Similar motions to recognize the Armenian Genocide have been put to the Knesset for a vote, but unlike in the past when the gov’t required the coalition to vote against it out of concern for relations with Turkey, this time, Netanyahu’s gov’t did not respond to the motion.
BY LAHAV HARKOV
The Knesset will hold a vote on whether to recognize the Armenian Genocide, after approving Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg’s motion for the agenda on the subject Wednesday.
Tamar Zandberg is a Knesset Member and chairwoman of Meretz – Photo: Mr. Kate, Wikimedia
“This is our moral and historic obligation,” Zandberg said. Continue Reading »
Because the world & mainstream media are on constant alert to accuse Israel for its next reaction to violence against its citizens, Egyptian Copts, Lebanon’s Maronites, Iraq’s & Syria’s Assyrians/Chaldeans, Kurds, Berbers, Yazidis etc. (all also) – the indigenous people of the area – are victims of genocides by the area’s Arab invaders and are given little to zero attention.
The Occupier and the Occupied by David Marc Silon
Consider the following scenario: Violent settlers clash with the indigenous people. They take away their property and drive them off their land. Murders and kidnappings occur daily. There is no judicial recourse. Continue Reading »
Knesset debates whether to recognize mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I as genocide
By Moran Azulay
The Knesset held a special session Tuesday on the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I. “We must not politicize this matter,” said Knesset Speaker Rivlin, adding that in spite of the sensitivity of the issue, there is no intention to blame Turkey or the current Turkish government.
Remembering the atrocities - Photo: AFP
MK Zahava Gal-On, chairwoman of the Meretz faction, who initiated the discussion, said that in recent years “the Armenian genocide has been swept under the rug” due to foreign relations concerns. Continue Reading »