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  • Assyrian Nation Network Popular! Editors' Pick - web directory, music, chat, photo album, entertainment and more.
    Posted: Apr-12-2003 | Visited: 764 | URL: http://www.assyriannation.com

  • Assyrian Levies RAF Editors' Pick - historical information consisting of photographs and interviews with the Assyrian Levies (1918-1955).
    Posted: Jun-26-2003 | Visited: 457 | URL: http://assyrianlevies.info

  • Project Transient Editors' Pick - the Iraq war has displaced millions of Iraqis from their homes, and their stories have been largely neglected. The goal of this project was to better understand the plight of these refugees, their living conditions, their medical issues, their access to health care, and how the war has affected their lives, and document and share the findings using photography.
    Posted: Jun-5-2009 | Visited: 204 | URL: https://www.atour.com/news/assyria/20110722a.html

  • Christians of Iraq Editors' Pick - articles about Assyrians, Christians in Iraq with sidenotes on the origin and history of Christian Minorities in Iraq from past to present.
    Posted: Feb-26-2010 | Visited: 22 | URL: http://www.christiansofiraq.com

  • Assyrian Festival Editors' Pick - an annual celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians in San Jose, California USA.
    Posted: Aug-19-2010 | Visited: 34 | URL: http://assyrianfestival.com

  • Nala4u Editors' Pick - a cultural website with historical and news information from the Valley of Nahla in Bet-Nahren, Assyria.
    Posted: Jun-22-2011 | Visited: 19 | URL: http://nala4u.com

  • Gishru Editors' Pick - meaning bridge in the Aramaic language - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that organizes and conducts humanitarian and educational trips for Assyrians born in the Diaspora to the ancestral Assyrian homeland.
    Posted: Dec-6-2012 | Visited: 48 | URL: https://www.gishru.com

  • Hagyana Atouraya Editors' Pick - an Assyrian cultural and educational resource website featuring examples of literary work, cultural traditions, ancestral heritage, and is a guardian of our ethnic identity, language and history. (English, Armenian, Russian)
    Posted: Jul-8-2013 | Visited: 49 | URL: http://hagyana-atouraya.com

  • The Last Plight Editors' Pick - an emotional short documentary about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq after the horrific terrorist attacks of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) on Iraq's 2nd largest city, Mosul, and the Nineveh Plains. (archive)
    Posted: Aug-21-2016 | Visited: 22 | URL: http://www.thelastplight.com

  • Our Last Stand Editors' Pick - an Assyrian-American school teacher, Helma Adde, spends her summer vacation traveling to Iraq and Syria to help raise awareness about the plight of the Christian communities threatened by civil war and ISIS. See also: In Altum Productions
    OLS | 2671 Avenir Place, Suite #2321 | Vienna, Virginia 22180 US | T: 703-419-0850

    Posted: Nov-3-2018 | Visited: 7 | URL: http://ourlaststandfilm.com

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To know your past, is to know yourself.

The next morning we woke up and washed our hands and faces and the old woman had a white sheet with which she let me wipe my wet hands and face. Suddenly across the river we saw some soldiers. The soldiers waved and signalled us to come to them. We all slowly crossed over the shallow water along the underneath of the broken bridge, carefully holding on to the posts of the bridge. As we approached these men with our clothes wet to our knees, we saw that they were Turkish soldiers. They asked the old woman who we were and what we were doing there. In Turkish, the woman told them that we were Assyrians, and were left behind. At that point, one of the soldiers picked up the woman's older granddaughter and put her in the arms of a soldier who was still mounted on his horse...

-- Ben S. Benjamin (Assyrian Holocaust Survivor)

Assyrian Holocaust - religious persecution and ethnic genocide of Assyrians in the Middle East.
Assyrian Holocaust | History Timeline | 1900's section 
 


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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