscriminate massacres, but a planned act of genocide.

This refusal to describe the events as a genocide is based on the U.S’s fear of upsetting the Turkish government, which vehemently denies allegations of genocide. Yet the U.S. is not alone. As of 2018, just 29 countries worldwide have officially recognized what happened in those years as a “genocide.”

Their stance is in stark contrast to a country like Germany, which has made the utmost efforts to heal the wounds of the Holocaust through commemorations and reparations. Meanwhile, Turkey continues to deny many of its crimes and even persecutes those who demand its recognition.

When former President Barack Obama came to power in 2009, he promised the more than one million Armenians living in the United States that he would recognize the genocide, although, like many of his foreign policy promises, it never materialized.

Yet recognition of the genocide remains an important conservative issue. The Armenian genocide was the first Christian genocide of the twentieth century and led to the displacement of millions of people from their Biblical homelands.

To this day, Turkey controls vast swaths of Armenian territory, while many of its Armenian inhabitants have been forced to convert to Islam. Christians are systematically persecuted, particularly those living in Kurdish territories. One recent example is the continued detention of American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson on what appear to be phony terror-related charges.

Trump has styled himself as a defender of persecuted Christians around the world, and recognition of the genocide would go a long way to reinforcing his image as a protector of Christians in the Middle East.

A failure to recognize the past also serves as a partial endorsement of Turkey’s denial, under an Islamist regime whose leader Recep Erdogan has shown increasing aggression towards America with the threat of an “Ottoman slap” against U.S. troops in Syria.

Danny Tarkanian, an Armenian American endorsed by Trump in his race in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, has urged Trump to “set an example for the rest of world by formally acknowledging what truly happened.”

If we are to prevent the worst of human tragedies from occurring, the world must recognize genocide and call it what it is,” Tarkanian told Breitbart News. “Adolf Hitler used the Armenian Genocide as a justified precedent for his atrocities against millions when he said, ‘Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?‘”

Clearly defining past genocides is important to holding modern genocidal actors accountable. In 2016, former Secretary of State John Kerry rightly acknowledged that the Islamic State had committed acts of genocide against Assyrian Christians and Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. Yet why couldn’t the same recognition be given to Armenians?

Since coming to office last year, Trump has demonstrated considerable boldness with foreign policy issues ranging from North Korea to officially acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Now, it is time for his administration to show further strength by acknowledging the tragic history of one of America’s most loyal immigrant communities.



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Ethiopia Demands Britain Return All Country’s Artefacts Held By Victoria And Albert Museum

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 25, 2018

Request comes as treasures plundered by British forces in 1868 are put on display

A crown, probably made in Gondar, Ethiopia, around 1740 Victoria and Albert museum

Ethiopia has demanded Britain permanently return all artefacts that originated in the African country but are now held by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

An Ethiopian official said the government would not accept them on loan.

The declaration comes after the museum – one of London’s most popular tourist attractions – put treasures plundered by British forces from the east African nation in 1868 on display.

Well, it would be exciting if the items held at the V&A could be part of a long-term loan with a cultural institution in Ethiopia,” museum director Tristram Hunt said.

These items have never been on a long-term loan in Ethiopia, but as we look to the future I think what we’re interested in are partnerships around conservation, interpretation, heritage management, and these need to be supported by government assistance so that institutions like the V&A can support sister institutions in Ethiopia.”

Among the items on display are sacred manuscripts and gold taken from the Battle of Maqdala 150 years ago, when British troops ransacked the fortress of Emperor Tewodros II.

The offer of a loan did not go far enough for Ethiopia.

What we have asked (for) was the restitution of our heritage, our Maqdala heritage, looted from Maqdala 150 years ago. We presented our request in 2007 and we are waiting for it,” government minister Hirut Woldemariam said.

Ephrem Amare, Ethiopian National Museum director, added: “It is clearly known where these treasures came from and whom they belong to. Our main demand has never been to borrow them. Ethiopia’s demand has always been the restoration of those illegally looted treasures. Not to borrow them.”

The V&A said on Tuesday the idea of a long-term loan had come up as it discussed its Maqdala exhibition with Ethiopian authorities. “The V&A is committed to continuing this important and wide-ranging dialogue with colleagues at the Ethiopian Embassy in London,” it added in a statement.

In launching the Maqdala 1868 exhibition of what Mr Hunt called “stunning pieces with a complex history” this month, he said the display had been organised in consultation with the Ethiopian community in London.

As custodians of these Ethiopian treasures, we have a responsibility to celebrate the beauty of their craftsmanship, shine a light on their cultural and religious significance and reflect on their living meaning, while being open about how they came to Britain,” he said in a blog on the museum website.



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Berlin Jews Urged to ‘Wear a Kippah’ in Protest Against Anti-Semitic Attacks

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 25, 2018

A demonstration against anti-Semitism in Berlin is urging participants to wear a kippah on Wednesday in response to an attack on an Israeli man wearing the traditional Jewish skullcap.

The “Berlin wears a kippah” protest is set for Wednesday evening in front of the Jewish community center in the German capital. It follows the assault of Adam Armush, a 21-year-old Israeli Arab who was violently assaulted by a 19-year-old Muslim refugee in the German capital last Tuesday.

The video of Armush being whipped with a belt while his attacker cries out “Yahudi!” or “Jew” in Arabic quickly went viral. Berlin police identified the attacker as a Palestinian from Syria named Knaan S. who was registered at a refugee home in Brandenburg state outside Berlin, but who most recently was living “out of a suitcase” in the capital.

The Jewish community plans to hand out thousands of kippahs to everyone interested in expressing solidarity with the Jewish community in Germany by wearing them proudly across the city and elsewhere.



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