For seven years I have led, along with my friends, the fight to have the Aramean
ethnicity recognized and we finally saw it happen.
The Council of Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land said in a statement that putting Aramean
Christian on the identity cards of Christians is merely an Israeli attempt to split Palestinian Christians from their undisputed Arab roots.
As analyst Phillip Smyth has noted, Assad was able to court the sympathies of some Aramean
nationalists by promoting the teaching of Western Neo-Aramaic -- the last true living relative of the language of Jesus -- in the village of Mloula in Syria.
The Bible's first confession of faith begins with a story of pilgrimage and migration: "A wandering Aramean
was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien" (Deut.
Joseph Patrich (1990) has argued that the Nabateans were in fact a state established when Arab traders from Himyaritic regions of southern and central Arabia "imposed their rule on the farmers of Transjordan," the "Ammonites, Moabites, Edomites, Arameans
, and even Israelites -- that is, the peasants of Transjordan" (p.
Aram is what is now southern Syria, and Arameans
were among Israel's enemies.
It was the nations, especially Assyria and the Arameans
, who posed a threat to Israel during Isaiah's lifetime.
From the apparent account, and according to the current understanding of this event, al-Mahdi's inquisition was directed against former Manichaean Muslims and their ideas which were popularized through the service of Persians and persianized Arameans
Damascus, SANA- General Directorate for Antiquities and Museums at the Ministry of Culture condemned the Turkish aggression on archaeological sites in Afrin area in Aleppo northern countryside which has recently destroyed Ain Dara Temple, one of the most important archaeological buildings as it was built by the Arameans
during the first millennium BC.
Finkelstein, Lipschits, and Sergi (2013) agree that the site was destroyed in the eighth century, and suggest two scenarios that might explain the devastation, by either Assyrians or Arameans
And what about Alevis, Armenians, Arameans
(Syriacs), Greeks, Jews, Georgians, Arabs, Protestants or Bosniacs living in Turkey as equal citizens?
, Chaldeans, and Arabs in Babylonia and Palestine in the First Millennium B.