Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (272 Articles)
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Sassounian: Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Armenians in the U.S. and around the world were needlessly alarmed by a recent article in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper titled, “Turkish Americans prepare ‘master plan’ for 2015.” No one should be surprised that the Turkish government and affiliated organizations worldwide have been [more...]

July 16, 2014 // 9 Comments


Sassounian: Author of UN Report Confirming Armenian Genocide Passes Away

Benjamin Whitaker, the author of a United Nations report qualifying the Armenian mass killings as genocide, passed away earlier this month at the age of 79 in London. The world lost a great humanitarian and a staunch supporter of minority rights. I worked closely with Whitaker at the UN in Geneva, [more...]

June 27, 2014 // 3 Comments

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Sassounian: Turkey, US Conspire to Issue April 24 Statements

While it is not surprising to learn that Turkey and the United States coordinated their official declarations on the Armenian Genocide, recent revelations have confirmed their shameful behind-the-scenes schemes. In a speech delivered in Australia late last year, former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia [more...]

June 11, 2014 // 4 Comments


Obama Listens to Repeated References to Armenian Genocide at Shoah Gala

On May 7, I attended a very impressive benefit gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the USC Shoah Foundation, which archives the testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Jewish Holocaust, the Armenian, Cambodian, and Rwandan [more...]

May 16, 2014 // 6 Comments

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