You’ve reached your limit of free articles for this month.
Get unlimited access to The National Herald,
starting as low as $7.99/month for digital subscription & $5.99/month for a delivery by mail subscription


Ambassador George Tsunis First Learned Greek and then English

Newsday, Long Island’s main newspaper, published an extensive and positive article about George Tsunis, the new American ambassador to Greece.

That in itself is important. It shows the respect he enjoys in his area, in his ‘village’. But the article also revealed some facts, which as far as I know, were published for the first time and are interesting.

It reveals that Tsunis, as a child of Greek immigrants, first learned the Greek language and then English. He is not the only child of expatriates who first learned Greek, but he is the only ambassador to Greece who began his life that way.

The article also published statements by New York’s U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer: “I called him at about 8 o’clock and said, ‘It’s getting done tonight.’ Whoa. He didn’t know.”

Schumer told Newsday, “I pushed hard for him from the beginning because he’s the perfect guy to be ambassador to Greece,” Schumer said. “He knows Greek history. He knows the Greek language. And I don’t think anyone in America has better ties to the Greek American community than him.”

New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, who also chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also played a key role in his candidacy.

And, of course, on top of that, Tsunis has maintained a friendly relationship with President Biden over the past 20 years.

Why is all this important? Because in case of a crisis, Tsunis can pick up the phone and talk to them. Something, of course, that no ordinary career diplomat can do.


On April 4, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the U.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Fire Breaks Out at Apartment Building Near the Offices of TNH (Vid & Pics)

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – A fire broke out in an apartment building about a block from the offices of The National Herald in Long Island City on February 21.

NEW YORK - Charles H. Dallara, the former Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and a central figure in the 2012 restructuring of Greece's debt, has penned what Nick Gage describes as a "riveting narrative" of those tumultuous times.

CULVER CITY, Calif — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers.

XINJIANG  - Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners.

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's legendary ability to raise massive sums of political cash may be on a collision course with a new and unpleasant reality.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.