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  • Syria rebels: Chemical attack killed hundreds

    August 21, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Syria's opposition accused President Bashar Assad's forces of gassing many hundreds of people — by one report as many as 1,300 — on Wednesday in what would, if confirmed, be the world's worst chemical weapons attack in decades.

    Western and regional countries called for U.N....

  • Syrian rebels increasingly frustrated

    May 6, 2013 | 11:01 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Gazing out at the rubble which was all that remained of a four story apartment complex in the city of Azaz just south of the Turkish border, 41 year old bricklayer Khalid Jaza’iri did not see much to be optimistic about. 

    “The...

  • Did Bashar Assad use chemical weapons?

    March 28, 2013 | 11:51 am

    Marea, Northern Syria — Ahmad Jabir gesticulated wildly when he heard the news. “This regime is crazy,” the 24 year old rebel fighter shouted. “When will the international community realize it will kill us all with gasses like the chemical weapons it fired today?”

    Throughout...

  • Syrian treated by IDF soldiers dies in Israeli hospital

    March 27, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    An injured Syrian treated by Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights border died in an Israeli hospital.

    The dead Syrian was one of seven treated on the border Wednesday morning, Israel's Channel 10 reported. Two were taken to an Israeli hospital. The rest were repatriated to Syria...

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  • U.N. curbs Golan patrols after peacekeepers seized, diplomats say

    March 14, 2013 | 7:54 am

    U.N. peacekeepers monitoring the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israel's Golan Heights have scaled back patrols after rebels detained 21 Filipino observers for three days last week, diplomats said on Thursday.

    The seizure of the unarmed observers highlighted the...

  • 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...

  • U.S. says Russia ‘waking up to reality’ on Syria

    December 13, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    The United States welcomed on Thursday a Russian admission that Syria's rebels may succeed in their drive to topple President Bashar Assad and called on Moscow to join efforts to manage a peaceful political transition.

    "We want to commend the Russian government for finally waking...

  • 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...

  • Anti-American fury sweeps Middle East over film

    September 14, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the Middle East after weekly prayers on Friday with protesters attacking U.S. embassies and burning American flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions.

    The obscure California-made film...

  • Obama warns Syria’s Assad chemical weapons a ‘red line’

    August 20, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    President Barack Obama bluntly warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday not to cross a “red line” by using chemical or biological weapons in his country’s bloody conflict and suggested that such action would prompt the United States to consider a military response.

    Pointing...

  • Syrian minister says gov’t will not use chemical weapons on rebels

    July 23, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Syria will only use its chemical weapons on threats from outside of the country, Syria’s Foreign Ministry said.

    Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday that the country’s chemical weapons are being guarded by the military, and that they would not be used against...

  • Bomb kills powerful Assad kin; battle in Damascus

    July 18, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    A bomber killed three of Bashar Assad’s top military officials on Wednesday - including his powerful brother-in-law - in a devastating blow to the Syrian leader’s inner circle as rebels closed in vowing to “liberate” the capital.

    Slain brother-in-law Assef Shawkat was one of the...

  • Concern grows over militant activity in Libya

    September 30, 2011 | 11:34 am

    As the dust settles after six months of fighting in Libya, U.S. officials are stepping up efforts to identify Islamic militants who might pose a threat in a post-Gadhafi power vacuum.

    U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence agencies have recently produced classified papers examining...

  • Gadhafi: "We will show no mercy and no pity to them"

    March 17, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    Muammar Gadhafi told Libyan rebels on Thursday his armed forces were coming to their capital Benghazi tonight and would not show any mercy to fighters who resisted them.

    In a radio address, he told Benghazi residents that soldiers would search every house in the city and people who had no arms had no reason to fear.

    “It’s over ... We are coming tonight,” he said. “You will come out from inside. Prepare yourselves from tonight. We will find you in your closets.”

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • At least 30 killed in Libya as Gadhafi forces fight to take back rebel-held town

    March 4, 2011 | 10:04 am

    The Libyan army staged a prolonged artillery barrage on the city of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, on Thursday, with residents saying more than 30 people have been killed.

    “There has been heavy shelling of Zawiyah by (Muammar) Gadhafi’s forces and we are hearing of many casualties,”...

  • Hybrid Jews

    By David Suissa

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jews are not a people suited for the status quo. We have a rebellious gene. We can't stand still.

    Look everywhere and you'll see signs of our restlessness.

    The Reform movement is debating whether it has gone too far in moving away from halacha (Jewish law). The Conservatives are...
  • The Spin on Spinoza—Rebel or Traitor?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity" by Rebecca Goldstein (Schoken, $19.95).

    In high school, I read and reread two fluent, erudite surveys of philosophy until the pages of the books fell to pieces. By the time the glue bindings cracked on Will Durant's "The...

  • It’s Passover Time Down Under, Mate

    By Linda Morel

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Because Australia is situated below the equator, its seasons rebel against the Jewish calendar. Our winter is their summer; our spring their fall. Although Passover's rituals and symbols resonate spring, the holiday is celebrated in autumn Down Under.

    "Passover begins just as the...