Monday, October 22, 2007

Armenian protesters demand Israel recognize genocide by Turks

Oct 22, 2007 19:11 Updated Oct 22, 2007 19:13
This is a blotch against Israel. How can Israel claim after this to be against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denial of the Jewish Holocaust? Israel lost its moral authority to be a "spokesman" for genocides. I must quickly say that most Jews followed their conscience and did not follow the example of Israel. By this action Israel has legitimized genocide denials. Shame on Israel!
Jerusalem's tiny Armenian community held banners and flags at a protest Monday to demand that Israel recognize the mass killings of ethnic Armenians in Turkey nearly a century ago as genocide.


Israel has become a player in the US debate. Armenians expect Israel to sympathize with their demands, because of the Jewish state was built in the shadow of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II. But Turkey has threatened to cool its ties with Israel if it doesn't use its influence in Washington to quell the campaign. Turkey is one of Israel's few Muslim allies.

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