The Syrian Revolution flag waves in Jerusalem, Palestine at the Dome of The Rock.
In another queue taken from the Israeli military, Assad build a ‘separation barrier’ between the obliterated neighborhood of Baba Amr and Insha’at in Homs, Syria.
The red line is the wall. The orange dots are Assad regime checkpoints.
Photos of the wall can be seen here
The involvement of Israel vis-a-vis Syria has been a contentious topic since the beginning of the Syrian uprising. Pro-regimers claim that overthrowing Assad is in Israel’s interest, Zionists are supporting the revolutionaries, and some have even gone so far as to claim that there are Zionists operating in Syria today. Basically, they contend that the entire Syrian Revolution is a Zionist plot to overthrow the bastion of resistance that is Bashar Al-Assad’s Syria. Pro-revolutionaries’ response to these arguments is that overthrowing Assad is actually not in Israel’s interest, because although Assad talks tough, he has in effect guaranteed Israel stability by refraining from challenging Israel’s occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights, captured by Israel in 1967. The Israeli-Syrian “border”, they point out, has been Israel’s quietest border, and therefore, Israel has an interest in maintaining the status quo in Syria. In addition to this, there are many instances in history whereby Syria has taken a position against the Palestinian cause, including during the Lebanese Civil War(where the Hafez al-Assad sided with the reactionary Lebanese Phalangist forces against the PLO and the Lebanese leftist forces), the Tel Al-Zaatar Massacre, and the War of the Camps in Beirut.
However, these arguments are simply rhetorical. Those who claim Zionists are working with the Free Syrian Army in Syria to overthrow Assad and those who claim that Israel has an interest in the status quo are basing their arguments on historical political evidence rather than recent rhetoric and actions of the various parties. And the various ‘reports’ we have been getting from the media on the relation between the Syrian revolution and Israel have not been helpful either. For example this article in Israel National News claims that a “Syrian rebel leader” stated that in a post-Assad Syria, “Israel will remain an enemy.” At the same time, this article in Haaretz implies the opposite, whereby an interview with another “Syrian rebel leader” reassures Israel concerning their stability in a post-Assad Syria.
What follows is an examination of Israeli-Syrian relations that hopefully sheds some light on the relation between Israel, the Assad regime, and the Syrian revolution.
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PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY FOR THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION FROM AL AQSA. Jerusalem (Occupied Palestine): Jan 15, 2012 - Despite the brutal occupation they live under and the many hardships the Palestinians have faced for the past 60 years, they still manage to muster the strength and courage to take up the causes of their neighbors. This sermon takes place outside the Al Aqsa mosque where worshipers pray for the downfall of Bashar Al Assad and his evil regime.