Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ami and Joe: two great men have left us

Cross-posted on ZioNation and MidEastWeb.

We mourn the passing of Joe Hochstein, who died this June 26, and of Ami Isseroff, who died only a few days later, on June 29.

Joe and Ami at Ami's place in 2009
Joe and Ami at Ami's place in 2009

Ami was the guy who set up MidEast Web in 2000 and Zionism and Israel Information Center in 2005, and their associated Yahoo news and discussion groups, and Joe has been a co-moderator for most of this time. The goal of MidEast Web was to bring Jews and Arabs together and to work on mutual understanding; the goal of Zionism and Israel Info Center was to defend the legitimacy of Israel and Zionism.

Both men were born in the United States and made aliyah, Ami in the 1960s and Joe in the 1980s. Both were firm believers in Israel and in the quest for peace in the Middle East, and came to pursue their dreams and to help make the country a better place.

Ami started out working on a kibbutz in the late 1960s to bring his socialist ideas into practice, but after a while became frustrated with the lack of intellectual challenge; after a day's hard work in the fields, his fellow kibbutzniks were not inclined to engage in discussions on socialist and Zionist ideals and the state of the world. So Ami went on to study psychology and achieved a doctorate, met his wife and started a family. He eventually got a job at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot as a very skilled computer programmer, and a nighttime career as an internet activist and a very illuminating thinker and productive writer on the web, inspiring many with his views on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Joe already had a career behind him as an established journalist and publisher of the award-winning Washington-based newspaper The Jewish Week, when, as a widower with three children, he came to Israel in 1983, realizing a long-held dream. Then Joe's son Marcus, who had made aliyah before him, was killed in an ambush by Hezbollah in Lebanon in 1985. Despite this, in a memorial ceremony in 1986 Joe expressed his and others' commitment to Israel: "Jewish history is being made today, here in Israel. Our loved ones played their role in it; we can give it further meaning."
Joe himself survived an Islamic Jihad suicide bombing in Tel Aviv in 1996.

In the 1990s, during the Oslo peace process, Ami became involved in Jewish-Arab dialog and peace activities. In 1998 he started the PEACE group together with Jordanian Ameen Hannoun, and soon they recruited dozens of participants.
Next to dialogue meetings, they started several projects on the rapidly expanding worldwide web, like the Peace Dialogue site and the PeaceWatch column; the latter was hosted on fellow peace activist Robert Rosenberg's Ariga website and was maintained by Ami until 2007.

In August 2000, initiator Yehoshua Zamir, Hope Flowers school founder Hussein Issa, Ami and many others launched MidEast Web for Coexistence, "an NGO for advancing education for coexistence and dialogue in the Middle East". Ami as webmaster filled the website almost singlehandedly with an impressive number of background articles, documents and insightful analyses about the Israeli-Arab conflict. His remarkable intellect, productivity and passion are evident throughout these pages.

In December 2000 they started the MEW Dialog Yahoo group, followed in January 2001 by the MEW News group and in October 2002 by the MEW Background group. In December 2002 they added the Middle East Web Log on MidEast Web. By then, Joseph Hochstein had joined the website and e-mail groups, bringing his knowledge, thoughtfulness and many years of experience as a publisher and editor to MidEast Web, mostly providing quiet advice in the background, pointing out important facts and viewpoints and setting straight historical errors.

Joseph Hochstein in 2008
Joseph Hochstein in 2008

When the hope for a solution to the conflict dwindled during the second intifada, many lost their faith in the MidEast Web project and drifted away. Ami, Joe and a handful of others remained active, but Ami recognized the dangers of the increasing international campaigns to delegitimize Israel and Zionism. In 2005, after helping to set up Zionism on the Web, he started another major website, Zionism and Israel Information Center, and new affiliated Yahoo groups to defend Zionism and Israel against these vicious attacks. He recruited us and later Joe Hochstein to aid in this effort.

On "ZIIC" Ami repeated his amazing MidEast Web work and wrote article after article about all aspects of Zionism and its history and meaning, making it one of the best and comprehensive websites on the subject. He started the ZioNation blog to provide his comments and invited others to join, and offered Ratna a separate blog in Dutch.

Although their characters were quite different, Joe and Ami highly respected each other's work and benefited from each other's knowledge and insights. They co-authored the blog Israel Like This As If for some years, where especially Joe placed stories about his everyday experiences living in Tel Aviv.

What was very special about both Ami and Joe is that they combined their Zionism and love for Israel with a progressive viewpoint and the quest for peace and understanding of the other side. Unlike many peace activists they, especially Ami, were staunch defenders of Israel and its right to exist and defend itself, but unlike many pro-Israel activists they never lost the will and hope to reach peace with the Palestinians and Arabs. Both men came from the political left and remained faithful to these basic views, Joe also being active for the Tel Aviv chapter of Meretz.

They also shared an eagerness to unravel the facts behind media reports and claims from both sides in the conflict. The truth was the basis for all positions, even if inconvenient for Israel, like what happened in Deir Yassin, which got Ami a lot of angry responses from other Zionists. They were not blind to Israel's own faults, but neither to the many faults of the Palestinian leadership, which was ultimately unwilling to really compromise for peace.

As for us personally, Joe and Ami were our first friends in Israel, and we visited them every time we were there in the last six years. MidEast Web, Zionism Israel Info Center and their news and discussion groups were what got us involved with the country and the conflict. They taught us much of what we know about Israel and the conflict.

As educated men they were interested in and well informed of a wide variety of subjects, from history to culture, from philosophy to nature. There was always plenty to talk about and to learn from them, and to enjoy. We remember Ami also for his humor, his and his wife Ruth's hospitality, and Joe for the dinners at his place or sharing a good falafel in the streets of Tel Aviv.

We will sorely miss them both, personally and as political allies and guides. Israel won't be the same without these friends.

Ami Isseroff in 2007
Ami Isseroff in 2007

We express our sympathy with the families of both Joe and Ami for their very great loss. Ami reached the age of 65, and leaves behind a wife and three children. Joe reached the age of 77, and leaves behind two children and eight grandchildren.

Ratna & Wouter, the Netherlands

Ami's family has indicated that donations to commemorate Ami are welcome to any hospital in Israel. Rehovot's Kaplan Medical Center has an American Friends group and can be contacted at

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The downside of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation

The Hamas reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden almost says it all. Hamas condemned the US action and extolled this monster as a "holy warrior." This is actually a surprise since Hamas has not advocated global jihad and it has violently suppressed al Qaeda-linked groups in Gaza.

Although it has some potential to be for the good, I fear that this reconciliation agreement is not a step forward. On the bright side, it permits the possibility for Hamas to indirectly endorse a two-state solution with Israel, by acknowledging that the PLO remains authorized to negotiate on behalf of the Palestinian people (a holdover provision of the Oslo Accords) and implies that Hamas would not oppose peace with Israel if such an agreement were ratified in a referendum. But if Hamas continues to insist that all Palestinian exiles in their diaspora—or at least those designated as refugees—should vote in this referendum (not just Palestinians in the territories), any peace agreement would be that much harder to sell; this is because such an agreement would of necessity affirm a right to compensation but not a wholesale right of return to what is now Israel.

Moreover, one has to trust Hamas to be true to its word (a tall order), and for Hamas and Fatah to coexist peacefully—as they have not in the past. The issue all of us should address is whether Hamas will ever deal diplomatically and non-violently with Israel. If the Israeli government were wiser than it is, it would pose exactly this in response to the Fatah-Hamas agreement, rather than rejecting it outright. The prevailing international view is that Israel refuses to recognize and negotiate with Hamas, but the opposite is also true.

My thoughts return to the unfortunate results of the Palestinian election in January 2006.  After Israel withdrew its soldiers and its 8,000 settlers from Gaza in the summer of 2005, the Bush administration decided to bring “democracy” to the Palestinians. It insisted on running a parliamentary election and allowing Hamas to participate.

None other than Yossi Beilin, a principle negotiator of Oslo, has pointed out that Hamas was not legally qualified to run without meeting the requirements of the Oslo agreements still in effect from the 1990s: primarily to renounce violence and accept Israel’s existence. Qualifying for elections in this way might have been a lever to get Hamas to change its spots, but the Bush State Department insisted on allowing Hamas to run as it was, cynically assuming that it would not win. Hamas won a plurality of votes with 44 percent to Fatah’s 42 percent and took power early in 2006. Hamas earned a golden opportunity to prove itself a responsible party that could advance legitimate Palestinian aspirations for independence and prosperity, yet it failed abysmally.

Soon after its election, Hamas declared a truce, but it was still allowing other factions to fire at Israel. Hamas even lauded as “resistance” two successful suicide bombings—one in Tel Aviv and another in Ashdod. A coalition of groups, including Hamas, captured Gilad Shalit while killing two other Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid in June of 2006. As we know, things only went downhill from there.

So there's plenty of reason to be skeptical of this agreement, but the Netanyahu government's entirely predictable response also gives rise to skepticism. Netanyahu's statement to the Palestinian Authority that it's either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas, but that it can't have both, is a perfect excuse and dodge for not negotiating with the Palestinians. Israel can only lose in thereby attempting to maintain a status quo that is increasingly untenable.

The PA's apparent embrace of Hamas reflects its loss of faith in the possibility of negotiating a reasonable deal with Israel under its current leadership. This also fits hand in glove with the Palestinian threat to go to the United Nations General Assembly in September for international recognition of a Palestinian state.  The only way for Israel to head off this strategy is to return to the kind of deal that Olmert attempted with Abbas back in 2008, a negotiating process that was aborted by Olmert's legal difficulties and the Gaza war of Dec. '08-Jan. '09.  But we can't expect Netanyahu to do that.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Press Release: Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East Questions CMEP's Continuing Comments About Israeli/Palestinian Peace Proposals

Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East Questions CMEP's Continuing Comments About Israeli / Palestinian Peace Proposals

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East questions a second statement appearing in the Churches for Middle East Peace ("CMEP") bulletin (April 8, 2011):  "[the Israeli] government has not yet responded to the Palestinian proposals on final status issues, presented two years ago to U.S. Middle East Special Envoy George Mitchell."  Again, what exactly were these proposals?

In 2009 George Mitchell held discussions with Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in an unsuccessful attempt at relaunching direct peace talks.  Saeb Erekat reportedly gave Mitchell draft Palestinian Terms of Reference, which are assumptions on which negotiations would be based.  There were also (unsubstantiated) reports that Israeli representatives were presented with current Palestinian positions on core issues.  While both could have been useful if negotiations had begun, they were not peace proposals for Israel to respond to.

As Rev. Thomas A. Prinz, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Leesburg, Virginia and Fair Witness Executive Committee member points out, "One has to understand how the peace process works.  Ideas and positions are routinely exchanged.   But the only actual peace proposal put on the table in recent years came from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in late summer, 2008. Olmert offered a Palestinian state on 97 to 98% of the West Bank with safe passage to Gaza, 5,000 Palestinian refugees absorbed by Israel as a humanitarian gesture, a capital in East Jerusalem, Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, Arab neighborhoods under Palestinian sovereignty and the Holy Basin under international control."

According to PM Olmert, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas never responded to his offer. The documents in the Palestine Papers (published last January by Al Jazeera) support Olmert's claim. There have been no peace proposals made by either side since.

Fr. James Loughran, S.A., Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute and Fair Witness Executive Committee member, says, "We should never present inaccurate versions of the peace process.  The role of the churches should be to help build an atmosphere of mutual trust that is the only hope for encouraging productive Israeli/Palestinian final status negotiations."

Please visit our website for access to a full report on the Palestine Papers and the 2008 Olmert Offer.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Iran leafs the wotld in executions; will (finally) be investigated by UN

According to Amnesty Iran leads the way in the "worrying upsurge" in the number of executions in the Middle East and Asia,.The United Nations last week voted to appoint a special human rights envoy to monitor the situation in Iran. Amnesty International said Iran carried out 252 executions in 2010, compared with 18 in Libya.

"Iran, Libya and Yemen experienced a worrying upsurge in executions … and there are fears of mass executions in Libya as the (current) conflict there deepens," the watchdog group added.
U.N. backs human rights envoy for Iran
Published: March. 24, 2011 at 1:29 PM

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.N. human rights council voted Thursday to appoint a special investigator to monitor the human rights situation in Iran amid sweeping condemnation.
The European Union announced Monday it would "swiftly" introduce new measures targeting Iranian officials charged with human rights violations.
EU ministers expressed "deep concern" over the repression of the Iranian people and took note of the "dramatic increase" in the number of executions and "torture" in the country.

The human rights council backed the European resolution to "appoint a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic republic of Iran."
The United Nations called on Iran to cooperate fully with the council and give the envoy access to the country to report on the human rights condition in Iran.
U.S. Ambassador Eileen Donahoe in a statement said Washington was "gravely concerned" about deteriorating human rights conditions in Iran.
"Since the latest report on the human rights situation in Iran to the General Assembly in Sept. 2010, the situation had worsened and the report documented imputation, flogging and acts of torture carried out by the government of the Islamic republic of Iran and death sentences of men and women by stoning," she said.
Mohammed Reza Sajjadi, the Iranian envoy, lashed out at Washington, criticizing its
role at the human rights council while at the same time supporting the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.
"The government of Iran had worked wholeheartedly to ensure the human rights of its people," he added.
The council backed the measure in a 22-to-7 vote with 14 abstentions.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Syrian Revolution News Round-up ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية



Syrian Revolution News Round-up
Day 14: Tuesday, 29 March 2011

ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية

اليوم الثالث عشر: الثلاثاء ٢٩ آذار/مارس ٢٠١١

Déjà Vu Revisited!

Away from the farce of pro-regime demonstrations, and media attention, a revolution continues to unfold, as major Anti-Assad rallies took place in Lattakia, Deraa and Douma.


News of the pro-regime demonstrations dominated news today, alongside those of Assad's cabinet resignation. But the most important tidbit in this regard was the confusion over when Bashar Assad will choose to address the people and explain his reform initiative, if he has any. But in the parallel universes represented by the Province of Deraa and the City of Lattakia, and away from media attention, major protests continued to unfold. The Town of Douma on the periphery of Damascus also witnessed a major protest, with people shouting the by-now all too famous slogan "The People Want to Topple the Regime."


The day started as predicated mass pro-regime demonstrations organized in the usual fashion: forcing public sector employees, college students and army recruits doping their obligatory military service to take part or else. Private sector employees working for the various companies owned by Assad's cousin, Rami Makhlouf, among other relatives, partners and lackeys were also forced and/or cajoled to take part. Still, the results was less daunting than the usual million men marches that the regime used to be able to organize at the drop of a hat.  


Be that as it may, as far as protesters are concerned, the show served to render meaningless a scheduled speech by Assad, seeing that by continuing to rely on such old tactics, he showed himself to be incapable of reform. For this, delaying was not of major substance for most protesters, albeit it did serve to fuel much rumors and speculations over potential dispute between Maher and Bashar as to how the current crisis can be bet handled.


All in all, spokesmen for the protesters in Arab and international media, including yours truly, were more interested in highlighting the following basic facts and observations:

1-That the protests managed to cause of fall of the government within less than two weeks.

2-That the pro-regime demonstrations were arranged to provide Bashar with a face-saving platform from which to announce his concessions.

3-That whatever concessions offered by Bashar will not go far enough as far the protesters are concerned, as they are unlikely to include Bashar's resignation and the handing of power to a transitional council.

4-That by orchestrating the usual farcical demonstrations, Bashar's reveals that could never be a reformer.

5-That more people are now likely to join the protests due to sense of humiliation that accompanied the pro-regime rallies.

6-That the revolution will continue and will engulf other cities and towns throughout Syria.

7-That the lack of violence during the pro-regime rallies is clear indication as to who is behind the violence that took place earlier, i.e. the regime itself.

8-That the violent slogans adopted by regime-supporters during the rallies, including "Don't worry Bashar, you have behind you men who will drink blood," is clear indication of where the threat of violence lies and who will be behind it.

9-That the revolution will continue irrespective of this development.


Meanwhile, Lattakia witnesses major protests in which participants called for toppling the regime. The protesters ended up gathering in Sleibeh Neighborhood, and when the army moved to besiege the protesters, they received them with joy and gave them water to quench their thirst. The people of Deraa had done the same hours before the massacred. Will the same take place ion Lattakia now? It's anyone's guess, but the situation remains tense, and the protesters are still camped in the streets. The death toll of the crackdown over the last few days has now risen to 25, with 20 bodied having been removed by the army from hospitals in order to prevent funerals. The protesters of Lattkia are encouraging colleagues in cities across Syria to emulate their example.


Deraa City and environs, too, witnessed mass protests, with protesters raising slogans against the official Syrian media accusing it of treason for not portraying the truths about developments in their province.  


There was also a major demonstration of protests in Douma. The point was to show that even as staged pro-Assad rallies were taking place in Damascus, protesters were capable of holding their own demonstrations with respectable turnout as well. Too bad media was absent there as well.


بعيداً عن المسرحية الهزلية للمظاهرات المؤيدة للنظام والاهتمام الإعلامي بها، استمرت الثورة في الانتشار حيث قامت مظاهرات عديدة ضد الأسد في اللاذقية ودرعا ودوما

سيطرت المسيرات المؤيدة للنظام على وسائل الإعلام اليوم بالإضافة إلى استقالة الحكومة، لكن الأمر الذي دار حوله النقاش الأهم في هذا الصدد هو الارتباك حول الوقت الذي سيختار فيه الرئيس الأسد مخاطبة شعبه وشرح خطته الإصلاحية إن كانت لديه خطة. بالمقابل كان هناك عالم آخر أظهرته محافظات درعا واللاذقية وغيرها من الأماكن البعيدة عن الاهتمام الإعلامي والذي أكد استمرار انتشار المظاهرات. مدينة دوما في ريف دمشق شهدت أيضاً مظاهرة كبيرة كان بعض الناس فيها يرددون الشعار الأشهر حالياً: الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام

ابتدأ اليوم بمظاهرات متوقعة مؤيدة  للنظام منظمة بالطريقة التقليدية بإجبار موظفي القطاع الحكومة وطلاب الجامعات والجنود النظاميين الذين تم تهديدهم. موظفي القطاع الخاص المملوك من قبل ابن خال الرئيس السوري، رامي مخلوف، أجبروا أيضا على المشاركة، ومع ذلك فإن المظاهرات لم تكن بتلك الضخامة المعتادة للمسيرات المليونية التي كان النظام ينظمها بلمح البصر

على الرغم من ذلك وبقدر ما أن المتظاهرين قلقون، فإن هذا العرض قد أضر بالخطاب الفارغ المجدول للرئيس الأسد، حيث أظهر أن اعتماده المستمر على نفس التقنيات القديمة يعني أن الرئيس الأسد نفسه هو عاجز عن أي إصلاح. لذلك فإن التأخير لم يكن أمراً هاماً بالنسبة لمعظم المتظاهرين وإن يكن قد غذى الشائعات والتوقعات عن نزاع محتمل بين بشار الأسد وأخيه ماهر حول كيفية التعامل مع الأزمة الحالية

على العموم، فإن الناطقين باسم المتظاهرين في الإعلام العربي والعالمي كانوا مهتمين بالتأكيد على الحقائق والمشاهدات التالية
أن المظاهرات نجحت في إسقاط الحكومة في أقل من أسبوعين
أن المظاهرات المؤيدة للنظام قد نُظِّمت لإعطاء الرئيس الأسد منبراً حافظاً للوجه يعطي من خلاله بعض التنازلات
أنه مهما كانت التنازلات التي سيقدمها  بشار الأسد فإنها لن تفي بمتطلبات المتظاهرين، حيث أنه من غير المحتمل أن تتضمن استقالة بشار وتسليم السلطة إلى مجلس انتقالي
أنه بعزف نفس السمفونيات الهزلية المعتادة، يظهر بشار أنه لن يكون أبداً إصلاحياً
أن هناك جماعات اكثر من الناس مستعدين للانضمام للتظاهرات نتيجة الشعور بالإهانة التي سببتها مسيرات النظام
أن الثورة ستستمر وستغمر مدناً وقرىً أخرى في كل أنحاء سورية
أن عدم حصول أي عنف في المسيرات المؤيدة للنظام كان دليلاً واضحاً أن النظام نفسه كان هو وراء العنف الذي حصل سابقاً في المظارهات المناهضة له
أن شعارات العنف التي رددها مؤيدو النظام خلال المسيرات مثل (لا تقلق يا بشار، وراءك رجال يشربون الدم) يظهر تماماً أين يكمن تهديد العنف ومن سيكون وراءه
أن الثورة ستستمر بغض النظر عن هذه التطورات

في غضون ذلك، شهدت اللاذقية مظاهرات كبيرة دعا خلالها المتظاهرون لإسقاط النظام. انتهى المتظاهرون في منطقة بجوار الصليبة وعندما قدمت قوات الجيش لتطويقهم استقبلوهم بالبهجة وقدموا لهم الماء لإرواء عطشهم، الأمر نفسه الذي فعله أبناء درعا ساعات قليلة قبل حصول المجزرة، فهل سيحدث الأمر نفسه في اللاذقية؟ لا أحد يعلم بالضبط، لكن المشهد يبقى متوتراً ويبقى المتظاهرون معتصمين في الشوارع. عدد قتلى القمع في الأيام الأخيرة ارتفع إلى 25 مع احتفاظ الجيش بجثث عشرين منها منعاً من حدوث التشييع. متظاهرو اللاذقية يشجعون زملاءهم في بقية المدن السورية لتقليد مثالهم

مدينة درعا وضواحيها شهدت أيضاً مظاهرات رفعت شعارات ضد الإعلام الرسمي السوري متهمينه بالخيانة لعدم إظهار الحقائق حول التطورات في محافظتهم

كان هناك أيضاً مظاهرة كبيرة في مدينة دوما، كان الهدف منها إظهار أنه على الرغم من المسيرات المؤيدة للأسد في دمشق فإن المتظاهرين قادرون على تنظيم مظاهراتهم بعدد غير قلي& #1604; أيضاً. كان الإعلام غائباً هناك أيضا

From Social Media Networks



Video shows the strike in Inkhel city and the support of Jasem city to them

Video of a protest in Daraa denouncing the  current Syrian media and regime

New video of the brutal killing that took place in Daraa last Friday during the demonstrations - View discretion is advised

Video of a funeral/protest of a martyr in A'atman. Protesters insist on their demands for freedom

Video released today of the brutal killing that took place in Sanamain city last Friday during the demonstrations - View discretion is advised

Video of a big protest during a funeral of a Martyr in Alharak city chanting "A traitor whomever kills his people"

Video of Sanamain martyrs who were shot on Saturday and shows how young they were.

Video released today of the protest that took place in Daraa last Saturday, and shows protesters tearing down a big poster of Assad


Damascus Suburbs

Video released today of the protest that took place in Mua'adamya near Damascus showing the anger of the protesters



Pictures of the strike in Lattakia

Video posted today for a protest on last Monday showing the insistence on peaceful protest and the freedom for Syrians


The United States

A protest in Dallas, Texas supporting the Syrian Uprising


The United Kingdom

Video of a protest in Manchester last Saturday supporting the Syrian Uprising


Press Reports

Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper report of Abdulbary Atwan about the Syrian Revolution and how the Syrian regime used the Palestinians as a scapegoat.

Daily Telegraph report about the prevalence of Alshabiha (Assad thugs) in the Syrian cities.

Middle East newspaper report about the shooting on protesters and the mass arrests among them.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi report on refraction of the fear barrier in Syria.

Press reports on the resignation of the Syrian government and a prospective speech of Assad


International Organizations

Human Rights Watch report about Daraa Massacre that was done by the Syrian regime


TV Coverage

Al-Arabiya report shows that the family of Mohamed Radwan (the Egyptian detainee) denies spying charges related to its son

France 24 report for serious reforms in Syria

Al-Jazeera program on the Syrian Revolution as seen by Azmi Bishara: Video 1, V2, V3, V4

Aljazeera reporter's statement in Syria: The Syrian regime prevented them from covering the demonstrations in Syria.

BBC report on the Syrian revolution and its latest events

Alwatan TV interview with Shaikh Nabil Al-Awadi about the Syrian revolution.

Sheikh Adnan Alarour speech on the Syrian Revolution


Promotional Clips

Video by the youth of Syrian Revolution response to Bouthaina Shaaban

Video compares the obvious contradiction between what is happening on the ground and between the statements of the Syrian regime

New song of the Syrian Revolution entitled Break the restrictions and up-rise

Song of a martyr letter to his country

Ring-tones for Syrian revolt

من مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي



فيديو لإعتصام أهالي إنخل ودعم أهالي جاسم لهم وإصرارهم على الحرية

فيديو لمظاهرة درعا وتنديد بالإعلام السوري والنظام السوري

فيديو جديد لشهداء درعا الذيم سقطوا يوم الجمعة الماضية يوضح حجم العنف والوحشية التي تعرض لها هؤلاء الشهداء - المشهد يحتوي ; صور مؤثرة

فيديو لمظاهرة تشييع أحد شهداء الثورة السورية في عتمان وإصرار المتظاهرين على مطالبهم بالحرية

فيديو جديد لأحد شهداء الصنمين الذين سقطوا يوم الجمعة يظهر حجم الرصاص الذي تعرض له النظام - المشهد يحتوي صور مؤثرة

مظاهرة حاشدة في درعا في تشييع أحد شهداء مدينة الحراك وشعار: الي بيقتل شعبه خاين

فيديو نشر اليوم لشهداء مدينة الصنمين الذين قتلوا يوم السبت ويظهر صغر سنهم

فيديو نشر اليوم لمظاهرة درعا يوم السبت يظهر إسقاط المتظاهرين لصورة بشار الأسد


ريف دمشق

فيديو جديد لمظاهرة المعضمية في ريف دمشق وغضب المتظاهرين العارم



صور حية لاعتصام اللاذقية

فيديو نشر اليوم لمظاهرة يوم الإثنين في اللاذقية والإصرار على سلمية التظاهرة وحرية الشعب السوري


الولايات المتحدة

مظاهرة في مدينة دالاس في ولاية تكساس الأمريكية دعما للثورة السورية


المملكة المتحدة

فيديو جديد عن رسالة المتظاهرين في مظاهرة مانشستر يوم السبت الماصي دعما للثورة السورية


تقارير صحفية

تقرير عبدالباري عطوان في صحيفة القدس العربي عن الثورة السورية واستخدام سورية للفلسطينين ككبش فداء

تقرير صحيفة الديلي تغراف البريطانية عن إنتشار الشبيحة في المدن السورية

تقرير جريدة الشرق الأوسط عن إطلاق نار على التجمعات واعتقالات واسعة في صفوف المتظاهرين

تقرير صحيفة القدس العربي عن انكسار حاجز الخوف في سورية

تقارير صحفية عن تقديم استقالة الحكومة السورية وخطاب مرتقب لبشار الأسد


منظمات دولية

تقرير منظمة حقوق الإنسان (هيومن رايتس وتش) عن أحداث درعا وقتل المتظاهرين من قبل النظام


تغطية تلفزيونية

تقرير قناة العربية يوضح أن عائلة المصري محمد رضوان تنفي تهم التجسس المنسوية إلى إبنها

تقرير قناة فرانس 24 عن جدية الإصلاحات في سورية

برنامج قناة الجزيرة عن الثورة السورية كما يراها عزمي بشارة: فيديو 1, فيديو 2, فيديو 3, فيديو 4

تصريح لمذيع الجزيرة بأن الحكومة السورية تمنعهم من تغطية المظاهرات السورية

تقرير قناة بي بي سي عن مجريات الثورة السورية وأخر متسجداتها

حديث للشيخ نبيل العوضي عن الثورة السورية في قناة الوطن

حديث الشيخ عدنان العرور وكلامه عن الثورة السورية


مقاطع دعائية

فيديو من تصميم شباب الثورة السورية ردا على تصريحات بثينة شعبان

فيديو يقارن التناقض الصارخ بين ما يجري على الأرض وبين تصريحات النظام السوري

أغنية جديدة للثورة السورية بعنوان اكسر القيود وانتفض

أغنية رسالة شهيد إلى موطنه

نغمات موبايل للثورة السورية











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