Armenian Jews Call for Genocide Recognition

YEREVAN (Yerkir) –The Jewish community of Armenia called on Jewish organizations around the globe to recognize the Armenian Genocide. "Ottoman Turkey killed 1.5 million of its Armenian citizens–and for decades–mankind has not condemned this," reads the appeal adopted by the congress of the Armenian Jews.

"The Holocaust may have been avoided if the world had united against this brutality–as it does now to fight terror," the appeal states–adding that no political or economic interest should become an obstacle for recognition of this tragedy.

Addressing the role of the Turkish people in recognizing the horror of its past–they state–"It would only elevate them in the eyes of the civilized world as was the case with Germany–which admitted to the killings of 6 million Jews under Nazis."

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