Category: Washington

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 […]

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 […]

Former Site Slated to Be Genocide Museum Sold for $57 Million

Former Site Slated to Be Genocide Museum Sold for $57 Million

WASHINGTON — The former National Bank of Washington building, which had for many years been the proposed site of a museum dedicated to the Armenian Genocide, was sold last week by the Cafesjian Family Foundation for $57 million to Lincoln Property Co. The historic building, a blight on the resurgent downtown for years, will be turned […]

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 […]

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 […]

Capitol Hill Viewing of “The Promise” Draws Capacity Congressional Audience

Capitol Hill Viewing of “The Promise” Draws Capacity Congressional Audience

WASHINGTON — A special Capitol Hill viewing this evening of “The Promise” – the Armenian Genocide-era epic starring Christian Bale set for nationwide release on April 21st – drew a capacity crowd of Members of Congress, senior Congressional aides, coalition partners, and a broad cross-section of the Washington, DC foreign policy community, reported the Armenian […]

Schiff, Trott Introduce Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Schiff, Trott Introduce Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON — On March 23, US Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Dave Trott (R-Mich.) introduced legislation to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Resolution recognizes the genocide against the Armenian people from 1915-1923 by the Ottoman Empire, while drawing links to the modern scourge of genocide, including attacks on religious minorities in Iraq and […]