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        6/11/2012, Sivan 21, 5772

      Knesset to Mark Armenian Genocide Tuesday


      Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin announced, at Monday's meeting of the Knesset presidium, that the Knesset will discuss the genocide of Armenians by Turkey as it has in recent years.

      Rivlin said, "as Jews and as human beings we cannot ignore this issue and we must not turn away from our commitment to morality. As those who struggle in the global arena against Holocaust denial, we must not agree to deny the tragedy of another people. We are not affected in this matter, by relations with Turkey or a specific political situation, but relate to the tragic historical event that the world should be aware of and avoid any possibility of it repeating itself."