Michael Oren is the author of Power, Faith and Fantasy: The United States in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present. He is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. (May 2007)

The Mass Murder They Still Deny

The first reports of massacres reached the US embassy in Istanbul in December 1914. Hundreds of Armenians, a Christian people with ancient roots in Anatolia, had been murdered by rioters in the Bitlis region of eastern Turkey and hanged in the streets of Erzurum. Countless others had died from exposure …