Israeli Knesset Rejects Bill Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

The Israeli Knesset rejected a bill on February 14, 2018, which would have recognized the Armenian Genocide. Sponsored by Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid, the bill was rejected in a preliminary vote.

“There is no reason that the Knesset, which represents a nation that went through the Holocaust, shouldn’t recognize the Armenian Genocide and have a remembrance day for it,” Lapid was quoted by the Jerusalem Post as saying.

The move of Knesset seems to confirm, that the demands of institutionalized Holocaust memory have made it difficult to recognize other genocides.

To read the full story please go to the Armenian Weekly.


Image originally from en.wikipedia: Armenian civilians are marched to a nearby prison by armed Ottoman soldiers, April 1915