Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (286 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.

UK Shifts Policy on Armenian Genocide after Robertson Report

Geoffrey Robertson, a prominent British expert on international law, wrote a 40-page report in 2009 that exposed the false and inaccurate statements on the Armenian Genocide by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Robertson’s investigative report “Was there an Armenian Genocide?” was [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

Sassounian: While it is true that some efforts are being made by Armenia and the diaspora to assist Syrian-Armenians, I believe that those efforts are too little and too late. Much more must be done immediately and urgently!

Sassounian: 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 Armenian Genocide Centennial, and spoke in two other panels proposing the formation of a democratically elected diaspora-wide structure to [more...]

October 2, 2014 // 2 Comments


Sassounian: Armenia Supports Catholicosate’s Lawsuit Against Turkey

More than 1,000 attendees of the Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan this month, 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 [more...]

September 25, 2014 // 3 Comments

However, should the Constitutional Council reject the bill, it would not be the end of the world, as Sarkozy has pledged to amend it and resubmit it to both legislative houses. Nevertheless, the pursuit of the Armenian Cause does not depend on any particular bill. Armenians have many other major demands from Turkey under international law.

Greece: Third Country to Criminalize Denial of 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. Greece is the third European country, [more...]

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

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