K. MANOYAN: ARMENIA SHOULD RAISE ISSUE OF COMPENSATION AT THREE LEVELS
There is a strong probability that Israel’s Knesset will discuss
the recognition of the Armenian Genocide again, taking into account
the fact that negotiations on a rapprochement between Turkey and
Israel are simultaneously being conducted. It seems that this time
Israel will file the issue to a committee that does not hold public
discussions, namely, to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee”,
ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Party member, Director of Armenian Cause Office
Kiro Manoyan said at a meeting with reporters.
“The approach of ARFD is that we should raise the issue of claiming
compensation for losses suffered during the Armenian Genocide,”
According to him, a study, whose draft was published in 2010 in Los
Angeles and Yerevan, will be released soon.
“The study discusses the problem of claiming compensation at three
levels and the problem related to rights. The first level is the
territorial right. We do not consider the current border between
Armenia and Turkey as legal. The legal border is one in U.S. President
Woodrow Wilson’s Arbitral Award of 1920,” Kiro Manoyan stressed.
“The second level is the problem of our collective or national
property. It is mostly reflected in the right to our churches. And
the third level is personal compensation. Some persons have already
taken steps in this connection,” Manoyan said.