Aram Khalloul, son of founder and head of Israeli Christian Aramaic Association, dies of cancer

KFAR BAR’AM, Israel — Aram Khalloul, the son of founder and head of the Israeli Christian Aramaic Association Shadi Khalloul, passed away yesterday after a long fight with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, reports the Philos Project on Twitter.

Aram was diagnosed in 2020 with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiformae, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer with a grim prognosis. Doctors said Aram had a year or two to live. Unfortunately, the disease has now proven fatal to Aram. Our chief editor and news desk wish the Khalloul family strength and peace in the face of their immense loss.

Aram was laid to rest yesterday, Tuesday, 7 February 2023.

Aram’s father Shadi Khalloul is the head of the Israeli Christian Aramaic Association, a non-profit advocacy organization that has strongly lobbied for the 2014 official recognition of the Aramean nationality in Israel. His organization advocates for the rights of Christians and Syriac-Maronites in Israel and works to strengthen their identity and the position of the Syriac (Aramaic) language.

Shadi Khalloul is an Advocacy Fellow of the American Christian non-governmental organization Philos Project.