Urges Israeli Government to Also Formally Recognize the Crime
JERUSALEM, Israel (A.W.)—Israel’s Knesset’s (Parliament) Education, Culture, and Sports Committee announced on Aug. 1 that it recognized the Armenian Genocide and urged the government to formally acknowledge the crime as such.
cation, Culture, and Sports Committee Yakov Margi in the Knesset on Feb. 24, 2016. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
“It is our moral obligation to recognize the Armenian genocide,” said committee Chair Yakov Margi at a committee meeting, reported the Times of Israel. During the meeting, Margi criticized the fact that the State of Israel does not currently recognize the 1915 genocide and urged Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to officially do so.