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Franklin Lamb
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A volunteer with the Sabra-Shatila Scholarship Program (sssp-lb.com), Franklin Lamb is in Syria doing research. He is author of the book, Syrian’s Endangered Heritage, scheduled for publication later this year.

Syria: Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Among the many reasons Lebanon should immediately desist targeting Syrian and Palestinian refugees is it's pushing many toward supporting rebel groups.…

It’s Not Too Late to Save Syria’s Cultural Heritage

Syria's cultural heritage is threatened by war, but it is not too late to take decisive action to protect it.…

Syria: The Twice Betrayed Christians of Ma’loula

The unique cultural heritage hamlet of Ma’aloula has been scarred, traumatized, desecrated and deeply wounded by the war in Syria.…

Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre

The town is now liberated, but the story of what took place here over the past 291 days is presently emerging, and it is a horrifying one.…

Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

The Syria government and rebel groups negotiate education, utilities, and reduction of violence issues. …

In Damascus, IS, FSA and al Nusra Compete for Dwindling Support

In some of Damascus neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in despite the danger. …

Five Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children

Five Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children

What can and must be done is to organize a Hospital Ship flotilla to break the siege of Gaza.…

A Nail in Zionism’s Coffin?

This region and increasingly the global community as a whole is planning for a post-Zionist Middle East and how best to achieve it without more suffering.…

Solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza Begins in Lebanon’s Camps

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied the most elementary right to apply for a job in more than fifty professions.…

Jihadists in Lebanon

An Islamic State invasion of Lebanon, along the lines of what it achieved in northwest Iraq, is looking increasingly likely.…

EU Sanctions Target Humanitarian Aid

Syria and her hardworking public servants will survive these political sanctions, but the sanctions likely will remain an indelible stain on the EU.…

ISIS Now Recruiting in Palestinian Camps in Lebanon

Militias are growing in the camps but it’s difficult to calculate just how fast because camp residents know many outside intelligence agents live among them.…

Will ISIS Create al-Sham Caliphate and Liberate Palestine?

Time will reveal if DAASH (or ISIS) achieves one or both of its objectives.…

Syrian Students Restore Our Global Heritage, Tesserae by Tesserae…

It was an urgent message concerning a destroyed mosaic—an artifact dating back to the Byzantine era...…

A Hard-Won Victory: The Story of 68 Palestinian Families in Lebanon

A Hard-Won Victory: The Story of 68 Palestinian Families in Lebanon

The saga, briefly told, has to do with the fact that the war in Syria has forced into Lebanon between 1.2 million and 2 million Syrian refugees…

Syrians Working to Preserve Jewish Cultural Heritage

In Syria today, there is much evidence to refute the claims that Jewish cultural heritage sites are being singled out for destruction by rabid anti-Semites.…

Liberating Syria: One Archeological site at a Time

Liberating Syria: One Archeological site at a Time

The Syrian public and their officials are committed to the restoration of its unmatched archeological sites, as soon as world heritage sites are liberated.…

Lebanon Refuses to Allow Syria’s Palestinian Refugees to Take Baccalaureate Exams

Lebanon Refuses to Allow Syria’s Palestinian Refugees to Take Baccalaureate Exams

Hopefully Lebanon will relent and allow Palestinian and Syrian students to take next month’s vital Baccalaureate exams.…

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Those still trapped in Yarmouk and elsewhere continue their descent into the abyss. …

Assad and Khomeini Are Keeping Their Word. Will Obama Keep His?

If the White House truly wants to normalize relations with Iran and with Syria as it claims, it needs to do a lot better.…

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