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YEREVAN, MARCH 23, ARMENPRESS: The Jewish community of Armenia called Tuesday on all Jewish organizations worldwide urging them to recognize the Armenian genocide.

A statement by the community says the government of the Ottoman Turkey committed a horrible crime by exterminating 1.5 million of Armenians who were its citizens. It says this fact was silenced for decades and was not condemned by the international community. “The Holocaust would have never taken place had the peoples of the world condemned the Armenian genocide at that time, as they have now risen to fight the terrorism,” the statement says.

It also says governments should put aside their political or economic interests and condemn the Armenian genocide. It says the recognition of the Armenian genocide will not be aimed against the Turkish people and quite the contrary, it will do it a credit in the eyes of the civilized humanity, as was the case with Germany, when its government recognized the fact of elimination of 6 million Jews during World War II.

“On the eve of the 90-th anniversary of this horrible crime we call on those , who emphasize the acknowledgment of the historical truth and ask them to pay tribute to the memory of the innocent victims,” the statement says.

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