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  • Frederick P. Isaac Editors' Pick - articles and book information on Assyrian issues including contemporary history, experiences under Islamic rule, leadership and Assyrian aspirations to nationhood.
    Posted: May-30-2008 | Visited: 214 | URL:

  • Liberating Iraq: The Untold Story of the Assyrian Christians Editors' Pick - the story of the Iraqi war written by one of the only people in Iraq without a minder and based on the author's own personal insights as an Assyrian Christian over a period of several years, which were drawn from meetings with the Iraqi Prime Minister, President, Foreign Minister, top US and international officials, and the Iraqi people themselves.
    Posted: Jun-28-2014 | Visited: 33 | URL:

  • Council for Assyrian Parliament (CAP) Editors' Pick - a provisional committee dedicated to facilitating the path by which the Assyrian people will elect a representative-based democratic body that is secular and self-determining to foster harmony, a singular vision, and a path towards specific goals for the Assyrian nation and its people through representation, legislation, and governance.  Mission: Open Document | PDF | Word
    CAP | PO Box 711732 | Santee, California 92072 USA | T: 202-854-1256

    Posted: May-29-2016 | Visited: 30 | URL:

Government : Political Organizations

  • Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM) Popular! Editors' Pick - "Zowaa" was established on April 12, 1979 to satisfy the political objectives of the Assyrian people in Iraq, in response to the oppressive brutality of the regime in Baghdad, and its attempts to liquidate our national existence in our ancestral homeland of Bet-Nahren. (in Arabic)
    Posted: Nov-9-2000 | Visited: 1333 | URL:

  • Furkono Editors' Pick - the voice of Assyria Liberation Party (GFA) for a free and independent Assyria.
    Posted: Jan-16-2003 | Visited: 487 | URL:

  • Assyrian Democratic Organization Editors' Pick - the Assyrian Democratic Organization is a national, political and democratic movement having for objectives the safeguard of the existence of the Assyrian people and the realization of its legitimate national aspirations (political, cultural, administrative) in its historic homeland.
    Posted: Jun-23-2003 | Visited: 336 | URL:

  • American Mesopotamian Organization Editors' Pick - a political action committe founded to influence and guide U.S. policy on matters of interest to the Assyrian American community and to help elect candidates, regardless of their political party affiliation to all levels of government (local, state and Federal) that will support the Assyrian nation in its struggle to attain its cultural and political rights on its ancestral lands.
    Posted: Mar-9-2011 | Visited: 38 | URL:

Health : Organizations

  • Assyrian Medical Relief Editors' Pick - (formerly known as the Assyrian Medical Society)
    AMR has a mission to bridge the gap between patient, doctor and hospitals by coordinating the basic services which will make those connections possible to improve lives and ease the suffering of the less fortunate.
    AMR | 16055 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1225 | Encino, California 91436-2625 USA
    US: 1-818-501-8867 | International: 00-1-818-501-8867

    Posted: Oct-30-2001 | Visited: 454 | URL:

  • The Assyrian Family Health Alliance Editors' Pick - organization created to fulfill its mission of community outreach and to provide bilingual, bicultural, Assyrian user friendly and quality healthcare, to coordinate community health fairs where preventive services are offered, such as diabetes screening, cholesterol checks, eye and foot exams, bone density screening, COPD screening and many other chronic disease screenings associated with the Assyrian population in the Chicagoland area.
    AFHA | 4043 Main St, Skokie, Illinois 60077 USA | T: 244- 935-4114 | F: 847-972-1528

    Posted: Oct-4-2014 | Visited: 50 | URL:

Home : Cooking

  • Assyrian Cookbook Editors' Pick - features a new book, "Mom's Authentic Assyrian Recipes" cookbook, including a free recipe download and online video of actual preparation of authentic “dolma”, and purchase information for this one of a kind book full of recipes.
    Posted: Nov-22-2008 | Visited: 210 | URL:

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To know your past, is to know yourself.

The Continuity of Assyrian Identity in Post-Empire Times

In this context it is important to draw attention to the fact that the Aramaic-speaking peoples of the Near East have since ancient times identified themselves as Assyrians and still continue to do so. The self-designations of modern Syriacs and Assyrians, Suryoyo and Suraya, are both derived from the ancient Assyrian word for "Assyrian", Assurayu, as can be easily established from a closer look at the relevant words.

Dr. Simo Parpola
Director, Department of Assyriology
Helsinki University, Finland.

 Assyrian Holocaust | History Timeline 

Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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