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Dec 23, 2022, 11:02 PM
When State Interests Trump Antisemitism
The two-decade mayor of the capital of an ally of Israel stated (pg 50) the following in 2005 to a municipal delegation from Bavaria, Germany, "Our goal is the complete elimination of Armenians. You, Nazis, already eliminated the Jews in...
Jul 27, 2020, 10:01 AM
Strange Bedfellow Sleeping with Azerbaijan
While searching the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) website, there appears no English or Hebrew statement, that I could find, regarding Israel's position on the recent fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Indeed, it is not a requirement for...
Jul 5, 2020, 9:20 PM
West Bank Annexation; Lesson for Armenia
As the wait continues for Israeli annexation of perhaps up to one-third of the currently occupied territories west of the Jordan River, a lesson can be drawn by Armenia and the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The two dynamics are similar in...
Jun 14, 2020, 5:41 PM
Neo-Ottomanism in anti-Armenian Riots in Lebanon
Beginning on the evening of June 10, pro-Turkish elements in Lebanon took to the streets of chanting "F*** Armenia," "F*** Armenians," in an apparent well-choreographed operation. The catalyst for this occurred when Nshan Der Haroutunian, the host of a Lebanese...
Nov 19, 2019, 4:07 PM
US Secretary of State Changes the Rules; The West Bank and Nagorno-Karabakh
While the political characteristics of the West Bank and that of Nagorno-Karabakh are very different, for the US Secretary of State, Pompeo, to claim that conditions on the West Bank of the Jordan River do not violate international law...
Oct 27, 2019, 11:58 AM
The Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria
There are reasons international borders exist; Turkey and every other country or group which has sent soldiers into Syria has violated this tenet of the international order. In contrast, Russia is a declared ally of Syria. Some claim Turkey...
Dec 2, 2018, 3:47 PM
The Israeli Knesset, the Yezidi Genocide, and Machiavelli
On November 21, 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted down, 59 to 38, a bill that would recognize the 2014 ISIS-targeted annihilation of the Yezidis in Northern Iraq as genocide. The bill was sponsored by Knesset Member Ksenia Svetlova of...
May 17, 2018, 8:09 AM
A Convenient Recognition of Genocide?
Turkey is now evil enough, anti-Semitic enough, and anti-Israel enough for Israel to “retaliate” with a recognition of the Turkish genocide of the Armenians. See Taking aim at Turkey, lawmakers propose recognizing Armenian genocide. One might have thought the systematic...
Apr 2, 2018, 11:21 PM
Threatening to Recognize a Genocide
For Israeli recognition of the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, apparently, Turkey has to be even more anti-Israel than it already is. In reaction to Turkish President Erdogan calling Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a terrorist and Israel a terrorist...
Jan 13, 2018, 1:57 PM
Was Armenia’s UN Jerusalem Vote Wasted?
Armenia's United Nations Jerusalem “in favor” vote appears to be the least advantageous option it could have chosen. This opinion is based on prevailing political conditions rather than an ideological premise. The four voting options were: 1) Vote against the...
David Davidian is a lecturer at the American University of Armenia. He has spent over a decade in technical intelligence analysis at major high technology firms.