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Knesset Postpones Debate on Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

The Knesset postpones a plenum debate on recognizing the Armenian genocide that was scheduled to take place today.

The plenum debate will now take place on June 26, following Turkish elections, as a result of an agreement reached between Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg, ''The Times of Israel'' reports. 

Earlier this month, a ministerial debate on recognizing the genocide was delayed at Netanyahu’s request after the Foreign Ministry advised the initiative could aid Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in elections.

Turkey strongly rejects classifying the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces during and after World War I as a genocide.


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