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Solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza begins

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 3:00 pm | Franklin Lamb

As the latest Zionist aggression continues unabated in its slaughter of the defenseless population of Gaza (for the fourth time in ten years, no less!) one of course might simply sit back and hope for the improbable—that the global community will act ... More >>

ISIS (DAASH) Now Recruiting in Palestinian Camps in Lebanon

Monday, 30 June 2014, 2:21 pm | Franklin Lamb

With Washington and London affirming over the past few days their intentions to continue arming “moderate rebel factions” in Syria, Tel Aviv has now stepped up and announced it would like to be helpful as well…by joining with “moderate Arab nations” ... More >>

Will ISIS Create al-Sham Caliphate & Liberate Palestine?

Sunday, 22 June 2014, 2:57 pm | Franklin Lamb

One need not be prescient to understand the unfolding “Jihadi Spring” is fueling the plans and perhaps destiny of ascendant Islamists in this region with the increasing help of in-country nationalists, including remnants of the Iraqi Baath Party. This, ... More >>

Will ISIS Create al-Sham Caliphate & Liberate Palestine?

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 12:20 pm | Franklin Lamb

One need not be prescient to understand the unfolding “Jihadi Spring” is fueling the plans and perhaps destiny of ascendant Islamists in this region with the increasing help of in-country nationalists, including remnants of the Iraqi Baath Party. This, ... More >>

Syrian Students Restore Our Global Cultural Heritage

Sunday, 15 June 2014, 1:48 pm | Franklin Lamb

During mid-July, 2013, the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) of the Ministry of Culture in Damascus received an urgent message from citizens of Berhalia, a village about 30 kilometers West of Damascus. Berhalia is located in ... More >>

Syrian Students Restore Our Global Heritage

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 1:12 pm | Franklin Lamb

Syrian Students Restore Our Global Heritage, Tesserae by Tesserae…. Franklin Lamb The Damascus Citadel, Syria More >>

The Story of 68 Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Saturday, 7 June 2014, 12:15 pm | Franklin Lamb

Predictions about the likely course of events in this region, including occasional ones by this observer, have a way of not panning out as expected. But one prediction I offered recently to Palestinian friends in Syria—namely that Lebanon’s “media” ... More >>

Syrians Working to Preserve Jewish Cultural Heritage

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 10:51 pm | Franklin Lamb

It’s always encouraging when one comes upon some inspiring human enterprise, here in Syria or elsewhere, that refutes the worn shibboleths and clichés about how this or that group, or this or that religion, hates others and won’t cease targeting ... More >>

Syrians Working to Preserve Jewish Cultural Heritage

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 2:06 pm | Franklin Lamb

Franklin Lamb Jewish Quarter, the Old City, Damascus It’s always encouraging when one comes upon some inspiring human enterprise, here in Syria or elsewhere, that refutes the worn shibboleths and clichés about how this or that group, or this or ... More >>

Liberating Syria One Archeological site at a Time

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 5:12 pm | Franklin Lamb

Visiting archeological sites in Syria can arouse within one a rather sharp and distinct feeling of trekking along the same paths traveled a century ago by the field archaeologist, and later colonel in the British Army, T.E. Lawrence. More >>

Liberating Syria

Saturday, 24 May 2014, 1:26 pm | Franklin Lamb

Visiting archeological sites in Syria can arouse within one a rather sharp and distinct feeling of trekking along the same paths traveled a century ago by the field archaeologist, and later colonel in the British Army, T.E. Lawrence. Indeed there are a number of ... More >>

Free Our Kids! Syria’s Palestinian Refugees to Lebanon

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 2:37 pm | Franklin Lamb

The screws continue to tighten on Palestinian and Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives and seeking safety in Lebanon. As the seemingly eternal governmental crisis in Lebanon escalates and various “warlord” veterans from the Lebanese civil war, ... More >>

Syria’s Palestinian Refugees to Lebanon

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 8:35 am | Franklin Lamb

The screws continue to tighten on Palestinian and Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives and seeking safety in Lebanon. As the seemingly eternal governmental crisis in Lebanon escalates and various “warlord” veterans from the Lebanese civil war, ... More >>

“Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 12:54 pm | Franklin Lamb

The following is a transcript of an interview conducted by the author at the National Museum of Syria, Mr. Ayham Hassan al Fakhri from Raqqa. At the time of the interview, Mr. al Fakhri was an employee of the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums ... More >>

Can auction house victory accelerate Cultural Protections?

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 1:37 pm | Franklin Lamb

Will a Syrian victory at a posh London auction house accelerate Global Cultural Protections? Franklin Lamb More >>

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 1:31 pm | Franklin Lamb

This observer does not write these words casually. And he is no huge fan of some of the intellectually lazy quick spun internet conspiracy theories, too many of which appear given to flights from reality when facts get complicated and dispositive information ... More >>

Syrian victory at London auction house & cultural protection

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:44 pm | Franklin Lamb

Over the past three years not many victories in Syria have been witnessed by this observer. Indeed some developments have even brought to mind Plutarch’s description of the Greek King Pyrrhus' defeat of the Roman legions some while back. More >>

Palmyrenes: Risking their lives to preserve Heritage

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 10:52 am | Franklin Lamb

This observer, seemingly ever miscalculates life’s realities. For example, he deluded himself recently into believing that Hezbollah guys were about the wildest, luckiest and fastest drivers from the archeological sites in Baalbek in Lebanon’s Bekaa ... More >>

Update on the Syrian disposal of chemical weapons

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 10:21 am | Franklin Lamb

Recent reports from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the accuracy of which have been conceded by the White House, but denied in Tel Aviv, have it that slightly less than half of Syria’s chemical weapons have already left ... More >>

Resisters of Sykes-Picot Land Grab Fighting in Syria

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:45 pm | Franklin Lamb

Every school kid here in Syria learns at an early age about the various colonial land grabs that have lopped off key parts of their ancient country, and they receive instruction about their national duty to recover this sacred territory. More >>

 

 

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