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An open letter in defense of the good name of Armenia and its people

An open letter in defense of the good name of Armenia and its people

A group of Jewish and Israeli academics believe that Azerbaijan is behind a campaign to slander Armenia and have come to its defense. Op-edProf. Reuven Amitai, 04/03/2021 13:57
Parallels between the Purim story and the Khojaly massacre

Parallels between the Purim story and the Khojaly massacre

Khojaly Genocide Day in Azerbaijan and Purim coincide this year. Sadly, there was no Azerbaijani Queen Esther to save Khojaly. Op-ed.Rachel Avraham‏, 25/02/2021 19:28
Azerbaijan Jewish community cancels Purim celebrations for national day of mourning

Azerbaijan Jewish community cancels Purim celebrations for national day of mourning

All communal Purim celebrations canceled because holiday coincides with national day of mourning for the Khojaly Massacre.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 18:38
Rabbi Marc Schneier holds virtual meeting with President of Azerbaijan

Rabbi Marc Schneier holds virtual meeting with President of Azerbaijan

President Aliyev described the local Jewish community as valuable citizens of AzerbaijanArutz Sheva, 03/02/2021 21:12
Two majority Shia Nations and the Holocaust: How Azerbaijan differs from Iran

Two majority Shia Nations and the Holocaust: How Azerbaijan differs from Iran

Two states border one another and both are Muslim, but their attitude to the Holocaust could hardly be more opposed. Op-ed.Rachel Avraham‏, 27/01/2021 22:04
Azerbaijanis navigate their homecoming to Karabakh

Azerbaijanis navigate their homecoming to Karabakh

The stated views of Azerbaijanis and Armenians on the history and heritage of Karabakh differ wildly. Opiinion.Diana Cohen Altman, 05/01/2021 15:00
Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey

Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly open to idea of improving relations with Israel.Elad Benari, 24/12/2020 04:32
The deceptive peace in unpronounceable Nagomo-Karabagh - another Czechoslovakia?

The deceptive peace in unpronounceable Nagomo-Karabagh - another Czechoslovakia?

Chaimberlain said 'Czechoslovakia is a faraway country about which we know nothing.' Azerbaijan-Armenia quiet is before the storm. Op-ed.Prof. James R. Russell, 17/11/2020 22:00
Will the fragile Nagorno-Karabakh peace last? An Azerbaijani views the war

Will the fragile Nagorno-Karabakh peace last? An Azerbaijani views the war

Once strategic Shusha fell to Azerbaijan, Armenia agreed to a Nov 10 peace treaty, policed by Putin's forces. Azeri version.Op-edArye Gut, 11/11/2020 02:01
Will the Nagorno-Karabakh peace last? An Armenian's view of the war

Will the Nagorno-Karabakh peace last? An Armenian's view of the war

A bloody war was waged against Nagorno-Karabakh, a land peopled mostly by Armenians. The world and Israel should take note. Op-edEmma Avagyan, 11/11/2020 02:00
Armenian leader accuses Israel of aiding ‘genocide’ against his people

Armenian leader accuses Israel of aiding ‘genocide’ against his people

Arayik Harutyunyan, the Armenian leader of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, slams Israeli arms sales to AzerbaijanCnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 19/10/2020 17:51
Israeli academics ask Israel: Stop arms sales to Azerbaijan

Israeli academics ask Israel: Stop arms sales to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a friend of Israel, but Turkey is helping in its war against Armenia. Should Israel be selling arms to the Azeris? Op-ed.Uzay Bulut, 18/10/2020 10:41
Israeli-made drone downed over Iran crossing from Azerbaijan

Israeli-made drone downed over Iran crossing from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Israeli-made Harop kamikaze drone shot down or crashed near Iranian border town Parsabad in Ardabil province.Mordechai Sones, 13/10/2020 16:18
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to temporary ceasefire

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to temporary ceasefire

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to temporary ceasefire in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region for humanitarian purposes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2020 22:34
Israel's interests lie in supporting Azerbaijan, not in staying neutral

Israel's interests lie in supporting Azerbaijan, not in staying neutral

Turkey supports Azerbaijan, while Iran supports Armenia. Israel should take sides and help Azerbaijan. Opinion.Rachel Avraham, 05/10/2020 22:44
Israel must stand with little Armenia against Turkish Jihad

Israel must stand with little Armenia against Turkish Jihad

it is a moral, but also a strategic decision. Turkey, our implacable enemy in recent years, backs Azerbaijan. Opinion.Giulio Meotti‏, 05/10/2020 18:57
To avoid WW3, the US must assure military support for Russia in Syria

To avoid WW3, the US must assure military support for Russia in Syria

America must assure Russia military support now, thereby neutralizing Turkey's prevention of Russian sea passage in the Straits. Op-ed.Mark Langfan, 05/10/2020 04:00
Armenia angry with Israel

Armenia angry with Israel

Armenia recalls its ambassador to Israel in protest of sale of Israeli weapons used in clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan.Nitsan Keidar, 02/10/2020 01:01
Armenia and Azerbaijan in deadly dispute

Armenia and Azerbaijan in deadly dispute

Armenia and Azerbaijan are in a deadly dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. As many as 23 deaths have been reported.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2020 20:42
Did Israeli made drones help Baku in the conflict with Yerevan?

Did Israeli made drones help Baku in the conflict with Yerevan?

Armenia and Azerbaijan are now fighting along the border, not over a province as in 2016. Azerbaijan claims use of Israeli drones. Op-edSeymur Mammadov , 26/07/2020 16:11
NY Rabbi to lead first synagogue mission to Oman, Azerbaijan

NY Rabbi to lead first synagogue mission to Oman, Azerbaijan

Rabbi Marc Schneier, founding/senior rabbi of The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY, to lead delegation to Muslim nations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/12/2019 15:52
Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Khamenei adviser

Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Khamenei adviser

Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Alí Akbar Velayati, who is wanted in connection with 1994 AMIA bombing.Elad Benari, 11/11/2019 04:07
First kosher restaurant set to open in Azerbaijan

First kosher restaurant set to open in Azerbaijan

New restaurant caters to tourists, aims to help unite families where some members keep kosher but others don't.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/03/2019 15:41
Israeli dronemaker facing charges over alleged Armenia bombing

Israeli dronemaker facing charges over alleged Armenia bombing

Employees of drone manufacturer Aeronautics to face charges over allegedly demonstrating weaponry on Armenian soldiers at Azeri request,AFP, 29/08/2018 21:52
'Mountain Jews' museum is part of dying community's rescue plan

'Mountain Jews' museum is part of dying community's rescue plan

Jewish community in northern Azerbaijan looks to save legacy as immigration depletes once vibrant community.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/08/2018 17:54
Sale of Azerbaijan Jewish community center a painful blow

Sale of Azerbaijan Jewish community center a painful blow

The Jewish center in Baku is being sold - and dozens of elderly Jews are afraid to lose their connection to their culture.JTA, 15/08/2018 22:44
The political and economic successes of the 1st ever Muslim republic

The political and economic successes of the 1st ever Muslim republic

The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was short-lived, but served as a model for today's friend of Israel. Yunis Abdullayev, 21/05/2018 16:15
The rich Jewish heritage of Azerbaijan

The rich Jewish heritage of Azerbaijan

The fascinating story of Jews who live and prosper in a majority Muslim country where religious discrimination and racial hatred towards any group are suppressed by the government and there is no aggressive nationalism. Yunis Abdullayev, 25/12/2017 21:59
Investigation of Israeli drone maker accused of bombing Armenia

Investigation of Israeli drone maker accused of bombing Armenia

Police launch investigation of drone manufacturer that allegedly tried to bomb Armenian military for Azerbaijan during product demo.JTA, 15/11/2017 11:02
The Muslim father who helped with his son's Bar Mitzvah

The Muslim father who helped with his son's Bar Mitzvah

Delegation of Chabad donors see how even the most isolated Jewish communities are brought back to Jewish observance.Haim Lev, 06/11/2017 14:48
Azerbaijan pardons Israeli blogger

Azerbaijan pardons Israeli blogger

Israeli blogger sentenced to three years in prison for illegal entry receives pardon.Nitsan Keidar, 11/09/2017 14:02
Israeli blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison in Azerbaijan

Israeli blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison in Azerbaijan

Blogger jailed for entering entering territory subject of dispute with Armenia. President Rivlin called on to intervene.JTA, 20/07/2017 20:48
Parents didn't vaccinate, daughter suffers neurological damage

Parents didn't vaccinate, daughter suffers neurological damage

Unimmunized 4-year-old falls ill with pneumococcal disease.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/06/2017 14:11
PM blasts press for cultivating 'delusion of isolation'

PM blasts press for cultivating 'delusion of isolation'

The PM claims that Israeli media ignored his visits to 2 Muslim countries this week so as to conceal 'Israel's growing status in the world.'Nitzan Keidar, 16/12/2016 13:09
Netanyahu scores diplomatic home run in Iran’s backyard

Netanyahu scores diplomatic home run in Iran’s backyard

Israel's prime minister has completed a landmark visit to two of the world’s wealthiest Muslim nations.Cnaan Liphshiz, 16/12/2016 00:52
Netanyahu meets Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Netanyahu meets Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Israeli PM praises Kazakhstan leader's efforts, hopes warm relationship between the two countries will continue to solidify.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2016 12:36
Netanyahu: They have a love of Israel and a love of fellow men

Netanyahu: They have a love of Israel and a love of fellow men

Israeli PM meets with Jewish community in Azerbaijan, speaks of better relations between the two countries.Uzi Baruch, 14/12/2016 12:28
Netanyahu welcomes Azerbaijan Jewish children

Netanyahu welcomes Azerbaijan Jewish children

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara met with members of the Azerbaijan Jewish community at the Or Avner Chabad Day School.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2016 20:54
Netanyahu meets with Azerbaijani President

Netanyahu meets with Azerbaijani President

PM Netanyahu and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Baku to discuss the growing economic ties between the two nations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2016 17:28
PM Netanyahu visits Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

PM Netanyahu visits Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Prime Minister Netanyahu is on a diplomatic and economic trip to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, and spoke about the historic significance of hisArutz Sheva Staff, 13/12/2016 12:05
Defense Minister Makes Historic Azerbaijan Visit

Defense Minister Makes Historic Azerbaijan Visit

In sign of cooperation between Israel and northern neighbor of Iran, Ya'alon becomes first defense minister to visit Baku.Ari Yashar, 10/09/2014 14:11
Iranian Denies Plotting Attack on Israelis

Iranian Denies Plotting Attack on Israelis

An Iranian man who was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on the Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan denies the allegation.Elad Benari, 22/11/2013 05:42
Azerbaijan Arrests Iranian

Azerbaijan Arrests Iranian

Iranian citizen arrested in Azerbaijan after he was observed looking at the Israeli embassy in Baku in a suspicious manner.Elad Benari, 21/11/2013 03:46
Azerbaijan: Iranian Spy Sentenced to 15 Years

Azerbaijan: Iranian Spy Sentenced to 15 Years

A court in Azerbaijan sentences an alleged Iranian spy to 15 years in jail for plotting an attack on the Israeli embassy in the country.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/10/2013 21:12
Hagel: Iran Must Resolve Nuclear Concerns

Hagel: Iran Must Resolve Nuclear Concerns

U.S. defense chief says in Azerbaijan that it is imperative that Iran quickly resolve concerns about its nuclear program.Elad Benari, 06/08/2013 05:47
Meet the Only Jewish MP in the Muslim World

Meet the Only Jewish MP in the Muslim World

Yehuda Abrahamov is accompanying the Azeri foreign minister on his visit to Israel.Hezki Baruch and Gil Ronen, 22/04/2013 14:21
Azerbaijan: Only Diplomacy a Viable Iran Solution

Azerbaijan: Only Diplomacy a Viable Iran Solution

A diplomatic source in Azerbaijan says country not willing to serve as a military base for Israel in possible strike against Iran. Arutz Sheva staff, 19/04/2013 12:59
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan to visit Israel

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan to visit Israel

Elmar Mammadyarov, will lead a delegation to visit Israel on 21-23 April.Gil Ronen, 18/04/2013 18:40
Iran Grits its Teeth

Iran Grits its Teeth

Azerbaijan's love for Western culture is salt in the wounds of Iran's sanction-plagued Islamist culture.Scott Krane, 16/10/2012 20:47
Azerbaijan Jails Israeli Embassy Attack Plotters

Azerbaijan Jails Israeli Embassy Attack Plotters

Azerbaijan jailed 22 alleged Islamic radicals on Tuesday for plotting attacks on US and Israeli embassies in collaboration with Iran. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/10/2012 02:05
Azerbaijan Considering Helping Israel in Iran

Azerbaijan Considering Helping Israel in Iran

Azerbaijan has looked into the possibility of assisting Israel with a strike in Iran, a report by Reuters reveals.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/09/2012 19:05
Azerbaijan: 3 Jailed for Plotting to Murder Rabbis

Azerbaijan: 3 Jailed for Plotting to Murder Rabbis

Three convicted of planning to murder Jewish teachers in Iran-linked plot.Maayana Miskin, 28/09/2012 08:50
Terrorists Thwarted at Eurovision in Azerbaijan

Terrorists Thwarted at Eurovision in Azerbaijan

Terrorists were prevented from attacking during the Eurovision pop song competition in Azerbaijan last week.Chana Ya'ar, 30/05/2012 16:37
Baku: Iran Plotting Against Eurovision

Baku: Iran Plotting Against Eurovision

Tehran has recalled its envoy to Azerbaijan as the country prepares to host the Eurovision contest; cites insults to 'Iranian Saints'Gabe Kahn, 22/05/2012 21:48
Lieberman: Media Writing Science Fiction

Lieberman: Media Writing Science Fiction

FM Avigdor Lieberman: the media has 'a very rich imagination' about a potential Israeli strike on Iran; Israel not using Azeri airbases.Gabe Kahn, 23/04/2012 20:54
Lieberman Travels to Azerbaijan Amid Speculation

Lieberman Travels to Azerbaijan Amid Speculation

FM Lieberman arrives in Azerbaijan, meets senior officials; visit comes amid reports that Mossad has been operating in the country.Rachel Hirshfeld, 23/04/2012 10:33
Baku: No Strike on Iran From Azeri Soil

Baku: No Strike on Iran From Azeri Soil

Azeri president Ilham Aliyev says the lease of four airbases to Israel does not mean he will allow a strike on Iran from his country.Gabe Kahn, 29/03/2012 16:30