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Testimonies of the brilliant historians of the Syrian Church of Antioch on the Aramean origin of our nation, Synonymy: Aramean/Syrian.


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Question: Who were the ancient Assyrians? Were they simply one ethnicity or a composition of many nations/ tribes?


Who made the East- Aramean Nestorians known as "Assyrians"?


SUA/WCA and allowing terrorism


Arameans of Syria.


Arameans of Turkey


Arameans of Iraq.


Aramean history, culture and language, a six partite interview


Colonialism, “Assyrianism”, terrorism, occultism, downfall of the Aramean nation in the Middle-East and their Diaspora.



21-1-2013: Iraq: Aramean teacher and student killed in Mosul


22-2-2012: Iraq: We have left behind a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq"


26-10-2011: “Liberation” Iraq: Extermination Aramean Christians. “Liberation” Egypt: burning churches and slaughtering of Coptic Christians


19-8-2011: Iraq and Arameans: The usual ritual, blowing up their churches


7-6-2011: The uproar in the Middle-East and the future of the Aramean nation


29-4-2011: “Liberation” of Iraq: Extermination of Arameans of Iraq “Liberation” of Syria…..?????..


23-11-2010: Aramean blood continue to flow in Iraq: Two Aramean brothers killed in Mosul


11-11-2010: An Aramean spiritual leader makes a dramatic appeal: Leave Iraq


1-11-2010: Bloodbath among the Arameans of Baghdad: Something like this never happened


5-10-2010: Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns in strong words the terrorist attack on the Aramean Catholic church in Baghdad


17-5-2010: Iraq: The 19 years old Aramean girl Sandy Shabib Hadi Zahra succumbs to her injuries


10-3-2010: Exodus Arameans from Mosul: According to recent UN report more than 5000 Arameans have left Mosul


6-3-2010: Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch condemns the attacks on the Aramean Christians of Mosul


3-3-2010: Exodus of the Arameans of Mosul continues undiminished: According to UN report already 720 Aramean families (4320 people) have left Mosul


1-3-2010: Peaceful demonstration on Sunday 28th of February 2010 by the Aramean Orthodox and Catholics in Baghdeda (Qaraqosh), northern Iraq


27-2-2010: Council of Churches in Iraq appeals to the government to protect the Aramean people in Mosul, Iraq


26-2-2010: The Arameans of Mosul: A new Exodus and Ethnic cleansing is going on


18-2-2010: The Arameans of Iraq again victim of killings and bloodbaths:


24-12-2009: A Christmas “message” for the Arameans of Mosul: Four Aramean Churches attacked and one Aramean killed


26-10-2009: Exactly one month and one day after the dramatic appeal of Iraqi President to the United Nations, two car bombs were detonated in the neighborhood of the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq


1-9-2009: Arameans of Iraq: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk sounds the alarm bell


29-8-2009: Totally unfounded or has it a grain of truth in it? Greater- Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the Arameans of Mosul and surroundings in Iraq


14-7-2009: The Special UN envoy to Iraq, Mr. Ad Melkert, wants extra protection for the Aramean Christians in Iraq


13-7-2009: Seven Indigenous Aramean Churches in Baghdad (Iraq) attacked by car bombs


4-5-2009: Aramean blood continues to flow in Iraq…


15-11-2008: Iraq: The bloodshed of Aramean people and bombardment of churches continues undiminished


27-10-2008: Attempt of ethnic cleansing Mosul: The Aramean Srebrinica. Who is responsible and why?


14-10-2008: Aramean indigenous nation of Iraq: Removal of article 50, exclusion, killings, persecutions, displacements and ethnic cleansing in Mosul erea


2-9-2008: Again two Arameans killed in Iraq


Killing of Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi

4-5-2008: Again a Aramean spiritual leader is killed in Iraq. This time: The West- Aramean Syrian orthodox priest Yusuf Adel Abudi in Bagdad


11-4-2008: Through all the misery: Miracles happens in Iraq


6-4-2008: Funeral of the West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi


Killing of Mgr. Faraj Raho

1-3-2008: East- Aramean Chaldean bishop of Mosul, Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho was abducted on 29-2-2008 in Mosul.


13-3-2008: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Paulus Faraj Raho killed in Mosul


14-3-2008: Friday 14-3-2008: Funeral of Mgr. Faraj Raho in St. Addai Church in Karemlesh


16-3-2008: Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho: A Great Spiritual Leader and a Worthy Sheppard in Charge of Jesus Christ


23-2-2008: Aramean centre for art and culture has been opened in Ankawa, northern Iraq


7-1-2008: Aramean Churches and institutions in Iraq under Attack


22-8-2007: AINA: The international lie- and hate machine and the cause of killing, persecution and decline of the Arameans of Iraq


Killing of Priest Ragied Aziz Gannie

3-6-2007: East- Aramean Chaldean priest Ragied Aziz Gannie brutally murdered in Mosul along with three deacons by Muslim extremists


25-5-2007: Terror against Arameans (including "Assyrians" and Chaldeans) of Iraq. Ethnic cleansing of the Indigenous people of Iraq


Killing of Isoh Majeed Hadaya

22-11-2006: The West- Aramean Isoh Majeed Hadaya killed by terrorists in Iraq


Killing of Priest Paulus Iskandar

12-10-2006: Aramean priest Iskandar beheaded in Mosul (Iraq)

Aramean people: Aramean people (not to be confused with ‘Armenians’) speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus. They are the indigenous people of what was called in ancient times Aram- Nahrin, in our days it is called ‘Mesopotamia’.

Some Arameans today identify themselves with “Assyrians”, because of the spiritual colonial hate generating activities of the Western missionaries and diplomats in the Middle-East in 16th and 19th centuries. Other Arameans became known as “Chaldeans”. However all of them are Arameans.In Turkey, the Arameans are called: Süryani. In Arabic they are called Al- Suryan.

A great success for the Aramean cause …. the Arameans and the UN…..

 Dutch Version


Everybody who bears a good heart to the Aramean cause, will be pleased with the participation of Aram-Naharaim with the annual UN meeting of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations which took place as from 31-7 / 4-8-2006 in Geneva, Switzerland. Indeed, it was a great success. Never has been, in the history of the Aramean nation, so definite and so much sympathy demonstrated as this year, during this great UN meeting.

From various sides we got informed that in the corridor chat of the UN often has been talking about the activities of Aram-Naharaim in a very positive sense. We received decent compliments from people who are for almost 30 years involved with the UN about the way we have presented our statements which set many thinking about the Aramean cause.

Monday 31-7-2006 our statement concerning the Aramaic language was presented, entitled, Is the Aramaic language from the lands of the forefathers disappearing?”

After the presentation of the statement, a member of the Working Group, Ms. Christy E. Mbonu, asked for the floor. She represents the continent Africa in the Working Group. Very short summarized, she said, I sympathise with the Arameans and the Aramaic language and ask others to demonstrate their sympathy and solidarity as well. We should help this people to preserve their heritage. Is there perhaps a task for the UNSECO? Do they have contacted UNESCO on this issue? 

(This she told in crowded meeting room met many diplomats and indigenous peoples).

After the talk of Ms. Mbonu, Aram-Naharaim went to her and expressed our gratefulness for her action in favour of the Aramean cause. “I watched the film ‘The Passion of Christ’ and liked it very much to hear speak Aramaic language, she told us”. She also asked questions like, “How many Arameans are worldwide? How many of them speak Aramaic? Etc.. “.

Of course we talked much more with her about the Aramean cause; however we believe the above is sufficient enough to inform you about.

At the end she asked for the copies of our statements. She also proposed to arrange a meeting with the representative of UNESCO in Geneva. Tuesday 1-8-2006, we had a meeting with a representative of UNESCO concerning the Aramean issue. We talked about the situation of the Arameans worldwide, discrimination against and persecutions they suffer in various countries and exchanged ideas how to defend the Aramean heritage.

Anyhow, we were assured that the cause would be brought to the attention of the responsible people with UNESCO in Paris.

The issue Iraq…..

Wednesday 2-8-2006 we presented our statement concerning the situation of Iraq. After the statement was read; people poured to us asking for a copy. Various peoples expressed their compliments. Among the many interested, a Muslim and a Jew from Israel came to us. The Muslim asked amongst others for cooperation with Aram-Naharaim. The Jew was touched by the fact that during the presentation of our statement he saw on a huge screen “Arameans of Aram-Naharaim”. Aram-Naharaim? But that is Hebrew word for Mesopotamia; isn’t it?; he noticed! That had attracted his attention. Of course Aram-Naharaim, provided him, as usual with reliable information.

Media Ombudsman: Our proposal is taken over

Thursday 3-8-2006 we presented our statement, “Proposal: Media Ombudsman for indigenous peoples. This statement was appreciated by many indigenous peoples; for many of them, get faced with betray within their own ranks and misinformation. We were for example informed that in some countries some indigenous “leaders” let themselves bribe by the government to give permission to the mining industry on their indigenous territories. By checking the facts; it became clear that these “leaders” are not leaders at all; but a bunch of betrayers who sell their nation for just a few cents! As to misinformation; many indigenous peoples are quite familiar with these problems. So they recognised many issues of themselves in our story. Misinformation from their own ranks, misinformation from the side of the governments and purposely misinformation from the side of the press; are unfortunately very well known by many indigenous peoples.

Every day at the end of the meeting, a summary was given by a member of the Working Group. On Thursday 3-8-2006 at 17:30 among the announcements, the noting was made that the proposal of Aram-Naharaim would be included in the final report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations.

On 14th of August 2006 the report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations was presented to the sub-commission on promotion and protection of the Human Rights. In Annex III of the report informs about our proposal.


A. Recommendations for future expert advice

6. The Human Rights Council, and the United Nations more generally, needs the following types of advice with regard to the rights of indigenous peoples:

…………………………………..indigenous peoples and the media (including access to and coverage by)…………

But of course when asked about this issue; it will be referred to the statement of Aram-Naharaim. With such a proposal of course a lot of PR is made for the Aramean cause; among this the many chats in the corridors concerning the Arameans. In addition, not every proposal will be included; unless you have provided them with good arguments.


Aram-Naharaim is becoming more and more serious as the defender of the Aramean issue at the UN and international level. For example one of the important signs was amongst the many, the comprehensive talk we had with the “NGO Liaison Office”. During this conversation Aram-Naharaim in detail get informed how in the most effective and appropriate way to apply for a NGO status with the Economic and Social Council of United Nations.

They obverse what the people are doing for their nation and what their capacities are and whether they are able to contribute to the UN debate. Aram-Naharaim has demonstrated on various occasions that we are able to this task.

You may as a organisation obtain a NGO status…… However, if you do not have the capacity to accomplish your task… well, it will not be easy for you!

Also published on: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/un-interest-aramaeans-aramaic-language.html

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Letters to governments and international institutions


Arabic Translations: 

 الترجمات العربية


Aramean Spiritual/ Physical Genocide


Fake News on the Aramean nation:

 Arameans in the Media



27-10-2012: Iraqi Aramean leader mourns on languishing away of Aramean presence… unseen hand… our concerns … the New World Order (NWO)… Paradigm Shift… Petrus Romanus…..


29-12-2010: Arameans of Iraq: persecutions, massacres, plundering and ethnic cleansing. Who is reaping profit from this bloodshed? Who is responsible for this? The real murderers of the Arameans of Iraq.


23-3-2010: Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the United Nations and ask for the protection of the Aramean people of Iraq


14-1-2010: Aramean organizations sent a letter to the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, His Excellency Juan Evo Morales Ayma


1-12-2009: Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the new elected president of the European Union


24-8-2009: Cardinal Emmanuel Delly of the East- Aramean Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq denounces the proposed fake name "Chaldean- Syrian- Assyrians"


26-11-2008: Aramean Organisations sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama: Help the persecuted Aramean people of the Middle-East, focusing on Iraq


31-10-2008: Aramean organizations’ appeal to the United Nations: Help to prevent ethnic cleansing Iraq of its Aramean indigenous nation


28-10-2008: Patriarch Emmanuel Delly of the Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq affirms the Aramean origin of the Iraqi Christians


10-14 August 2009: Aram-Naharaim attends the annual meeting of the UN Expert Mechanism On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Statement on the situation of the Aramean people in Syria, Turkey and Iraq


10-5-2008: Aramean Organisations ask United Nations for help to protect the Aramean clergy and Aramean Indigenous people of Iraq


25-4-2008: Aramean Organisations ask for protection of Aramean spiritual leaders in Iraq


29-8-2007: The Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO), Aram-Naharaim Organisation and the three bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq sent a letter to the Iraqi government


28-8-2007: The Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO), Aram-Naharaim Organisation and the three bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq sent a letter to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)


22-8-2007: Aram-Nahrin sends a letter to President George Bush, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown


19-4-2007: The three Archbishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in Iraq, together with the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Foundation and the Aramaic Democratic Organization (ArDO) in action for the Aramean people in Iraq


31 July - 4 August 2006: Aram-Naharaim attends the 24th session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations


* Aramaic language in danger: Shall the language of Abraham, Moses and Jesus disappear?


* The situation of Aramean people in the complex conflict of Iraq: They are excluded from the Iraqi constitution.


* Proposal: Media Ombudsman for Indigenous Peoples.


* Report of Aram-Naharaim: A great success for the Aramean cause …. the Arameans and the UN…..


20-10-2005: Aram-Naharaim in action for the Arameans in Iraq


30-9-2005: Letter sent to the US Embassy by the three Archbishops of the Syrian orthodox Church of Antioch in Iraq and the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization


18-22 July 2005: Aram-Naharaim attends the 23rd session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations: A statement on “Spiritual Colonialism and the decline of the Indigenous Aramean people of Aram-Nahrin”


19-23 July 2004: Aram-Naharaim attends the 22nd session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations. Statement: The exclusion and discrimination of the Indigenous Aramean people of Mesopotamia (Aram-Naharaim)