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  • Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

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    Ara Khachatourian
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    President Barack Obama WASHINGTON–In his annual statement for April 24, President Obama, once again, failed to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide, instead using the classic euphemisms to characterize the events of 1915. “President Obama continues to outsource his policy on the Armenian Genocide, effectively granting Turkey a veto over America’s response to this crime against humanity,” said Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian in a statement on Thursday. Below is the White House statement on “Armenian Remembrance…
  • Facebook chief financial officer stepping down

    Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    The former Genentech finance chief says he is returning back to the healthcare industry, without disclosing where.
  • Obama on April 24: White House cuts and pastes another “Meds Yeghern” statement

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    24 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The Barack Obama-led White House has released its annual statement on the Armenian Day of Remembrance. Using language lifted from previous statements, Obama – who as a presidential candidate promised to recognize the Armenian Genocide -- again said that his personal position has not changed, while maintaining his country’s official position of denial.
  • Armenian president signals political exit, as new PM named

    Armenian Reporter : News
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Parliament chairman Hovik Abrahamyan, described by the U.S. embassy as 'a crass nouveau riche,' will become Armenia's next prime minister, just as Serge Sargsyan indicates he is ready to give up leadership role
  • “Diaspora Armenians want land compensation”

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    24 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    The denial of genocide is equal to genocide, say Bzikyan brothers who have lately come from Kessab. They make sure that independent of the fact where Armenian is born and lives, he is strong in his homeland. “This year we decided to come into Armenia to show Turkey that Armenians will come from different places and that Armenians remember. The denial is worse than being genocidal, may be you have done unconsciously, but when you kill consciously, it is bigger crime.” Diaspora Armenians expect not only recognition but also land compensation, “We must insist, we must march, we must do…
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  • Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

    Ara Khachatourian
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    President Barack Obama WASHINGTON–In his annual statement for April 24, President Obama, once again, failed to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide, instead using the classic euphemisms to characterize the events of 1915. “President Obama continues to outsource his policy on the Armenian Genocide, effectively granting Turkey a veto over America’s response to this crime against humanity,” said Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian in a statement on Thursday. Below is the White House statement on “Armenian Remembrance…
  • Pico Rivera Honors Artsakh; Establishes Friendship City With Karvachar

    Contributor
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    Pico Rivera City Council deliberates motion to establish frienship city with Karvachar PICO RIVERA, Calif.—The Pico Rivera City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution honoring the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and its citizens, announcing the town of Karvachar, Artsakh and the City of Pico Rivera as “Friendship Cities,” reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. The resolution goes on to recognize the sacrifices, dedication and resolve shown by the residents of Karvachar and the Republic of Artsakh in the face of extreme…
  • Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

    Ara Khachatourian
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    Is Erdogan telling Obama to continue denying the Genocide? BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN It’s that time of the year again when Armenians across the world—but especially in the United States—await the annual White House statement on the Armenian Genocide, which, since 1981, has never actually used the word “Genocide.” This will be President Obama’s sixth such statement, the last five of which clearly veered from his campaign promise to recognize the Armenian Genocide and used euphemisms to characterize what actually happened and played into the an almost century-long campaign by Turkey to…
  • Turkish Rights Group Calls on Turkey to Recognize Genocide

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    23 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    The Human Rights Association of Turkey (Insan Haklari Dernegi)ISTANBUL—The Human Rights Association of Turkey issued a statement on Wednesday calling for an end to the denial of the Armenian Genocide and urging the Turkish government to recognize the crime against humanity committed nearly a hundred years ago. Below is the full text of the statement. TOWARDS THE CENTENNARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: THAT’S ENOUGH, STOP DENIALISM! On the eve of World War I, around 2 million Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire in 2,925 settlements including cities, towns, neighborhoods and villages all…
  • Repackaging Denial: Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’

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    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan ANKARA—Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement Wednesday on what he termed “the events of 1915,” a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The statement, which also appears on the prime minister’s web page translated in several languages, including Armenian, comes in a period of intense pressure on Ankara, and is seen as an effort to preempt international recognition of the Armenian Genocide on the threshold of the centennial. Employing euphemisms and the age-old “everyone suffered” denialist…
 
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  • Obama on April 24: White House cuts and pastes another “Meds Yeghern” statement

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The Barack Obama-led White House has released its annual statement on the Armenian Day of Remembrance. Using language lifted from previous statements, Obama – who as a presidential candidate promised to recognize the Armenian Genocide -- again said that his personal position has not changed, while maintaining his country’s official position of denial.
  • Turkish PM’s statement is “advanced form of Armenian Genocide denial”, says top official in Yerevan

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Vigen Sargsyan, the Head of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia, responded to the statement made by the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day marked on April 24.
  • Washington welcomes Turkish PM’s “public acknowledgement” of Armenians’ suffering

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The United States welcomes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “historic public acknowledgement of the suffering that Armenians experienced in 1915.”
  • 99 Years of Waiting: The “G-word” still too problematic for world power base

    Gayane Mkrtchyan
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide political analysts and specialist in Turkish studies are assured that the world has long accepted the fact of the Armenian Genocide, though some countries still refuse to recognize it, because the agenda of the world – the international political rationality – demands so.
  • Pulling Back the Years: A visit from Kebusie

    Gayane Mkrtchyan
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    An old voice answers the knock at the door. “Come in.” “Are you Khachik?” He answers the question, “I guess, that’s me, come in.” Quietly sitting on an armchair in the corner of the room Khachik doesn’t ask questions, rather waits for being asked some. Collecting memories spread around like wheat grains he summons, reaches Musa mountain with his glance, sees his father’s house, the garden full of fig and olive trees and pronounces only a word, “Kebusie…”
 
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  • Armenian president signals political exit, as new PM named

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Parliament chairman Hovik Abrahamyan, described by the U.S. embassy as 'a crass nouveau riche,' will become Armenia's next prime minister, just as Serge Sargsyan indicates he is ready to give up leadership role
  • Calendar of Events

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    The 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be marked with protests, vigils, marches, concerts, exhibits and film screenings in Armenia and around the world; for details about upcoming events in America consult the Calendar of Events.
  • Calendar of Events

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    A new documentary about Komitas "Music to Madness" will premiere this month in Chicago, Fresno, San Diego and elsewhere; for details about this and other upcoming Armenian happenings in America consult the Calendar of Events.
  • Senate committee adopts Armenian Genocide resolution

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    On April 10, for the first time in nearly a quarter century, a U.S. Senate committee adopted a resolution, calling on the U.S. government to commemorate the Armenian Genocide; last moment amendments removed direct references to Turkey and the Obama Administration did not oppose the vote.
  • Canadian Parliament speaker duped by Turkish rhetoric

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Antranik Antourian notes that foreign officials continue to fall for Turkey "historical commission" ploy.
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  • “Diaspora Armenians want land compensation”

    A1Plus
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    The denial of genocide is equal to genocide, say Bzikyan brothers who have lately come from Kessab. They make sure that independent of the fact where Armenian is born and lives, he is strong in his homeland. “This year we decided to come into Armenia to show Turkey that Armenians will come from different places and that Armenians remember. The denial is worse than being genocidal, may be you have done unconsciously, but when you kill consciously, it is bigger crime.” Diaspora Armenians expect not only recognition but also land compensation, “We must insist, we must march, we must do…
  • N. Kchoyan avoids questions

    A1Plus
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    On April 24 in Tsitsernakaberd Archbishop Navasard Kchoyan avoided answering journalists’ questions. Details in the video  
  • Aram Hamparian about Obama’s message

    A1Plus
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s April 24th “Armenian Remembrance Day” message, which once against stops short of properly characterizing the crime as ‘genocide.’ “President Obama continues to outsource his policy on the Armenian Genocide, effectively granting Turkey a veto over America’s response to this crime against humanity.” “It’s a sad spectacle to see our President, who came into office having promised to recognize the…
  • Կոնգրեսականները կոչ արեցին Թուրքիային ճանաչել Հայոց ցեղասպանությունը (video)

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    24 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
  • Burial governmental commission will be created

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    24 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    RA Culture Ministry informs that according to RA Prime Minister’s decision, burial governmental commission will be created on the death of SSSR National artist, recipient of the Order of Honour, famous composer Constantine A. Orbelyan
 
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  • Obama Once again Fails to Recognize Genocide

    Weekly Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    Below is President Barack Obama’s April 24 statement, which the Armenian Weekly received from the White House Press Office: Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day President Obama Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  We recall the horror of what happened ninety-nine years ago, when 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, and we grieve for the lives lost and the suffering endured by those men, women, and children.   We are…
  • Clear Channel Removes Armenian Genocide Commemorative Billboard

    Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    By Rosario Teixeira BOSTON, Mass.—About one week before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Peace of Art, Inc. was notified by Clear Channel that the Armenian Genocide commemorative billboard, which had been on display at Lechmere Station in Cambridge, Mass., had to be removed. It seems that this year, an anonymous entity had deemed the message on the billboard—“Recognize the Crime of the Century, the Armenian Genocide”—to be of a political nature. The 2013 message, which read “Honoring the memory of 1.5 million lives lost, Armenian Genocide. Recognition and…
  • No Breaks after 100

    Garen Yegparian
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s April, that time of the year again. As if we needed one, the Kessab fiasco is running full steam as a reminder of the genocide. It even helped Erdogan’s party pull off a comeback win in Turkey’s local elections. For those out there in our community who are busily stressing that what happened in Kessab is not “genocide,” all I have to say is best expressed by grade school parlance—No duh! Of course it’s not genocide, in the murderous sense. But it is very definitely a continuation of the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, in the extirpation-from-our-homeland (or ethnic cleansing) sense. The…
  • Turkey Rights Group Calls for End to Genocide Denial

    Weekly Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Armenian Weekly has received the following statement by the Human Rights Association of Turkey, calling for an end to Genocide denial. Below is the full text: TOWARDS THE CENTENNARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: THAT’S ENOUGH, STOP DENIALISM! On the eve of World War I, around 2 million Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire in 2,925 settlements including cities, towns, neighborhoods and villages all over the Asia Minor from West to East, North to South. They had 1,996 schools with 173,000 students, both boys and girls, and 2,538 churches and monasteries. The Genocide as well as the…
  • Hamparian: ROI and the Armenian Cause

    Aram Hamparian
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    As we approach the June 1 broadcast of the ANCA Telethon, and you are asked (likely more than once) to lend a helping hand to our nationwide grassroots fundraising campaign, you’ll naturally ask yourself what it means today to donate to the ANCA. Well, one way to think about the ANCA (and there are surely many, including as a “second army of the Armenian nation”) is that it’s something like a mutual fund for the Armenian Cause, one that invests in a broad array of our community’s most promising fields of endeavor and that pays dividends far into the future for…
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  • Pulling Back the Years: A visit from Kebusie

    staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    An old voice answers the knock at the door. “Come in.” “Are you Khachik?” He answers the question, “I guess, that’s me, come in.” Quietly sitting on an armchair in the corner of the room Khachik doesn’t ask questions, rather waits for being asked some. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and freelance journalists Related posts: British Journalist To Visit The Only Armenian Village In Turkey Civil Society Reacts to CU Agreement: Joining Customs Union…
  • 99 Years of Waiting: The “G-word” still too problematic for world power base

    staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide political analysts and specialist in Turkish studies are assured that the world has long accepted the fact of the Armenian Genocide, though some countries still refuse to recognize it, because the agenda of the world – the international political rationality – demands so. During the years of World War I more than two million Armenians lived in the Ottoman EmpireThis news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and…
  • Acting Justice Minister to Kocharian: ‘Stop playing political hide and seek’

    staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    15:47, April 23, 2014Acting Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan today said that he does not share the opinion recently expressed by former Armenian President Robert Kocharian that constitutional reforms are not needed in the country. “I can say with certainty that such a need exists given the situation that has been created in the country,” Tovmasyan said. The acting minister also said he found the periodic comments made by Kocharian somewhat surprising. “As a citizen, making periodic statements from a hiding place is incomprehensible. If there is a political bid to be made, to participate…
  • The Yerevan of Tomorrow

    staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    17:21, April 23, 2014Christian Garbis Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a discussion called Yerevan Spring sponsored by Yerevan Productions at the Armenian University of Armenia (AUA). Although the event was poorly attended, the invited speakers gave considerable insight as to what Yerevan currently offered to the global community, and the general consensus to summarize was “not much.”  But the one thing that troubled me was that in reference to Yerevan through words and images they seemed to be talking solely about Kentron, specifically its hub, ignoring its other thriving…
  • Italy: Citing Mafia Financial Troubles, Jailed Boss Says “Get A Real Job”

    staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    18:46, April 23, 2014Italy’s economic crisis is hitting the Sicilian Mafia as well, say law enforcement officials in Palmero, Sicily. According to the Independent, jailed Cosa Nostra boss Giovanni Di Giacomo was caught on video complaining that his men were only able to extort around US$ 7,000 to US$ 9,000 a month from business and hotels.  In the secretly taped conversion, he allegedly says that many businesses are changing management or shutting down, and those who cannot or are unwilling to pay for “protection” are calling the police rather than giving in to threats from organized…
 
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  • Vardavar in Los Angeles?

    Raffi K
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    I’ve been thinking it would be really fun if Armenians in LA started publicly celebrating Vardavar in Los Angeles.  It might even catch on beyond Armenians.  If the city of LA were to organize a block or two set aside …Read more »
  • Great birthday party for Yerevan

    Raffi K
    16 Oct 2012 | 12:22 am
    Sunday was Yerevan’s birthday…  her 2,794th birthday to be exact.  Yes, Yerevan was founded thousands of years ago, even before Rome!  Though Yerevan’s fortress of Erebuni didn’t grow quite as fast as Rome, the city has a very long history. …Read more »
  • Janapar Trail in Karabakh ready for more hikers!

    Raffi K
    8 Oct 2012 | 7:49 am
    I spent some quality time in the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh this year, hiking on the Janapar Trail and along with the help of others, we whipped the trail markers back into shape.  The trail is now not only very …Read more »
  • Turkey Agrees to Pay Armenians Reparations!!

    Raffi K
    1 Oct 2012 | 10:06 pm
    Alright, so Turkey hasn’t agreed to pay reparations yet, but I’m extrapolating from their own hypocritical actions which were highlighted in the NY Times this week in the article “Seeking Return of Art, Turkey Jolts Museums“. But seriously, if you …Read more »
  • Have a drink Armenia, you’re 21 today!

    Raffi K
    21 Sep 2012 | 12:40 am
    Yes, it seems like forever, but Armenia is just 21 years old today (well, the current independent Armenia anyway).  If Armenia was a Californian, she’d only today be allowed to take her first drink.  It’s been a crazy ride, and …Read more »
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  • Shantino

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
  • Areg is Three Years Old

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    It's hard to believe that three years has passed since my first son Areg's birth. Time flies very quickly, and he's shot up in no time. He is fluent in English in Armenian (as fluent as you can be at that age) and can sing cartoon songs in Russian. He knows is ABCs and can count to 100. He is reasoning, debating, even contradicting me when I think something is humorous (It's not funny, daddy. No, it's not funny). And he's just hilarious, we have nothing but fun together. There's not a day that goes my when I am not thankful for being a dad.Here's some random pictures of Areg, from the day he…
  • My TEDx Talk is Now Online

    20 Feb 2014 | 11:26 pm
    I'm pleased to announce that my TEDx talk, "Never Letting Life Go," has finally come online.Apart from being a father and beating the illness that I describe, this TEDx talk is one of my life’s greatest achievements. Thanks again to TEDxYerevan curator Kristine Sargsyan for valuing my story and her devotion. I’m still amazed by how enthusiastically it was received, the experience was truly humbling. My hope is that anyone viewing this talk will appreciate it.In the talk I discuss how I overcame the most traumatic experience of my life and moved on, hoping that I would inspire others to…
  • My Wishes for 2014

    2 Jan 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Another year has passed like a fleeting moment in time. The older I get the quicker the years seem to fly by. Apparently I’m not alone, friends have complained the same to me.Last year was laden with the typical highs and lows that life offers us. I am thankful for the birth of my healthy, rotund as a compact, naked turkey ready for the oven second son Shant, who is another sweet joy in my life. Back in September I was honored to give a TED talk in Yerevan, one of the most monumental endeavors of my life, third to being a father and actually recovering from the sickness I discussed during…
  • Happy New Year!

    31 Dec 2013 | 5:05 pm
    Wishing all my friends and family a wonderful year in 2014. Health and much happiness to all. Hard to believe this blog will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thanks for all your support over the last decade.
 
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