Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend I.Alizade / On 14 March the Knesset (Parliament) of Israel will hold a hearing regarding the so-called Armenian "genocide".
The Deputy of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Evda Abramov, stated that the hearing has been initiated by the pro-Armenian party Meres. "Meres is a radical opposition party and is represented in Knesset by five deputies. They have no power. They could not even make up a faction in Parliament," he said. According to Abramov, the Head of the Israeli Parliament and the parties represented do not support discussions on the so-called Armenian "genocide". He stressed that many deputies have stated beforehand that they will not participate in the hearing.
"The position of the Israeli State and Parliament on the so-called Armenian "genocide" is clear. The Israeli State considers that such event did not take place. Israel is a democratic country and each member of Knesset has the right to take the initiative. It is impossible to interfere with this. I spoke with the members of the Israeli-Azerbaijani Inter-Parliamentary Friendly Group and they noted that should those who members who have taken the initiative insist on having these discussions, they then will also respond with speeches and prove that the Armenian "genocide" is false and absurd," Abramov added.
According to him, the inclusion of this issue on the agenda at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on 14 March is not accidental. " Armenia is involved here," Abramov said.