The following video is provided as a history lesson on the Assyrian culture. I thought it may be helpful to understand some of the history of different cultures as Israel was involved with different cultures throughout its history and still is. Study the Bible and do a search for Assyria and you will find in the King James Version of the Bible that there are 108 verses with 118 references to the word Assyria.
The Assyrians of today are the descendants of the ancient Assyrian people, one of the earliest civilizations emerging in the Middle East, and have a history spanning over 6763 years. Assyrians are not Arabian or Arabs, we are not Kurdish, our religion is not Islam. The Assyrians are Christian, with our own unique language, culture and heritage. Although the Assyrian empire ended in 612 B.C., history is replete with recorded details of the continuous presence of the Assyrian people till the present time. Assyria, the land of the indigenous Assyrians, was partitioned after World War I by the victorious Allies, and is currently under occupation by Kurds, Turks, Arabs and Persians.