17 Nov

History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria

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Driven by a desire to keep the vast oil reserves in hands friendly to the United States, a wish to keep out potential rivals (such as the Soviet Union), opposition to neutrality in the cold war, and domestic political considerations, the United States has compiled a record of tragedy in the Middle East. Medical facilities and personnel are being targeted by Russia and Syrian missiles and barrel bombs to make survival impossible.

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16 Nov

ISIS: Race to Armageddon

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The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura described the deal as a “window of opportunity”, and said he would discuss with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon when stalled political negotiations can restart. An onlooker warned him to be careful to avoid further injuring the child: “He’s crying – go slowly, go slowly!” And then the little boy... AMMAN, Jordan -- Two Spanish journalists taken hostage in Syria more than six months ago have been freed, their newspaper said. The Jewish community of Hebron ceased to exist when its surviving members left for Jerusalem.

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16 Nov

Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880 (Littman Library of

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However this is nothing like Iran and no ultra-conservative dress is required or enforced. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. Egypt’s refusal to enter MEDO and Syria’s opposition to it doomed it to failure. It was also a place of profound peace, where Sunni and Shiite Muslim residents, along with their Christian neighbors, forged a pact early in the war to avoid the sectarian conflict ripping their country apart. “We decided that even if the mountains around us were exploding with fighting, we would not go to war,” Mahmoud Diab, a Sunni imam, told Newsweek in 2012. “It’s a sectarian war, but the fact is, there is no war here in Maaloula.

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16 Nov

Lebanon and the Uprising in Syria: Issue for Congress

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What role is the US playing in Syria and why? The US' public position on Syria has been widely circulated and is well known by now. "We don't want to take actions that would contribute to the further militarization of Syria because that could take the country down a dangerous path," White House press secretary Jay Carney said. "But we don't rule out additional measures if the international community should wait too long and not take the kind of action that needs to be taken." This explains the forcible displacement of Sunnis from parts of Western Syria and the savagery with which Russia and its allies have pursued their campaign to seize full control of Aleppo.

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16 Nov

Travels Through Cyprus, Syria, and Palestine; with a General

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Northern Mesopotamia receives enough rainfall to grow grain crops, while southern Mesopotamia receives virtually no rain, so agriculture there depended on extensive networks of irrigation canals. Francis urged Middle Eastern governments and authorities to protect Christian minorities from violence. "The Bishop of Rome [the Pope] will not rest as long as there are men and women, of any religion, affected in their dignity, deprived of life's basic necessities, robbed of a future, forced to the status of refugees and asylum-seekers. "We won't resign ourselves to a Middle East without Christians," Francis said.

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16 Nov

Egypt and Syria

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These taxies stop at military check points along the way, so have your passport ready. Three trends will make a nuclear Middle East even scarier: 1) technological improvements and miniaturization will make it easier to create and transfer small nuclear devices. 2) Climate change will aggravate water scarcity, which will only intensify generational conflicts in the Middle East. 3) Increasing technological interconnectedness will exacerbate sectarianism (as has been the case in Syria, where atrocities from the civil war are constantly recorded on video and shared, only further radicalizing the belligerents).

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16 Nov

The Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land: From

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S. and other nations are slated to hold another round of peace talks on Syria later this month. But, he said, “the main problem overall is that we still don’t have a clear, comprehensive strategy” to address the group’s expansion in Syria and Iraq while countering Assad, which he described as “the root cause” of the problem. Like Assad, many of the new members of the government belonged to the Alawite sect of Islam, which comprises about 11 percent of Syria's population.

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15 Nov

A Translation of the Syriac Peshito Version of the Psalms of

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On August 15, 1929, members of the Betar Jewish youth movement (a pre-state organization of the Revisionist Zionists) demonstrated and raised a Zionist flag over the Western Wall. A well-informed Istanbul source relates the report that before the last Turkish elections, Erdogan’s AKP received a “donation” of $10 billion from the Saudi monarchy, the heart of world jihadist Salafism under the strict fundamentalist cloak of Wahabism [ 4 ].

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15 Nov

Palestine Under the Moslems: A Description of Syria and the

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Even something as innocuous as the gathering of wild thyme (za‘tar), a basic element of Palestinian cuisine, was outlawed by Israeli military orders. The police force’s harsh crack down on some Palestinians (in an attempt to address internal differences and extremism) drew criticisms from the likes of Amnesty International and others. Government ceases to build for the future and manages each day as it can. Syria is south of Turkey and west of Iran and Iraq.

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15 Nov

Elements of Syriac grammar by an inductive method

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The goal must be a model in which protectionism gives way to openness, the reigns of commerce pass from the few to the many, and the economy generates jobs for the young. The violence in Syria has been supported from the outside with a view of taking advantage of the internal tensions... New constitutions and laws that better guarantee human rights have been adopted. Nonetheless, it is greatly influenced by the majority religion of Islam (90% of the population, split between 74% Sunni Muslim and 16% other Muslim, Alawites and Druze).

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