Nazarian: Letter to Recai

The first time we met Recai Altay in 2013, our small group of seven had just walked down from Soorp Garabed church to the town square of Chungush. Somehow, he had heard Armenians were in town and was desperate to speak with us… to tell us the story of his mother-in-law Asiya. Recai Altay [more...]

November 7, 2016 // 5 Comments

AYF Eastern Region: Get Out and Vote on Nov. 8.

The Central Executive of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern Region United States issued a letter to Armenian-American youth on Nov. 1, stressing the importance of voting. The letter can be found below. *** Dear All Armenian Youth, The importance of getting out and casting your vote [more...]

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Khanjian: To Armenia with Love

The following is an open letter penned by Canadian-Armenia actress, producer, and activist Arsinée Khanjian, in which she urges the Armenian Diaspora to be deeper engaged with the homeland. Arsinée Khanjian (Photo: Giulio Muratori)   *** I was detained by Armenian police, in the capital city [more...]

October 3, 2016 // 9 Comments

Letter: Too Little, too Late

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt (Photo: Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, has taken the bold step to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. By issuing such a statement at this time, he obviously intends to try to convince the public that the ADL has always recognized the [more...]

May 20, 2016 // 5 Comments

Letter: Beware of Righteousness

A Response to ‘Election 2016: Righteousness and Left-Leaning Progressivism’ Dear Editor: To quote Republican Governor Ronald Reagan in his presidential debate against Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1980: “There you go again!” Once again Raffi Wartanian has offered a leftist polemic [more...]

March 18, 2016 // 3 Comments

Letter: Why Armenians Should Lean Right in 2016

A Response to ‘Why Armenians Should Lean Left in 2016’ Dear Editor: So dismayed and dumbfounded was I with Raffi Wartanian’s article, “Why Armenians Should Lean Left in 2016” (The Armenian Weekly, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, page 3) that I felt compelled to respond. Indeed, I was asked by [more...]

February 23, 2016 // 52 Comments

Letter: ‘Rainbow Armenia’

Dear Editor, For the first time, an LGBT Forum was held in Armenia. Yes, you read it right. An LGBT Forum. In Armenia. It was symbolically called “Rainbow.” Just a couple of years ago, organizing such a forum and then publicizing it seemed to be impossible. For me personally, participating in [more...]

October 30, 2015 // 16 Comments

Letter: Yes, They Are Telling Us Something

Dear Editor: On Sept. 18, Garen Yegparian published an article in Asbarez, which also appeared in the Armenian Weekly on Sept. 24. The title of the article was “Are They Trying to Telling Us Something?” The basic tenet of the article is that: – Azerbaijan is violating the ceasefire on a [more...]

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Letter: Happy September 21

Dear Editor: It is a Saturday afternoon in 1969 in Toronto. I am driving to the Community Center on Dupont Street for the AYF Juniors’ weekly meeting. I am the Varitch unger. Upon arrival I discover that I forgot my notes for the day’s topic at home. I come up with the following question to [more...]

September 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

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