Diaspora organizations parasitize Armenian people: Spivak
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Many Armenian diaspora organizations parasitize, and in particular, they parasitize the Armenian people, Lev Spivak, director general of the Israel-Azerbaijan International Association, told Trend Feb. 3.
"At least, here in Israel, I see that Armenian diaspora organizations often make much ado about nothing, though everyone knows that they will achieve nothing."
Spivak says Zehava Gal-On, a member of the Knesset, Israeli parliament, can be shown as an example.
“Zehava Gal-On yells in support of various Armenian ideas and, in particular, the so-called Armenian genocide, although she is well aware that everything is in vain,” he said.
"Many representatives of the Armenians and their lobbyists also support various Armenian ideas,” he said. “I am very sorry for their sponsors and people whom they really parasitize."
Earlier, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) attempted to distort the phrases brought by Trend Agency’s author in an article dealing with the strongly worsening situation of the Armenian diaspora in the US.
Citing a paragraph from the article titled “Trump puts end to Armenian lobby's influence on US” on its official Twitter account, the ANCA twitted a quote from Adolf Hitler’s book.
By comparing these two absolutely different quotes the ANCA tried to reduce the devastating effect of the article.
"I do not even think that the author of the article had some anti-Semitic intent,” Spivak added. “I was born and brought up in Baku. I visit Azerbaijan three times a year. I have a lot of friends in Azerbaijan and I have never encountered anti-Semitism there."
“People have lived in harmony in Azerbaijan for centuries regardless of ethnicity or religion,” he said. “It was important that you are my neighbor, rather than the way you pray.”
Spivak also appreciates that the Azerbaijani government is promoting multiculturalism at the state level today.
"The promotion of Azerbaijani tolerance in the world shows the world that it is possible to live in harmony,” he added.
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