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ANCA: Christmas Message of Community and Unity

Below is a short Christmas message of community and unity from the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). *** We are blessed, during this sacred season of Christian love and compassion, with so many friends who share a common devotion to our ancient heritage and Armenian homeland, the first [more...]

December 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Election 2016: Finally, It’s Over

Special for the Armenian Weekly Finally, it’s over… After 18 months of an unprecedented, contentious, full-of-controversies, huge sums of money spent on political ads and counter ads, nasty primaries in both parties, and party Conventions that lacked any meaningful, realistic, and [more...]

December 22, 2016 // 2 Comments

Aliyev the Alligator: An Artsakh Allegory

  This Christmas and New Year, as you gather with friends and family, consider sharing Armenian stories with young children in new, creative, and engaging ways. One suggestion would be to tell the tale of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) as an alligator story, like the one below. (Another would [more...]

December 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

Op-Ed: Time to Cure Armenia from ‘Levon the Virus’

  Special for the Armenian Weekly It is truly a sad reality that Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s name remains a relevant part of the Armenian political vernacular. The first President of Armenia’s current Republic, who was forced to resign in 1998—two years after the first recorded rigged [more...]

December 19, 2016 // 17 Comments

The OSCE’s False Parity: Far from ‘Excellent’

  In a recent exclusive interview with RFE/RL Armenian service’s Sargis Harutyunyan, Co-Chairman of Armenian Assembly of America Anthony Barsamian spoke about United States-Armenian relations under President-elect Trump’s administration. During the interview, Harutyunyan asks Barsamian if [more...]

December 14, 2016 // 3 Comments

Artsakh’s PM in D.C.: ‘Our Struggle is Also Your Struggle’

Artsakh Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan’s Speech at the Dec. 6 Capitol Hill Event Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Artsakh’s Independence   Artsakh PM Arayik Harutyunyan Washington, D.C. The United States Congress Dec. 6, 2016 Your Eminence, Honorable Members of [more...]

December 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Why A Second Generation Armenian-American Became a Dual Citizen

The Diaspora The survivors of the Ottoman Turkish genocide that took the lives of some 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children were left traumatized, destitute, malnourished, ill, and torn from family and friends. Yet wherever chance took them, they were able to lay the foundation that has [more...]

December 6, 2016 // 5 Comments

A Tribute to Tom Vartabedian

By Ruth Thomasian Photography and writing bring people together as was the case with Tom and me—he, a journalist/photographer, and me, a photo historian. March 1, 2011, with tape recorder running, and Suzanne Adams, Archivist, taking the photo, Tom shares a photo he took of his mother, Ojen [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

ARF: ‘Let us Remain Faithful to Our Oath of Service to our Homeland’

The following message will be delivered by John Kossakian on behalf of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) at the 19th annual Armenia Fund Telethon, which will be taking place on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24). The message, which will be delivered in Armenian, was translated by the Armenian [more...]

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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