Israeli lawmakers move to recognize so-called Armenian genocide amid Turkey row

  16 May 2018    Read: 999
Israeli lawmakers move to recognize so-called Armenian genocide amid Turkey row

A bill recognizing the so-called Armenian genocide returned to the Knesset’s agenda on Wednesday after Turkey and Israel withdrew each other’s ambassadors over Gaza tensions, Jerusalem Post reported.

Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuly and Likud MK Amir Ohana stated they would submit legislation to make Israel the 30th country to recognize the so-called genocide.

The move came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Israel over violent protests along that Gaza border. The Turkish President later recalled his ambassador from Israel and commented on Twitter that Israel is “an apartheid state that has occupied a defenseless people’s lands for 60+ years.”


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