“Expat-ing Democracy: Dissidents, Technology, and Democratic Discourse in the Middle East”
Author: Nir T. Boms
Year of publication: 2016
Omar Abdul Aziz Hospital in Aleppo was the latest one to be greeted by a Syrian bomb in July of this year, courtesy of the Syrian air force and its Russian training and supplies. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said those killed “included six children and eight women” in two government-controlled neighborhoods. He said dozens of people were also wounded.
Just last April in nearby Zabbadani, the last remaining doctor, Mohammed Khous, was killed by a sniper as he left the hospital following an operation.
Doctors and medical supplies are hardly available to assist those injured in the midst of a ruthless Syrian tragedy that has taken over 500 000 lives and left many more injured, traumatised and defenceless. In a war-torn country where every second person has lost his home, some help however, is coming from an unexpected place.
A few hours after the hospital bombing, eight children were already in operating theatres in nearby Israel. They have joined close to 3 000 Syrian patients who have found themselves in what a few years ago would be an unthinkable and impossible place. [Continue reading]
In the midst of ongoing conflict within a hostile neighborhood, Israel has advance in security cooperation and coordination with both regional and international partners. The strategic value is significant both for the country’s intelligence and operational capabilities.
1. Mr. Owen Alterman, Foreign affairs correspondent and commentator i24 News
2. Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow – Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
Analyst: Mr. Amir Oren
The civil war underway in Syria since March 2011 has changed the Syrian nation beyond recognition, and the shockwaves caused by the war have made a very strong impact, both in the Middle East and beyond. Following four decades of relative … [Continue reading]
Turkey, a country of more than 80 million citizens, is facing both domestic – as well as International threats; directly-influencing the worlds ability to confront pressing threats. Today we will tackle the variables facing the NATO … [Continue reading]