Members of Congress Commend Germany’s Genocide Recognition

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From left, representatives Adam Schiff, Frank Pallone, Robert Dold

From left, representatives Adam Schiff, Frank Pallone, Robert Dold

Urge Congress to Follow Suit
LOS ANGELES—Representative Adam Schiff, the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, as well as the co-chairmen of the Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus, representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Robert Dold (R-Ill.) released a statements Thursday following the German Bundestag’s historic vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide

“I commend the overwhelming vote by the German Bundestag to recognize the Armenian Genocide. With this acknowledgement of the facts of the genocide, Germany joins a host of other European countries in recognizing and condemning the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. The German vote is particularly courageous as it comes in the midst of negotiations with Turkey regarding the flow of refugees and migrants into Europe. It sends a clear message that the truth of genocide cannot be silenced and that temporary expediency can never justify complicity in genocide denial,” Schiff said.

“Our own Congress should demonstrate the same willingness to defy Turkish threats, and the same moral integrity and commitment to principle by following Germany’s example,” asserted the Congressman.

“We applaud the German parliament for acknowledging the atrocities committed against the Armenian people for exactly what they were – genocide. The German people have had their own internal struggle in dealing with crimes against humanity in their history, and it is a powerful statement that they are now honoring the countless victims of the Armenian Genocide,” said Pallone and Dold.

“Now, it is time for the U.S. government to properly recognize historical fact and pass our bipartisan resolution to recognize the Armenian Genocide. By recognizing these horrific crimes as genocide, we can once again renew our commitment to prevent such atrocities from occurring again. The United States must push Turkey to come to terms with its own history and remove their shrouded policy of denial from covering up one of the most horrific tragedies in world history,” added the Armenian Issues Caucus co-chairmen.

Source: Asbarez
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