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The Twice Betrayed Christians of Ma’ loula

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 1:29 pm | Franklin Lamb

It is a truly unique cultural heritage site, the hamlet of Ma’aloula, with Christian sanctuaries and monuments stretching back for more than 16 centuries into the past, yet it has been scarred, traumatized, desecrated and deeply wounded by the war in ... More >>

Adra is Liberated: Update from Syria

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:58 am | Franklin Lamb

291 Days of ‘Islamic Justice’ Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre By Franklin Lamb 2 October 2014 More >>

Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:43 pm | Franklin Lamb

To my knowledge this observer has never been-nor likely ever will be-accused of being particularly astute and certainly not the least bit prescient. Yet, the more Syrians I meet in Damascus neighborhoods –seemingly from a fairly broad spectrum of political ... More >>

Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 11:02 am | Franklin Lamb

To my knowledge this observer has never been-nor likely ever will be-accused of being particularly astute and certainly not the least bit prescient. Yet, the more Syrians I meet in Damascus neighborhoods –seemingly from a fairly broad spectrum of political ... More >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 10:58 am | Franklin Lamb

Changes are underway in Damascus’s suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger. Here in these areas, ... More >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:31 pm | Franklin Lamb

Changes are underway in Damascus’s suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger. Here in these areas, ... More >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 3:55 pm | Franklin Lamb

Changes are underway in Damascus’s suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger. Here in these areas, ... More >>

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre..tensions rising

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:58 pm | Franklin Lamb

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre Tension mounts in Lebanon’s teeming camps…. By Franklin Lamb 16 September 2014 More >>

Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff?

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 8:36 am | Franklin Lamb

Though details are not yet fully known to this observer, reliable sources who have contact with DAASH report that the Islamic State rejected frantic Mossad efforts to buy the release of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff. More >>

Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff?

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 4:32 pm | Franklin Lamb

Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff? By Franklin Lamb 4 September 2014 More >>

Is Lebanon the next target for IS (Daash)?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:42 am | Franklin Lamb

No American Arms for Lebanon until Civil Rights for Palestinians By Franklin Lamb 3 September 2014 More >>

SOS: Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:54 am | Franklin Lamb

SOS: Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children By Franklin Lamb 28 August, 2014 More >>

A Nail in Zionism’s Coffin?

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:16 pm | Franklin Lamb

The 72-hour ceasefire was supposed to get under way on 8/1/14 starting at 8 a.m. local time—but no sooner had it begun than it appeared to collapse. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, more than 30 Palestinians were killed, and dozens more ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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