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Ala Renews Syria's Condemnation of Israel's Settlement Expansion Plans in Occupied Syrian Golan

GENEVA, (ST)- Syria renews its condemnation of the Israeli occupation's settlement expansion plans in the occupied Syrian Golan which included the building of 30 thousand settlement units and new settlement cities to allow the transfer of 250 thousand Israeli settlers to the Golan, Syria's Permanent Representatives to the United Nations office in Geneva Husam Eddin Ala has affirmed.

In a statement on Monday during a debate on the situation of human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories held within the framework of the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council, Ala said "these Israeli plans aim at changing the demographic structure of the region in a flagrant violation of the international law and of the Fourth Geneva Convention which says that the occupying authority shall not transfer its own civilian population into the territory it occupies." He pointed out that such a violation amounts to a war crime and a crime against humanity.

Syria is committed to the political process, Al- Moallem confirms to Pedersen

Damascus, (ST) -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem on Monday welcomed the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed the remaining issues related to the formation of the Constitutional Committee and the mechanisms and procedures of its work in order to ensure its role in accordance with clear and agreed upon procedures in advance and away from any external interference.

Washington sends new reinforcements to its militias in the northeast of Syria

HASAKA, (ST)_Washington has sent new reinforcements to the so-called "Syria Democratic Forces " militias in Hasaka, Der Ezzour and Raqqa provinces.  

According to identical media and local sources, 175 trucks carrying weapons and logistic equipment entered the Syrian territories coming from the north of Iraq through Simalka crossing. 

The Dirty War on Syria

One of the most important books written on the war on Syria is titled "The Dirty War on Syria" by Australian writer Tim Anderson. The importance of the book lies in the fact that the writer managed to uncover the reality of what is going on in the country to the western public opinion and the sinister schemes adopted by the US and its allies to wage the terrorist war on Syria since 2011.

Anderson, who is a lecturer of political sciences at the University of Sydney, clarified the ways of cheating and lies through which Western powers fabricated to create a situation that contradicts events by misleading media campaigns. Anderson has written the best organized assessment of western lies and their refutation.

In the first chapter of the book, Anderson  views that the war on Syria was an episode in a series of the US plans to achieve for  what is called "New Middle East", to dominate the region with the aim of halting resistance against Israel and plundering the region's resources.

In the second chapter, the writer deals the war propaganda and the misleading media channels that distorted facts. The writer also casts light on the propaganda techniques of media channels and the network of human rights bodies and other international bodies which function as loudspeakers for the Washington's colonialist plans. A number of newer western NGOs such as the White Helmets have been established by the US specifically for the war on Syria. The main task given to the White Helmets group is disseminating false information about the situation in Syria. The White Helmets, who style themselves as a non-governmental organization, systematically release vast amounts of false information about Syria to serve the Western agenda in Syria.

"The Man Who Didn't Sign" a Book Documenting Important Era in Syria's History

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Al-Assad National Library on Saturday hosted a dialogue seminar on a book titled "The Man Who Didn't Sign" within the framework of the cultural activities held on the sidelines of the 31st Book Fair.

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, the Presidential Political and Media Advisor, and journalist Ghassan Bin Jiddo, the Chairman of the Board of al-Mayadeen Media Network, took part in the seminar and presented a review on the book which was signed by Dr. Shaaban at the end of the seminar.

 "The Man Who Didn't Sign" is originally a documentary produced by the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV.  The 12-part documentary, which sheds light on the history of Syria and the region over a period of 40 years, was presented on al-Mayadeen TV during 2018 and now it is published as a book.

According to SANA Arabic, Shaaban said that the documentary, which has become a book, focuses on the principled and firm stance of the late leader Hafez al-Assad on negotiations with the Israeli occupation entity to restore the occupied Syrian Golan.

The Inter-Arab relations, the American diplomacy and Camp David accord, the war in Lebanon, the beginning of the Lebanese national resistance, the Iraqi-Iranian war, the invasion of Kuwait, Madrid conference and the peace process , the collapse of the Soviet Union and Oslo accord and its repercussions on the Palestinian cause, are all topics dealt with in this book.  

She hailed the high level of professionalism and objectivity adopted by al-Maydeen TV in documenting the testimonies of witnesses.