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AGCCA Issues Statement on Obama’s April 24 Address

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America (AGCCA) issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s April 24 address: We are deeply disappointed President Obama has chosen to break his promise and stand apart from the global community on speaking the truth about the Armenian [more...]

April 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

The ARS Eastern USA 92nd Convention Raised $22,000 for Syrian Schools.

ARS Issues Statement on Armenian Genocide Centennial

The Armenian Relief Society Central Executive Board issued the following statement on the eve of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. In spite of the devastation and the destruction of the daily life of entire Armenian populations, today thriving Armenian communities around the globe prove the [more...]

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

"If you cannot use the word 'Genocide' to appropriately mark the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, then, Mr. President, it is better that you do not issue a statement at all."

ARF Central Committee Issues Message to Obama

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Eastern United States Central Committee issued the following message to President Barack Obama on the eve of the annual White House statement on April 24: “If you cannot use the word ‘Genocide’ to appropriately mark the Centennial of the [more...]

April 23, 2015 // 55 Comments

Rep. Katherine Clark

Clark: We Must Recognize Facts to Learn from History

By Katherine Clark The following op-ed is penned by Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-5): The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide marks a grave time in our world history. How we recognize the darkest pages of history ultimately defines what lessons were learned and guides how we approach [more...]

April 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Writing ‘In the Shadow of the Sultan’

Special for the Armenian Weekly Irredeemable loss, violence, and atrocities; how to write about these subjects in a novel for young people? Most stories, written for young adults, even those with a fairly violent and emotive plot, end on a feel-good high. Which is as it should be, except that for [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 3 Comments

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Letter: ‘Discovering Zabelle’ Fuses Two Families

Dear Editor, Last week, you published my essay, “Discovering Zabelle,” beneath which I received a number of comments. One, in particular, written by Sheila Abdalian, caught my eye. Zabelle Abdalian, 1886-1962 “I am Sheila Abdalian, the daughter of Vahe Vahian (Sarkis Hagop Abdalian). I’m [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Jan. 15, in the presence of 16 soldiers dressed in ceremonial costumes representing various Turkic people in history. (Photo: Official website of the President of Turkey)

Watertown High Students Respond to Turkish Consul Letter to Globe

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On March 26, students in Watertown High School’s Armenian-language class drafted a “Letter to the Editor” to the Boston Globe in response to another letter published by the paper on March 20. Authored by Omur Budak, the consul general of Turkey in Boston, the letter, [more...]

April 16, 2015 // 4 Comments

Antranig Kasbarian speaking at 'Responsibility 2015' (photo: Garrett Holmes)

Not Just Another Conference: Reflections on ‘Responsibility 2015’

Special for the Armenian Weekly By now, Armenian Weekly readers are likely aware of “Responsibility 2015,” a large-scale conference organized by the ARF on the occasion of the Genocide Centennial. Held last month before hundreds in New York City, the conference was remarkable in many [more...]

April 10, 2015 // 5 Comments

A group of Georgetown Boys in 1925 (Photo: Immigration Branch/Library and Archives Canada)

‘Oh Mother, Sweet and Tender, Where Art Thou?’

Special for the Armenian Weekly This article is dedicated to the memory of Kourken Magarian. Magarian was one of the 110 Georgetown Boys—orphans of the Armenian Genocide who were brought to Georgetown in Ontario, Canada, between 1923-27, in what became known as Canada’s Noble Experiment, [more...]

April 4, 2015 // 9 Comments

yeghia

A Century through a Boy’s Eyes

Last week, I received an email from a friend, asking that the Armenian Weekly publish a notice about a woman in Armenia searching for her older brother. The woman is 109 years old. She lost her brother around 1920. A photo of a drawing of a young boy was attached to the message. When I saw those [more...]

April 1, 2015 // 8 Comments

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