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Israel’s Knesset should recognize Armenian Genocide: Speaker sends letter to Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

The Knesset (Parliament) of Israel should recognize the Armenian Genocide not based on political or diplomatic interests, but because it’s a right and moral step, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said in a letter addressed to the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian.

Israel’s Knesset should recognize Armenian Genocide: Speaker sends letter to Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

Israel’s Knesset should recognize Armenian Genocide: Speaker sends letter to Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem
STEPANAKERT, MAY 31, ARTSAKHPRESS-ARMENPRESS:The text of the letter has been released by Chancellor of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Hovnan Baghdasaryan on Facebook.
“The issue of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide was not scheduled to be included in the Knesset agenda this week, therefore this issue has never been “rejected”. Moreover, I want to state I have not hindered to include the issue in the agenda, neither with my activity nor a hint. I do not refuse from any word I have said on the Armenian Genocide. Today as well I am committed to my stance on this issue which I have proved constantly during the passing years and my stance is that the Israeli Knesset should recognize the Armenian Genocide as it is a right and moral step, and it should not recognize it [the Genocide] based on political or diplomatic interests. I ask Your Beatitude to calm your mind. At a moment when we are convinced that there is a majority in the Knesset for this historic recognition, we will include the issue [the recognition of the Armenian Genocide] to the plenary session agenda”, the letter says.
The Knesset Speaker said he should do everything within his capacities for this purpose. He hopes his efforts will lead to a positive result.
“By our victory our Armenian friends will also win. I am not afraid of a long path”, the Knesset Speaker said.

     

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