Category: Middle East

Lemkin Institute calls on UN to withdraw support for Azerbaijan as COP29 host, 11:04, 06.06.2024

The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention issued a statement calling on the United Nations to withdraw support for Azerbaijan as host of COP29. “Azerbaijan is a genocidal state run by a president who routinely expresses genocidal ideology towards Armenians, including referring to them as dogs, jackals, and terrorists. Azerbaijan is currently illegally detaining an estimated 300 Armenia[n]s …

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Statement Condemning Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s Cryptic Engagement with Genocide Denial, May 10, 2024

In the wake of the Artsakh genocide, the Lemkin Institute remains committed to engaging in active prevention work in the South Caucasus while advocating for justice and accountability. While we do not generally involve ourselves in domestic affairs of states unless there is an internal threat of genocide, we must address concerns stemming from recent …

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US presidential candidate Kennedy Jr. on the possibility of reversing the Artsakh Genocide, April 19, 2024

  More than 100 years ago, during World War I, the Ottoman Empire committed the first genocide of our era, killing about one and a half million ethnic Armenians. That genocide or ethnic cleansing destroyed the thousand-year-old Armenian presence in Anatolia. Today, the oldest of all Armenian territories has become a victim of ethnic cleansing. …

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US Congressman Seth Moulton: Armenian people will rebuild as they did in the aftermath of genocide, 14:03, 18.04.2024

Congressman Seth Moulton is proud that the US Congress has spoken the truth by recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Moulton stated this at Congress event dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, as well as to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. “And I’m proud that President Biden has done so as well. Yet another basic truth is …

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Committee for defense of Artsakh people: Any appointment in occupied Karabakh is illegal, condemnable, 13:09, 09.04.2024

On March 8, 2024, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan signed a decree appointing a judge and president for the city court in Stepanakert, the capital of the occupied Artsakh Republic. We believe that these appointments harbor far-reaching, sinister intentions aimed at initiating the illegal process of property confiscation and the prosecution of individuals. The Committee …

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. On How To Avert War In Armenia, 29 Dec. 2023

The first genocide of the modern era was the murder of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkey during WWI. Today, the ethnic cleansing of Armenians continues in Artsakh, a historic Christian Armenian homeland gerrymandered by Soviet Russia as an autonomous region within Soviet Azerbaijan. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Artsakh legally declared and …

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Lemkin Institute: Türkiye has never recognized the Armenian Genocide and continues its pan-Turkic agenda in the Caucasus, 11:57, 03/28/2024

Turkey has never recognized the Armenian Genocide and continues to implement its pan-Turkist agenda in the South Caucasus without encountering opposition from the international community. Elisa von Joden-Forgie, executive director of the Lemkin Institute for the Prevention of Genocide, stated this at the conference “Armenia as a Crossroads of Civilization: Historical and Cultural Connections” on …

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Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chairs condemn dangerous rhetoric from Aliyev, 21:16, 19 January 2024

YEREVAN, JANUARY 19, ARMENPRESS. Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chairs Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-12), David G. Valadao (CA-21), and Adam B. Schiff (CA-30) released a statement on Thursday condemning dangerous statements made by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his January 10 interview to local TV networks, laying claim to Armenian …

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Le Sénat français a adopté une résolution exigeant des sanctions contre l’Azerbaïdjan, 21:25, 17 Janvier 2024

EREVAN, 17 JANVIER, ARMENPRESS: Le Sénat français a adopté une résolution demandant des sanctions contre l’Azerbaïdjan avec 336 voix pour et une contre, a déclaré l’ambassade d’Arménie en France dans un communiqué. “Le Sénat français a examiné aujourd’hui la résolution interpartis proposée le 1er décembre 2023, visant à “condamner l’offensive militaire de l’Azerbaïdjan au Haut-Karabagh et …

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‘You’re the real genocide perpetrators,’ Katz tells Erdogan, referencing Armenian genocide, which Israel never recognized, 12 January 2024, 4:17 pm․

Energy Minister Israel Katz signs off on the expansion of natural gas exports to Egypt, August 23, 2023. (via Twitter) ‘You’re the real genocide perpetrators,’ Katz tells Erdogan, referencing Armenian genocide, which Israel never recognized, 12 January 2024, 4:17 pm․ https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/youre-the-real-genocide-perpetrators-katz-tells-erdogan-referencing-armenian-genocide-which-israel-never-recognized/ Foreign Minister Israel Katz hits back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who boasted …

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