Syria News Wire

Syria News Wire header image 4

Entries from January 2009

Ceasefire – this means nothing

January 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Israel has taken the bold move of unilaterally declaring a ceasefire. It is the side that wants peace. How dare this belligerent war-mongering UN resolution-breaking state paint itself in this way. But through an incredibly clever move, that is what it has just done. Israel has killed 2000 and injured 6000, Hamas has killed 7 people (the […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

UN accuses Israel of war crimes

January 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Finally. UNRWA, the UN aid agency still operating in Gaza, has set the wheels in motion for an international investigation into Israel’s alleged war crimes. It follows another Israeli bombing of a UN school in Gaza – 2 are dead. This adds to a growing list of crimes against the United Nations – 2 UN […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Dying for peace in Gaza

January 15th, 2009 · 17 Comments · Uncategorized

Spot the irony in the BBC headline. It reminds me of an Italian chant during the demonstrations before the Iraq war: “bombing for peace is like f***ing for virginity”. Gaza pounded amid push for truce. Who exactly is pushing for a truce? The same Ehud Olmert who let his Air Force bomb the building housing […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Bashar and Asma demand Gaza ceasefire – TV interviews

January 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

  Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his wife Asma have being doing the rounds, calling for a ceasefire. Bashar talks to the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen here. And Asma does one of her first broadcast interviews – this one is with CNN’s greasy-haired Cal Perry here. She appears nervous at times, but powerful in her own […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

We are one

January 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The Syrian blogosphere has become one. I don’t mean that in the usual ‘campaigning’ way. I mean, we all sound the same. We have lost our identity, our unique styles, our idiosyncrasies. We just have one focus: Gaza. Almost every single post I have read is in some way linked to the massacre. Others are […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Shame, shame, shame on you Arab World

January 14th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

The pathetic Arabs can’t even be bothered to attend an emergency Arab League summit to discuss the massacre in Gaza. You useless, irresponsible, self-serving, collaborating, shameless lame-ducks. Have you given up even pretending to represent us? Not that a conference would have done much good anyway – but it’s the LEAST you can do. No, […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Biggest aid convoy to Gaza leaves Damascus – and Red Crescent protest

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Red Crescent volunteers have marched in a silent protest in Damascus. They took an official protest note to the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) office, about Israel’s daily breaches of international law. They also continued their vital aid work, which is having a direct impact on the people of Gaza. The biggest convoy yet […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Double the Arab killing, half the Israeli danger

January 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

952 Palestinians killed (one-third children, at least half civilians), 4200 injured – in 18 days. 13 Israelis killed (3 civilians, most of the soldiers killed by their own side). And that is in 18 days.   Compare that with the war on Lebanon in 2006: 1191 Lebanese and Palestinians killed, 4409 injured. 162 Israelis killed. […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Jews against the Gaza Massacre – part 2

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Thanks to Omar in Canada for this: Jews in Canada have been very vocal in their opposition to the war.  I have shown some pictures of Jews opposing the war in recent demonstrations on Toronto. Several Jewish women occupied the Israeli consulate in Toronto several days ago, leading to their arrest. The CBC wesbite featured […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

UN Secretary-General coming to Syria this week

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ban Ki-Moon is coming to Syria this Thursday or Friday. He has just said he is outraged Israel is still attacking Gaza, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire last Friday (that means Israel is now in breach of another international law). “In the name of humanity and international law, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: