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2017-04-25 00:00:00
Welcoming speech by RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan at event dedicated to memory of victims of Armenian Genocide at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

His Beatitude Archbishop

Nourhan Manougian, 

Distinguished Reuven Amitai,

Dear participants,

 

Yesterday, on April 24th, our compatriots around the world and the progressive representatives of hundreds of countries paid their deep and sincere respects to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.


The commemoration ceremony has gathered us here today, and the person having endured sorrow can truly understand and show compassion to another person who has endured sorrow.


Thus, allow me to express my greetings to the organizers and participants of the event dedicated to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with pleasure and deep gratitude.


The fact that an event dedicated to the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is being held in Jerusalem deserves appraisal. It is of value because the Jewish people also underwent the horrors, sufferings and atrocities during the Jewish Holocaust and understand what the meaning of the calamity of genocide is.


I have no doubt that there will be speeches devoted to the restoration of truth and justice during this event, and I am certain that your weighty and academic speeches will be accessible to many people in the Knesset and to the state and political figures of Israel, reminding them that it is time to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide, which is one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century.


Today, more than 20 countries, as well as several international organizations and institutions have already recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide, and I hope the State of Israel also joins the just struggle that is being led for recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.


Only through the reestablishment of justice will it be possible to establish peace, solidarity and stability in not only the region, but also the changing world.


 

Dear gathered,

 

Taking the opportunity, I would like to express my deep gratitude to the entire personnel carrying out the Armenian Studies Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, namely Reuven Amitai, as well as to all the students who have chosen Armenology and the Armenian language and history as a specialization.


The Armenian Studies Program at your University plays a major role in the preservation of the Armenian identity in the Diaspora, the dissemination of civilization and the development of Armenology since the cooperation with the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and other ecclesiastical institutions also create favorable conditions for the development of Armenology. Your Program also helps strengthen and deepen the relations between the Jews and Armenians in the fields of science and culture and prepare relevant specialists and community activists.


Once again, I would like to cordially express my greetings to the noble participants of this major event.

 

Sincerely,

 

Hranush Hakobyan

 

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Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

His Beatitude Archbishop

Nourhan Manougian, 

Distinguished Reuven Amitai,

Dear participants,

 

Yesterday, on April 24th, our compatriots around the world and the progressive representatives of hundreds of countries paid their deep and sincere respects to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.