Category: Syria

UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy: Syria sanctions are having a “devastating impact” on the civilian population

Zurich, May 18, 2018 No spare parts for medical equipment, ambulances, or the electrical and water system. According to UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, unilateral Western sanctions on Syria are making the plight of Syria’s people during this war even worse. Jazairy is calling for a dialogue on the reduction of sanctions with the ultimate… Read more »

CSI’s response to the bombing in Syria

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, responds to the new U.S. bombing campaign against Syria in an op-ed piece in The Tablet: “Washington has signaled a new, more overtly military phase of intervention in Syria. The American war against Syria did not begin with Donald Trump. Barack Obama launched his war in the summer… Read more »

CSI Welcomes Termination of American Support for Jihadists in Syria

President Donald Trump has ordered the C.I.A. to end its covert arming and training of anti-government rebels in Syria, according to anonymous “officials” cited by the Washington Post. Since 2011, when President Barack Obama declared in 2011 that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad must “step aside“ to make way for a “democratic transition,” weapons supplied by the… Read more »

Saving Syrian and Iraqi Christians

Persecuted Christians from around the world and their advocates and supporters will descend on Washington this month for the World Summit on Persecuted Christians. A three-day event sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the World Summit promises to attract the attention of senior political figures and generate welcome media attention. According to the Pew… Read more »

Easter Letter to President Trump

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 Dear Mr. President, Since your predecessor set in motion his Syrian regime-change policy in the summer of 2011, nearly half a million Syrians have died, 6.3 million have been displaced – including “religiously-cleansed” Christians and other minorities – five million have been driven abroad, and millions more have been reduced… Read more »

Stop Arming Terrorists Act Needed Now

The deaths of scores of Syrian civilians in al-Qaeda controlled Idlib Province, apparently caused by banned chemical weapons during a Syrian Air Force bombing raid, has triggered US cruise missile strikes against a Syrian government military target. President Trump’s rapid response to what he rightly called a “heinous” act marks a major escalation of American… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International Launches No Arms For Terrorists Campaign in Support of the Principles and Purposes of Bi-Partisan H.R. 608/S. 532

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI), with the assistance of Global Strategic Communications Group, today announced the launch of No Arms For Terrorists, a campaign in support of the principles and purposes of bi-partisan H.R. 608 and S. 532 “Stop Arming Terrorists Act.” The Stop Arming Terrorists Act “prohibits the use of… Read more »

Rep. Gabbard: “The Syrian People Desperately Want Peace”

Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii and Iraq War veteran, recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Syria. Gabbard, a strong opponent of the U.S.’ support for anti-Christian jihadist groups in Syria, said that the trip left her more convinced than ever that “this regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly… Read more »

The Great Sorting Out: Al Noor Interviews Josh Landis

In April of this year, Syria expert Joshua Landis spoke at Boston College on “ISIS, Christians and National Identity.” His talk was part of Christian Solidarity International’s lecture series on “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East.” A video of his talk can be viewed online. Following his talk, Landis was interviewed by… Read more »

“The sanctions against Syria are worse than the barrel bombs”

John Eibner from CSI has returned this week from Syria. He travelled notably to the embattled city of Aleppo, as well as to Homs and Damascus. The Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger cited John Eibner in its Syria coverage. TAGES-ANZEIGER 9 September 2016 Read the original article in German here. “The sanctions against Syria are worse than… Read more »