The ACAA Artsakh Fund: A Movement for the Community

It was Sunday. I hurried home after an Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) meeting—the first of our fiscal year. I changed out of my Camp Javakhk t-shirt, swiped on some lipstick, and grabbed my purse. My brother and I headed out to the Toufayan home in Saddle River, N.J., stopping only to pick up [more...]

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dutch Parliament to Reaffirm Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (A.W.)—The lower house of the Dutch Parliament (Tweede Kamer) will approve a motion, officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The Tweede Kamer is the lower house of Dutch Parliament (Photo: Rijksoverheid) A second motion that a Dutch Minister or the State Secretary [more...]

February 16, 2018 // 2 Comments

Israeli Knesset Rejects Bill Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

JERUSALEM (A.W.)—The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) rejected a bill on Wednesday, which would have recognized the Armenian Genocide. Sponsored by Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid, the bill was rejected in a preliminary vote. An Israeli flag on the Lebanese border (Photo: Gaetano Virgallito) [more...]

February 14, 2018 // 29 Comments

ARF Yerevan Condemns Violence against Council Members

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Yerevan gomideh (committee) has strongly condemned the violence against two members of Yerevan City Council, which took place at a council session yesterday. Moments after this confrontation, two members of the Yerkir Tsirani party were [more...]

February 14, 2018 // 4 Comments

Next Time You’re in Armenia, Beware the Frozen Hot Dogs

“Spotlight on Our Media” is a special series for the Armenian Weekly highlighting the work of local journalists covering in-country issues.  In 2016, journalist Tatev Khachatryan partnered with local scientists to expose the “counterfeit” rye bread market in Armenia (Photo: Hetq) [more...]

February 13, 2018 // 6 Comments

ARF Participates in HDP’s Third Congress in Ankara

(R to L) ARF representative Khajag Mgrdichian with newly elected HDP Co-Chair Sezai Temelli (Photo: ARF) ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) participated in the third congress of Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)—the second-largest opposition party [more...]

February 12, 2018 // 2 Comments

Op-Ed: The Failed Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate

Special to the Armenian Weekly  The neverending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this past week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch, Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan, was diagnosed with dementia—a disease that has incapacitated him and  effectively put [more...]

February 12, 2018 // 5 Comments

At Least Two Armenians Killed in Russian Saratov Airlines Crash

MOSCOW—At least two Armenians were among the 71 victims in the Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crash on Sunday near Moscow. The aircraft’s copilot, Sergey Arsenovich Ghambaryan, and a passenger named Varsik Sevoyan were aboard the Antonov An-148 jet that crashed soon after takeoff from Moscow. [more...]

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

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