The latest Arab-Armenian success story

Arabs and Armenians have a long history of friendly and warm relations, whether in Aleppo, Baghdad, Beirut, Jerusalem, or elsewhere.

Tens of thousands of Armenians fled southwards into Greater Syria from Southern and Eastern Turkey during the Genocide of the early 20th century, where they were welcomed by the Arab populations. They have retained their language and culture, including Armenian-rite Christianity, while still integrating into Arab society.

When I read about the proposed deal between Nissan/Renault and General Motors, I could not help but think of this historical link.

Nissan/Renault's CEO Carlos Ghosn, born in Brazil of Lebanese extraction, has been negotiating with prominent GM shareholder Kirk Kerkorian, an American whose parents fled the Armenian Genocide.