Inside the Middle East
June 7, 2011
Posted: 922 GMT
Demonstrators lie on the ground recovering from Israeli army fired teargas as they gather along Syria's border with Israel.
Demonstrators lie on the ground recovering from Israeli army fired teargas as they gather along Syria's border with Israel.

Israel and the United States on Monday blamed Syria for violent protests on the country's border with the occupied Golan Heights.
The demonstrations were a provocation designed to draw international attention away from harsh reprisals against protesters in Hama and other Syrian cities, the countries said.
Israeli officials said 10 people died Sunday when fire bombs thrown by protesters detonated landmines, said Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman.
Syrian state media reported 23 protesters were killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire on demonstrators. Read more...

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W.G.   June 7th, 2011 1:47 pm ET

This is horrible the syrians start trouble on the Israeli border
and have people killed just to cover up all the genocide in
their own borders , just a typical day in the world of islam

Joe Green   June 7th, 2011 8:04 pm ET

The reunification of the city of Jerusalem in 1967 caused celebration among the Jews around the world but it also set the stage for controversy surrounding Judaism's most sacred piece of real estate, a scenario that is according to Bible prophecy.

As the Jewish people celebrate the reunification of the holy city, Jerusalem every year since 1967, they also continue to watch how this unique city becomes more and more controversial each and every day. Political leaders around the world continue to call for the city to be divided to serve both the Israelis and the Palestinians as the capital city for their two states. This scenario that is being played out today was foretold thousands of years ago.

Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse, found in Like 21:24 stated that Jerusalem will be trodden down of the Gentiles, non-Jewish world leaders, until He returns to earth to liberate the city. The prophet Zechariah also spoke of Jerusalem as the center of controversy, Zechariah 12:2. Zechariah 1:14-16 revealed that Jesus, in a pre-incarnate appearance to the prophet, is aggressively possessive of Jerusalem. He is very displeased with those non-Jews who control the Temple Mount with arrogant security and the Lord revealed that one day He will come back to Jerusalem to build His Temple and there to dwell among His people, the Jewish people, forever.

Jerusalem Day celebrations are indeed a reminder that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

junaz   June 7th, 2011 10:46 pm ET

why is USA did this are they covering up for their economic collapse?

Ariely   June 8th, 2011 8:55 am ET

Experience is a great teacher.” By John Legend
*Azm-Syrian prime minister wrote in his memoirs:
Arab governments called to evacuate Israel to Arab countries.
We made them to leave.
Then we exploit them in executing crimes serving Arabs political purposes
The same tactic is practiced in the ME for decades.
The world and the Arabs have the experience-
However will they ever learn?
Arab governments and theocratic Jihad interests:
-Distract their people focus from endless internal problems toward imaginary external enemies.
-Unite tribes and ethnical groups with different desires for a common goal
-Oppress any kind of freedom by claiming that they cannot afford freedom while being in conflicts
Change your thoughts and you change your world.By-Norman Vincent Peale

Palestinians and Israelis will benefit if the Palestinians will embark on a quest of change their thoughts to:

Prize life–Build a future–Care for their children-Honor peace And stop being tools of distraction used by their leaders

TITUS ORIMOLADE   June 8th, 2011 10:15 pm ET

What a stupidity! Syria is yet to solve her own internal problem which for now even appears to be far more serious than those of the Palestinians Her insensitive government is pretending to be concern about others
: the Palestinians.I think the plan is to divert the world's atttention from his own crime by crying wolve after Israel.

Ariely   June 9th, 2011 11:16 am ET

The UN knew that the illegal invention of Israel sponsored by the people organized by the Syrian criminal regime is coming.

The UN could prevent the invention attempts –but they did do nothing.

The UN recognizes countries right to defend against invadors.
It is applicable to all except Israel.

The hypocrites from UN will said everything demanded by the 58 Muslim countries!
After all they have to feed families and keep their well paid jobs!


The reality the UN prefers to forget!
*Azm-Syrian prime minister wrote in his memoirs:
Arab governments called to evacuate Israel to Arab countries.
We made them to leave.
Then we exploit them in executing crimes serving Arabs political purposes


*Nasrala the leader of Hisbula terror organization said:
The west are ready to sell all their values for a good deal!
Sometimes the terrorists have a good poin

miriam   June 9th, 2011 1:06 pm ET

In response to the events of 'Nakba' Day protests, Israel took many steps to prevent a repeat of those events on 'Naksa' Day.

Discussions were held with UN officials who are supposed to observe and monitor Israel's borders with Syria and Lebanon who communicated messages to the relevant armies and country leaders.

The success of those moves were evident in the actions taken in Lebanon where protests were restricted and there was no repeated attempts to storm the Blue Line.

In Syria however, a country where protests have long been banned and Assad leaders have restricted access to the area of the demarcation lines between Syria and Israel, protests were again permitted accompanied with live state TV coverage. It is obvious that the protests were a deliberate provocation since live broadcasts and free protests are distinctly absent elsewhere in the country, not to mention the pro-Assad chants broadcast from the event.

Additional warnings were communicated including loud-speaker announcements in Arabic, non-lethal crowd dispersal methods and warning shots in the air. All this is evident on Arab and Israeli TV coverage.
Protesters who openly declare their desires to die as martyrs are prepared to push all limits.

If any further proof is needed, it can be found in the refugee camps outside Damascus where Palestinians have been killing each other in anger over the deliberate decision of pro-Assad Palestinian leaders to send brainwashed protesters to cause a deliberate provocation.
Of course that won't receive live Syrian state TV coverage.

vvv   June 9th, 2011 11:00 pm ET

If it was another country those people would be dead on the spot and no media would care to cover that.

Satish Kumar   June 11th, 2011 4:08 pm ET

Israel & US is great danger for the world peace,in comming ten years
either US will collapse & leave Israel on its fate,because US will n't be able
to finance Israel to continue the occupation & oppress Arabs.Therefore
US will have only one choise to force Israel to come back to 1967 border
leave east Jerusalem to the Palestinians or go to NUC war & distroy the
region including Israel.Satish Kumar.

Michi JuengerJesu   June 12th, 2011 3:58 pm ET

absolutely not true!

Iran controls everything in the Middle East, in my opinion. They want to damage Israel and destroy them.

ltrail   June 13th, 2011 1:47 am ET

There are no such people called so-called "palestinian". they are Jordanians who happen to live in the State of Israel. The British called a portion of Israel Palestine. Within Palestine, there are Jews, Arabs, Christians, and others of many other religious beliefs. If the Arabs living in Palestine wish to have their own nation, maybe they should take it out of their home-land of Jordan?

ola kay   June 13th, 2011 7:50 am ET

The world has become a voilent ground,where children are used to carry out crime for selfish reason.syrian are heading for trouble if they think they can break jerusalem.they will face the like of palestinian,syrains and other, but they will still stand... It is written even before now

miriam   June 13th, 2011 1:16 pm ET

Satish Kumar,

I think what you are trying to say is from an Arab/Muslim point of view, the US and Israel present an obstacle to the spread of the Caliphate.
That may indeed be true, however it is doubtful that the Caliphate is synonymous with peace and the revision of the region's history is certainly not the way to achieve peace.

If the US chooses your nuclear option, one can only hope that Israel will miraculously survive. After all, that is the reverse belief of the Iranian regime who believe that in their apocalyptic attack on the Jewish state, only the Jews will be affected.

Steven   June 21st, 2011 6:28 am ET

You are all ignorant. Learn some facts, and check your spelling. No country has any right to exist. Who sets borders? What do they mean? NOTHING! None of this means anything. None of you respect life. No one deserves it.

Danny   June 21st, 2011 1:13 pm ET

The US are fighting indigenous people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine and now supporting the killing of civilians in on the borders of Israel! its disgusting and tehy are the real terrorists, and why is it, we hear about odd little stories of rape in arab countries but not the 100,000 or so within the us borders? or why is it we hear about teh death sentence of some guy in china but not the thousands of racial injustices against many on death row in the US, nevermind the many many statements from US marines about the "kill everyone" policy in iraq and afghan, or the thousands of rapes by Allied forces! your just a bunch of brainwashed neo nazis, with a death toll akin to teh now reveered Adolf Hitler by the many extreme right wing governments now in power in Europe! and close friends of the US like austria, poland, denmark and sinn fien in Ireland! p.s why dont we hear of the suppression of those in saudi and morroco, is it because they are helping the US torture? any moral ground US had and that was very little after the chemical warfare brought to 2 million civilians in vietnam, has eroded, and to come up now and state you are going to help clean up vietnam ffrom agent orange is a joke when you consider half a million have been murdered by teh US and not one of those murderous US villians has been brought to justice, if anything they have proffitted!

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