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  • Assad: Syrian army can handle Israel

    May 8, 2013 | 8:22 am

    Syria's army is ready to deal with Israel, Syrian President Bashar Assad told an Iranian official on Syrian state television.

    "The Syrian people and its army, who have made important achievements by fighting terrorist and Takfiri groups, are capable of confronting Israel's...

  • U.N. chief ‘deplores’ Syria border clashes

    April 9, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he deplores the cross-border shootings from Syria into Turkey and Lebanon ahead of a ceasefire deadline in the yearlong conflict that has pushed Syria to the brink of civil war.

    Turkey said two officials working in a refugee camp...

  • Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syrian revolt

    February 24, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas turned publicly against their long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Friday, endorsing the revolt aimed at overthrowing his dynastic rule.

    The policy shift deprives Assad of one of his few remaining Sunni Muslim...

  • Opinion: Don’t confuse Assad and Gadhafi

    August 31, 2011 | 10:44 am

    Think kiwis and kumquats. While it is true that they are both fruits, the similarities between them end right about there. So, too, the similarities between Libya and Syria.

    There are no significant parallels that can be extrapolated from the overthrow in Libya to the unrest and...

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  • AJC, ADL press U.N. for firmer action against Syria

    August 4, 2011 | 11:38 am

    A U.N. Security Council statement condemning Syria’s crackdown on dissidents was inadequate, the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League said.

    In its statement Wednesday, the United Nations condemned the “widespread violations of human rights and the use of force...

  • Presidents Conference’s Hoenlein, Assad meet in Damascus

    January 3, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

    Hoenlein said the meeting Monday was at the invitation of Syria and not, as had been reported originally by the...

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