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August 3, 2016 12:55 pm

Israeli Knesset Committee Recognizes Armenian Genocide

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The Armenian Genocide museum in Der Zor, Syria, location of a major Ottoman extermination site for Armenians. Photo: Further to Fly via Wikimedia Commons.

The Armenian Genocide museum in Der Zor, Syria, location of a major Ottoman extermination site for Armenians. Photo: Further to Fly via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – An Israeli Knesset committee has announced that it recognizes the Armenian Genocide, encouraging the Israeli government to formally adopt the move.

“It is our moral obligation to recognize the holocaust of the Armenian nation,” said the Education, Culture and Sports Committee chairman MK Yaakov Margi (Shas.)

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein asked in early July for the state of Israel to recognize the 1915 genocide during World War I when 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Ottoman Turkish Empire in their homeland.

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But as Israel is waiting to normalize relations with Turkey following a signed agreement last month, it is not clear if and when the Israeli government will officially recognize the Armenian genocide.

Chairwoman of the Armenian National Committee in Jerusalem, Georgette Avakian, spoke to the Knesset about the fact that numerous parliaments around the world and 31 countries have already recognized the genocide.

“The Knesset and the president of the state must recognize the genocide of our nation,” she said.

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  • Bob

    Says who you, the number one Turkish internet Armenian Genocide denier! The world knows the truth stupid!

  • Comment from Sukru Server Aya :
    There is absolutely no document (even neutral eye witness) for masssacres by Turks but have plenty documents for the opposite. As you may notice from <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenische_Legion Armenian Legion Soldiers (minimum 11.000 to maximum 33.000) were assisting Germans in sending Jews to death camps. During this time period a handful of Turkish diplomats in unoccupied Vichy’s France were saving no less than 15.0000 Jews arranging their transport by special chartered trains via Istanbul to Palestine. For details see: http://sefarad.org/lm/043/6.html Let Knesset learn their own WW-2 history and Armenian's helping Hitler şb Hıolocaust before referring tı a century old history based on rumors only, not ONE PAGE OF VALID DOCUMENT.

  • George

    The Armenian Genocide Museum in Der Zor, Syria, pictured in this article, was dynamited by ISIS on September 21, 2014 and no longer exists.

    • Comment from Sukru Server Aya :
      There is absolutely no document (even neutral eye witness) for masssacres by Turks but have plenty documents for the opposite. As you may notice from <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenische_Legion Armenian Legion Soldiers (minimum 11.000 to maximum 33.000) were assisting Germans in sending Jews to death camps. During this time period a handful of Turkish diplomats in unoccupied Vichy’s France were saving no less than 15.0000 Jews arranging their transport by special chartered trains via Istanbul to Palestine. For details see: http://sefarad.org/lm/043/6.html Let Knesset learn their own WW-2 history and Armenian's helping Hitler şb Hıolocaust before referring tı a century old history based on rumors only, not ONE PAGE OF VALID DOCUMENT.

      • Bob

        Erdogan must pay you well..

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