Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker: ‘We cannot recognize the Armenian Genocide’
Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker: ‘We cannot recognize the Armenian Genocide’ –
(Mediamax) – Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker Tali Ploskov said in an interview with Mediamax that “Today Israel does not have the opportunity to recognize Armenian Genocide on state level”.
“President of Israel and President of Knesset said that they accept the fact of the tragedy. But the political relations between Israel and other states do not allow Israel to recognize Armenian Genocide on state level. Although all of us deep inside accept that horrible tragedy and offer our support to the Armenian side,” Knesset Deputy Speaker said to Mediamax correspondent during her visit to Yerevan.
Nevertheless, Tali Ploskov emphasized that progress was registered in the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Israel, when Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee officially recognized it in June, 2016.
“The next step is supposed to be the recognition by President of Israel or Minister of Foreign Affairs, but I am not quite sure it will happen. This issue is not going to change yet. Such issues are not solved quickly,” he said.
Knesset representative noted that it is very important for Israel that “Everyone in Yerevan understands that we do not have anything against Armenia”.