A view from the past

20.10.2012                      04.Cheschwan. 5773                      Noach

Feature:

A view from the past

Lebanon, Iraq and now Syria have undergone devastating civil wars which threatened their very existence as viable states.

Hafez Assad’s 30-year rule in Syria (1970-2000) concealed the fact that since even prior to its independence in 1946, Syria had been a vulnerable state, and that because of its geopolitical position and internal divisions it had become an arena for regional and international conflict.
In the past year, Syria has once again become a source of instability and concern for its neighbors, including Turkey in the north….