YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On April 24–the 85th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated.
Had the world recognized and condemned the Genocide at the time of its occurrence–it is unlikely that the word Holocaust would have become known to the Jewish people. There are still no safeguards against the occurrence of a genocide at the present; it can be repeated anywhere in the world.
Taking into consideration that the Armenian Genocide was recognized by the United Nations Human Rights Sub-commission in 1985–by member states of the European Union in 1987–and by the Ottoman military tribunal in 1919–the Jewish Community of Armenia believes that the recognition of the 1915-23 Armenian Genocide will positively impact the resolution of a number of issues in the Caucasus.
Believing Turkey’s acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide should be a condition for its membership in the European Union–the Jewish Community of Armenia urges the Knesset of Israel to speak in support of the interests of the Armenia’s and to recognize the Genocide–as they recognized the Jewish Holocaust.