Israel wants justice for Khojaly
Pyotr Lukimson, Israel. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza
From February 25, the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv will hold an exhibition "Justice for Khojaly" dedicated to the mass murder of the people of this town of Azerbaijan by Armenian militants on February 26, 1992. The Diaspora Museum is one of the largest and most famous museums in Israel and, at the same time, the country's leading research center for the study of Jewish history in the Diaspora.
"We have been trying to convey to the Israeli public the truth about the Khojaly tragedy and about the Karabakh conflict as a whole, but the exhibition at the Diaspora Museum is, of course, a new level," says CEO of the International Association "Azerbaijan-Israel "(" Aziz ") Lev Spivak. "It is a museum and research center of international importance, the activity of which always has wide coverage in the Israeli media and attracts wide attention. I am convinced that this exhibition will not go unnoticed by Israelis. We, for our part, will do everything possible."
The photograph exhibition will be accompanied by an evening for the victims of the Khojaly tragedy, which, as expected, will be attended by the Chairman "Aziz", the former Knesset member Alex Miller, a former Israeli deputy defense minister and longtime friend of Azerbaijan, Ephraim Sneh, and a number of current ministers and Knesset members.
An Azerbaijani delegation, which will arrive at the opening of the exhibition, is currently being formed, but we already know that it will include a number of deputies of the Milli Majlis (the Azerbaijani parliament) and prominent public figures of the country.
According to rumours circulating in Israel, the Armenian community in the country will hold a protest near or at the museum. However, it seems the organizers are not worrying about this.
"We are ready for such action, and we believe that in the end it will only benefit business," Lev Spivak says. "We are ready to discuss it and say to our opponents: you protest? You insist that the claims about the Khojaly tragedy are "lies of Azerbaijan?" Well, let's hold a conference at Tel Aviv University, invite historians, journalists, witnesses of the tragedy and talk. However, I believe there will be no dialogue because such a conference will present fact which cannot be denied."