Israeli MPs Propose Petition to Include Armenian Genocide on Knesset Agenda

Israel's Knesset (Photo: knesset.gov.il)
Israel's Knesset (Photo: knesset.gov.il)

Israel’s Knesset (Photo: knesset.gov.il)

JERUSALEM (Armenpress)—Israeli MPs have proposed to organize a petition on including the issue of the Armenian Genocide recognition in the Parliament’s autumn session agenda, chairman of the Armenian National Committee of Jerusalem Hakob Sevan said.

“The Education and Sports Committee Chairman’s words that the Committee officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, gave a new impetus to the process, and it seemed it was a challenge to the plenary session. It was stated that this way cannot be continued and the issue is being constantly delayed. It was a difficult situation for the Israeli MPs. They were discussing the Parliament’s regulations, trying to figure out how to move forward the issue. The participants in the Committee discussion mainly had positive attitude and wanted to move forward the process. There was a proposal to organize a petition to involve the issue in the plenary session’s agenda,” Sevan said.

He said the foreign ministry representative was present at the Committee discussion, and it became known that there is no change in the stance of this structure.

“As it was seen from the July 7 speeches, it seems that the foreign ministry doesn’t tend to recognize the Armenian Genocide, although the MPs show positive attitude towards the Armenian question. And if they are allowed to vote freely, a success will be achieved,” Sevan said.

He said these works will start in two months.

After the discussion, the Israeli Parliament’s Education and Sports Committee officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. The discussion was held on August 1. On July 5, after the discussion of the Armenian Genocide issue in the Parliament’s plenary session, a decision was made to send the draft to the Israeli Parliament’s Education and Sports Committee for further examination and discussion.

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4 Comments

  1. Vindicated Man said:

    Germans have already recognized the Genocide. So now that the Knesset is behind the Bundestag… While it’s never too late, I am not holding my breath — Axerbaijan still has enough $$$ to buy arms from these pragmatic people. If only their principles were stronger than their thirst for money.

  2. serop said:

    Most Armenians also show a positive attitude to Jewish people, but we like me most also question the rather FAKE & fabricated Holocaust that was forced on humanity by the Zionists movement, thousands of Jews did indeed perish but I find it hard to believe 6M as the Jewish Encyclopedia at the time in Europe placed the number of Jews in Europe at under 3 Million
    We must leave the so called Holocaust for reputable non Jewish Historian to investigate and allow Germany to also provide access to its archives
    Now lets see how most Jewish people feel about my comment above, which is simply to demonstrate how insensitive the actions of Israeli Parliament sounds when they avoid the reality & historical facts of the Armenian Genocide

  3. danoog said:

    It is good to see that at least some Israelis are willing to put principle ahead of expediency. Now, they must convince their fellow legislators.

  4. Noz said:

    Thanks Israel but you can shove it…we don’t need you to recognize the FIRST genocide.

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