German lawmakers pass resolution calling Armenian massacres 'genocide'

June 2, 2016 14:13


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


BERLIN - Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favor of a symbolic resolution that declares the killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces in 1915 a "genocide".

The resolution is likely to anger Turkey, a crucial partner for Germany and its European partners in slowing the flow of migrants to western Europe under a new EU-Turkey pact championed by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

While Ankara accepts that many Christian Armenians were massacred in clashes with Ottoman forces, it denies that hundreds of thousands were killed, that there was an organized campaign to wipe them out or that there were any such orders from Ottoman authorities.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 26, 2018
Laughter at Trump speech a sign of U.S. isolation, Iran guards chief says