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Ten Reasons Why Pres. Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Ten Reasons Why Pres. Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

March 24th, 2015

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New York Turned into an Armenian City for a Few Days Last Week

New York Turned into an Armenian City for a Few Days Last Week

New York City, the unofficial Capital of the World, became the hub of major Armenian events last week, on the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial.

March 17th, 2015

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Americana Shopping Center Bans Sale of Genocide T-Shirts

Americana Shopping Center Bans Sale of Genocide T-Shirts

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Three young Armenian entrepreneurs rented a cart last month at the Americana — a large shopping-restaurant-theater complex in Glendale — to sell T-shirts, hats, and other clothing items advertised on their shop1915.com website.
After Americana’s leasing staff approved their merchandise, Tina Chuldzhyan, Alex Kodagolian, and Armin Hariri (a rapper known as ‘R-Mean’) began selling [...]

March 9th, 2015

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Zero Tolerance for Genocide Denialists in Congress

Zero Tolerance for Genocide Denialists in Congress

I reported last week on the Armenian-American community success in securing cancellation of Los Angeles City’s $845,000 contract with the Gephardt Group, for lobbying on behalf of Turkey against adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by Congress.

March 4th, 2015

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Los Angeles Cancels $845,000 Contract with Turkey’s Lobbyist Gephardt Group

Los Angeles Cancels $845,000 Contract with Turkey’s Lobbyist Gephardt Group

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
I wrote a column last August warning that the Armenian-American community and all people of good will would boycott the products and services of Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Chevron, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Google, Los Angeles Airport, National Football League, Port of Oakland, and United Airlines, unless these companies cancelled their contracts with [...]

February 24th, 2015

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Prof. Auron Blasts Israel’s President for Calling Armenian Genocide a ‘Massacre’

Prof. Auron Blasts Israel’s President for Calling Armenian Genocide a ‘Massacre’

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin generated a major controversy after his January 28 speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.

February 10th, 2015

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Pan-Armenian Declaration Reveals Plans for Legal Claims Against Turkey

Pan-Armenian Declaration Reveals Plans for Legal Claims Against Turkey

The Presidents of the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh along with leaders of major Diasporan organizations issued an unprecedented joint declaration last week, announcing the preparation of a comprehensive dossier of “legal claims” from Turkey to restore “individual, communal and pan-Armenian rights and legitimate interests.”

February 3rd, 2015

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Armenia’s Jewish Community Leader Lashes out at Pro-Azeri Propagandists

Armenia’s Jewish Community Leader Lashes out at Pro-Azeri Propagandists

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Rimma Varzhapetyan-Feller, President of the Jewish Community of Armenia, recently wrote a scathing article titled, “World Jewry cannot become a tool in the hands of anti-Armenian propagators.” She criticized all those who engage in such propaganda for writing “ordered and one-sided articles…in pursuit of profits.”
Such writers attempt to exploit Israeli political circles and [...]

January 29th, 2015

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Zuart Sudjian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Her Family Lands — Diyarbakir Airport

Zuart Sudjian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Her Family Lands — Diyarbakir Airport

Armenians are in the process of organizing thousands of events all over the world to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

January 20th, 2015

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Greece Blocks Talat Pasha Committee’s Genocide Denialist Stunt in Athens

Greece Blocks Talat Pasha Committee’s Genocide Denialist Stunt in Athens

Dogu Perincek, leader of the Turkish Workers’ Party, failed last week to repeat in Greece the denialist show he orchestrated in Switzerland 10 years ago.

January 14th, 2015

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Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court

Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Here is a surprising news item being disclosed for the first time in this column—Amal Ramzi Alamuddin, wife of prominent actor and human rights activist George Clooney, will be one of the attorneys representing Armenia next month at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Mrs. Clooney is a highly regarded attorney specializing in [...]

December 22nd, 2014

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Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

The JNS.org website (Jewish and Israel news) posted a venomous, anti-Armenian article by Arye Gut with a bombastic headline: “Anti-Semitism in Armenia: A Clear and Present Danger.”

December 16th, 2014

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Sweeping Reforms Needed to Resolve Critical Pan-Armenian Issues

Sweeping Reforms Needed to Resolve Critical Pan-Armenian Issues

I delve this week into a thorny subject that has distressed much of the Armenian world: the uproar generated by the highly critical and harshly-worded letter posted on the internet by the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian addressed to His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.

December 9th, 2014

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Turkish Parliament Will Hide the Truth Should it Block the Genocide Resolution

Turkish Parliament Will Hide the Truth Should it Block the Genocide Resolution

Last week, a Turkish Parliamentarian submitted a proposal to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, seeking condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, a series of atrocities, and other acts of state terrorism.

December 2nd, 2014

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