Support for Genocide bill mounts in the Israeli Knesset
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, took to Facebook to accuse Israel’s long-time ally Turkey of being guilty of committing the Armenian Genocide, not that two countries’ relations have been at their worst since Ankara expelled Israel’s ambassador after the latter attacked Palestinians in Gaza this week.
“Turkey, you are responsible for incredible atrocities and sufferings in Cyprus, actions against Greeks and Kurds, as well as the Armenian Genocide,” Yair Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page, saying that Turks are illegally occupying present-day Turkey, which was inhabited by Christians before their invasion.
Yair Netanyahu also posted a graphic on his Instagram feed the simply said “F*#ck Turkey.” The prime minister’s associates called him a private citizens with not ties to the government, according to Haaretz.
Meanwhile, a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, introduced Wednesday by the Zionist Party is gaining momentum, with the Israeli press reporting that some 50 of the 120 in the Israeli legislature—the Knesset—voicing support for its passage.
The bill was submitted following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements against Israel, and has received endorsements from Likud, Zionist Camp, Habayit Hayehudi, Meretz, and Shas parties in the Knesset.
Zionist Party Knesset member ItzikShmuli’s bill states that the Knesset will officially recognize the Armenian genocide and will mark it on a special annual day. In addition, the bill seeks that Israel also officially recognize the massacre of the Assyrian population, which was also perpetrated by the Turks during the First World War. Some 300,000 were killed by the Turks in that massacre.
Bravo and respect to him and I hope he get his dad to do the same!
I agree, do not trust Israel, they do nothing for humanity or values, they just go after the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Congratulations to Yair, he called it just what it is. Now maybe Trump can take a clue and do the same in the USA.
It is long overdue for the US government to declare that Turkey committed Genocide of the Armenians. I have grandparents and uncles and aunts all perished in the Genocide and I cannot ever be comfortable until Turkey is brought to justice.
This isn’t going to go well with Bibi unless, and of course, it’s just another clever ruse to manipulate Turkey. Besides, does anyone know the relationship between father and son?
I guess Armenian Genocide is one of the biggest weapons of Israel against Turkey. It seems like every country(Russia, Israel, U.S) is using the Armenian Genocide Button when they need leverage over Turkey. I think it’ll be beneficial for Turkey to accept the Genocide and to return some land to Armenians for Armenians to create an independent Western Armenia.
We d’ont need their rcogniction which they use only like a poker player !!!
It will not come for free, the Armenians should understand that friendship with Israel will come at a price, it may deteriorate relations with Iran and I don’t think it’s worth it.
That’s very good Yair. Not forgetting between 1921 and 1923 about 4 ,000,000 TURKISH citizens with Greek roots were either expelled , ethnically cleansed , or murdered. That’s the Greek genocide in Turkey. Largely , Turkey got away with this and the Assyrian and Armenian genocides , perhaps through weak media in those times. I guess the Ottoman Turks were better behaved than the the more modern Turks.That’s a shame , I would like to see them being more friendly with their neighbours.
sirely hay tadi hantznakhoump . bedke heroo mnank ays vortodadatz khntzoren.
It is just a game and threat for them. Their intentions aren’t honest or sincere so people shouldn’t get excited. And don’t forget that Jews actually committed the genocide.
I don’t believe them, Turkey will recognize the Genocide before Israel does.
Netanyahu’s son has more guts than his father! Israel should not be allowed to desecrate the memory of our martyr’s. It is detestable and unacceptable. The Armenian Genocide is not a joke, and the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs should send its strongest message to Israel to stop. Israel either accepts, recognizes and adds its pressure to the world community of nations who have recognized the genocide or it does not. I would like to see Armenia’s ambassador to Israel recalled as our nation’s disgust at the political ploys of the Knesset. Let’s see what Armenia does.
AGAIN EMPTY TRUTHFUL WORDS FROM ISRAEL WHEN TURKEY THREATENS AND BERATES ISRAEL.ISRAEL RETALIATES WITH THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION THESE ARE JUST WORDS TO PUNISH TURKEY, NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BECAUSE ISRAEL TRADES WITH TURKEY IN THE BILLIONS AND DO NOT FORGET THE WEAPONS THEY SELL AZERBAIJAN, PLEASE ISRAEL STOP PLAYING POLITICAL FOOTBALL WITH OUR HORRIFIC PAIN THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BY TURKEY, LIKE THE GENTLEMAN SAID IN ARMENIAN “STAY AWAY FROM THE APPLE WITH THE WARMS IN IT”
I agree, Israel have always capitalized on the Genocide, increasing sufferings of the Armenian people. shame on them.
Thank you Yair Netanyahu.
You forgot to mention the Assyrian Christians.
You forgot to mention the Assyrian Christians, over 750,000 of them were also slaughtered by the ottoman turks.
Tha prime minister s son said that the Armenian Genocide is a fact.
We have to wit 103 years for this statement ?
God Bless our Armenian Genocide Saints
Papa are you listening to your son.
Yair is correct.
As a small nation surrounded by foes, for a long time, Israel had to balance moral and political considerations vis-a-vis Turkey; however it is important and praiseworthy that the moral component is being recognized and prioritized.
The suggestion that Israel “attacked Palestinians in Gaza” is a misrepresentation of reality. Defending a national border from infiltration (clearly stated Hamas goal) is not “attacking,” regardless of how you feel about the situation in general.
He might be smarter than his own dad, but he has forgotten to mention the Assyrian folk. Without mentioning Assyrian there would be no Israel.