Category: US

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

WASHINGTON — On Monday, April 24, President Donald Trump issued a statement commemorating the Armenian Genocide, without using the word genocide. In his statement, he said, “Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern (sic), one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one […]

Activist David Phillips Talks Turkey — and Armenia

Activist David Phillips Talks Turkey — and Armenia

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK – David L. Phillips has been going around the country, and, in fact, a good part of the world, speaking out against the dictatorship of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He just published a book on this issue (see last week’s Mirror-Spectator), and recently has even spoken at […]

Wyoming Becomes 45th US State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Wyoming Becomes 45th US State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

LARAMIE, Wy. — In a letter dated April 21, 2017 and addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR), Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has recognized the Armenian Genocide and praised the work of Armenian American grassroots. “The atrocities of both the Armenian and Jewish Holocausts were unimaginable,” reads Governor Mead’s letter, “but […]

The Armenian Genocide: Picking up Where Reagan Left off

The Armenian Genocide: Picking up Where Reagan Left off

By Anthony Barsamian and Noubar Afeyan Thirty-six years ago, President Reagan did what no president dared to do since. He used the term “genocide” to reference the horrific acts that took place between 1915 and 1923 — the systematic eradication of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. This brutal event killed […]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Trump to Affirm Armenian Genocide

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Trump to Affirm Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan letter signed by 84 Members of Congress was sent to President Donald Trump urging him to affirm the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) spearheaded the letter asking the White House to honor the United States’ historic leadership in defending […]

Navy Christens Guided-Missile Destroyer ‘Paul Ignatius’

Navy Christens Guided-Missile Destroyer ‘Paul Ignatius’

WASHINGTON — The Navy christened the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Saturday, April 8 during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The USS Paul Ignatius is named in honor of Paul Ignatius, who served as assistant secretary of defense for installations and logistics and later as […]

Senators Ask for Investigation into Trump Dealings in Azerbaijan

Senators Ask for Investigation into Trump Dealings in Azerbaijan

By Adam Davidson WASHINGTON (New Yorker) — The ranking Democratic members of the Senate’s Foreign Relations, Banking, and Judiciary committees have written a joint letter to several Trump Administration officials asking them to address the possibility that the Trump Organization violated several laws in its dealings in Azerbaijan. The concerns raised in the letter are based […]

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight an American Hit

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight an American Hit

By Tove K. Danoviech CASHMERE, Wash. (NPR) —  In 1921, an ad in The Seattle Times touted a brand new candy called “Aplets,” a new confection made “from the finest Washington apples and honey and walnuts.” A few years later, Aplets were joined by “Cotlets,” a similar candy made from an apricot base. In most of the […]