Browsing Tag Syrian uprising

Israel and the Arab Spring: Quote Unquote

Two quotes  — one prescient, the other deolusory — about Israel and the Arab Spring got my attention. I’ll start off with Robert Fisk, whose sense of irony about the Syrian assault...

August 10, 2011 9:54 By :

Syrian Defense Ministry Web Site Hacked

The group of hackers known as Anonymous have hacked the Syrian Defense Ministry website. I fear we’ll see similar attacks on Israeli web sites come September. Related reading: Gadi Everon on Cyber...

August 8, 2011 14:10 By :

Bashar Assad, Party Animal

Syria says it’s allowing the establishment of political parties. The state news agency SANA said Monday the bill is part of a political reform program, and stipulates that parties cannot be based...

July 25, 2011 15:45 By :

If This is Syria’s Best Fauxtography, Assad is Doomed

Egad. As if Bashar Assad doesn’t have enough P.R. headaches right now. Sana, Syria’s state-run news service, published this bizarre handout fauxtograph of Assad swearing in the new governor...

July 14, 2011 16:47 By :

Assad’s Small Media Victory at the Times of London

I don’t understand how the Times of London chose a photo of a Palestinain funeral to illustrate an update about Syrian rebels reportedly killing 120 policemen. This AP photo has nothing to do with...

June 7, 2011 9:46 By :

Naksa Day: Plotted Paydirt, Not Popular Palestinian Protest

If you think today’s protests along the Israeli-Syrian border represent a “Palestinian Spring,” think again. The Reform Party of Syria says says it has information that Assad regime paid...

June 5, 2011 21:34 By :

A Digest of Weekend Articles

• Columnist Faisal Al Qasim says the Arab regimes are are more brutal than the Zionists: But is the Arab media still able to satirise Israeli barbarism with the same vigour after it has witnessed what...

June 5, 2011 18:48 By :

Where Does Nasrallah Get His News From?

Last week, Sheikh Nasrallah came out with his first public statement supporting Bashar Assad. Now Syrian protesters are burning pictures of Hezbollah’s head honcho. What the heck was Nasrallah thinking...

May 29, 2011 20:30 By :

Jeff Danziger: Israel=Syria

Talk about the mother of all oversimplifications. Jeff Danziger can’t distinguish between a democracy defending itself from infiltrators — coming from across the border — with a thuggish...

May 24, 2011 13:21 By :

4 Snippets You Might Have Missed

Khaled Abu Toameh on Hamas vs. Fatah: In the eyes of Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas and Salaam Fayyad are also “traitors” because they have agreed — at least in English and in public — to...

May 11, 2011 13:00 By :