Harut Sassounian

The High School Teacher Who Changed My Life

  I would like to dedicate this article to the sad occasion of the passing last month of my dear high school teacher, Olivia Balian, who changed my life with a noble gesture. The year was 1968, and I was a student at the Sophia Hagopian Armenian High School in Beirut, Lebanon. Ms. Olivia [more...]

October 17, 2017 // 10 Comments

Absurd Azerbaijan Propagandist Blames California Armenians

  Not a week passes without another propagandist for Azerbaijan writing anti-Armenian disinformation against either Armenia or the Diaspora. The latest such article was written by Andrew Korybko, an individual described as an “American Moscow-based political analyst.” We don’t know what [more...]

October 10, 2017 // 15 Comments

Aliyev Lies before the Whole World at UN General Assembly

  There were plenty of Azeri commentators and officials who criticized Armenian President Serge Sarkisian’s speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly last week, but I did not come across any Armenian commentators or government leaders who attacked Azerbaijani President Ilham [more...]

September 26, 2017 // 6 Comments

Americana Executives and ANCA Meet to Resolve a Contentious Relationship

  Representatives of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and senior executives of Americana shopping mall in Glendale met on Sept. 5 and agreed to put their future relationship on a better footing. The Americana at Brand (Photo: Fourbyfourblazer) This was the first meeting in [more...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkish Activist Admits Major Blow When Texas Recognized Armenian Genocide

Armenian-Americans knew they had scored a major victory for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide when Texas became the 46th state to recognize it. What Armenian-Americans did not realize is that the recognition by Texas had a devastating impact on the Turkish community’s lobbying efforts in [more...]

August 15, 2017 // 18 Comments

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