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The Israeli Debate over Syria

Tablet Magazine, 14/5: The civil war in Syria has led to a keen debate among the professional echelon tasked with advising policymakers in Israel. This debate has been reflected in a more subdued public conversation and occasionally in spectacular events—like … Continue reading

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Is Assad Winning?

Jerusalem Post, 3/5 The imminent demise of the Assad regime has been announced on numerous occasions over the last two years of civil war in Syria. But the regime has held on. Despite some advances by rebels in the south … Continue reading

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Coastal Retreat

Is Assad preparing a last stand in Syria’s Alawi mountains? Jerusalem Post, 21/12 The beleaguered regime of Bashar Assad in Syria suffered further setbacks this week. The Syrian rebels are slowly clawing their way into Damascus. A fierce fight took … Continue reading

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The Revolt of Islam in Syria

Jerusalem Post, 14/12 The United States this week became the latest country to recognize the Syrian National Coalition, formed in Qatar a month ago, as the legitimate leadership of the Syrian opposition. The formation of a joint military council aligned … Continue reading

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News From the House of Slaughter

Jerusalem Post, 30/11/12 Rebels forge ahead in Syria; but no end to conflict in sight In the large slaughterhouse that Syria has become, a new phase is opening up. The stalemate that held for most of 2012 between the forces … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Revolt

Jerusalem Report, 1/11/12 In northern Aleppo province, the Assad regime only exists in the air. Lack of manpower has forced the Syrian regime to pull back to Aleppo city, leaving a swathe of land under the precarious control of the … Continue reading

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Saving President Assad

Iran and its proxies mobilize to preserve Assad Jerusalem Post, 28/9. A report issued by the US Treasury Department this month and picked up by the Washington Post newspaper accused the Lebanese Hizballah organization of increasing its support for the … Continue reading

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