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  • Around the Jewish World Small Community in Armenia Strives to Preserve Its Heritage

    A community of rural residents in the former Soviet Union, descended from Russian peasants who converted to Judaism two centuries ago, may soon be consigned to the dustbin of history. Mikhail Zharkov, the 76-year-old leader of Armenia’s tiny Subbotnik community, says only 13 of the 30,000 people living in his small alpine town of Sevan… More ▸

  • Olim Arrive from War-torn Armenia After a 30-hour Bureaucratic Ordeal

    A group of 119 olim from strife-ridden Armenia landed in Israel recently after a 30-hour ordeal born of bureaucracy and fuel shortages. Many of the immigrants had been living in battle zones, and their mini-exodus represented a humanitarian success for the Jewish Agency. Fighting erupted between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan in 1992, following the breakup… More ▸

  • Boston Jcrc Asks Washington to Prevent Deaths in Armenia

    Fearing that thousands of Armenians could die this winter from starvation and cold, representatives from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston have called upon the U.S. government to assist in ending the economic blockade of Armenia. The blockade was created by Azerbaijan, with whom the Armenians are engaged in a bloody civil war… More ▸

  • Israel Establishes Full Relations with Armenia, and Nigeria is Next

    Israel has established full diplomatic relations with Armenia and is expected to announce shortly the resumption of diplomatic ties with Nigeria, the most populous black African state. Israel’s ambassador to Moscow, Arye Levin, will serve as emissary to Armenia, one of the 15 former republics of the now-defunct Soviet Union. Levin presented his credentials April… More ▸

  • Israel Readies Additional Aid for Quake Victims in Armenia

    An Israeli relief team that flew to earthquake-ravaged Soviet Armenia Sunday has already rescued two women buried under rubble. But a second Israeli aid group that was supposed to join them Monday remained grounded awaiting new instructions. Two air force Hercules cargo planes carrying more than 40 Israel Defense Force and Magen David Adom doctors… More ▸

  • Israel Rushing Aid and Equipment to Quake-ravaged Soviet Armenia

    Israel is rushing disaster relief to earthquake-ravaged Soviet Armenia. It includes medical aid, Israel Defense Force field hospitals and special equipment for removing rubble. The IDF is sending dogs trained to sniff out buried bodies and giant air bags capable of lifting concrete blocks weighing many tons. An air force Boeing 707 took off Sunday… More ▸