On April 24, 2015, a century closes circle upon the 1915 genocide and great national dispossession perpetrated by the Young Turk Party against the Armenian people.
It happened again on Saturday night. A group of students from the Armenian seminary were walking to the Armenian convent when a group of extremist Jewish youngsters harassed them.
Ambassador Armand Kirakossian was not exaggerating when he said in his speech at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, “that the physical survival of the population of Artsakh and its protection from mass atrocities are the responsibility of Artsakh authorities.”
William Weiner, President of the “Manora” Jewish Cultural Foundation of Armenia, recently published an opinion piece in the Times of Israel in which he criticizes the abundance of what he calls Turkish- and Azeri-sponsored propaganda against Armenia and Armenian in Jewish news media around the world.
One hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire in its dying throws undertook a systematic effort to exterminate the Armenian and Assyrian people. They did so through a campaign of mass killing and displacement which saw 1.5 million Armenians killed and millions more forced to flee from their ancestral homes.
On my recent trip to Yerevan, a friend of mine whose name I will not disclose at this time, organized a three day trip to Artsakh for us.