Sarkissian: Israel won’t win battle against antisemitism until it recognizes Armenian Genocide
Israel won’t win the battle against antisemitism until it recognizes the Armenian Genocide, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian told The Jerusalem Post.
Sarkissian said a lot of Armenians ask why Israel, a country whose people have seen their own huge tragedy, not recognize the Armenian Genocide?
“There is no logical answer. I cannot say that Israel has relations with Turkey and that is why – I cannot say that,” he said.
The President noted that the recognition of the tragedy is a moral issue, and he hopes that one day Israel will recognize the Genocide, and “human values, moral values and the importance of history will prevail.”
Sarkissian noted anti-Semitism is still alive, and Israel’s inability to express sympathy for comparable tragedies - the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide - is damaging to Israel and the efforts of the Jewish people to combat the ever-growing epidemic of anti-Semitism.