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29 01 2012
A letter to His Excellency M. Christophe Bigot, Ambassador of France in Israel

Nairi

 


                                                     To: His Excellency M. Christophe Bigot, 
                        Ambassador of France


                                              From:  The founding staff of “Nairi,” 
                                                                The Union of Armenians in Israel in Petah-Tiqwa



 Dear Mr. Ambassador,

THANK YOU!

The French Parliament’s passing of the bill criminalizing the denial of genocides proves once again that France is one of the outstanding countries in the world because it is a cradle of truth, freedom and human rights protection.

The following is a quotation from a speech given by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Edward Nalbandian, in which he expresses his gratitude to the French authorities, the Senate and its people: “This day will be written in gold, not only in the history of friendship between the Armenian and French people, but also in the annals of the history of the protection of human rights worldwide. It will further consolidate the existing mechanisms of prevention of crimes against humanity.” Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian also stated, in a late-night statement, “France re-affirmed its pivotal role as a genuine defender of universal human values.”
“Nairi,” the Union of the Armenians in Israel in Petah-Tiqwa, was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Israel in 2005. It unites, not only Armenians, but also Jewish settlers who immigrated to Israel from Armenia. The purpose of the organization is to strengthen the relationships between Armenian and Jewish people and build a strong bridge between the two countries. The issue of preserving the Armenian language and culture is also considered to be our priority, as well as the implementation of various national projects in cooperation with the community and the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Many projects have already been initiated and others are planned for the future.

France, as a democratic and liberal country, is a shining example for other countries that have not yet accepted the Armenian tragedy at the beginning of the twentieth century and have not yet enacted legislation to prevent such tragedies in future,                                                      

The resolution regarding the recognition of the Armenian Genocide was discussed in the Committee of Education and Science of the Knesset at the end of last year. This was the first time in the history of the State of Israel that the issue was brought to the attention of the general public. We hope that Israel will also follow the example of France and, guided by universal human values, will finally recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Mr. Ambassador, please convey the gratitude of our NGO and also of  all Armenians in Israel to the French people, the Senate, the Government and President Nikolas Sarkozy in particular. Armenians in the Republic of Armenia will, from now on, name their children after French heroes and after President Sarkozy.


God bless you, sir, and God bless France.

The founding staff of the “Nairi,” the Union of Armenians in Israel in Petah-Tiqwa

Artiom Chernamorian     Smbat Mkhitaryan     Tigran Mamajanian

Karen Harutyunyan        Gayane  Sahakyan        Nelli  Tarumyan

25.01.2012


Nairi - 
Union of Armenians in Petah-Tiqwa, To: Artiom Chernamorian 

Aviel str.2, apt. 37, Petah-Tiqwa, Israel,
Tel: +972-3-904-00-83,
Fax: +972-1553-904-00-83

E-Mail: Nairi_Israel@walla.com,   www.nairi.do.am      

           


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