While the Armenian genocide was a precursor to the Holocaust, there were also other Jewish connections to the tragedy of 1915.
Raz: "I am happy about Israel's friendships with Turkey and Azerbaijan, but they are not a good reason to ignore what happened"
Israel has not yet recognized the mass murder of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks as genocide.
Many countries have been scared to recognize the Armenian genocide because of Turkey's possible reaction.
Like Israel, the US shamefully struggled for many years with its failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide because – very mistakenly and actually meekly – the US feared Turkish anger.
Turkey and Armenia have had no diplomatic or commercial ties for three decades and the talks are the first attempt to restore links since a 2009 peace accord that was never ratified.
The bill was submitted by MKs Ya'acov Margi, Haim Biton, Moshe Arbel, Yuli Edelstein, Israel Katz and Yoav Kish.
The title, Israel’s Failed Responses to the Armenian Genocide, tells it all in a nutshell. It is the story of denial, deception, hurt feelings and bad faith.
Professor Israel Charny outlined the alleged "immoral behaviors" of Israel's long-term Armenian genocide denial in a new book.
Israel Charny's new book reveals how Turkey pressured Israel to deny the Armenian genocide.