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MKs call on Israel to recognize Armenian Genocide

14:30, Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
MKs call on Israel to recognize Armenian Genocide

Lawmakers called on Israel to recognize the Armenian Genocide on its annual memorial day Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post reports. “The time has come for Israel to officially recognize the genocide of the Armenian people and stop giving in to Turkish pressure," said Blue and White co-leader Yair Lapid. “We have a moral and historic responsibility to remember the genocide and to stand behind ‘never again,’” he added on Twitter. “This is true for every nation.”

Lapid said he plans to re-propose his bill to recognize the Armenian Genocide and expressed hope the coalition will support it. Meretz MK Mossi Raz tweeted: “Today we mark the holocaust of the Armenian people. A third of them were murdered by the Turks. The time has come for Israel to officially recognize the Armenian genocide.”

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