Israel has to recognize Armenian Genocide. Israeli historian15:30, 23 March, 2013
YEREVAN, MARCH 23, ARMENPRESS: Being a country which experienced the suffering of the genocide, Israel has to recognize Armenian Genocide. Israeli historian, scholar and expert specializing on Holocaust and Genocide studies, racism and contemporary Jewry Yair Auron made a statement at two-day international scientific conference titled “Armenian Genocide. Challenges ahead of the century”.
“Many people in Israel want the government to recognize Armenian Genocide. Actually Israel had to be among first countries to recognize Armenian Genocide, as Jewish nation experienced the suffering of the genocide,” Armenpress quoted Yair Auron.
According to him, impunity of the genocide committed against Armenians during World War I became the reason of the Genocide committed against Jewish people during World War II. “Germany used the fact that committers of the Armenian Genocide remained to be unpunished, so it is necessary to recognize and condemn Armenian Genocide, in order to avoid such phenomenon in future,” historian said.
International scientific conference titled “Armenian Genocide. Challenges ahead of the century” launched on March 23.