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Knesset Debate Over Armenian Genocide

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YNet- Amid heightened tensions between Turkey and France, after the latter passed a bill criminalizing the denial of genocide in Armenia, the Knesset’s Education Committee on Monday held a session on the controversial chapter of history, which occurred almost 100 years ago.

“This subject is being discussed in the Knesset today regardless of the recent negative developments between Israel and Turkey,” said Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, who attended the hearing.

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