Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

 

Can you cry for your enemy?

editor 27 May 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. Have you ever felt sick to your stomach? I mean that in a very literal sense. My throat feels clogged, my eyes are stinging. I almost can’t breathe. I’m not being dramatic. My son sits there reading from the computer and asks me if I had heard this news? He uses a Hebrew word, but I don’t recognize it. “Meesrepha” – “srepha” is a fire. I tell him I don’t know what that is, already feeling pressure inside. I can tell it’s bad from his face. “It’s what they used in the Holocaust,” he says, “to burn the bodies.” (more…)

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Bright Days and Dark Days

editor 21 April 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. For many in Israel, it has been a week of vacation, celebrating a holiday that starts off with a lot of work and then melts down to good food, good rest, good times with family. But interwoven in the good of the last week, there have been underlying elements of darkness that make me nervous. I’ve been watching the situation in North Korea and Syria. It takes so little to start a war, and so much to stop one and the people who suffer most are rarely those who press the Start button. (more…)

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How Iran Enables Syria’s Chemical Warfare Against Civilians

editor 19 April 2017

By Benjamin Weinthal.. The 59 Tomahawk missiles the US fired at the Shayrat Air Base served to punish dictator Bashar Assad for his use of chemical weapons against civilians. The strikes on April 6 also helped shine a spotlight on Iran’s role in Assad’s repeated use of nerve agents, because the mullahs’ Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were at Shayrat. What the rapid-fire news cycle didn’t say early this month was that Tehran and Damascus jump-started a program to develop a sophisticated Syrian chemicals arsenal as early as 2004. (more…)

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Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad

editor 8 December 2016

By Anne Barnard.. BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, flush with pivotal battlefield gains and bolstered by support from Iran and Russia, is finding itself the beneficiary of an evolving regional realignment spurred by the war in SyriaEgypt and Turkey, countries that were once vocal opponents of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, have, to varying degrees, softened their positions. Egypt, the region’s most populous Sunni country and wary of Iran’s Shiite theocracy, has made its tacit, increasing support of the Syrian government public for the first time. And Turkey, a Sunni regional power, is reshaping the Syrian battlefield by edging closer to Russia and dampening its longtime support for rebels fighting Mr. Assad. [Photo top right:A ruined building Friday in Talbiseh, Homs Province. The Arabic graffiti reads, “From Homs, Save Aleppo.” Bombing has escalated in Syria in recent weeks. Credit Mahmoud Taha/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images] (more…)

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As Syria burns, the United Nations again bashes … Israel

editor 8 December 2016

By Post Editorial Board.. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault this week called the bloodshed in Syria, where Bashar al-Assad is butchering civilians, “a descent into Hell” and demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. British Prime Minister Theresa May called the situation “horrific.” The Security Council didn’t act — but the UN General Assembly managed to pass six resolutions targeting Israel. [Photo top right: Syria. Photo: AP] (more…)

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The “Other” Palestinians

editor 3 September 2016

By Khaled Abu Toameh.. Nearly 3,500 Palestinians have been killed in Syria since 2011. But because these Palestinians were killed by Arabs, and not Israelis, this fact is not news in the mainstream media or of interest to “human rights” forums. How many Western journalists have cared to inquire about the thirsty Palestinians of Yarmouk refugee camp [Photo top right], in Syria? Does anyone know that this camp has been without water supply for more than 720 days, and without electricity for the past three years? In June 2002, 112,000 Palestinians lived in Yarmouk. By the end of 2014, the population was down to less than 20,000. (more…)

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Today (August 24, 2016) Major Prophecy Was Fulfilled.

editor 31 August 2016

By Walid Shoebat.. Today (August 24, 2016) major prophecy was fulfilled. The date August 24th is prophetically significant for muslims worldwide sparking Islam’s caliphate empire and is why Turkey today sent a massive land invasion to Syria. What the western media is NOT telling you is that today, August 24th, is the birthday when the Ottomans sparked their takeover of the Middle East at the Battle of Dābiq, defeating the Mamluk Sultanate on August 24th 1516, near the town of Dabiq in Syria. (more…)

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Israeli food aid winds up in Syria

editor 1 July 2016

By Roi Kais.. Over the last few months, Israeli food aid has been reaching Syrian rebels fighting in the southern Qunietra region on the border with the Golan Heights. However, not all Syrians are happy with the aid from the ‘Zionist Entity’. Israeli produced food is showing up on the frontlines in Syria, and has been causing a firestorm in Arabic media and social media. (more…)

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World in Chaos, Israel Gets Singular Focus at UN Rights Body

editor 15 June 2016

By The Associated Press.. GENEVA — Wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen have killed hundreds of thousands of people. Enforced disappearances, torture and extremist attacks infringe on human rights worldwide. Tyrannical, autocratic leaders and their allies from Belarus to Burundi repel dissent with an iron fist. But while human rights abuses are legion in these troubled times, only one country has its record inspected at every single session of the United Nations Human Rights Council: Israel, over its policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. (more…)

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Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria

editor 7 May 2016

By Rowan Scarborough.. Iran has begun to ask its teenage boys to volunteer to fight in Syria in a sign the hard-line Islamic regime’s military is suffering rising casualties in the five-year war and needs a morale boost, an opposition group says. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) released a translated video it says was produced by the Tehran’s Bassij Music House and was shown over several days on state-run television this month(April, 2016). (more…)

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