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About Harut Sassounian (390 Articles)
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Turkish Journalist Exposes Persecution of Jews in Turkey

  Israel National News published an extremely interesting article written by Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut on the discrimination and persecution that Turkish Jews have suffered since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Uzay Bulut is a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly [more...]

April 18, 2017 // 5 Comments

Trump’s Attack on Syria: Wrong for so Many Reasons

Many Americans and people around the world followed with great concern the off-the-cuff and zany ideas Donald Trump voiced during the presidential campaign and more ominously after becoming President. Donald J. Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore) It is one thing to disagree with him on a domestic policy [more...]

April 17, 2017 // 5 Comments

Sassounian: Improved Russian-U.S. Relations May Be Helpful to Armenia

Last November, Americans elected the unlikeliest presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. He is not your typical politician. As a successful and prominent businessman, he is used to making off-the-cuff remarks and not subscribing to any particular direction. Donald Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore) [more...]

January 18, 2017 // 10 Comments

Pro-Azeri and Pro-Turkish Writers Denigrate Armenia and Diaspora

  Turkish and Azeri circles were displeased with my latest column where I had analyzed Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s phone call to Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian. ‘In view of such persistent attacks, Armenian-American political organizations should forcefully counter all [more...]

December 13, 2016 // 3 Comments

Armenia Finally Counters Pakistan’s Anti-Armenian Policies

I am pleased to learn that the Republic of Armenia has finally decided to counter Pakistan’s persistently pro-Azeri, pro-Turkish, and anti-Armenian policies. After Armenia became independent in 1991, Pakistan continued its hostile policies against Armenia and Artsakh, staunchly supporting both [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 3 Comments

A Dictator Obsessed with Power and Wealth: Erdogan’s 12 Scandals

With each passing day, Turkish President Erdogan is becoming increasingly dictatorial. The arrest of 11 members of the opposition pro-Kurdish party, HDP, is the latest in a long string of Erdogan’s dictatorial policies. Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian) Michael Rubin, a former [more...]

November 9, 2016 // 6 Comments

Armenia and Diaspora in Quest for a New Start

Ever since Armenia’s independence, the Armenian world has been divided into three loose categories: those supporting or in some capacity interacting with the government; various opposition groups; and those who are independent or inactive. Regrettably, there has been hardly any effort to bridge [more...]

November 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

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