Armenia is planning to invite representatives of Israel to honor the memory of Armenian Genocide victims during events that are dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian parliament speaker Galust Sahakyan said.

A group of Armenian lawmakers will visit Israel in January 2015, Sahakyan added. “It is difficult to say what processes may follow in Israel in coming months. Unless Israel recognizes Armenian Genocide, similar interaction will very much help the parties. Therefore, Armenia wants Israel to become a participant of all commemoration events,” Sahakyan said.

I think it is absolutely disgraceful that Israel has yet to recognize the Armenian genocide because they themselves have endured a holocaust, or Genocide. They share the same pain but yet refuse to show compassion toward Armenians.