ISRAELI KNESSET TO DEBATE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

PanARMENIAN.Net
27.03.2008 13:16 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ On March 26, 2008, Israel's Knesset arrived at a
decision to discuss the Armenian Genocide issue. As reported by Hay
Dat Jerusalem office, the issue is likely to be considered by the
parliamentary committee on education.

On March 14, 2007, the initiative was taken by member of Knesset
Haim Auron, the brother of Jerusalem University professor Yair Auron
specializing in the Armenian Genocide issue. The motion was supported
by 11 deputies.

Minister of Agriculture Shalom Simhon also voted in favor although he
used the term 'tragedy' but not 'genocide'. "We all know history and
the issue should be put on agenda," he said, reminding that Israel
proposed mediation between Armenia and Turkey.

"Dialogue should be launched," the Minister said.

Representatives of Hay Dat Jerusalem office, who attended the Knesset's
session, thanked Mr Haim Auron for submission of the draft.