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Terror attacks in Aleppo, Syria

Syria Aleppo attack 3.7.15 SANA

Terrorist organizations have targeted farmers in the southwestern countryside of sweida and have killed at least 5 persons in Aleppo city by mortar attacks, according to the official news agency (SANA).  (Photo: SANA) “The agency reported today that a terrorist organization in Jbib town set fire to several fields and launched mortar rounds on farmers in al-Kokh area, about 10km south-west ... Read More »

ISIS destroy “Allat God” statue in Palmyra

Syria Antique Allat God statue destroyed by ISIS

Terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed on Thursday statue of “Allat God” in Palmyra, which is considered as one of the important historical statues that date back to the 2nd century A.D. “ISIS terrorists have destroyed one of the most important unearthed statues in Syria in terms of quality and weight… it was discovered in ... Read More »

Iraqis lost all freedom when US attacked – a US legacy of how to torture another country

Iraqi Christian refugee AFP

Iraqis were attempting the nonviolent overthrow of their dictator prior to his violent overthrow by the United States in 2003. When U.S. troops began to ease up on their liberating and democracy-spreading in 2008, and during the Arab Spring of 2011 and the years that followed, nonviolent Iraqi protest movements grew again, working for change, including the overthrow of their ... Read More »

UNESCO: Destruction of Syrian, Iraqi ruins reached unprecedented levels

Syria Ancient Ruins of Civilizations

Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova said on Thursday that the deliberate looting, destruction of the Syrian,Iraq historical sites have reached unprecedented levels in the contemporary history. “Terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, loot the ruins and sell them to traffickers to collect money,” Bokova said at a meeting ... Read More »

IS-group issue leaflets threatening Christians in Jerusalem

Israel Jerusalem ISIS flag 2014 Temple Mount  Photo FACEBOOK

eaflets threatening Christians and signed by an organization referring to itself as the “Islamic State in Palestine” were distributed in East Jerusalem Thursday, Israel’s Channel 10 news reported: The flyers, which displayed an image of the black flag associated with the Islamic State terrorist group, warned Christian residents of the city that “vengeance” will be exacted upon them, the TV ... Read More »

Syria regrets international community’s disregard of facts in Syria

Syria Al-Jaafari UN envoy

Syria’s permanent envoy to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said Syria regrets the international community’s disregard of the facts in Syria and the blind insistence on submitting international politicized, selective and unilateral resolutions every year to the committees concerned under so-called “boosting and protecting the Syrian human rights.” “Terrorism has been striking Syria since 4 years while its people have lived ... Read More »

IS-group issue leaflets threatening Christians in Jerusalem

Israel Jerusalem ISIS flag 2014 Temple Mount  Photo FACEBOOK

eaflets threatening Christians and signed by an organization referring to itself as the “Islamic State in Palestine” were distributed in East Jerusalem Thursday, Israel’s Channel 10 news reported: “The flyers, which displayed an image of the black flag associated with the Islamic State terrorist group, warned Christian residents of the city that “vengeance” will be exacted upon them, the TV ... Read More »

Hajj Amin Husseini’s Anti-Semitic Legacy

Israel Mufti of Jerusalem 1943

The Jerusalem mufti, Muhammad Hajj Amin Husseini, leader of the Palestinian Arabs from the early 1920s to the late 1940s, is widely known for his close collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. Aspects of the collaboration remain to be more thoroughly scrutinized, writes ME Quarterly.[1] (Photo: The Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Hajj Amin Husseini meets with SS Heinrich ... Read More »

In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities

Iraq, Mosul 2012, Getty

he past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world’s beleaguered 12 million strong Christian minority, writes The Guardian. “In Egypt revolution and counter-revolution have been accompanied by a series of anti-Copt riots, killings and church burnings. In Gaza and the West Bank Palestinian Christians are emigrating en masse as they find themselves uncomfortably caught between Netanyahu’s pro-settler government and ... Read More »