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How Close Did Israel Come to Peace with Syria?

The Israeli-Syrian Peace Failure

"Diplomatic objectives must fully reflect the desires and priorities of the president. I took for granted Obama’s commitment to comprehensive peace without the benefit of due diligence — a major error on my part."

How a Massacre of Nearly 300 in Syria Was Revealed

Confessing a Syrian Massacre

A two-year investigation based on leaked videos, open-source intelligence and exhaustive interviews with Assad regime intelligence officers who committed a massacre while filming themselves reveals the inner workings of Assad’s systematic and frequent massacres of civilians as an underreported tactic during Syria’s 11-year war.

Two Prominent Leftist Writers Split on Syria’s War

Two Prominent Leftist Writers Split on Syria’s War

A weekly review of news, essays, podcast and more from New Lines. The week of March 14 to March 18, 2022.

Faisal Al Yafai
Depicting Syria From Afar

Depicting Syria From Afar

Ammar Azzouz left his home town of Homs in Syria over a decade ago and has never been back. Here he reflects on the multiple ways Syrians in exile use art to build a new sense of identity and how other artists have shown solidarity in the struggle.

Ammar Azzouz
A Syrian Activist as I Knew Him

A Syrian Activist as I Knew Him

For the world, Raed was one of Syria’s most prominent activists, known for eye-catching protest banners and influential “Radio Fresh” broadcasts. For me, he was the last connection to the pioneering uprising, and since his death, I stopped attending any events on its anniversary.

Zaina Erhaim
Chomsky Is No Friend of the Syrian Revolution

Chomsky Is No Friend of the Syrian Revolution

In prison, Chomsky’s writings convinced Yassin al-Haj Saleh that Syrian dissidents had partners in the world. But the American linguist has betrayed those early hopes by refusing to take seriously the reality of the Syrian revolution.

Yassin al-Haj Saleh
Syrian Kitchens Come to Life in the Winter

Syrian Kitchens Come to Life in the Winter

Winter is the season of naranj, these small bitter oranges that used to grow in most traditional houses in Damascus and Aleppo, Syria’s competing cities on everything culinary.

Tamara Alrifai