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Current trends in Syria and how they affect Israel's national interest

Moderate Arab states are pursuing diplomacy likely to result in an Iran-controlled deep state alongside a nominal government.Opinion.

Current trends in Syria and the Israeli national interest

Syrian rebels: Stop US-led coalition airstrikes

Syrian National Council demands US-led coalition in Syria cease its airstrikes after allegedly killing 77 civilians in two days.

Syrian rebels demand anti-ISIS coalition stop airstrikes

Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Talks, Quits Bloc

Syrian National Council quits the Syrian National Coalition in protest over its attendance at the Geneva II talks.

Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Peace Talks, Quits Bloc

Syrian National Council Rejects Geneva II Talks

Key group within Syria’s mainstream opposition reaffirms it will not attend the planned Geneva II peace talks.

Syrian National Council Rejects Geneva II Talks

Syrian Rebels Agree to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

Syrian National Coalition agrees to attend the proposed Geneva II conference, but sets some conditions.

Syrian Rebels Agree to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

Syrian Rebels Murder Hizbullah Men in Lebanon

A group of Syrian rebels claims it killed four Hizbullah terrorists across the border in Lebanon this week.

Syrian Rebels Murder Hizbullah Men in Lebanon

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood: There's No Extremism

"It is not true that extremists are in charge of liberated lands," says Syria's Muslim Brotherhood’s leader.

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood: There's No Extremism in Syria

Syrian National Council Elects Prime Minister

Syria's main opposition National Council elects Ghassan Hitto as premier for swathes of rebel-held territory.

Syrian National Council Elects Prime Minister

IDF on High Alert on Israel’s Syrian Border

IDF forces are on high alert in the Golan Heights as opposition forces begin to aim at a new target: Israel.

IDF on High Alert in the Golan Heights, Israel-Syria Border

Syrian Groups Condemn Hizbullah Attack on Villages

Opposition groups condemned an attack by Hizbullah fighters on 3 Syrian villages near the Lebanese border as an "unprecedented invasion."

Syrian Groups Condemn Hizbullah Attack on Villages Near Lebanon

Syrian Opposition Groups Agree on Unity Plan

Syrian opposition groups have agreed in principle on a plan to unite against President Bashar Al-Assad.

Syrian Opposition Groups Agree on Unity Plan

Syrian Opposition Factions Unite for Transition

Syrian opposition forces both in the country and abroad are uniting to prepare for a transition to form a new government for Syria.

Syrian Opposition Factions Unite for Transition to Power

Main Water Supplies to Aleppo Cut Off

The main water supply to the northern city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial hub, has been cut off by government troops.

Main Water Supplies to Aleppo Cut Off

France to Syrian Rebels: Form Provisional Gov't

If Syria's opposition forms a provisional government, France will formally recognize it, President Francois Hollande vowed Monday.

France Urges Syrian Rebels to Form Provisional Gov't

Syrian Opposition: No Talks with 'Criminal' Assad

Senior member of the Syrian opposition rejects remarks that Syria is ready to discuss Assad's resignation.

Syrian Opposition: No Talks with 'Criminal' Assad

Is Assad's Brother Maher Dead?

Syria is denying a report that President Bashar al-Assad's feared brother Maher has died in a Moscow hospital.

Is Assad's Brother Maher Dead in Moscow?

Syrian Opposition Appeals to Mother Russia

Syrian opposition forces appeal to Moscow for intervention after UN and Arab League efforts fail to stop the slaughter by government troops.

Syrian Opposition Appeals to Mother Russia

France, Syrian Opposition Call for More Sanctions

More than 100 nations attended the Friends of Syria conference in Paris to discuss ways to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

France, Syrian Opposition Call for More Sanctions

‘Counter-Terrorism’ Laws Target Syrian Opposition

The Syrian regime ramps up its offensive; passes new counter-terror law, as opposition leaders discuss a 'post-Assad' Syria.

Assad Targets Opposition Leaders with ‘Counter-Terrorism’ Laws

Turkish FM Urges Syrian Opposition to Unity

Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu warned Syria's often fractious opposition against discord saying only al-Assad would benefit

Turkish FM Urges Syrian Opposition to Unity

Opposition Leader: Assad Should Transfer Power

The new leader of Syria's exiled opposition calls President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power to his deputy.

Opposition Leader: Assad Should Transfer Power to Deputy

US Officials: Assad is Winning

US intelligence reports indicate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad isn't going anywhere as the world refuses to back the rebels.

US Officials: Assad is Winning

Syrian Army Seizes City Despite 'Peace Plan'

Syrian Army troops have taken control of the central city of Kalat el-Mudik despite the government having allegedly accepted a peace plan.

Syrian Army Seizes City Despite 'Peace Plan'

Arab League Mulls Renewal of Syria Monitors

The Arab League is considering whether to end or renew the mission of 165 observers sent to Syria in hopes of deterring government murder.

Arab League Mulls Renewal of Monitor Mission in Syria

Syrian Rebels Armed By Regime Militias

The Free Syrian Army says it has a cash-flow problem and is funded by ordinary citizens; and buys its guns from militias 'loyal' to Assad.

Syrian Rebels Armed By Regime Militias

Syrian National Council Launches Website

The Syrian National Council has launched a website as the Free Syrian Army pledges to escalate its operations.

Syrian National Council Launches Website

UN Condemns Syria

The United Nations has voted to condemn the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for its murderous nine-month campaign of violence.

UN Condemns Syria

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike

Syrian opposition forces call a general strike hoping to hasten the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, despite fears of a bloodbath.

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

UN Official: Syria 'On Cusp of Civil War'

The Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army agreed to cooperate; top UN rights official says Syria is approaching 'civil war.'

UN Official: Syria 'On Cusp of Civil War'

BBC: Jordan's King Advises Assad to Resign

Jordanian King Abdullah II has publicly called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down in an interview with the BBC.

BBC: Jordan's King Advises Assad to Resign

Turkey Evacuates Diplomats' Families from Damascus

Turkey has decided to evacuate the families of diplomats in Damascus after its embassy was attacked.

Turkey Evacuates Diplomats' Families from Damascus

Turkey Becomes Base Camp for Armed Syrian Revolt

How Turkey is working to create the civilian and military parallels between Lybia and Syria.

Turkey Working to Impose the Libyan Model on Syria

Help Wanted: Syrian Opposition Leader

Just days after forming a 140-member national council, Syrian protesters say they want a leader to take the reigns and lead them to freedom.

Help Wanted: Syrian Opposition Leader

Syrian Dissidents Form National Council

Syrian dissidents have formed a national council to lead the opposition to Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Syrian Dissidents Form National Council