"Totality of destruction has been central to the meaning of holocaust since it first appeared in Middle English in the 14th century, used in reference to the biblical sacrifice in which a male animal was wholly burnt on the altar in worship of God," The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language says about the word's history.
Holocaust means complete destruction by fire with extensive loss of life as it comes from the Greek holokauston, which means "that which is completely burnt."
"Holocaust has a secure place in the language when it refers to the massive destruction of humans by other humans," according to The American Heritage Dictionary's note on usage.
The U.S. mass media does not use the term "holocaust" to refer to the destruction of thousands of American lives by fire in the World Trade Center because the word has been effectively usurped by Zionist propagandists. Hence, the word "holocaust" is seldom used to describe actual holocausts.
The New York Times only published two articles in which it discussed the five dancing Israelis.
The first, "5 Young Israelis, Caught in Net of Suspicion," was published on October 8, 2001 on page F-3.
By some accounts, they seemed to be making light of the tragic situation.
As objectionable as their behavior may be, Mr. Gordon said of their long incarceration, ''It's not a crime and they were being treated as if it was.''
The Forward, New York City's leading Jewish newsapaper, reported on March 15, 2002 that the five Israelis had been on "a Mossad surveillance mission" and their fake moving company was just a "front":