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Chilling Account of Anti-Armenian Lobbying by Jewish American Groups

On June 8, the Washington Times published a revealing article about the deterioration of Jewish-Turkish relation and the role Jewish American organizations played in supporting Turkish interests, killing Armenian genocide legislation, and undermining Armenia’s economic livelihood in the U.S. Congress. The article by Eli Lake, titled “American Jewish community ends support of Turkish interests on Hill,” begins with a chilling account of how the Armenian Genocide Resolution was killed in 2000:

To Everything A Season: Turkey, Israel And The Moment Of Truth

Today’s Turkey is the denialist bearer of the Ottoman execution of the great genocide and national dispossession of the Armenian people nearly a century ago.
Israel, the carrier-state of the Shoah which followed a generation later, has long been unconscionably complicit in the realpolitik relegation of the Armenian loss of life and homeland to the footnotes of inconvenient, expendable crimes against humanity.

Oldest Leather Shoe A ‘Dream’ Find For Armenian Scientist

For a young Armenian archaeologist who stumbled on what scientists think is the world’s oldest leather shoe, it was a dream come true which she still finds hard to believe. “It was my dream,” Diana Zardarian said Friday of her historic find on September 16, 2008 in a cave in Armenia’s southeastern Vayots Dzor region, which has made headlines around the world. The 27-year-old post-graduate student conducted excavations there in a team of fellow employees of Armenia’s Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and visiting archaeologists from Ireland and the United States.

Armenia Hoping for Peaceful Resolution to Iran Standoff

Armenia said on Thursday that it is closely monitoring the intensifying standoff between Iran and world powers and hoping for its “peaceful” resolution. “Armenia is attentively following the developments unfolding over Iran’s nuclear program and believes that all contentious issues must be resolved by means of peaceful negotiations,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan said in a carefully worded and short statement to the Armenpress news agency.

New Karabakh Parliament Convenes, Elects Leadership

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s new parliament convened for the first time and chose its leadership on Thursday more than two weeks after being elected in a vote criticized by Azerbaijan and the European Union. The May 23 polls were swept by the three political parties represented in the republic’s government. The largest of them, Prime Minister Ara Harutiunian’s Azat Hayrenik (Free Fatherland), won 14 seats in the 33-member legislature.

Professors Call on Israel to Recognize Armenian Genocide

As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues playing the world’s champion of human rights, four professors from Bar Ilan and Georgetown Universities have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seeking official Israeli recognition of the Armenian genocide and an official call to Turkey to bring an end to its occupation of Cyprus.

World’s Oldest Leather Shoe Found in Armenian Cave

About 5,500 years ago someone in the mountains of Armenia put his best foot forward in what is now the oldest leather shoe ever found. It’ll never be confused with a penny loafer or a track shoe, but the well-preserved footwear was made of a single piece of leather, laced up the front and back, researchers reported Wednesday in PLoS One, a journal of the Public Library of Science.

Armenian Parliament Passes Controversial TV Bill

The Armenian parliament on Thursday passed in the second and final reading a controversial bill which local press freedom groups say will fail to end a strong government influence on the country’s broadcast media. The final version of the amendments to an Armenian law on television and radio contains the most important of the provisions criticized by local media associations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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