I’ve been increasingly regretful that I put my name to something that offered the tiniest bit of cover or support for 45.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized for saying Adolf Hitler didn’t resort to using chemical weapons like Syria’s president, after an outpouring of criticism from politicians and Jewish groups on Tuesday, including calls for his removal from his position.
Rabbis urge President Trump to act decisively in Syria; call for targeted airstrikes on Assad regime.
The Assad Regime has perpetrated a gas attack on civilians in Idlib, Syria – in the face of yet another atrocity, there is nothing left to say.
Fighting between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces and the opposition has reached a stalemate, and the regime plans on calling for a ceasefire at an upcoming conference in Geneva, Syria’s deputy prime minister has told the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper.
Recently, blind Israeli poet Erez Bitton — who reportedly lost his sight at the age of 10 when he found a hand grenade — approached noted translator Tsipi Keller about the possibility of translating some of his work. Among the works was the poem “Assad’s Catarat.” The poem takes as its starting point the fact that Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad trained as an ophthalmologist and embarks upon an ironic examination of the concepts of vision and blindness. It is printed here with the permission of the translator.
Who got the European Union to take the strange step of banning half of Hezbollah (its military wing) but not the rest? Amazingly enough, it was Israel.
The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia that arming President Bashar Assad’s forces would hurt efforts to bring Syria’s warring parties together for peace talks.
Israeli news media are citing a London Sunday Times report that claims Israel is considering establishing a security zone along its border with Syria to protect itself against attacks by jihadist forces following the expected fall of the Assad regime. The zone would extend 10 miles into Syria and would have two infantry brigades and a tank battalion patrolling it.
Foreign extremists are escalating the conflict in Syria according to a UN commission investigating human rights abuses in the country. The panel’s chairman Paulo Pinheiro reported that Jihadist militants are pushing anti-government fighters towards more radical positions and that Syrian President Bashar Assad has also been receiving foreign help from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Pinheiro said that government forces and allied militias had committed more serious war crimes and human rights violations than the rebels, highlighting daily indiscriminate attacks on civilians. The UN panel also said it has drawn up a list of Syrians and Syrian military units suspected of committing war crimes who should face criminal prosecution. Activists say at least 23000 people have been killed in Syria over the past 18 months.