Israeli president mentions Armenian Genocide?
President of Israel Reuven Rivlin mentioned the Armenian Genocide in his speech addressed to the UN General Assembly.
In his speech, Rivlin called on UN to set red lines beyond which it would intervene to stop acts of genocide, Haaretz reported.
Rivlin said the residents of Jerusalem, his parents saw the Armenian refugees arriving by the thousands, Arutz Sheva reported.
He quoted the member of Avshalom Feinberg, a leading member of teh
Jewish undergroudn organization: "My teeth have been ground down with
worry, whose turn is next? When I walked on the blessed and holy ground
on my way up to Jerusalem,? I asked myself if we are living in our modern
era, in 1915, or in the days of Titus or Nebuchadnezzar? Did I, a Jew,
forget that I am a Jew? I also asked myself if I have the right to weep 'over the tragedy of my people' only, and whether the Prophet Jeremiah
did not shed tears of blood for the Armenians as well?"
Rivlin added: "The residents of Jerusalem, my parents and the
members of my family, saw the Armenian refugees arriving by the
thousands ?€“ starving, piteous survivors of calamity. In Jerusalem they
found shelter and their descendants continue to live there to this day."source: