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Franklin Lamb: Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ in Syria

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:11 pm | Franklin Lamb

Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ and ‘Cultural Racketeering’ in Syria by Franklin Lamb Damascus October 3 2015 More >>

Franklin Lamb: Sanctions targeting Iran and her students

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:21 pm | Franklin Lamb

How AIPAC-OFAC are working to maintain sanctions targeting Iran and her students Franklin Lamb Tehran More >>

33 years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 8:23 am | Franklin Lamb

33 years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre Takfiri calls for “Intifada!” waft from Lebanon’s camps More >>

Return to Ma’loula

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:56 am | Franklin Lamb

As of today, approximately 900 Christians and 50 Muslims from the pre-2011 population of 5000, of whom 80% were Christian and 20% Muslim, have returned to Ma’loula, their 90 AD ancient village that many consider the second most historic Christian ... More >>

The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 5:13 pm | Franklin Lamb

Wadi al Nasera (Valley of the Christians) encompasses approximately 40 picturesque Christian hamlets in western Syria, located amidst the green plush rolling hills between Homs and the Lebanese border. Thirty of its villages are Christian, four ... More >>

The noose is tightening around Syria’s Palestinians

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 11:41 am | Franklin Lamb

Several credible reports this week from Palestinian refugees in Syria and Europe, the latter among those who by various means managed to escape the Syrian conflict with their lives, illustrate the increasing pressure and dangers Palestinians are ... More >>

If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?

Monday, 6 July 2015, 9:43 am | Franklin Lamb

This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Da’ish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. More >>

Palmyra Update: What will remain after Eid al-Fitr?

Friday, 26 June 2015, 7:59 am | Franklin Lamb

The Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, also known as the “Feast of the breaking of the Fast” marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is the single day during on which Muslims are not permitted to fast. Muslims celebrate the end of fasting ... More >>

Lebanese Sunni Muslims becoming sympathetic towards Da'ish?

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 11:08 am | Franklin Lamb

As recent developments in the Levant make plain, the Sunni-Shiite conflict is increasingly dominating political and strategic initiatives and calculations in Lebanon. In the twelve months since declaring its "caliphate” on June 29, 2014, the “Islamic ... More >>

Israel Signals it’s ready to Destroy Hezbollah

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 11:14 am | Franklin Lamb

These days Lebanon, as with this region, is being shaken by political and ‘terrorism” crises, threats to stability, growing popular unrest, and ideological and theological sacrum bellum turbulence. Forces not seen since the beginning of the last century ... More >>

Is Da’ish (ISIS) open to a deal on Palmyra?

Sunday, 31 May 2015, 10:34 am | Franklin Lamb

This past week has been an emotional roller-coaster for all of us who value our shared global cultural heritage in Syria as contradictory news reaches us from Palmyra (Tadmur), the Syrian “Venice of the Sands” UNESCO World Heritage site. It is among the ... More >>

The Fall of Palmyra

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:43 am | Franklin Lamb

The ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) has been in existence for 30 centuries, and is one of the world’s most cherished archeological and cultural heritage sites. Will it be cease to exist within the next 30 days? More >>

Martyr’s Day: Yarmouk Camp, Damascus

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 11:04 am | Franklin Lamb

This past week, on May 6th, Syria commemorated its national holiday known as Martyr’s Day. This year being the 99th anniversary of the execution of 21 Syrian nationalists, betrayed by retreating Beirut based French officials who were supposedly their allies. More >>

Following the ISIS Takeover of Yarmouk

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 12:39 pm | Franklin Lamb

What’s left of Yarmouk Palestinian neighborhood in Damascus will soon duplicate the mounds of rubble and smell of death in Homs, the old city of Aleppo, Idlib, East Damascus, Deraa and along Route 5 from Damascus to the Turkish border and elsewhere ... More >>

A path toward Hamas-Fatah reconciliation

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:17 am | Franklin Lamb

A path toward Hamas-Fatah reconciliation: Grant Palestinian refugees the right to work in Lebanon More >>

What We Can Do Now to Help Stop Iconoclasm

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:43 am | Franklin Lamb

Iconoclasm, the deliberate systematic attacking or destroying of religious images as religiously heretical is clearly a crime against humanity everywhere it occurs. Today in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere iconoclasm is spreading outrageously. It continues ... More >>

It’s Time to Sanction OFAC - Not Syria & Iran's Civilians

Monday, 9 March 2015, 12:04 pm | Franklin Lamb

Without much doubt, the US Congressional Zionist caucus was energized this week by PM Netanyahu’s appeal to scuttle the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran. Even as it spent roughly 27% of his 40 minute speech wildly applauding. According ... More >>

Syria’s Cultural Heritage as a Fulcrum for ending Civil War?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:54 pm | Franklin Lamb

For visitors to Syria these days, certainly this one, it’s almost become a cliché to shake ones head and mumble, “this is not your normal civil war!” Meaning that in spite of the dangerous environment for families and enormous sacrifices being ... More >>

In fewer than 48 hours Syria can achieve relief for citizens

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 4:51 pm | Franklin Lamb

In fewer than 48 hours Syria can achieve relief for her endangered citizens seeking lifesaving refuge in Lebanon By Franklin Lamb Syrian Embassy, Beirut More >>

How USA can Preserve Syrian Cultural Heritage

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 11:23 am | Franklin Lamb

These days there are unfortunately few discernible positive signs of putting an end to the ongoing destruction and theft of our global heritage in Syria and even those one must search to uncover. But there are some. More >>



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