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    Alexander Murinson: Any Jew in Azerbaijan will tell you that little or no anti-Semitism exists or ever existed in their nation

    'Azerbaijani-Israeli relations are not relegated to arms and oil only'

    Baku. 4 January. REPORT.AZ/ Website of the American newspaper The Hill, publishing news of the US Congress and policy of the country, has released an article by a senior researcher of the Begin-Sadat Center and Bar Ilan University, Dr.Alexander Murinson about Azerbaijani-Israeli relations.

    Report informs citing The Hill, in the article, A.Murinson states that recently an article by Areg Galstyan was published on the website, the recent visit to Azerbaijan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    A.Murinson states that however, the article denigrates bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel while, simultaneously, spreading anti-Semitic tropes.

    According to the author, there are many positives to highlight regarding Azerbaijan and Israel, not the least of which is that these two nations prove the viability of a Jewish state and a Muslim-majority state serving as true and steadfast allies to one another.

    'The reality is that roughly 800,000 Jews lived in Azerbaijan prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. The Sephardic portion lived in Azerbaijan for the last more than 1500 years. The other segment of Jews, the Ashkenazi, live mostly in Baku and arrived fleeing Tsarist and Bolshevik pogroms. Any Jew in Azerbaijan will tell you that little or no anti-Semitism exists or ever existed in their nation', states the author noting systematic anti-Semitism that exists in the Armenian government.

    On the relations between Azerbaijan and Israel, A.Murinson notes that these relations are not relegated to arms and oil only. Ties include numerous endeavors, including in the agriculture and technology. 

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