New draft law on recognition of Armenian Genocide in Israel

Yesh Atid, the Israeli opposition party, will present to the country’s parliament a new bill envisaging the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Party leader Yair Lapid noted that Israel should have recognized that historic truth a long time ago.

He said the bill was already ready, and that the Knesset was collecting signatures to support the draft law, as the party wanted the bill to receive much support from the Israeli parliament.

“We believe that very soon we will have a progress in this case. Many Israeli authorities have personally accepted the Armenian Genocide, which is historical truth. Recently, the Knesset Education Committee has also announced the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The former Israeli governments avoided official recognition of the Armenian Genocide due to incorrect strategic calculations.”