Knesset doesn’t shy away from Armenian Genocide after Turkey deal

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and other MKs called for the government to recognize the Armenian Genocide Tuesday, despite recently signing an agreement improving relations with Turkey.

“We cannot ignore, dwarf or deny this terrible genocide,” Edelstein stated. “We must disconnect current interests of this time and place from the difficult past.”

Edelstein quoted Nobel Prize-winning author, philosopher and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who died on Saturday, as saying apathy to suffering helps the enemy.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Knesset-doesnt-shy-away-from-Armenian-Genocide-after-Turkey-deal-459575

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