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False claims that Aleppo’s Synagogues have been destroyed

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:41 pm | Franklin Lamb

Given the massive destruction in large parts of Aleppo, Syria’s former economic juggernaut near the Turkish border, including in the city’s Medina souk and Industrial zone, claims of even more dire damage to Syrian heritage sites would perhaps be understandable. More >>

Germans rebuilt Dresden and the Syrians will rebuild Aleppo!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:12 pm | Franklin Lamb

This observer has long sought an extended visit to the old city of Aleppo which is also one of this cradle of civilizations cultural and educational centers. Despite being in a continuing war zone, the visit materialized when security authorities ... More >>

“Death to Iran” Over Airline Passenger Safety

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 2:06 pm | Franklin Lamb

International air travelers in flights over Asia could well be in danger from a recent policy change enacted by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), this as the latter puts Israel’s “death to Iran” policy seemingly ... More >>

Book on UNRWA Brings Palestinian Refugee Problem into Focus

Sunday, 9 November 2014, 10:08 am | Franklin Lamb

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was established by a UN mandate on December 8, 1949—specifically to deal with the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees following the Nakba, or the establishment of the state of Israel. More >>

Sunni-Shia Bellum Sacrum Fault Lines Deepen in Lebanon

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 1:52 pm | Franklin Lamb

Historically, the term “religious war” (Bellum Sacrum) was used to describe various European wars among Christian denominations spanning mainly the 16th to the 18th century such as the Seven Year’s War (1756-1763) which spread widely throughout ... More >>

Will Seif al Islam Expel the ISIS Affiliate, Al Fajr Libya?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 12:07 pm | Franklin Lamb

A second interview by this observer with Seif al Islam Gadhafi, formerly the heir apparent to his father Moammar, was sought and finally arranged as a follow up to an earlier one focusing of my interest in the Imam Musa Sadr case. More >>

Gloves Come Off in Lebanon

Sunday, 2 November 2014, 12:15 pm | Franklin Lamb

Historically, the term "religious war" (Bellum Sacrum) was used to describe various European wars among Christian denominations spanning mainly the 16th to the 18th centuries, bloodlettings such as the Seven Year’s War (1756-1763), a conflict ... More >>

Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:41 pm | Franklin Lamb

Chest high metal crowd control barriers manned by armed guards—since late September they have stood outside the Arrivals Hall on the Lebanon side of the Masnaa border crossing with Syria. For Syrian and Palestinian refugees fleeing the continuing violence ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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