Meretz refuses to delay Armenian genocide debate

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN,
June 10, 2012 23:54

 
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The Knesset plenum may discuss Turkey's genocide of a million and a half Armenians nearly 100 years ago this week, despite Wednesday's planned release of a report by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss on Israel's interception of Turkish ships bound for the Gaza Strip.

Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On asked for the issue to be discussed in the plenum last week but it was delayed due to deliberation over the "Outpost Bill." When the Foreign Ministry asked her to wait another week due to the sensitivity of the comptroller's report, she refused.

Knesset faction heads will meet Monday to discuss the plenum's agenda for the week. They will decide whether the issue will be raised this Tuesday or Wednesday or delayed until next week.

Gal-On said she did not want to cause problems with Turkey and she wanted relations with the country to improve. But she said she believed the Foreign Ministry was using the comptroller's report as an excuse to avoid dealing with the controversial Armenian issue.

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