The parochial Israeli press has been reacting with concern to the election victory in Greece of Syriza, the left-wing anti-austerity party. While the parochial British press has been fretting about the “collision course” that Syriza has supposedly set the country on with Europe, or with “the markets,” in Israel journalists have been spilling ink over what this means for Israel. Continue reading New Greek government’s pro-Palestine stance not as strong as Israelis fear
Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the American magazine Foreign Affairs published on Monday.
Following is the full text of the interview:
Interview given by H.E. President Bashar al-Assad to Foreign Affairs Magazine
Question 1: I would like to start by asking you about the war. It has now been going on for almost four years, and you know the statistics: more than two hundred thousand people have been killed, a million wounded, and more than three million Syrians have fled the country, according to the UN. Your forces have also suffered heavy casualties. The war cannot go on forever. How do you see the war ending?
President Assad: All Wars, anywhere in the world have in the past ended with a political solution because war itself is not the solution; war is one of the instruments of politics. So you end with a political solution. That’s how we see it. That is the headline. Continue reading President al-Assad to Foreign Affairs Magazine: Israel is supporting terrorist organizations in Syria
by Joaquin Flores, Fort Russ
The sounds of champagne decorking and exuberant cheers among Syriza volunteers, supportive voters, and their struggling-but-comfortable socialist middle-class base within the intelligentsia and literati, could be heard across Athens’ cafes in the clean areas of town. Election results were finalized this evening in Greece, with a clear Syriza victory.
by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture
At the World Economic Forum last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel let the cat out of the bag with her sly offer, or rather bribe, to Russia. The German leader told delegates in Davos that European Union sanctions on Russia would be lifted in exchange for a «peace deal» in Ukraine. She promised a «free trade pact from Lisbon to Vladivostok».
That’s a bit rich coming from the bankrupt EU, but nevertheless let’s accept the assumption that Frau Merkel is offering something very juicy. Why would she do that, and right at this time when civilians are being massacred in eastern Ukraine? Continue reading Merkel as Soft Cop in False Flag Offensive on Russia
by Mohamad Bdeir, Al-Akhbar English
Israeli media reported yesterday that Israel asked for Russian mediation to alleviate tensions with Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.
Several media outlets quoted political sources in Tel Aviv as saying Israel assured Russia that it is not interested in a security deterioration with the Resistance, which could lead to a full-scale war. Instead, the Zionist state wants to defuse tensions in order to prevent the situation from becoming worse. Israeli Channel 10 pointed out that choosing Russia to act as intermediary stems from Moscow’s good relationship with the three previously mentioned parties on the other side of the border. Continue reading From Russian Mediation to Military Plans: Cowardly Israel Desperately Seeks to Alleviate Tensions
by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture
In the wake of the terrorist attack against the French satirical newspaper «Charlie Hebdo», it has become apparent that the magazine’s editorial chiefs killed in the attack on its headquarters in Paris and groups such as FEMEN and Pussy Riot are all connected in a campaign to disparage Islam and Christianity. In the aftermath of the terrorist attack, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu used the occasion of the memorial service in Paris attended by a number of world leaders to admonish France’s parliament for having recently recognized the independence of Palestine and urge France’s large Jewish population to emigrate to Israel. Continue reading Charlie Hebdo, FEMEN and their Anti-Gentile Allies
by Adam al-Sabiri, Al-Akhbar English
The sands of the desert in southern Algeria are moving to the beat of popular protests, and the ruling party has warned that the protests might evolve into an “Arab Spring.” Fears have particularly heightened after the dismantling of a terrorist cell of 12 members in sensitive areas in the south of the country. According to the Algerian army, the cell was planning attacks on oil sites in collaboration with foreign parties.
Algeria — Algeria has so far been able to evade the winds of the “Arab Spring.” However, Algerian officials have recently warned of its belated arrival, in light of the protests that are expanding across the areas of southern Algeria. The statements made by Amar Saadani, secretary-general of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN), confirm the concerns of the officials in Algeria. Continue reading Is a Late ‘Arab Spring’ Knocking on Algeria’s Doors from the Desert?
by Eva Bartlett, Al-Akhbar English
On January 8, in his sparsely-furnished New York City office, the Syrian Arab Republic Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, sat down with Al-Akhbar for an interview. The veteran diplomat, who has held his position at the UN since 2006, and lives restricted to a 25-mile radius of New York City, has much more to say than the half hour allowed. Defiant as always, he discussed the challenges he faces at the UN, explained why he thinks the organization has lost its way, and censured Western states and media for their hostility toward the Syrian government. Continue reading Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari on Sovereignty, Terrorism and the Failure of the UN
by Arthur Topham, Radical Press
Chutzpah alone is insufficient a term to describe this latest move on the part of the Zionist controlled Harper government to undermine Canada’s former status as an independent, sovereign western democracy and drag it further down into the demonic pit of Isra-hell’s demented, psychopathic, war-crazed, terrorist-ridden criminal actions. Continue reading Harper regime steals $9 million from taxpayers to fund covert Zionist ‘Digital Public Square Project’