In “The Politics of Dispossession” famed Palestinian-American writer Edward Said wrote that he was asked on the Israeli Army Radio whether “the Armenian holocaust really occurred.” Said replied there was no doubt that genocide had occurred. The Israeli Army Radio refused to broadcast the interview. “They were ready to do it only on condition that I should change the text, and say, ‘There was a massacre, which perhaps approaches genocide,’” wrote Said. The writer refused to comply. The clip was not aired.

 

In “The Politics of Dispossession” famed Palestinian-American writer Edward Said wrote that he was asked on the Israeli Army Radio whether “the Armenian holocaust really occurred.” Said replied there was no doubt that genocide had occurred. The Israeli Army Radio refused to broadcast the interview. “They were ready to do it only on condition that I should change the text, and say, ‘There was a massacre, which perhaps approaches genocide,’” wrote Said. The writer refused to comply. The clip was not aired.

 

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