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· January, 2009

Stories about Syria from January, 2009

MENA: Reflections on Obama's Al Arabiya Interview

It came as a surprise to many people that US President Barack Obama gave his first formal interview as president to an Arab television channel. Some were optimistic with Obama's...

Arab World: “We Stopped Saying Israel…”

A message on Twitter calling upon Arabs to stop saying Israel has snowballed into a movement across the Arab world, in this latest twist of the ongoing online war following...

MENA: Reactions to Obama's Inauguration

Today marked an historic moment in United States history as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President. While Arab support of Obama has been waning over the past...

Syria: Arab Leaders and the Summit

“The Arab summit today was truly surprising and from what has been ‘said’ so far it seems that finally the Arab leaders are saying what the people want to hear,...

Syria: Where's The Daily Star?

“Qifa Nabki has got the story. It looks like the (Lebanese) Daily Star has published its final edition,” reports the Syria News Wire, in this post.

Syria: Sights to Behold

The Blog and the Shower commits a post to the beauty of the Sayyida Ruqqaya mosque.

Syria: Israel & The US

Rime Allaf of the blog Mosaics posts an editorial which questions just how intertwined the Israeli and US governments are.

Syria: Gaza Analysis

Syrian resident blogger Joshua Landis posts analysis on Palestine's bleak future and Syria's disappointment in Obama on his blog, Syria Comment.

Syria: Calling Gaza

Syria Blog advocates for readers to make calls to people in Gaza.

Syria: Arab Leaders Can't Come Together, Not Even into a Room

As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab Leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League...

Syria: Mideast Youth in Arabic

Mideast Youth has launched an Arabic website, writes Rima, from Syria.

Arab World: “Why the Children of Gaza Don't Deserve to Die?”

As the death toll from the Israeli war on Gaza climbs, bloggers from around the Arab world share their thoughts on Palestine, Arab nationalism and why the children of Gaza...

Syria: Quest for Justice

Uramium Blog links to an article by an American-Jewish journalist on her take on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Syria: Hunger strike for Gaza

Maysaloon mentioned that Syria students have announced they are going on a hunger strike in support of Gaza.

Syria: Gaza On Our Minds

Syrian bloggers are in a frenzy since the bombing in Gaza started almost two weeks ago. To many Syrians this comes from a deep long rooted identification with the cause...

Syria: Largest U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Maysaloon, a Syrian blogger commenting [ar] on recent news writes: “Oh Arabs!!!! The largest U.S. embassy in the world is opened today in Baghdad and people of Palestine and Iraq...

Palestine: UN School Hit By Israeli Shells; More than 40 Killed

At approximately 6:00 p.m. (GMT+2), Al Jazeera English reported that a UN school was hit when two tank shells exploded outside of the school. The school, located in Jabaliya, had...

Syria: The Red Crescent Sends Convoys to Gaza

Today, Syria News Wire reported on the efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in sending aid to Gaza. The humanitarian group, which is a member of the International Committee...

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Gaza: Overseas Solidarity

The recent news coming from Gaza and the Middle East has had an impact on one Guadeloupe-based blogger, who recalls the historical and steady immigration of Syrians and Lebanese people...

Syria: Silent Demonstration for Gaza

Syrian blogger Dania reports on the silent demonstration organized by Syrian bloggers in-front of the European Commission in Damascus to protest the continuing Israeli onslaught on Gaza. She also publishes...

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