Ethno-religious Cleansing Is High on Syria’s Agenda

In April, the Syrian government enacted Law Number 10, which determines how the regime will prioritize the reconstruction of the country’s war-torn areas. One of the law’s clauses will make it very difficult for internal refugees—those displaced elsewhere in the country due to the fighting—to reclaim real property they abandoned. Ibrahim Abu Ahmad argues that there is something more sinister in this law than mere red tape or even avarice:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, Ethnic Cleansing, Iran, Politics & Current Affairs, Shiites, Sunnis, Syrian civil war

How the NGO-Terror Alliance Turned Human Rights into a Scam

Oct. 27 2021

Last Friday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz announced the designation of six Palestinian organizations as terrorist groups due to their deep entanglements with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which has been committing murderous attacks since 1968. Both the EU and several European states have provided funds to the recently proscribed organizations. A decade ago, pro-Israel activists even supplied the European Union with information, for a long time ignored, about the links between these groups and the PFLP. Members of one group—the Union of Agricultural Work Committees—murdered the seventeen-year-old Rina Shnerb in 2019. Jonathan Tobin writes:

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More about: Human Rights, NGO, Palestinian terror, PFLP, United Nations, US-Israel relations