Recognizing -- and exaggerating -- the suffering and grievances of one side at the exclusive expense of another that shares in the suffering and grievance is certain to harden attitudes and stoke anger. It would be impossible to expect a productive outcome, like reconciliation between communities. Israel probably understands better than anyone else what happens when there is no strong, dignified and eager party to reconcile with. Otherwise, Israel would not be so worried by threats to her existence and would have good basis to move forward with a rational solution to her conflict with the Palestinians and the wider Arab world. But, the Arabs insist that Israel should be destroyed (which means what for its population) and does not recognize Israel's legit concerns for herself and her people. Is this what people want for Turkey and Armenia? So much for accusing Peres and Israel with hypocricy. Learn from history, people! At least, just read the headlines on the daily fighting.
Labor court orders Jerusalem light rail operators to return to work (Haaretz)
from the article: Peres to Turks: Our stance on Armenian issue hasn't changed