BAKU: Issue Of So-Called Armenian Genocide Included Into Agenda Of I

ISSUE OF SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE INCLUDED INTO AGENDA OF ISRAELI PARLIAMENT WITH SUPPORT OF ARABIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS

APA
April 28 2010
Azerbaijan

Baku. Lachin Sultanova – APA. A decision has been passed to include
the issue of the so-called Armenian genocide into the agenda of the
Israeli parliament.

APA reports quoting IzRUS portal that 12 voted for and 8 against the
decision. Members of Meretz and Avodah parties, former journalist
Uri Orbach (Jewish Home) and Arabian parliamentarians voted for the
decision. The representatives of Israel – Our Home party were the
main opponents.

The initiator of the proposal on the recognition of the happenings
of 1915 as "Armenian genocide", Haim Oron from Meretz party said the
Knesset’s commission for organizational issues will determine which
parliamentary commission will hold initial discussion.

"The issue may be discussed in two commissions – either in the
foreign affairs and security commission, or education commission. The
issue will be likely discussed in the foreign affairs and security
commission," he said.

Zeyev Elkin, member of Likud Party, who supports Haim Oron, and
Robert Ilatov, head of Israel-Azerbaijan interparliamentary group,
who strongly objects to the discussion of the so-called genocide,
are the members of the foreign affairs and security commission.

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