Arda Aghazarian

Writer/Editor, Jerusalem Story

Arda Aghazarian is a communications consultant with ample experience in creative and professional writing, and has also worked in audiovisual production—including film and radio. Arda has delivered training, public speaking, and mentoring at key global events, mostly on issues related to women and conflict, identity, language, and narrative.

Content by this author

Blog Post Palestinian Women Share Little-Noted Hazards of Prolonged Closures: “The Checkpoints Strained My Bladder”

The right to medical treatment and even to relieve oneself are compromised by Israeli checkpoints, especially when extended closures are enforced.

Feature Story Armenian Community Steps Up Resistance to Land Deal as Xana Gardens Intensifies Violent Takeover Efforts

Armenians in Jerusalem organize a peaceful, round-the-clock sit-in to guard their community’s property.

Blog Post One East Jerusalem Neighborhood Boasts Two Muay Thai Champions

Meet the Palestinian champions of the martial art and combat sport of Muay Thai in East Jerusalem.

Blog Post The Third Annual Jerusalem Arab Film Festival Held in Summer 2023

An annual festival of Arab cinema in Jerusalem presents an expanded program for its third edition, bringing the Arab world to the city. 

Personal Story “These Are Our Homes”: Visiting West Jerusalem’s Neighborhoods with Mounir Kleibo

Mounir Kleibo, former ILO Special Representative, tells the story of his mother’s family home in Lower Baq‘a in today’s West Jerusalem.

Personal Story “These Are Our Homes”: Visiting West Jerusalem’s Neighborhoods with Huda Imam

Huda Imam is banned from entering the home her father built in Qatamon before 1948, but that does not stop her from standing outside it weekly.

Feature Story “These Are Our Homes”: Visiting West Jerusalem’s Neighborhoods with Ibrahim Matar

Ibrahim Matar has made it his mission to record the history of the Palestinian properties in West Jerusalem, as he recently shared with friends on a walk there.

Feature Story Questionable Secret Land Lease Deal Threatens Historic Armenian Community Land and Property in Old City

The Armenian community responds to a shadowy land deal that could remove a fourth of the Armenian Quarter.