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Syria Opposition And Pro-Israeli Confab – OpEd

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The La Regle Du Jeu magazine and website has held a conference in Paris, under the name “popular movement in Syria,” to gather support for a regime change in Syria.

Several Syrian key opposition figures as well as Israeli defenders, former French ministers along with a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood attended the conference that was held on Monday at Cinema St. Germaine in the French capital.

Bernard-Henri Lévy, the Jewish writer from France who the Israelis and pro-Zionists gladly endorse, chaired the conference that aimed to gather support against the government of Bashar al-Assad.

Lévy is the same figure, who despite having opposed Nicolas Sarkozy during France’s 2008 presidential elections, managed to convince the Sarkozy administration to acknowledge the Libyan opposition and counter Muammar Gaddafi and his regime.

He further lied to Benjamin Netanyahu cabinet, saying that the Libyan opposition wishes to enter relations with Israel. The Libyan opposition, however, later denounced the lie.

Lévy is also known for having said that the Israeli army is “the most humane army in the modern world.”

The conference was held as Lévy attempted to convince the leaders of France to influence Russia and China so that they would join the US, the UK and France in passing resolutions against Syria, similar to those passed against Libya. He also said that the Syrian regime should be referred to the international tribunal.

Mulham al-Droubi the representative of the Muslim Brotherhood at the conference, for his part said the conference has failed to unite those who oppose the administration of Bashar al-Assad.

He further added the Syrian opposition mainly consists of foreign elements.

During the conference videos of Nazi crimes against the Jewish people throughout the Second World War was shown. Those were later compared to videos showing the current unrest in Syria.

Bernard Kouchner, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, who was also present at the meeting, protested against comparing the videos and said, nothing can be compared to the suffering of the Jews and that Jews stand above all other people.

Kouchner further added that “We went to Libya, and we feel great injustice for leaving the Syrians alone,” while calling for all “Arab Spring” countries to end diplomatic relations with Syria.

One young Syrian girl, “Souraya,” interrupted the conference when she shouted “In this hall there is not one Syrian. In this hall, I only see Zionists.”

In response to the girl, Frederick Ansel, member of the youth movement in the Israeli right wing Likud party said “Unfortunately, some Arabs still regard Zionism as an insult, although it is a source of pride and honor.”

The girl was immediately dragged out of the event by the conference’s security detail while the French police only witnessed.

Syria has been experiencing unrest over the past months, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of the country’s President Bashar al-Assad.

The opposition accuses security forces of being behind the deaths of those killed during the unrest. The government, however, blames armed gangs for the deadly violence, saying that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Assad has vowed to bring those behind the killings to justice as several members of armed terrorist groups have been arrested so far.

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