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In Quarter of Jerusalem, Armenians fear for future

Sethrak

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In Quarter of Jerusalem, Armenians fear for future

Now the Armenians in Jerusalem itself, many descended from refugees, fear their own 1,500-year-old Christian presence may disappear, too. Their society and extensive landholdings risk becoming collateral damage in a demographic conflict for land and power in the holy city between Israel and the Palestinians.

“It’s a dying community. Only the church holds us together,” lamented 97-year-old Arshalouys Zakarian, as she sat with family and friends in her garden near St. James’s Armenian cathedral.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-palestinians-israel-armenians/in-quarter-of-jerusalem-armenians-fear-for-future-idUKTRE65R4AX20100628
Article concerning Armenian Quarter
 

LizaSymonenko

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This is sad.

May the Lord watch over them all.
 

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Had a chance to visit Jerusalem a few years ago just before Christmas.  The Armenians were quite hospitable and cooked us a delicious lunch.   
 

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It must be noted that the article in the original post is almost ten years old.
 

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Good article, nonetheless. Timeless. Not much has changed for the better in that regard, sadly.
 
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