Story: Turkey-Israel Row Could Affect Armenia's Genocide Recognition Campaign
There is an interesting piece in Salon.com about how the row between Turkey and Israel over the humanitarian flotilla incident is changing the Israeli perspective on Ottoman Turkey's World War I-era slayings of ethnic Armenians. The story may be largely about its disgruntled author venting his grievances against The Los Angeles Times for allegedly killing his article on the same topic for a perceived pro-Armenian bias, but it nonetheless includes some fresh observations on the politics surrounding Armenia's genocide recognition campaign.
Mark Arax argues that the idea of recognizing the slaughter of ethnic Armenians as genocide is gaining currency with Israel, which allegedly refrained from doing so previously out of fear of alienating a strong Muslim ally. With Turkey and Israel now at loggerheads over the flotilla attack, that reluctance could soon vanish, Arax predicts.
Giorgi Lomsadze is a journalist based in Tbilisi, and author of Tamada Tales.
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