Tag: Sunni Syrians

Juan Cole: Top 10 Ways the Middle East Has Changed

Juan Cole: Top 10 Ways the Middle East Has Changed

[ 0 ] December 31, 2012 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on DECEMBER 29, 2012:  1. The end of any potential ‘two state solution’ to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel’s far right wing Likud government, headed by Binyamin Netanyahu, built or committed to build thousands of new family domiciles for Israeli squatters in Palestinian territory. In the absence of a Palestinian […]

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Muslims and Christmas 2012

Muslims and Christmas 2012

[ 0 ] December 30, 2012 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on DECEMBER 30, 2012:      Below are excerpts of a couple commentaries and articles about Muslims and Christmas — including observing the holiday, volunteering, making charitable donations, and interfaith collaboration. This photo (front page and left) is of Arab American Associations of New York volunteers sorting Christmas toys […]

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Joshua Landis on Syria: It’s Going to Be Long and Bloody and Assad Isn’t Going Anytime Soon

Joshua Landis on Syria: It’s Going to Be Long and Bloody and Assad Isn’t Going Anytime Soon

[ 1 ] November 4, 2012 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 31, 2012:  With the weekend Eid al Adha “ceasefire” broken in Syria, and continuous fighting since, there appears to be less and less hope of a resolution to the sectarian conflict in Syria that is turning into a civil war and an international quagmire. Noted Syria scholar, […]

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Rakan al-Fakih: Border Villages Front Lines in Syria War

Rakan al-Fakih: Border Villages Front Lines in Syria War

[ 0 ] October 7, 2012 |

by RAKAN AL-FAKIH for THE DAILY STAR on OCTOBER 8, 2012:  HERMEL, Lebanon: The northeastern border with Syria was once porous but calm, with smugglers regularly ferrying food and fuel between the two countries. But now, the dynamics have changed: Fighters and weapons have replaced consumer goods as the hot commodities, and fighting erupts frequently […]

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