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  • Must Read, January 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 12, 2012 | 1:39 am

    Five Reasons Not to Attack Iran

    Writing in The Diplomat, Adam B. Lowther of the U.S. Air Force’s Air University presents his own reasons why the United States should think again before launching any kind of military assault on Iran.

    “Iran possesses what is likely the most...

  • Israel prepares for fall of Assad, Syria refugees

    January 10, 2012 | 8:47 am

    Israel is making preparations for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a flood of refugees from his minority Alawite sect into the Golan Heights, Israel’s military chief told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

    “Assad cannot continue to hold onto power,” a committee...

  • Embattled Assad to make speech on ‘internal issue’

    January 9, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    Syria’s President Bashar Assad, locked in a violent struggle against a wave of unrest, is to make a speech on Tuesday on “the internal issue and international and regional developments,” state media said.

    The SANA news agency gave no further details. Assad, whose forces are accused...

  • Interior Minister: Suicide bomb kills 26 in Syria

    January 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

    A suicide bomber killed 26 people and wounded 63 in Damascus on Friday, Syria’s interior minister said, vowing an “iron fist” response to the carnage in the heart of the Syrian capital after similar attacks two weeks ago.

    The blast came two days before an Arab League committee was...

  • Holiday Card Etiquette

    By Julia Bendis

    December 23, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    When you receive your first holiday card, you realize that you’re officially in the holiday season, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday card nightmare”.  As we enter the holidays, we also enter the awkward holiday greeting card etiquette.  The other day a long-time friend asked me...

  • White House warning: Assad must end crackdown or face ‘additional steps’

    December 21, 2011 | 10:54 am

    The Obama administration warned that the international community will take “additional steps” to pressure Syria’s rulers to end their crackdown unless they agree to the full withdrawal of forces from residential areas.

    The statement issued Wednesday by the White House, reiterating...

  • Hamas reportedly leaving Damascus

    December 8, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Hamas is reportedly thinning its ranks in Damascus as pan-Arab pressure builds on the Syrian regime.

    Diplomats said this week that the Palestinian Islamist group, which has long had its headquarters in the Syrian capital, has been quietly relocating staff to Gaza following the Arab...

  • Hezbollah building up weapons in Lebanon, leader says

    December 6, 2011 | 10:09 am

    The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, whose backers Syria and Iran are at the center of heightened regional tension, made a rare public appearance on Tuesday marking the Shi’ite Muslim festival of Ashura and said his group was building up its arsenal.

    Surrounded by armed bodyguards,...

  • UN: Syria in state of civil war, death toll 4,000

    December 1, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    Syria is in a state of civil war with more than 4,000 dead and increasing numbers of soldiers taking up arms against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the top U.N. human rights official said Thursday.

    “We are placing the figure at 4,000, but really the reliable...

  • Arab League cracks down on Syria

    December 1, 2011 | 10:21 am

    The Arab League stepped up sanctions against Syria over its violent suppression of a popular revolt.

    The Cairo-based umbrella group of Arab countries, which last month expelled Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, announced a travel ban Thursday against 17 Syrian VIPs. Assad...

  • Analysis: Syria’s Assad seen ignoring Gadhafi’s fate

    November 21, 2011 | 11:42 am

    The chilling spectacle of Muammar Gadhafi’s brutal end last month and the capture of his son Saif Islam this week, far from deterring Bashar Assad, seem to have energized him into redoubling his efforts to crush Syria’s eight-month rebellion.

    As the Arab League intensified Assad’s...

  • Is Syria next?

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 2, 2011 | 3:37 pm


  • Syria: Deal reached with Arab League on unrest

    November 1, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Syria said on Tuesday it had reached a deal with an Arab League committee tasked with finding a way to end seven months of unrest and starting a dialogue between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents.

    State media reported the deal, without giving details, saying an official...

  • The Arab Spring and Iraq

    October 26, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    The Arab Spring, as a moniker for the revolution that seemed about to sweep the Middle East earlier this year, has given way to far less cheerful seasonal metaphors — from long, hot summer to dark, dismal winter. In Egypt, where “people power” toppled Hosni Mubarak’s corrupt...

  • Opinion: Is Assad next?

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    October 25, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Bashar Assad must have felt a chill when he saw the pictures of Muamar GadHafi’s final moments and knowing that Syrian crowds were chanting, “Assad is next.”

    There are differences between the uprisings in Libya and Syria, but the outcome will be the same: one more tyrant...

  • Opinion: Syrians want Assad to go

    October 19, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    The cycle of protests followed by increasingly violent military crackdowns in Syria has resulted in approximately 3,000 dead and more than 10,000 arrests. While the United States and its allies reacted with relative swiftness in calling for regime change in Cairo, Tripoli and Tunis,...

  • Israel wants peace - friend request pending [VIDEO]

    September 20, 2011 | 12:39 pm

  • Opinion: Israelis watch ‘Arab Spring,’ with fingers crossed

    September 2, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Since Dec. 18, 2010, when the first rebellion in the Middle East erupted in Tunisia — causing a chain reaction called the Arab Spring — Israelis were following the unfolding events with perplexity. Watching the masses in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria chanting “The...

  • 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...

  • Syrian protesters chant “Bye Gadhafi, Bashar next”

    August 25, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Syrian protesters chanted “Bye, bye Gadhafi, Bashar your turn is coming” overnight, but President Bashar al-Assad showed few signs of cracking after months of demonstrations and his forces raided an eastern tribal region again on Thursday.

    The new chant, inspired by the apparent...

  • Cheney: I wanted to bomb Syrian reactor in 2007

    August 25, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Dick Cheney urged former President George W. Bush to bomb Syria, according to the former Vice President’s new memoir.

    According to the New York Times, which obtained an advance copy of the new book “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” Cheney advised Bush to bomb a...

  • Heroes of the Arab Spring

    By Rob Eshman

    August 24, 2011 | 3:27 pm

    A journalist with family in Syria told me there’s a joke going around that country these days.

    “Why don’t women in Damascus have to wear a veil?”

    “Because there’s no men there.”

    In cities and towns throughout Syria, ordinary, unarmed citizens are protesting the...

  • After Gadhafi’s fall in Libya, is Syria’s Assad next?

    August 23, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    He was the Arab world’s most quixotic leader.

    During the Reagan era, he was Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Later, after his apparent cooperation in dismantling nonconventional weapons, he became an ally to President George W. Bush’s administration in the war on...

  • Report: Iran cuts Hamas funds over Syria

    August 22, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Iran reportedly has withdrawn some funding from Hamas over the Gaza terrorist group’s refusal to hold rallies supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Reuters cited diplomatic sources claiming that intelligence briefings show that Iran has cut its funding to Hamas over the last two...

  • Renewed Middle East violence: It’s Iran stupid!

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 22, 2011 | 7:31 am

    The last week has seen an upsurge of violence and terrorism in the Middle East with Syrian forces continuing to kill innocent civilians in Syria, mass suicide bombings in Iraq and terrorists in Gaza continuing to randomly launch rockets into southern cities in Israel. Many news...

  • Obama tells Assad to ‘step aside’

    August 18, 2011 | 10:17 am

    President Obama has called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign in the wake of attacks by his government that have killed thousands.

    “For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside,” Obama said in a written statement Thursday morning.

  • Clinton urges world cut economic ties with Syria

    August 12, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Syria would be better off without Assad, and called on nations that buy oil or sell arms to Syria to cut those ties.

    “We urge those countries still buying Syrian oil or gas, those countries still sending Assad weapons,...

  • White House: Syria would be a better place without Assad

    August 11, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    President Barack Obama emphasized his deep concern about the Syrian government’s use of violence against civilians in a phone call Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, the White House said.

    The two leaders agreed that the bloodshed must immediately end, the White...

  • Susan Rice: Syria ‘better off’ without Assad

    August 10, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, offered the strongest sign yet that the Obama administration is seeking the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    “Syria would be better off without Assad,” Rice said in a Twitter post Wednesday. “He’s lost his legitimacy.”


  • 30 reported dead in Syria even as Turkey joins global condemnation of Assad regime

    August 9, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Syrian forces killed at least 30 civilians in tank assaults on Tuesday and moved into a town near the Turkish border, activists and witnesses said, even as Turkey’s foreign minister pressed President Bashar Assad to halt assaults on protests against his rule.

    The Syrian National...

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