Dear members of Israeli parliament, how much have you been paid for silence? Remember: the oil will finish one day, while the truth is eternal.
The organization AzIz (Azerbaijan-Israel International Association), Azerbaijan's outpost in Israel, every year holds a manifestation, turning the tragedy of its people into a political game. The matter concerns the Khojaly tragedy that happened on February 25-26, 1992 during the war in Artsakh.
A year ago, I wrote an article about that terrible tragedy. Before I could allow myself to address that subject, difficult for both peoples, I studied many materials published by both sides, as well as materials by neutral countries. The film by British documentalists, Khojaly: Between Hunger and Fire, is one of such materials.
The article presented the facts and causes why the Armenian side could not bear responsibility for the terrible tragedy of Khojaly people.
Russian correspondent Vadim Belykh, who was on the Azerbaijani side during the conflict, noted that the Armenians had informed about the assault on Khojaly still a month before the operation. The Azerbaijani side, however, did nothing to evacuate the civilians. A few days before the assault, the Armenian side via radio communication informed about the coming operation, asking to evacuate the civilians.
The Azerbaijani authorities forcibly kept the local population, primarily composed of Meskhetian Turks, which for many times declared their neutrality in the conflict. As a result, the Meskhetian Turks took refuge on the Armenian side. There was no reaction from AzIz. No refutation and no publication.
It has long been known and evident that the Azerbaijani propaganda works through oil and weapons deals, and is also based on narrow geopolitical interests. The truth is driven to the background as the people who rate moral values above everything else also stay in the background.
Due to the abovementioned circumstances, the Azerbaijanis managed to have Israeli MPs as guests at an event, this year, dedicated to fraud and delusion. This fact makes us, Israeli citizens, think about the moral values of our government, which denies the Armenian Genocide, yet gladly accepts an invitation from Azerbaijan to attend an event, where the Armenians will be falsely and unreasonably blamed for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Dear Azerbaijani people! I have repeatedly called on you not to yield to the official propaganda of your government, which aims to fill your hearts with venom towards your neighbor. It has been proven historically, and for many times, that the government and people that place hatred towards other nations upon a pedestal eventually themselves get smashed up against the wall of cruelty and spite.
I would like to address a question to our respectable government officials whose salary comes from our pocket: "Dear members of Israeli parliament, how much have you been paid for silence? Remember: the oil will finish one day, while the truth is eternal!"
Mendel Korsunski, press attaché of Noyan Tapan Armenian Cultural and Educational Center, Israel