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  • Syria lost

    By Rob Eshman

    September 10, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    You know you live in a whacked world when you wake up one morning and read Nicholas Kristof wants war, AIPAC is throwing its full weight behind President Barack Obama, a man many of its delegates reviled a few years back, and that in a desperate search for answers, the media...

  • Syrian rebels blame Israel for attack on weapons cache

    July 9, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    Syrian rebels hinted that Israel was responsible for an attack on a naval barracks that destroyed advanced Russian missiles.

    A spokesman for the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council said the early morning attack on July 5 near the port of Latakia originated from long-range...

  • U.S. to give Syrian rebels medical, food aid, not arms

    February 28, 2013 | 10:09 am

    The United States said on Thursday it will for the first time give non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels and more than double its aid to Syria's civilian opposition, disappointing opponents of President Bashar Assad clamoring for Western weapons.

    The U.S. cast the aid as a way to...

  • Does anyone give a damn about Syria?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 18, 2013 | 9:28 am

    It’s hard to believe that every day the news reports have Syrians dying like flies and noone seems to give much of a damn. The report yesterday that 80 students were blown to smithereens was particularly galling. They were studying at their University in Aleppo when, apparently,...

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  • Is Syria bluffing on chemical weapons?

    December 6, 2012 | 10:20 am

    As rebel forces move closer to Damascus, there are reports of activity in Syrian chemical weapons sites, raising fears in the region that Syria could use those chemical weapons. NBC News reported that the Syrian army has loaded bombs with precursors of Sarin nerve gas which could...

  • Assad kept chemical weapons out of hands of extremists, Moshe Yaalon says

    December 5, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    Syrian President Bashar Assad responded to past warnings about the security of chemical weapons by taking steps to keep them out of the hands of militants, Israel's vice prime minister Moshe Yaalon said on Wednesday.

    Yaalon joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in making clear...

  • Syrian rebels arm Palestinians against Assad

    November 1, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Syrian rebels said on Wednesday they had begun arming sympathetic Palestinians to fight a pro-Assad faction in a Palestinian enclave in Damascus - a move which could fuel spiraling intra-Palestinian violence.

    Two rebel commanders told Reuters they expected their Palestinian...

  • October 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2012 | 1:58 am

    In-depth

    Erdogan, Sovereignty, and Israel

    Arsen Ostrovsky of Algemeiner calls the Turkish prime minister out on his anti-Israel hypocrisy following Turkey's strong reaction to mortar fire from Syria. 

    At the time of Israel’s response [in December 2008], Erdoğan unleashed a...

  • Were you surprised to learn that…? The Syria edition

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 17, 2012 | 7:51 am

    ‎This might be an occasional feature on Rosner’s Domain to which you can all contribute. So ‎here we go:‎
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    Were you surprised to learn that “Syrian Forces Widen Attacks as Cease-Fire Unravels”?‎
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    Were you surprised to learn that “Russia sends conflicting signals...

  • 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...