UNION OF ARMENIANS IN ISRAEL ESTABLISHED

ArmenPress
June 2 2004

YEREVAN, JUNE 2, ARMENPRESS: Armenians who moved to Israel over the
last decade met on May 31 in an Armenian restaurant in the town of
Baytiem to found the Union of Armenians in Israel. The constituent
meeting of the Union was followed by dinner, attended by Armenian
honorary consul in Israel Tsolak Momjian, Armenian ambassador to
Russia, Armen Smbatian and representatives of the Armenian Patriarchate
in Jerusalem.

Abraham Chopikian, a native of the Armenian town of Artik, was elected
the president of the Union. He said the main goal of the Union is
to help Armenian families in Israel to seek jobs and protect their
rights, also to try to boost Israeli-Armenian trade.