In an interview with Israel’s ITON.TV, Armenia’s Ambassador to Israel Armen Smbatyan doesn’t believe that the fact that Israel isn’t recognizing the Armenian Genocide is a hindrance to the bilateral relations.
“I have many Jewish friends. I don’t know any Jew who doesn’t recognize the Armenian Genocide, just like I don’t know any Armenian who doesn’t recognize the Jewish Holocaust. In other words, this is something that we Armenians keep saying is necessary. This is the so-called romantic desire of the Armenians. A nation that underwent Holocaust understands that tragedy…I am certain that we Armenians will achieve Israel’s official recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” the Ambassador said.