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Entries from May 2009

Syria: no Israel talks without guarantees

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics

Al Jazeera and Reuters both reporting on Walid Muallem’s press conference. Reuters – Israel talks offer useless without Golan: Khaled Yacoub Oweis “Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Friday resuming peace talks with Israel would be useless without a commitment by the Jewish state to withdraw from the Golan Heights.” Al Jazeera – Syria rejects Israel […]

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The Israeli spy ring – the Hariri connection

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

Hizbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah says some of the Israeli spies caught in Lebanon have admitted being responsible for the assassinations. Since 2004 Lebanon has been rocked by a series of political killings – mostly car bombs. The most serious, of course, was the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri in February 2005. Anyone convicted […]

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Israel forced to remove occupation propaganda in London

May 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics

Israel has been forced to remove posters which showed the Syrian Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza as part of Israel. The obscene images were displayed on the London Underground. The Syrian Embassy and Palestine Solidarity Campaign told Transport for London about the illegality of promoting tourism in the three occupied territories. Syria called the […]

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Getting Syrian children back to school

May 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments · Culture

An interesting piece from the IWPR about the Food for Education scheme. Many rural Syrian children don’t go to school, because their families need them to work. This creates a vicious-cycle of illiteracy – the kids never get educated, and so they won’t be able to teach their children in 20 years time, and their […]

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Seven Jewish Children

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

Brainwashing the children of Israel. Caryl Churchill’s play was performed in London during the Gaza War. “Tell her [the Gazans are] animals living in rubble now.”  This provoked a furious outcry from other members of the Jewish community, who created a response called Seven Other Children. The pro-Israel attack dog Melanie Phillips makes the scandalous accusation that the […]

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Now Israel wants to talk to Syria

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

What on earth is Benyamin Netanyahu playing at? First he doesn’t want peace talks with Syria, then Shimon Peres does, and now Netanyahu changes his mind – while his fascist Foreign Minister refuses to go along with him. Israeli foreign policy is in chaos. They don’t know what they want. But today, it seems, they […]

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Michel Kilo released

May 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Politics

Syrian opposition activist Michel Kilo has been released from prison. He was sentenced for three years in 2007 for leading the Beirut-Damascus Declaration – a document which called for major reforms in Syria. Kilo was critical of Syria’s role in Lebanon pre-2005 and angry at the collapse in Syrian-Lebanese relations after the Hariri killing. He […]

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MICHEL KILO RELEASED

May 19th, 2009 · No Comments · BREAKING NEWS

More follows…

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Israel as a “Jewish state”

May 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

I haven’t seen the case against Israel’s “Jewish state” claim put so eloquently for a long time: “Netanyahu wants the Palestinians to acknowledge that Israel is a “Jewish state.” I don’t understand this demand. Israel is not a Jewish state, it is a multi-cultural state, with about half a million non-Jewish Russians and Ukrainians and […]

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Lebanese spies flee to Israel

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Lebanon

Two Lebanese spies have fled across the southern border to Israel. Elie Maroun Hayek escaped at dawn with his wife and three sons, plus another man – also thought to be a spy. The family lived in Qolayaa, ten kilometers from the border. The fled amid a crackdown by Lebanese authorities on a massive Israeli spy […]

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