The Syrian government press has lambasted Arab nations for having diplomatic relations with Israel. Several articles have termed the countries "forces of evil" and Jews within the Arab world, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
The editor of the Syrian daily Teshreen Issam Dari wrote, "The Lebanese Judas Iscariot is the individual or group that rejects national unity and attempts to keep [Lebanon as a fragmented] federation of ethnic cantons, based on the advice of the Elders of Zion... The Palestinian Judas Iscariot is everyone who disregards the national interest and raises a weapon against his Palestinian brother."
Syrian columnist Abd Al-Karim Al-Na'em wrote in Teshreen, "The 'Jews' within [the Arab world] have thus begun to destroy the spirit of resistance... Those who believe in opposing the American-Israeli plan have only one remaining option--namely, resistance."