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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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Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

In recent years, a growing number of Turkish intellectuals, scholars, journalists and human rights activists have taken bold positions on the Armenian Genocide, in opposition to their government’s denials.

November 25th, 2014

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Countries Selling Weapons to Azerbaijan Are Just as Guilty for Attacks on Artsakh

Countries Selling Weapons to Azerbaijan Are Just as Guilty for Attacks on Artsakh

Azerbaijan’s armed forces committed a criminal act on November 12, shooting down an unarmed Armenian helicopter inside Artsakh’s borders and killing three military officers.

November 18th, 2014

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Republican Congressional Majority Casts Dark Shadow on Armenian Interests

Republican Congressional Majority Casts Dark Shadow on Armenian Interests

Nearly all congressional candidates nationwide who supported Armenian-American issues were victorious during the November 4 elections.

November 12th, 2014

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Iran, Jordan, Alienated from Turkey, Warmly Welcome Armenian Leaders

Iran, Jordan, Alienated from Turkey, Warmly Welcome Armenian Leaders

Armenians boosted their historical ties with the Arab and Muslim world last month with the simultaneous visits of Armenia’s President and Jerusalem’s Armenian Patriarch to the Kingdom of Jordan, and visits by the Armenian Prime Minister and Aram Catholicos of Lebanon to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

November 4th, 2014

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Strangely, Turkey Did Not Publicize Correcting Signpost of Armenian Church

Strangely, Turkey Did Not Publicize Correcting Signpost of Armenian Church

I just learned that the Turkish government has quietly corrected the signpost near the historic Holy Cross Church (Sourp Khach) on Akhtamar Island in Lake Van, by indicating its “Armenian” origin.

October 28th, 2014

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Why the UN Rejected Turkey’s Bid for a Security Council Seat

Why the UN Rejected Turkey’s Bid for a Security Council Seat

The Turkish government got a big slap in the face last week when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council seat. In effect, the international community was rejecting Turkey’s hostile policies both at home and abroad.

October 21st, 2014

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The West Must Offer Armenia Incentives Rather Than Decry Its Ties with Russia

The West Must Offer Armenia Incentives Rather Than Decry Its Ties with Russia

On October 10, after lengthy heated debates, Armenia signed a treaty to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), composed of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

October 14th, 2014

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UK Shifts Policy on Armenian Genocide after Jurist Robertson’s Report

UK Shifts Policy on Armenian Genocide after Jurist Robertson’s Report

Geoffrey Robertson, prominent British expert on international law, wrote a 40-page report in 2009, exposing the false and inaccurate statements on the Armenian Genocide by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

October 7th, 2014

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Genocide Conference in Romania Held Despite Turkish Protests

Genocide Conference in Romania Held Despite Turkish Protests

I just returned home from two hectic weeks of travel. First, I participated in the Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, where I co-chaired a panel on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, and spoke in two other panels proposing the formation of a democratically elected Diaspora-wide structure to represent the seven million Armenians residing outside of Armenia and Artsakh.

September 30th, 2014

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Armenia Supports Catholicosate’s Lawsuit Against Turkey

Armenia Supports Catholicosate’s Lawsuit Against Turkey

More than 1,000 attendees of the Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, organized by the Diaspora Ministry, cheered loudly when Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia made the surprising announcement that the Catholicosate would file a lawsuit in a Turkish court demanding the return of its properties confiscated during the 1915-1923 Genocide.

September 23rd, 2014

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Greece: Third Country to Criminalize Denial of the Armenian Genocide

Greece: Third Country to Criminalize Denial of the Armenian Genocide

While Turkey was pressuring the French President not to support a bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide, it had to cope with Greece, yet another country that just adopted a law making it illegal to deny genocides, including the Armenian Genocide.

September 16th, 2014

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