Politics

Are Armenians Angry at Jews?

Are Armenians Angry at Jews?
By November 30, 2007

"Thou shalt not stand against the blood of thy neighbor." — Leviticus 19:16 As editor of the Armenian Weekly, I often receive calls from journalists seeking the perspective of the Armenian community. These days, they frequently ask me whether the … Read More

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The Betrayal of Turkish Jews

The Betrayal of Turkish Jews
By November 15, 2007

For the past several months, the Jews of Turkey have been in the international spotlight. As Congress has debated the Armenian Genocide resolution, high-ranking Turkish officials have warned that Turkish Jews will be endangered if the resolution passes. And Jewish-American … Read More

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Ron Paul’s Jewish Problem

Ron Paul’s Jewish Problem
By November 9, 2007

Ron Paul has a Jewish problem. Last month, the dark horse Republican candidate was barred from the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Candidate’s Forum due to his stance against providing further foreign aid to Israel. Typical of his view, at an event … Read More

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The Washington Post Perpetuates a Destructive Myth

The Washington Post Perpetuates a Destructive Myth
By November 2, 2007

The Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.106) has attracted enormous media attention since it was passed by the House International Affairs Committee on October 10. However, the content of many of the articles, columns and stories make one thing clear: Writers across … Read More

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Year-Round Cultural Atonement

Year-Round Cultural Atonement
By September 18, 2007

Whether you’re Orthodox or atheist, you’ve no doubt encountered non-Jewish works of art that resonate with fundamentally Jewish teachings about repentance and forgiveness. Yom Kippur asks us to atone for 24 hours straight, which seems like a power cleanse for … Read More

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Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Now

Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Now
By August 15, 2007

According to Hrag Vartanian, a blogger who also works at the Armenian General Benevolent Union, the backlash against the Anti-Defamation League started on July 8*, when Jewcy published Fire Foxman, our call for Abe Foxman to be fired as head … Read More

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False Memory: Misusing History in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

False Memory: Misusing History in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By August 1, 2007

One of the most interesting aspects of Arab-Israeli conflict polemics is the way in which its participants frequently invoke medieval and early modern Jewish-Muslim history for their respective ideological purposes. Pro-Israel pundits argue that the degrading history of Jews living … Read More

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A Jewish Tree Hugger’s Plea

A Jewish Tree Hugger’s Plea
By August 1, 2007

And you shall reduce, reuse, and recycle with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all of your resources. And concern for the planet that I command you today shall be upon your hearts. And you shall teach … Read More

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