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Despite Bill Clinton's and George Bush's objections and fears of Turkey's rspnosee in 2000, 2005 and 2007, Congress could have still put the Resolution for a vote but they did not because they too were fearful of offending Turkey and the Jewish lobbying groups which did their part in opposing Congressional vote about the Armenian Genocide. This is how politics works: They appease Armenian constituents by throwing crumbs at them every few years while they uphold their allies wishes, Turkey and/or Israel, much of the time.Once again, Turkey has already denounced the Congressional Committee for scheduling the Armenian Genocide Resolution for a vote, threatening that it would harm its relations with USA and Armenia as if it has good relations with Armenia. Besides Turkey, Armenians have other oppositions and lobbying groups to contend with. Throughout the years, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), B’nai B’rith International, the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs have been vehement about not recognizing the Armenian Genocide and they oppose any Congressional Resolution in this matter. In 2007, in addition to their opposition, they delivered letter from the Turkish Jewish community to US Congress to oppose recognizing the Armenian Genocide and to support Turkish government in this matter. US Congress obliged them by refusing to allow a vote in Congress on the subject.The Jewish community in Massachusetts was divided on this subject and some of their local leaders recognized the Armenian Genocide and opposed the national ADL's stance, especially Abraham H. Foxman's stance, National Director of Anti-Defamation League, who had fired the local ADL representative for recognizing the Armenian Genocide. To make a long story short, after an upheaval in Watertown, Massachusetts, where many Armenians reside, hypocrite Abraham H. Foxman softened his stance and stated that Congressional resolution on such matters is a counterproductive diversion and will not foster reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and may put at risk the Turkish Jewish community and the important multilateral relationship between Turkey, Israel and the United States and claimed that only historians, not lawmakers, should settle the debate over the 1.5 million Armenian deaths. They certainly never felt that laws which have passed regarding the Jewish Genocide, demanding billions of dollars in compensations for decades, filing countless lawsuits and building memorials and museums in various countries, including in USA at taxpayers' expense, were not counterproductive diversion)s) and they continue to push Congress for laws beneficial to them. We shall see what happens this year but I am not holding my breath, even though there seems to be some friction between Turkey and Israel lately and USA is a bit annoyed with Turkey for demanding modifications to the protocols regarding Nagorno-Karabakh at this time.

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