Azerbaijan, Baku, July 5 / Trend M. Aliyev /
There is no chance for the Israeli Parliament to recognize the so-called Armenian genocide, the president of International Association "Israel-Azerbaijan" Joseph Chagall said.
About 115 of 120 MPs of the Israeli Parliament act against the recognition of the so-called Armenian genocide, he told Trend in Baku.
"Only five MPs are trying to manipulate this issue," he said. "But they have no chance as it is not in the interests of the state."
He said that Israel will never recognize the independence of the so-called "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic". "This is the land of Azerbaijan and must be returned to Azerbaijan," he said.
He said that the conflict must be resolved peacefully through negotiations.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.