Dr. Chen Bram, a research fellow at the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University is adamant that Israel should recognize the Armenian Genocide, The Jerusalem Post reports.
“Israel should not have the sole rights to using the term genocide,” says Bram.
“A number of countries that have diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan and Turkey have recognized the Armenian Genocide.
I’m not saying it will go over smoothly, but things will eventually settle down."
Bram said a number of Israeli representatives in Yerevan made inappropriate comments about the Jews’ unique connection with the Holocaust, but "we need to accept that each genocide has its own special characteristics."
"And we cannot deny that the Armenian Genocide and the world’s reaction to it had a paramount effect on the Nazis’ ability to carry out the Shoah. Israel has lots of room to make improvements in this area.
"Luckily, the Armenians know how most Israelis feel about this issue, but this does not absolve us of the responsibility to make this change official,” the researcher said.