Syria, Palestine: Israeli occupation

November 26, 2013

New York, (SANA) – Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Israeli occupation entity seeks to find conditions of explosion in the region because, as its leaders admit, it can’t continue without a war, so it sponsors terrorism in the region.

In a speech during the meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (UNISPAL) at the UN on Tuesday, al-Jaafari said that in light of the policy of fait accompli which Israel tires to impose, it's unacceptable that the UN and the member states deal with it in routine or solidarity without any productive act.

He reminded of the UN general Assembly resolution No. 273 for 1949 which specified the acceptance of Israel's membership at the UN, mainly on the condition that it would commit to resolutions relevant to the Palestinian issue which affirm the Palestinian people's right in establishing their state with Jerusalem as its capital and their right to return home.

Al-Jaafari said that Israel's escaping from punishment encouraged it to escalate its hostile practices and violation of human rights and international law.

"Part of the Syrian territories is still under occupation, since more than 45 years, despite the Security Council unanimous resolution No. 497 for 1981 which considered Israel's decision to annex the Syrian Golan in 1981 null and void and without legal basis, and based on this, the UN is required to shoulder its responsibilities to force Israel to apply to its resolutions," al-Jaafari said.

" It is unacceptable that the UN has failed in forcing Israel carry out the international resolutions, stop its flagrant, systemized violations of the Syrians' right under occupation in Golan, put an end to the apartheid, looting the natural Golan resources, including oil, gas and water ," al-Jaafari said.

He added that Israel has lately marketed for a kind of wine produced in its settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan; it markets it in a number of UN member states which vote against Israel polices, and perhaps these countries don't know that the wine comes from the Israeli settlements in Golan.

"It is also unacceptable that Israel continues the campaigns of the feverish settlement in the Syrian Golan, building a racial separation wall to the East of the occupied Majdal Shams city and rejecting handing over the mine fields' maps, planted in the Golan termites, to the international organizations," al-Jaafair said.

He held Israel and its politicians responsible for sponsoring terrorism and involving in cooperation, protecting the armed terrorist groups in the UNDOF.

Al-Jaafari affirmed that the choice of the just and comprehensive peace wouldn't not be achieved except by Israel's full withdrawal from the Arab territories into the line of June 4th, 1967, the establishment of the Palestinian independent state with Jerusalem as its capital and resolving the Palestinian refugees issue according to resolution No. 194 for 1948.

Mazen Eyon


Latest News Syria: sacrifices of workers


November 18, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) – General Federation of Trade Unions on Monday honored 647 workers for excellence in productivity.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi, Assistant Regional Secretary of al-Baath Party Hilal al-Hilal, a number of ministers, members of al-Baath Party Regional Leadership, Governors of Damascus and Damascus Countryside, and party, union and vocational figures.

In a statement to journalists, Premier al-Halqi said that the working class is the most important pillar of the achievements made under the Correctionist Moving, and that this class is becoming more productive under the leadership of President al-Assad.

He lauded the efforts of Syria's workers who helped bolster Syria's steadfastness by building, producing and protecting their facilities, resulting in many of them being killed or injured at the hands of terrorists.

Al-Halqi appreciated the role of workers, particularly in the electric power sector, in preserving the dignity, sovereignty and independence of Syria alongside the Armed Forces, voicing hope that Syria will witness more security, stability, construction and achievements.

He said that the history of the working class in Syria is an honorable one marked by knowledge, faith, creativity and innovation, and that this class is still the basis of building national economy and achieving comprehensive development.

In turn, member of al-Baath Party Regional Leadership and head of the General Federation of Trade Unions Mohammad Shaaban Azzouz said that the sacrifices of workers, Armed Forces, security forces and the masses will pave the way to victory, noting that throughout the crisis in Syria, there have been more than 3,500 workers who died working and defending their facilities from terrorism.

Azzouz said that the Syrian people's steadfastness and support for the Syria Army forced mercenaries and conspirators to surrender, asserting that the Syrian people are the only one who may choose who leads them.

H. Sabbag


A call for Pan-Arabism and Anti colonialism

Pan-Arabism, Nationalist notion of cultural and political unity among Arab countries

Its origins lie in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when increased literacy led to a cultural and literary renaissance among Arabs of the Middle East. This contributed to political agitation and led to the independence of most Arab states from the Ottoman Empire (1918) and from the European powers (by the mid-20th century).

An important event was the founding in 1943 of the Baʿth Party, which formed branches in several countries and became the ruling party in Syria and Iraq.

Another was the founding of the Arab League in 1945.

Pan-Arabism’s most charismatic and effective proponent was Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser. After Nasser’s death, Syria’s Ḥāfiẓ al-Assad, Iraq’s Ṣaddām Ḥussein, and Libya’s Muammar al-Qaddafi tried to assume the mantle of Arab leadership.