The Assyrian artist, author and activist Mr. Hanna (John) Hajjar paid recently a visit to Sweden from Los Angeles, where he has been living for the last 35 years. Assyria TV invited him to our studio and the interview addressed several topics, and projects created by Mr. Hajjar in the past years. The language is […]
The Assyrian Prof. Efrem Yildiz at the Salamanca University, answers the question whether the ancient Assyrians took the Aramaic alphabet or the entire language, and if so for what reason. He says the term ”Aramaic Language” was invented by Western orientalists as a reference to the biblical Aramaic. The Assyrian kings usually replaced different peoples from […]
Father Benny is talking about the Assyrian-Chaldean community in Georgia, his priesthood and the activities of his Church.
The Assyrian Iraqi MP Yonadam Kanna, Secretary General of Zowaa, tells about the on ongoing liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. He denounces clearly the statement of Kurdish Rudaw of yesterday (October 17) that NPU would be a part of Peshmerga. Rudaw as a major media company should not spread such lies, he says and […]
The Assyrian politician in Swedish Parliament Robert Hanna (Lib) during the Assyrian Convention in Gothenburg presented some very useful ways of lobbying towards the politicians in the Swedish political system.
Louis Sako is talking about the situation in Iraq and about the Holy Synod of the Chaldean Church.
Professor Efrem Yildiz, Hebrew and Aramean studies at Salamanca University, Spain, during the Assyrian Convention in Gothenburg lectured on the necessity of keeping the Assyrian language alive and develop it. He sees the language among the main means of the identification process for the Assyrian Diaspora.
German journalist and researcher Susanne Güsten’s lecture on her latest report ”A farewell to Turabdin” (see link below) at the Assyrian Convention in Gothenburg October 9, 2016. The report is published by the Sabanci University in Istanbul. http://ipc.sabanciuniv.edu/en/publication/a-farewell-to-tur-abdin/ Our previous interview with Güsten:
On September 29, 2016, the Assyrian Women Federation of Sweden held a conference in the EU Parliament in Brussels on the vulnerability of women and children in the conflicts in Middle East. A manifestation for Assyrian rights was also arranged outside the Parliament.
On Saturday October 8, 2016 the Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) held its first general assembly where a new president and board were elected. A panel discussion with the board of ACE on the objectives of the Confederation. Panel on Assyrian global governance with Michael Youash, Mardean Isaac and Afram Yakoub, moderated by Reine Hanna. Short speeches by the guests […]
Mr. Erik Valencic and Mr. Miha Mohoric from Slovenia are on their way to make a documentary about the Assyrian Christian heritage in Turabdin, Nineveh and Gozarto. Recently they witnessed how Kurds who are occupying the Assyrian village of Zaz, threaten the only Assyrian remaining in the Village, a nun in the monastery of Mor […]
Ashur Giwargis, the founder o f Assyria Patriotic Movement (APM), is analyzing the current situation of the Assyrians in Iraq. He criticizes Assyrian church leaders of different affiliation for their interference in politics. He considers their proposals about the name issue divisive, serving a Kurdish agenda to divide and rule the Assyrian Nation. The main reason for […]
The Kurdish local Court in Sarsang, Nohadra (Duhok) decided October 5, 2016, to give the Kurdish occupier right to keep the building he has erected in an agricultural field in the Assyrian village of Julleh, Nahla district. Mr. Mikhael Benjamin of the Assyrian political faction Bnay Nahren, explains the reason for such judgement; Based on false […]
During a visit to Augsburg, Germany, in the end of May 2016 his excellence Mor Filoxinos Saliba Özmen, the Syrian Orthodox bishop of Mardin and Amid, was interviewed by our local crew together with Mr. Aziz Aktas from Enhil Federation. They discuss the difficulties of the ongoing war in the region, the land confiscations in […]
Mr. Yonadam Kanna, Assyrian MP in Iraqi Parliament and the Secretary General of Zowaa, comments the decision of the Parliament in Baghdad of September 26 to refuse that the current Ninewa province be divided into several provinces. The decision is more a political message by Arab nationalists than a constitutional step. These nationalists are trying […]
Mr. Gabriel Moushe, the leader of Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) comments the latest statement of the High Commission of Negotiations within the Syrian opposition, where the Assyrians are not mentioned at all and where the future of Syria is said to lay on Muslim-Arabic foundation. This was stated in a meeting in London September 7 […]
Robert Shamoun, representative of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (Zowaa) to Scandinavia and Jamil Diarbakerli from Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights discuss the issue of different names within the Assyrian community when applying for the new identity card in Iraq. They also reply to the accusations of the Syrian Orthodox bishop Touma Dawud in London against MP Yonadam Kanna in a […]
For the second year the MC Club Assyrian Riders Sweden arranged a ride from Stockholm to Södertälje, in order to commemorate the Assyrian martyrs of Seyfo 1915 and the ongoing genocide. Even Swedish Christian MC riders, among them reverent Mats Hedenby, participated even this year, showing their solidarity with the Assyrian people. ”You have the […]
Tre svensk-assyriska modiga och självständiga tjejer, Sharrat Cherry 16 år, Esagila Cherry 17 år och Lebin Yousif 15 år tar sig an viktiga och existentiella frågor som ungdomar ställer sig när man växer upp mellan två kulturer och identiteter i Sverige. Vad svarar man när frågan om vem jag är dyker upp i tonåren? Vem […]
Irak: Efter protester kommer det nya ID-kortet sannolikt att innehålla även assyriernas olika benämningar som alternativ i ansökan. I samband med diskussionen om detta har nu röster höjts för att även inkludera namnet Suryani både i ID-kortet och i konstitutionen. Patriark Afrem II Karim krävde detta av Iraks talman vid sitt besök i Bagdad i […]
His excellence the Syrian Orthodox bishop of Gozarto, Syria, Maurice Amsih is visiting Sweden. Assyria TV asked him for an interview to tell about the current situation in Gozarto. Despite the difficulties of the war he is hopeful about a better life for the Assyrians and other inhabitants. He says the solution seems to come soon […]
Rev. Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East in Nohadra is the establisher of the Assyrian Aid organization CAPNI (Christen Aid Program Nohadra – Iraq). Since 1993 CAPNI has been working in the service of the Assyrian Nation as a Christian, but not a church affiliated organization. After the tragic events of the […]
Malfono Isa Garis, som tjänstgör vid klostret Mor Gabriel i Turabdin sedan 1962, delar här med sig av sin erfarenhet av assyriernas tilltänkta ådervändning som kom av sig, om svårigheterna kring registreringen av kyrkor, kloster och mark, om konfiskeringen av klostret Mor Augins bördiga jordbruksmark av kurdiska klaner som tillhör HDP eller PKK, om PKK:s […]
Our guests Ibrahim Seven and Dr. Gabriel Oussi analyze the current development in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, with special importance for the future of the Assyrians. They discuss the reason for the absence of democracy in the region as a result of tyrannic Islamic mentality among any ruling class in these countries, the negative acts of the […]
Fr Gabriel Khago from St. George Syrian Orthodox congregation in Hassakeh, Syria, tells about the suffering of the civilians while caught between the fighting parts during the clashes recently. The Assyrian quarter was one the areas under fire when the Kurdish Asayish fought the army and its affiliated Arab militia. The Assyrians of St. Peter in […]
Dr Teglat Lahdo och Abjar Moushe analyserar den senaste utvecklingen i Syrien och turerna kring städerna Hassake, Mabugh (Manbij) och Jarablus. Den senare invaderades nyligen av turkisk militär, officiellt för att driva ut ISIS, men i verkligheten är Turkiets främsta intresse att förhindra att PKK:s syriska avdelning PYD ska forma en form av kurdiskt styre […]
The Israeli professor Raphael Israeli, expert on Islamic and Chinese studies, is a well known author of several books, such as Years of Upheaval, The Internationalization of ISIS, From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter and Christianophobia – The persecution of Christians under Islam. During a visit to his Swedish wife’s relatives in Södertälje, Sweden, our […]
The Assyrian writer and activist Souleman Yousef is telling us what happened during last week in the city of Hassakeh in northeastern Syria when clashes broke out between the Kurdish forces of Asayish and the Syrian army. He also analyzes the current situation and suspects that all was a political show by the regime in the […]
What is the future of the Assyrians and other minorities on the Nineveh Plains after the upcoming liberation from ISIS? This is the most important question many are asking today, which we have directed to Mr. Mikhael Benjamin from the leadership of Bnay Nahren in Iraqi Assyria. He believes that no sustainable solution is realistic […]
Mr. Admon Gabrial, head of Assyrian Charity Association in Hassakeh, Syria, tells about the current situation in the Assyrian villages of Khabur. Some villages are sill empty while there are only few elderly in some others, and these people need help from Assyrian Diaspora to survive, for example if one or two families in the Diaspora could organize […]
On August 9, 2016, Australia is going to count its inhabitants in a new census. Since last census in 2011, the name ”Chaldean” is officially an own ethnicity and language. Before that Australia classified all Assyrian denominations as Assyrian and nothing else, says Dr. Nicholas al-Jeloo, who has launched an informative video clip to urge […]
Kashira Yaqo, the son of the mayor of the Assyrian village of Khlelaneh in Nahla, tells about what happened after the illegal Kurdish building was demolished yesterday by Kurdish authorities. Assyrians from other villages travelled home, but members of the Kurdish Zebari clan attacked the Assyrian cars when passing through the Kurdish village of Bekerman […]
On July 3, 2016 about 35 representatives of Assyrian associations and organizations gathered to a meeting in Hengelo, Holland, to establish a new Assyrian Federation. Admittedly, there has previously been an Assyrian Federation in the country, but the Assyrian Movement has experienced a political vacuum, during last decade, says Attiya Gamri – one of the initiators. She […]
Dagens program tar upp vilket ansvar assyriska profiler i Sverige har gentemot sitt folk och sitt ursprung, i synnerhet när deras etniska existens i Assyrien är hotad. Katrin Genc är programledaren med panelen som som består av Gabriel Yousef, Ashur Ibrahim och Nemrud Kurt Haninke och diskuterar hur vissa assyriska politiker åker snålskjuts på sitt […]
Aydin Aslan, an Assyrian residing in Brussels, in this program makes a historical review of the Kurdish massacres and betrayal towards the Assyrians. These bitter experiences are the reason why Assyrians today can not rely on the sincerity behind any Kurdish promises. Despite this, the marginalized group Dawronoye prefer to remain loyal to the Kurdish […]
Dagens program gästas av Fil. Dr. Aryo Makko från Historiska institutionen vid Stockholms Universitet och Assyriska Ungdomsförbundets ordförande Katrin Genc. Gästerna svarar på frågor om vad som lockade dem till assyriska rörelsen, varför det är viktigt att engagera sig, vilka områden som borde prioriteras och varför.