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Syrian TV: Israeli Forces Kill 6 Protesters

Posted 08.05.2011 | World

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights, June 5 (Reuters) - Israeli troops fired on Sunday at demonstrators in Syria who rushed toward...

A Third Way on Syria Is Still Possible

Nicholas Noe | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Nicholas Noe

In yet another incredibly dangerous turn in the Middle East, "liberal interventionists" are once again joining forces with "hawkish" neoconservative voices to advocate for the collapse of the Syrian regime.

Syria: Washington's New Direction

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Although last year Damascus largely avoided the headlines, it continues to play a pivotal role in events in Lebanon and wields important influence in both Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israel Considering Strike Against Syria

The Washington Post | Janine Zacharia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's fresh interference in Lebanon and its increasingly sophisticated weapons shipments to Hezbollah have alarmed American officials and ...

Netanyahu: Israel Open To Peace Talks With Syria

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister attempted to end a war of words with Syria on Sunday, saying his country is open to peace talks with its lon...

Chavez Calls Israeli Government 'Genocidal'

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the Israeli people not to support their government, which he described as "genocidal" on...

No Golan Heights Pullout For Peace: Netanyahu Aide

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel will not withdraw from the entire Golan Heights in return for a peace deal with Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's to...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Withdraw From Golan

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of Russian-language reporters Thursday that Israel will never withdraw from the Golan Heights. ...

Avigdor Lieberman: We're Not Bound By Annapolis Peace Talks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that Israel was not bound by commitments it made at a U.S.-sponsored conference to pursue cre...

Golan Heights Apples Seen As Sign Of Peace To Come

Institute For War And Peace | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Hala al-Safadi bit into the apple, she felt as though she had been instantly transported back to her home town, which she left for good nine year...

Syria's Assad Praises Obama, Asks For Meeting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed worry over what he sees as Israeli society's turn to the right, according to a newspaper inte...

Understanding Syrian Rapprochement: Optimists Versus Cynics

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Underlying the prospect for renewed diplomacy with Damascus is the universally accepted possibility that Assad will merely feign peace efforts without ever following through -- for which he, and his father before him, are notorious.

Iran: Strategy and Tactics

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

Iraq, Israel-Syria talks, Gaza and Lebanon all affect and are affected by the US-Iran imbroglio. The Middle East is one of the most interwoven political webs on the globe.

Loving The Two-State Solution to Death

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The sad fact is that the most significant Israeli-Palestinian legacy of the Bush administration is the coming to power of Hamas.

It's About Occupation

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

My old landlord in Damascus is from the Golan. Christian, he fled with his wife and children from Quneitra, the region's capital, after the city fell ...

Syria and Iran: An Alliance of Convenience

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

The imposition of American and some Western sanctions against Syria and the accumulative international sanctions against Iran have provided an impetus for their political alliance.

McCain Attacks Obama's Support For Israeli Peace Negotiations

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

I guess to the McCain campaign, anyone that calls for peace through negotiations instead of "peace" through war is asking to be attacked. But this seems like a really dumb thing to do for two reasons.

Olmert's Dignified Exit

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

Olmert's shortcomings notwithstanding, he pursued peace -- a choice that should not be denied its grandeur or be pawned off as a last effort to distract public attention from his personal troubles.

Israeli-Syrian Negotiations: The Need For A Bold Move

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

Despite the White House statements indicating that the US will not participate in talks with Syria, reaching an agreement between Israel and Syria will have a dramatically positive ripple effect throughout the Middle East.

Israel's Peace Offensive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

As the dynamics in the Middle East shift in response to Iraq and Iran's nuclear movements, Israel has conceded that peace with Syria holds the key to rapprochement with the rest of the Arab world.

Progressive Jewish Group Runs New York Times Ad

J Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Our ad, to the right, is running in The New York Times today (Monday 6/23/08). Check it out. Then, help make our voice for Israel's future even stro...

Israeli Strikes In Syria Remain Veiled In Secrecy; Bush Refuses Comment

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush pointedly declined on Thursday to discuss an Israeli airstrike in northern Syria on Sept. 6 that Israeli officials say hit a nuclear-re...