Israeli minister: We should never forget about tragedy of Armenian and
Jewish peoples

Friday, August 24, 17:27

We should never forget about the tragedy of the Armenian and Jewish
peoples, Israeli Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein said
in a press conference in Yerevan, Friday.

He said that upon its arrival in Yerevan, the Israeli delegation
visited Tsatsernakaberd Memorial for the Armenian Genocide Victims.
Minister Edelstein put a note in the book of honorable guests of the
Genocide Museum-Institute.

"As a son of the European Jews who survived the Holocaust I deeply
realize the pain of the Armenian people. I visit such places with a
sore heart. I think that the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and
Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial museum, can establish
effective cooperation, organizing expositions and disseminating the
historical truth to prevent such crimes in future," the minister said.

The Israeli delegation led by Information and Diaspora Minister
Yuli-Yoel Edelstein is in Armenia to participate in a concert in
Yerevan dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Jewish community in

The two ministers signed an action plan of bilateral cooperation in
the sphere of culture for 2012-2014 earlier today. In particular, the
two parties pledge to organizations days of culture in Armenia and
Israel, exhibitions, performances and film festivals.

From: Baghdasarian