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Israel Main Beneficiary of Middle Eastern Crises – Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister

Sputnik – 26.10.2019

BAKU – Israel has been the main beneficiary of the Syrian war and other crises across the Middle East, and Damascus will stand by its sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Saturday speaking at the 18h Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku.

“We all know that the first beneficiary of what is happening in Syria and the region is the Israeli occupation that has been going on for decades with no punishment. Not only did Israel occupy the Palestinian territories and Syria’s Golan Heights and parts of Lebanon in addition to its crimes against occupied refugees, but it [Israel] also conducted unprecedented assaults on my country and other countries in the region,” Mekdad said.

In the Syrian politician’s opinion, this situation might lead to “unexpected scenarios and threats to international peace and security.”

“Therefore we reiterate that the terrorist war against Syria and the repeated attacks on its territorial integrity will not make us abandon our struggle based on the international law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” Mekdad added.

He emphasized that the Golan Heights remains a Syrian territory, and it is not up to the United States to decide who it belongs to.

Israel established military control over the Golan Heights in 1967 and annexed it in 1981, albeit the annexation was never recognised by the United Nations. The Golan Heights is widely seen as an exceptionally important strategic area, chiefly due to the fact that it offers a clear view of both Syria and Israel.

In March, US President Donald Trump declared endorsement of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

The NAM was established in 1961 to unite developing states that are not part of any collective defence pacts in the interest of any major power. Today, it is the second-largest international organisation after the United Nations with 120 member states. It was formed in the wake of decolonisation processes in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world around the values of independence, equality, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

October 26, 2019 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , ,


  1. The whole human tragedy of killing & destruction in the Middle East was planned by Israel & it’s neocon supporters in the US Administration before the invasion of Iraq & 9/11 as General Clark declared when he told us about the 7 wars in 5 years that were planned by the Pentagon.( PNAC )
    Netanyahu was allowed to successfully & openly encourage these  US  Administration “WARS” on Iran & Iraq & the Middle East.etc . etc.
    The neocon “PACK” claimed Iraq had WMD’s & that the US Invasion would be welcomed with flowers in Iraq.  
    Today American War Criminals are still free wanting to invade & destroy Iran but MILLIONS of “Brown People” are dead their countries destroyed by Depleted Uranium & their homes destroyed by unbelievable devastation & all this emanating from the ILLEGAL creation of Israel in 1948 with the admitted intention of carrying out massive military Ethnic Cleansing & NO intention of following an agreed Balfour Declaration.


    Comment by trueman2u | October 26, 2019 | Reply

  2. Great statement. I wish Sputnik had made its reporting complete by such actions as (i) including a video of DPM Mekdad’s appearance while panning the audience to assess reaction (applause, standing ovations…) and (ii) stating any positive outcome regarding issuance of a resolution, transmittal of same to the UN, writing a letter to the US SECSTATE denouncing that latter’s shameful conduct of “diplomacy” on behalf of his shameful, bullying chief executive and his/their shameful country’s flouting of international law abroad while denigrating its own residents with racist and unequal policies and policing (sic), etc.

    In other words, did anyone at the NAM show any evidence of cojones?

    Syria can’t go it alone (thanks, Iran and Russia). Palestine can’t go it alone (thanks…hmmmm).

    Ultimately, Palestine Is Still THE Issue!


    Comment by roberthstiver | October 26, 2019 | Reply

  3. The highest levels of the American Administration have been heavily influenced by the AIPAC GANG and its followers. You would have to be sleepwalking through life to not understand that AIPAC, WALL ST, CIA, FBI, PENTAGON, Military Industrial Complex, etc, have a commanding, powerful hold(via Bribery) over the USA Government.
    And you would have to be Deaf Dumb and Blind to not see “The Bleeding Obvious” that Israel controls the USA(by stealth)


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 26, 2019 | Reply

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