Israeli committee at Knesset will debate Armenian genocide claims, after France passed the Armenian Genocide bill, which makes the rejection of the alleged Armenian genocide a crime
Israeli committee at Knesset will debate Armenian genocide claims, after France passed the Armenian Genocide bill, which makes the rejection of the alleged Armenian genocide a crime.
Tel Aviv / NationalTurk – The latest Knesset ”dog eat dog” move is likely to further deteriorate Turkish-Israeli ties, which hit rock bottom after Israel raided the Mavi Marmara, carrying humanitarian aid during an attempt to break the Gaza blockade, and Turkey had demanded for an official apology and compensation for the families of victims and an end to the blockade from Israel.
Genocide country Israel to discuss Armenian genocide
A committee in the Israeli Knesset parliament is scheduled to hold a public debate on Monday on Armenian Genocide claims on 1915 incidents, amidst the serious diplomatic crisis that erupted between France and Turkey over an attempt by French government to penalize different comments on alleged Armenian genocide on French soil.
Israel Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee, governed by lawmaker Alex Miller will discuss the genocide issue in the public hearing, and the session will also be attended by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.
Knesset influenced by France to put Armenian genocide on table
The Knesset has been holding similar discussions for years, insisting that the move was not in response to any events in the United States or in France.
“As the Israeli parliament, as Jews,” Rivlin said, “we have a responsibility not to forget genocide, as millions of our people perished by that” he expressed.
The Israeli anti genocide move lands only 3 days after French government approved a bill that penalized denial of “Armenian genocide” in France, despite strong protests by Turkey, the French National Assembly — the lower house of Parliament — voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill last Thursday, which will now be debated next year in the Senate. The bill makes rejection of the allegations a crime punishable by a one-year prison sentence and a fine of 45,000 euros. French National Assembly voted the bill of Armenian Genocide with a laughable 8% participation, as only 50 of the 557 French deputies had voted. Turkey cut all diplomatic and military ties with its NATO ally France over the passsed genocide bill. Turke started to diminish ties with Paris by recalling its ambassador in France for an indefinite period of time.
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Turkey, which rejects the term “genocide” for the World War I era-mass killings of Armenians, saying the issue should be left to historians.
France on the other hand is accused by Turkey to have committed genocide against Algerians. According to the Algerian documents, between 350,000 and 1.5 million Algerians died during the Algerian War of Independence by France. Algerians argue that the massacres should be named as genocide and France must apologise to the Algerians. Turkey backs the Algerian Genocide France has committed.