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        12/10/2012, Kislev 26, 5773

      Germany Expels Four Syrian Diplomats from Berlin

      In an effort to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Germany kicked out four employees of the Syrian embassy in Berlin, believing that reducing relations with the Assad government to a minimum may impact the violent civil war. 

      This is obviously not the first time Syrian diplomats have been expeled from a foreign country. A more notable expulsion occured in May 2012, during which the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and the Netherlands took action against Syrian diplomats.