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    • Jeff
    • 26.08.07 | 16:55 (IDT)

    The killings of the Armenians was a genocide, but giving the Turks a hard time about it 80 years later makes very little sense as Israel needs all the friends it can get right now. Turkey is strategically a very valuable potential friend for Israel right now and while genocides obviously should never be forgotten, Israel needs Turkey [as well as Germany for that matter], as allies, and blaming current generations for the activities of their grandfathers is only going to jeopardize some of Israel's most promising and valuable alliances.

    from the article: Peres to Turks: Our stance on Armenian issue hasn't changed
    First published 00:00 26.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.08.07
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