My Turn articles

Turkish-American Leaders Have Found ‘The Perfect Time’ to Sue Each Other

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Armenia’s have always blamed themselves for their lack of unity. Of course, Jews and other communities, who have their own internal quarrels, frequently express the wish that they were as united as Armenia’s! The recent dispute among Jewish-Americans regarding the ADL’s position on the Armenian Genocide reflects the natural diversity of opinion

ADL’s Domino Effect: Genocide Deniers are Falling One by One

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN For too many years, Abraham Foxman and ADL’s leaders have gone far beyond their organization’s noble mandate of stopping "the defamation of the Jewish people," by meddling in international politics. The ADL had apparently appointed itself the guardian of Israel’s strategic interests and the well being of Jews everywhere, particularly those in

Righteous Jews, Armenia’s, and Others Demand ADL Director’s Resignation

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN For many years, Armenian-Americans have been frustrated and angered by the fact that a small number of influential Jewish-American organizations have been undermining congressional efforts to recognize the Armenian Genocide by providing political support to the Turkish denialist campaign. At the same time, the Armenian community has been pleased that many Jewish

Dollar vs. Dram; Fact vs. Fiction

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN In the last couple of years, the U.S. dollar has lost more than 40% of its value against the Armenian currency, the dram. This devaluation has had a major impact on Armenia ?s economy on several fronts: — On-going projects in Armenia , funded in dollars from overseas, have considerably exceeded their

Now that Bush has Withdrawn Hoagland, What have Armenia’s Accomplished?

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Now that the White House has been forced to withdraw Richard Hoagland’s nomination as ambassador to Armenia, it is time to reflect upon the consequences of this political tug-of-war between the Armenian American community and the Bush Administration. Here are my reflections on this issue: — The Armenian-American community was obligated to