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  Iyar 13, 5773 , 23/04/13

Don't Forget Armenian Genocide due to Politics

The Knesset will mark, Tuesday, the 98th anniversary of the killing and deportation of up to 1.8 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. Against the backdrop of negotiations between Israel and Turkey to restore relations, former Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin said, ahead of the observance, "As human beings and as Jews, we must not ignore the disaster of another people, and not because of diplomatic considerations, important as they are. We will continue to mark the anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian people, regardless of relations with today's Turkey as an ally."

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