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‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’ Geoffrey Robertson In 1915 Britain was determined to expose the Armenian genocide, so why have we since downgraded it to a ‘tragedy’? Armenians mark the anniversary of the massacre of their people, in 2014. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/Getty Images Friday 23 January 2015 14.00 GMT […]

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history. Robert Fisk reports from Qamishli, north-eastern Syria Robert Fisk Qamishli In the most savage act of vandalism against Syria’s […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction WASHINGTON Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces. Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), […]

A History of Blood Hatred

A History of Blood Hatred

A History of Blood Hatred CHRISTIE DAVIES December 2013 {Picture: Premeditated mass murder: “Les Massacres D’Arménie” (1915) from French newspaper “Le Petit Journal”] The word racism has degenerated into a vague, inaccurate and malicious term of political abuse. A book with the title “Racisms”, plural, gives promise of a more precise historical and comparative analysis […]

Genocide deniers and their cronies

Genocide deniers and their cronies The campaign for Australian recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides has intensified and the issue has reached the Australian mainstream like never before. “The clearance of race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act could be…There is no reason to doubt that this crime […]

Plan for an Armenian genocide denier to air views in Parliament house outrages Armenian community

Plan for an Armenian genocide denier to air views in Parliament house outrages Armenian community   Updated Fri 15 Nov 2013, 11:51pm AEDT   Armenian Australians are outraged that one of the worlds most strident Armenian genocide deniers, Professor Justin McCarthy, will be allowed to present his views next week in Parliament House. Michael Brissenden […]

Australian MP Replies to Turkish Consul-General Concerning Genocide

Australia (AINA) — In a speech to the New South Wales Parliament on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, the Rev Fred Nile said the following to the Turkish Consul-General concerning Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic-Greek genocides: Armenian, Assyrian And Greek Genocides Reverend the Hon. FRED NILE [6.11 p.m.]: I wish to speak on the genocide of the […]

NSW parliament recognises Greek genocide

NSW parliament recognises Greek genocide

A motion recognising the Greek, Assyrian and Armenian genocide was passed unanimously by the Parliament of NSW Legislative Council, after the request of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Australian Hellenic Council and the Armenian National Committee. While in 1997 the NSW Parliament passed a motion recognising the genocide of the Armenians, on Wednesday 1 May […]

Ottoman Destruction of Three Christian Communities a Homogenization Process

(AINA) — AINA interviews Ara Sarafian, the founder of the Gomidas Institute (London), an organization promoting and disseminating research and scholarship on modern Armenian studies. In 2000 Sarafian edited and published The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-1916 (known as the Blue Book), an extensive collection of primary-source documents concerning the Armenian, Assyrian […]

Assyrian Genocide Memorial Unveiled in Yerevan

Assyrian Genocide Memorial Unveiled in Yerevan

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The official dedication of the Assyrian Genocide memorial on Nalbandyan Street in Yerevan took place on April 25, a day after Armenians worldwide commemorated the 97thanniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The monument was unveiled in the presence of Armenian officials, representatives of various local and international Assyrian organizations, representatives of Armenian political parties, members […]

Armenia Must Recognize the Assyrian Genocide

  On March, 19 2012, the Armenian Parliament rejected a proposal tabled by Armenia’s Heritage Party to consider a bill recognizing the Assyrian and Greek genocides (AINA 3-20-2012). The proposal was also supported by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun Party) but opposed by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). According to Galust Sahakyan, the […]

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