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Background

* Born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon, USA
* Health: Excellent
* Home Address: 221 8th Street, NE, Washington DC, 20002

* Languages: English, French, Russian, some Chinese

Education

* Fellow, Department of East Asian Legal Studies,

Harvard Law School USA

Post Doctoral Program in International Law,

Cambridge University, UK

The Hague Academy of International Law,

The Hague, Holland
1976

1974

Summers 1970-73

* Ph.D. (International Law and Economics)

The London School of Economics

PhD Thesis: "Pollution As A Problem In International Law"
1973

* M. Phil. (International Law and Economics),

University of London, London School of Economics 1972

* LLM (International Law)

University of London, London School of Economics 1969

* JD (Juris Doctor) LLB
* Boston University Law School

1968

* MA Literature,

Harvard University

* BA in History and Government,

Boston University

* Milwaukie Union High School
* Milwaukie Grammar School





Employment

* Founder and Acting Director, Sabra Shatila Memorial Scholarship Program and Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

2007-8

* Founder and Director, Welcome Orchards,

La Plata, Maryland, USA 2000-2005

* Director, Lamont Properties

Real Estate Development Firm, Washington DC 1982-2004

* Co-Founder and Chair, Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace

1982-2008

* Assistant Council, United States Congress,

House Judiciary Committee, Washington DC 1980-88

* Associate Professor of International Law,

Northwestern College of Law, Portland, Oregon 1975-76

* Staff Attorney, Pozzi, Wilson and Atchison Law Office,

Portland, Oregon 1975-76

* Lecturer in International Law and Relations,

University of London 1973-74

* Overseas Director, American Heritage Association

(An association of 11 American universities operating Study Abroad Programs in England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy),

London, England
1970-74

* Teacher, Boston Public Schools During Law School



* Legislative Assistant, United States Senate,

Summer Employment during Undergraduate and Law School


Publications

* Over seventy op-ed pieces in various newspapers and journals; frequent contributor to Middle East International and Counterpunch



* Hezbollah: A Brief Guide For Beginners (in preparation)

2008

* Louisa's Story: Christmas in Bethlehem (in preparation)

2008

* The Price We Pay: A Quarter Century of Israel's Use of America's Weapons in Lebanon (Lamont Press)

2007

* Israel's War In Lebanon: Eyewitness Chronicles of the Invasion and Occupation, South End Press, First Printing

1984

* International Legal Responsibility for the Sabra-Shatila Massacre, Imp. TIPE: 42, Rue Lebour 93100 Montreuil, Paris, France

1983

* Pollution As A Problem In International Law,

PhD Thesis, London School of Economics,

Published by the University of London

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Social Control is emerging as ISIS (Da'ish) motive for erasing our Cultural Heritage in Syria This observer submits that there is a forth and even more sinister reason that has not been much considered with respect to the Islamic State brand, which admittedly is an ambitious and seductive vision that has proven to be a fairly major social media success, that the destruction and looting of our heritage underpins an intricate scaffolding of intense micro-managed social control over its captive populations.

Friday, November 20, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Political Salafism has failed Lebanon's Palestinians. Can Jihadist Salafism succeed? Those who claim to want to preserve the relative quietude in the Palestinian camps here would do well to resist ISIS in a concrete form. One of the most effective ways would be by using their political power positively by taking 90 minutes in Parliament to grant Palestinians in Lebanon the six decade overdue most elementary civil rights to work and to own a home

Friday, November 13, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Sunni-Shia bellum sanctum returns to Hezbollah's security zone All are victims of the 6 p.m. rush hour terrorist bombings in Hezbollah's security zone on 11/12/2015 that targeted civilians who were shopping at street markets or gathering at the local Husseiniyeh (Mosque) for the fourth of the five daily prayers, Salat al-Magrib, held in the early evening just after sunset.

Citadel of Damascus Thursday, October 29, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Syria's 'Monument Citizens' taking risks saving the future of our past "From an archaeologist's vantage point, all the major players in Syria's proxy war are but a blip on history's radar. Islamist fundamentalists, even superpowers like Russia and the United States are newcomers compared even to the youngest monuments in Syria." I believe most Syrians would agree.

Vladimir Putin aka "Abu Ali Putin" Friday, October 16, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Has Russia become Iran's 'Senior Partner" in Syria as "Abu Ali Putin!" fervor spreads? There are rumors among journalists here that Russian President, aka "Abu Ali Putin" will soon pay a visit to Damascus to discuss a "political solution" and assure the region that his country is back and can be trusted to keep its word.

Thursday, October 8, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why a US Congressional Special Investigative Committee (CSIC) must be created to investigate the MSF hospital bombing The Pentagon and Afghan claims via their spokespersons that the investigation is continuing and they can't say when it will be completed, don't wash. The Pentagon knows right now what happened and should come clean. It's time to present the full truth and not just their preferred partial version.

Palmyra early May 2015. Before the arrival of Da'ish (ISIS). As of early October 2015 it is not known precisely what has Wednesday, September 30, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Confronting 'looting to order' and 'cultural racketeering' in Syria will help salvage our endangered heritage. Let's do One of the many gut-wrenching dimensions of the soon to be five-year Syrian crisis is that whenever one surveys the conflict on the ground and concludes that the maelstrom can't possibly get any worse, it plummets deeper into the abyss. The condition of people in Syria has never been worse in modern time

University Art Students Friday, September 25, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How AIPAC-OFAC are working to maintain sanctions targeting Iran and her students Meanwhile, AIPAC is arranging for a new version of a 2012 Federal Law (H.R. 1905) to be submitted to Congress. The new version will exclude Iranian students from being able to receive a U.S. student visa to study in America if the student is seeking to participate in higher education in preparation for a career in Iran's petroleum, natural gas, nuclear energy, nuclear science, or any related nuclear engineering fields."

Refugees on the move. Wednesday, September 16, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
33 years after Sabra-Shatila, Takfiri plans for "Intifada!" waft in Lebanon's camps Lebanon's politicians generally do not want this and neither does Da'ish (ISIS). Both groups seek to keep the Palestinian's in Lebanon oppressed for their own political advantage. Eschewing justice and elementary civil rights is subverting peace in this region and one may be sure that the "terrorist-takfiri" are today manipulating this reality in Lebanon's camps.

Embassy gates Tehran Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's time to re-open the American and Iranian embassies and promote reconciliation The rationale for opening both Iran's and America's embassies is compelling and goes back to the reasons for The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 of which 190 countries are signatories. Embassies contribute to the achievement of international peace and security and facilitate the work, cultural exchanges, business, travel, and development of both countries.

Temple_of_Baal-Shamin_in_Palmyra_2010.jpg: Temple of Baal-Shamin in Palmyra 2010 Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Daesh (ISIS) Heritage Destruction in Syria is a War Crime and Crime against Humanity. The UN must consider R2P Time is quickly running out for all of us to answer Kofi Annan's question and if we reply in the affirmative, to petition our governments and the UN to create a highly mobile, competent, short tethered wide international participation coalition force of fixed duration, perhaps subject to 90-day UN renewal, and to act on our shared international responsibility to preserve and protect Syria's Endangered Heritage.

Scholar al-Assad was proud of his role in hiding Syrian treasures from would-be looters during the current crisis and of Friday, August 21, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two more 'EverySyrian' heroes murdered while protecting our shared cultural heritage As a nephew of Mr. Assad explained yesterday from Palmyra via Skype, "After holding and torturing my uncle for three weeks, Da'ish realized that he knew nothing about where the Museum treasures had been hidden or if he did, as they suspected, that my uncle would say nothing." They therefore decapitated the octogenarian.

The freed Nuns of Ma'loula temporarily working at St. George Monastary at the entrance of Wadi al Nasara waitng to retur Sunday, August 9, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria This observer is of the opinion that the current suffering and atrocities being committed against Christians in Syria will not break the will of Al Wadi Nasera, the Valley of the Christians. Rather, it will fortify their resolution and beliefs in the New Testament. I agree with the sages whom I have met among this close-knit, vital, highly educated,family community that the future of the Christians in this great country.

"¬čAn American visitor and his guide Jesus (Issa) with the the 1,700 year old door of St. Trecla, which was stolen on   Friday, July 31, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Return to Ma'loula But there is good news from this incomparable community. The group of 13 nuns abducted by Jabhat al Nusra Islamic rebels who have been freed in a prisoner exchange are they now regularly visiting Ma'loula to help restore the Nunnery and St. Teccla Monastery as well as the orphanage that they operate.

Every Palestinian refugee is invested at birth with the Full Right of R Friday, July 10, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Noose is Tightening Around Syria's Palestinians Every Palestinian refugee on earth from the Nakba or Naksa and her offspring is invested at birth with the Full Right of Return and this right is inalienable and cannot to ceded, relinquished, bargained away or abolished by political leaders, neither by PA officials negotiating with the Zionist apartheid regime or by anyone else. A Palestinians Full Right of Return is individual and vested in perpetuity--at birth.

Syrian boys, whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, Friday, July 3, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"If Da'ish (ISIS) doesn't liberate Palestine who will?" In the early days of the crisis in Syria, many Palestinians fleeing to Lebanon quickly returned to their fate in Syria when they saw the conditions in Lebanon's camps. But as the fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces intensified in Damascus, they became trapped, alongside their fellow Palestinians in Lebanon sinking ever deeply into dire poverty.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Palmyra Update: What will remain after Eid al-Fitr? The year, the date is unusually important to many for other reasons. According to Da'ish (ISIS) members and even a spokesman, who seem increasingly willing to discuss their seemingly inextricably intertwined religious-political views with confessed heretics like this observer, Ramadan requires a month of accelerated attacks on Islam's enemies.

Da'ish Friday, June 19, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why are so many Sunni Muslims in Lebanon switching to Da'ish (ISIS)? The IS vision is working as Da'ish metastasizes in Lebanon and in much of this region. A new political power chapter has arrived here of which the latest events in Yemen are only the most recent, but surely not the final, example. It is not anymore a question of whether or when Da'ish and/or al Nusra will activate their sleeper cells in Lebanon. They already have.

Friday, June 5, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Israel signals it may destroy Hezbollah this summer-and include Iran as a twofer Congress is being advised that in Lebanon the rhetoric of Hezbollah's Secretary-General is wearing thin and becoming shopworn with jokes in Lebanon's media and even in Shia areas about the coming Divine Defeat.

Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria Friday, May 29, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Da'ish (ISIS) open to a deal on Palmyra? Meanwhile, it is worthwhile to bear in mind UN Resolution 2199 adopted by the Security Council on February 12th, 2015, stating "that countries ensure that their nationals and those in their territories not make assets or economic resources available to ISIL (Da;ish) and related terrorist groups " and "Condemning the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria, particularly by ISIL (Da'ish) and the Al-Nusrah Front".

United Nation Plaza Thursday, May 21, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Battle to save Palmyra shifts to the UN The ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) has been in existence for 30 centuries, and is one of the world's most cherished archeological and cultural heritage sites. Will it be cease to exist during the next 30 days?

Temple of Baal at Palmyra, Syria. Monday, May 18, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We can still save Palmyra (Tadmur) but we must move fast The exists ample international customary law and international conventions in force, including Chapter 7 of the UN Charter that allows and even calls for action on the facts of the Palmyra emergency. The UN Security Council has the resources and the responsibility to act and its 15 member states must not veto a resolution that is expected to be submitted this coming week to save Palmyra.

Preserving and Protecting trains for culture Friday, May 15, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Protecting & Restoring Syria's Trains as Part of Her Cultural Heritage One barely teenage Da'ish (ISIS) tryout, deselected when he lied to recruiters about his real age which was 13, explained to this observer recently that in the for sure to be established Caliphate, camels, donkeys and horses, and other 7th century modes of transportation should be required via fatwa in order to render us all more religious and nearer to what he imagines Allah would really want us to be.

Sunday, May 10, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Return to Yarmouk Martyr's Day A Syrian army commander, headquartered on the edge of Yarmouk advised this observer on 6/7/2015 that the Syrian government and UNWRA will relocate hundreds of recently escaped camp residents to secured housing in the coming week.

Beyrouth Sunday, May 3, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Lebanese Allies Open the Gates to Fight Hezbollah? Manal explained that Nusra is waxing dramatically and now has taken even the urban centers of the Idlib governorate including Jisr al-Shoghour and is preparing to "liberate" what remains of government controlled areas of Aleppo during May and if necessary, June. Aleppo is Syria's second largest in terms of population and formerly the country's economic juggernaut. Some are speculating that "As goes Aleppo, goes Syria.

Friday, April 10, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Following the Da'ish (IS) takeover of Yarmouk--is Lebanon's Ein el Helweh next? To paraphrase the title of the late Edward Said's 0/8/1997 article in the Nation, there cannot be peace and security in Lebanon until the universally recognized civil right to work includes Palestinians refugees.

Friday, April 3, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A path toward Hamas-Fatah reconciliation: Grant Palestinian refugees the right to work in Lebanon It is submitted that if Hamas and Fatah were to put aside their political differences, even just long enough to help their fellow refugees in Lebanon achieve dignity and elementary civil rights this mutual reconciliation effort would likely soon lead to wider Hamas-Fatah unity and intensify solidarity among the Palestinian refugee community and accelerate return to their homeland, Palestine.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Should Syria's smuggled antiquities be repatriated before the conflict ends? This observer has to date detected no widespread support for this argument in Syria which if adopted could seriously delay repatriation of Syria's antiquities. Syrian officials and scholars interviewed overwhelming reject this point of view as does the Syrian public. Some have noted that using the destructive frenzy by Islamic State extremists to lobby against repatriation seeks to justify discredited colonialist practices

Monday, March 23, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US-Syria cultural heritage cooperation? Laws targeting history-theft are being strengthened but more cooperation is "If the US can work with the Iranians over the nuclear file, surely we can work with Syria to preserve the cultural heritage that belongs to all people regardless of politics. Our mutual heritage is bigger than today's political differences and we must work together. And I think the White House is ready and this may happen soon."

Da'Ish/ISIL militant destroys a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity Saturday, March 14, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What we can do now to help stop Iconoclasm by Da'ish (IS) Visitors sometimes hear this point of view and they are reminded, as this observer was recently, surprisingly by a Syrian university professor in Aleppo, "Sir, what matters most now is the condition of people not old stuff!"

US Department of Treasury OFAC Friday, March 6, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's time to sanction OFAC--not the civilian populations of Syria and Iran As Congress pursues more civilian life disrupting sanctions for Syria, Iran and Russia, one of the main weapons will continue to be the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury. This oft-described pro-Zionist highly politicized agency will continue to act as judge, jury and hangman as more US led-sanctions target the Syrian and Iranian civilian populations.

Ruined column in Palmyra Saturday, February 14, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is the Phoenix Rising From the Ashes in Syria? What local communities are doing today in Syria to protect and preserve our shared cultural heritage is not going to solve their and our archeological crisis. But rarely, one imagines in the midst of war have citizens undertaken such Phoenix like preservation and restoration work for the benefit of mankind.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Can Help Stop the Destruction Nowhere else has the world witnessed this complex and unique meeting of states, empires and faiths as Syria. Who can imagine that the great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus was originally a temple to Jupiter? Later converted to a Christian basilica to John the Baptist, and in turn became what some consider the fourth-holiest place in Islam.

Sunday, January 18, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American people need to help preserve our shared cultural heritage in Syria These days, when many Americans are questioning the evident defects in our democracy, an excellent way to improve it for us and our children would be for us to insist on our government following our wishes and taking a lead in preserving and protecting our cultural heritage in Syria.

Monday, January 12, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In fewer than 48 hours Syria can achieve relief for her endangered citizens seeking lifesaving refuge in Lebanon The case for Syria applying the essential legal principle and pillar of bi-lateral international relations, Reciprocity, in order to encourage Lebanese officials to meet their international legal obligations and thereby spare the lives of countless Syrian and Palestinian refugees being denied life-saving refuge at Syria-Lebanon borders is a strong one.

Middle Eastern dreams Thursday, January 8, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Their unpardonable crime is that they are Syrian Syrian refugees have been denied the right to seek asylum and some have been forcibly returned to Syria by the Lebanese authorities and without even a grace period. The new unannounced changes led to families being separated. Again in violation of international refugee law.

Thursday, January 1, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
As Aleppo goes so goes Syria? One can only wish Envoy De Mistura and like-minded proponents of the immediate establishment of a "freeze zone" in Aleppo, to be replicated across Syria as strongly favored by army commanders with whom this observer recently discussed the subject, the very best of luck in the New Year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Looting has become the greatest threat to our cultural heritage in Syria Can the worst patrimonial disaster since World War II be stopped? During the 45 months of the Syrian crisis, war damage inflicted from all sides has created massive damage to our shared global cultural heritage that has been in the custody of the Syrian people for more than ten millennia.

Thursday, December 18, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Claims that Aleppo's Synagogues have been destroyed are false In February of 2011, coincidentally the month before of the beginning of the current Syrian crisis, President Assad signed an executive order to repair the Al-Raqi Synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Damascus by the end of the month as the renovation of 10 other synagogues in Syria's major cities continued.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Germans rebuilt Dresden and the Syrians will rebuild Aleppo! All people of good will who accept their personal duty to join the people of Syria in preserving, protecting and restoring our shared global heritage can take solace from what this observer witnessed an exhilarating demonstration of the sublime capacities of our shared human spirit as we help to salvage our cultural heritage.

Fordo Underground Uranium Enrichment Facility, North of Qom, Iran Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mossad Targets Nuclear Engineers in Damascus Consequently the sanctions will remain and be intensified according to the House Committee on Financial Services. Meanwhile the Mossad is watching closely Iran's activities in Iraq, Syria and now Lebanon and has once more telegraphed its intentions to continue its serial violations of those countries sovereignty while implementing other projects in order to eliminate what it sees as Iran's threat to its existence.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
OFAC Jeopardizes Air Traffic Safety While Congress Prepares Sanctions Coup de Grace on Iran International air travelers in flights over Asia could well be in danger from a recent policy change enacted by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), this as the latter puts Israel's "death to Iran" policy seemingly ahead of even airline passenger safety.

Shia prayers Sunday, November 2, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sunni-Shia Bellum Sacrum Fault Lines Deepen Gloves Come Off in Lebanon Where this all ends is anyone's guess, but a ceasefire in the Syrian conflict, even one limited to certain areas as Washington, Tehran and Moscow are discussing, would perhaps help. Yet as various analysts and scholars postulate, the latest Sunni-Shia manifestation of Bellum Sacrum may well take a long time to heal--tens of years, or even centuries.

Seif al Islam Gadhafi: thierry Ehrmann: No Legend N 22 by Abode of Chao Friday, October 31, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Seif al Islam lead the expulsion of the ISIS affiliate, Al Fajr Libya? According to Seif, and former regime officials, several NATO countries have sent messages claiming they did not intend for his father to be killed but were searching during the summer of 2011 for a refuge for his father in Africa. Seif does not believe them.

Lebanon-Syria_border_sep13VOA_02.jpeg: 320px-Lebanon-Syria_border_sep ... Sunday, October 19, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing Sparks Anger in Syria Among the many reasons Lebanon should immediately desist in the targeting of Syrian and Palestinian refugees is that they are pushing many toward supporting those that the Lebanese government claims to be opposing.

Public Information posters put up in government controlled areas over the summer Saturday, October 11, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's Not Too Late to Save Syria's Cultural Heritage In Syria today, within government controlled areas scores of community groups are working to preserve our global heritage. One example is a citizen's national campaign to inform the general public about the value of protecting archeological sites by placing large posters showing endangered treasures.

Monastery_St_Takla.JPG: Monastery_St_Takla Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Twice Betrayed Christians of Ma' loula One comment, signed by a lady from Boise, Idaho and still legible, reads: "This is a very beautiful place to visit and also very inspirational to know that Christians have existed in this area continuously for so many years. May the work here in God's name continue and help to bring peace and understanding to all people in the Middle East and the world, regardless of who or by what means...

Sunday, October 5, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons There is growing evidence here that the government and the rebels are trying to collaborate in various ways in order to save an entire generation of their children from being denied education due to the ravages of ongoing civil war. This massive catastrophe for Syria and the region can be ended if the above noted trend continues.

Friday, October 3, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre She added: "We woke up at dawn with the sound of bullets" we saw men carrying black flags of Jaish al-Islam and Jabhat al-Nusra. Some of them were singing 'Alawites we have come to cut off your heads' song, and this was the song they first sang at the start of the war in Idlib."

Friday, September 5, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
UPDATE: Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff? Over the last 48 hours Mr. Sotloff's 'fixer' has reportedly disappeared from public view, and is no doubt himself being hunted and marked for death as Israeli and perhaps American agents track him.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No American Arms for Lebanon To Fight ISIS until Civil Rights for Palestinians For Palestinians, a microcosm can be said to be that Lebanon's sects continue to deprive them of the basic civil right even to work and pressure are building not just for an intifada but for a jihadist revolt across Lebanon.

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SOS! Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza's Children Five Hospital ships are urgently needed along Gaza's shoreline at the following locations: opposite Jabaliya and North Gaza, Gaza City, Deir al-Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah.

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Continuing slaughter of Palestinians another nail in Zionism's coffin? In aggregate, Americans still see Israel favorably but in smaller numbers while more are viewing Israel as illegitimate. "Delegitimisation", says Einat Wilf, a former Israeli parliamentarian and one of the authors of a three-year, as-yet-unpublished study of the topic at the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) in Jerusale

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Solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza begins in Lebanon's Camps Gaza isn't the only open-air prison; Lebanon has 12 of its own. And the people there are denied the most elementary right to apply for a job in more than 50 professions.

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The face of demented Zionism yet again revealed: Will the American people continue funding it? The same kind of Resolution that AIPAC sends more than 80 to Congress each year to make sure Congress does the right thing by the Zionist regime still occupying Palestine.

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Can Hezbollah Prevent DAASH (IS) From Pulling Lebanon into its Caliphate? Our war will no longer be confined to Syria. Soon, Lebanon will ignite. Iran's party [i.e. Hezbollah] and all its bases and strongholds are a legitimate target for us wherever they may be found.

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EU Sanctions Target Humanitarian Aid and Hinder Restoration of Global Heritage in Syria Today, a civilization that used to lead the world and for centuries was the beacon of learning, tolerance and trade, and that still protects our global cultural heritage is damaged--and only the Syrian people can rebuild it for all of us. We need to help them.

palestinian refugee camp Friday, June 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
ISIS (DAASH) Now Recruiting in Palestinian Camps in Lebanon--Which Are Ready to Explode Increased Resistance is seen as having a positive impact by most respondents in both territories: 62% in the West Bank, 73% in Gaza and close to 90% in Ein el Helwe.

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Will ISIS Create al-Sham Caliphate & Liberate Palestine? Time will reveal if DAASH achieves one or both of its objectives. Many believe if they eject the Zionist regime from Palestine, the expanding Islamist group will set in motion historic currents that in all likelihood will be rather different from the Ehud Omert-Condeleeza Rice fantasy of "a New Middle East."

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Syrian Students Restore Our Global Cultural Heritage Will Syria become like Iraq or Somalia ? Or worse ? This is what me and all my friends worry about and we feel powerless to stop or even influence what is happening out there. Like all Syrians we are exhausted from these years of war. We are so tired and just want it all to end. Are we mistaken ? What do you think ?

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