Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend I.Alizade / The Knesset (Parliament) of Israel did not hold a hearing regarding the so-called Armenian "genocide".
The Deputy of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Evda Abramov, said that the Hayam Arom, Chairman of the Meres Party, who initiated the hearing, gave a speech at the 14 March meeting of the Israeli Parliament. "He offered to include the item on the agenda. However, at that time there were very few deputies at the hall of Parliament. Those who took the initiative disgraced themselves as many deputies had previously stated that they would not participate in the hearing. Of those, 5 were members of the Meres Party and several members were from other parties," Abramov said.
According to him, during the speech of the Chairman of the Meres Party, the deputies who were in the hall expressed their dissatisfaction with Arom and left the hall. As a result, the item was not included on the agenda and discussions did not take place.
"I consider that the issue of the so-called Armenian "genocide" will no longer be presented to the agenda of Israeli Parliament and this issue is closed. Those who had initiated the hearing had promised to do so to the Armenians residing in Israel. However, they could not keep their promises and have in turn disgraced themselves," Abramov added.
According to him, the Chairman of the Israeli-Azerbaijani Inter-Parliamentary Friendly Group, Joseph Shagal, played a key role in averting the hearing.