HEAD OF THE EUROPEAN JEWISH PARLIAMENT IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF RECOGNITION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BY KNESSET
by Tatevik Shahunyan
Tuesday, December 9, 14:39
Co-chair of the European Jewish Parliament, Vladimir Rabinovich, told
Arminfo correspondent that he is optimistic about the possibility of
adoption of a resolution on recognition of the Armenian genocide by
the Israeli Knesset.
He said that at present the Jewish and Armenian organizations have
been actively cooperating in this direction. “Simply, there are issues
that should be implemented with care and without noise. I think that
everything will be OK”, – Rabinovich assured.
To note, on 5 December President of Israel Reuven Rivlin formerly an
outspoken advocate of Israel’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide,
has refused to renew his signature on an annual petition calling for
Israel to officially recognize the mass killings as genocide, the Times
of Israel reports. Those responsible for the petition were surprised
by Rivlin’s change of stance, Israel’s Channel 10 News reported on
Thursday night, which was ascribed to the heightened sensitivity of
his position since Rivlin was elected president earlier this year. The
TV report said Rivlin was apparently concerned not to further harm
Israel’s strained relations with Turkey, the source reports.