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 […]
The German journalist and researcher Susanne Güsten was one of the guests invited to the Assyrian Convention in Gothenburg. She gave a lecture on her latest report for the Sabanci University in Istanbul about the return of the Assyrians to Turabdin. The report is titled “A farewell to Turabdin” and present huge difficulties the Assyrians are facing, […]
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 […]
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 […]