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Janet’s Spiel We bumped the beautiful country of Hungary in this issue to concentrate on Syria - an ancient land mired in a civil war. The strife has led to a massive displacement and slaughter of citizens; read about their tyrant leader Basah al-Assad and his British-born wife Asma al-Assad.

Volume 6, Number 3 May / June 2015 Publisher Janet Kim

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In this issue: • Let's go to Syria, and learn about this ancient land mired in civil war. • The wonderful Katy Perry • Spring PROM! • Sport Stretch it out • Rainbow hair and how to do it yourself

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" My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region." -Shimon Peres



SYRIAN HISTORY One of the oldest civilizations in the world, the Semitic Empire, girlworks chose Syria for this issue was centered in the land of Syria. It covered much of the land to raise awareness about a country from the Red Sea to Turkey. One of its major cities, Ebla, is that because of a dictator and a war estimated to have had a population of 260,000 people. is in shambles, its infrastructure ruined and people displaced. Due to Syria's location between the Middle East and Europe the land was conquered by numerous empires and civilizations including the Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Assyrians, Babylonians, "We cannot look at Syria, and the Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the The Arabs made it a trade center for their extensive lowest point in the world's inability to empire, but it suffered severely from the Mongol protect and defend the innocent.� invasion in 1260 and fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1516. It remained under Turkish rule until Angelina Jolie, presentation to the World War I. United Nations Security Counsel, April 2015

o f Alepp sque o o M t a The Gre owatzup : ye Author

Syria also holds a place in Christian history. It was on the road the Damascus that Paul was converted and set up the first Christian church in the Syrian city of Antioch.

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Jolie, who has made 11 visits to Syrian refugees in the region since the crisis began in 2011, called on the United Nations for the political will to act.



After World War I, France gained control of Syria but gave it independence in 1946 after several nationalistic uprisings. Since that time, Syria has never been politically stable. In 1958 Syria joined with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic, but that lasted just a few years until 1961 when the Syrian Arab Republic was formed. In 1967 during the Arab-Israeli War, Israel won the Golan Heights from Syria. Although there have been talks for its return, it’s safe to say Israel will never allow that to happen. In 1970 Hafiz al-Asad seized power and brought a certain amount of stability to the country. When he died, his son Bashir al-Assad became President. The Arab Spring, beginning in 2010, which was felt throughout the entire Middle-East led to protests demanding that a brutal Emergency Law allowing arrests without charge be repealed. Also, the Syrian people demanded an end to government corruption. Syrian refugees in Lebanon Author: Margaret Besheer

“Syria should not belong to one family, to one coterie, or to one party. It belongs to all the people of Syria equally, in all their religious and ethnic diversity.” William Hague – Britain’s Secretary of State Since that time, demonstrations and unrest have spread throughout the entire country. Even when the Emergency Laws were repealed and concessions made, the people remained furious. Asad would not step aside – and he has still not stepped aside to this day. There is significant evidence that he has used chemical weapons to deter the opposition forces in his own country. “No one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. And there's no doubt who is responsible f or this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime.” Joe Biden – U.S. Vice President

The country now lies in ruin with millions of people displaced from their homes.

"No one risks the lives of their children in this way except out of utter desperation." Angelina Jolie

The death toll amongst Syrian government forces, opposition forces and civilians is estimated at over 100,000 souls. In spite of many United Nations conferences on the struggle, no progress or peace is in sight. To learn more about Syria, watch these videos: 4

GEOGRAPHY Syria is bordered by Lebanon, the Mediterranean Sea, Israel, Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. The country can be divided into four main areas - the fertile plain in the northeast, the plateau, coastal and mountain areas in the west, the central plains and the desert and steppe region in the central and southeastern areas.

Languages spoken:

Arabic Kurdish Armenian French

Currency: The Syrian Pound

The capital of Syria is Damascus. Agriculture: wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets; beef, mutton, eggs, poultry, milk.

Economy: The economy of Syria is currently ruined, but prior to the war people earned money producing and trading the following:

Natural resources: petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower

Industry: petroleum, textiles, food processing, beverages, tobacco, phosphate rock mining.

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The Jupiter Temple in Damascus Author: Ai@ce

Exports: crude oil, petroleum products, fruits and vegetables, cotton fiber, clothing, meat and live animals, wheat

Imports: machinery and transport equipment, electric power machinery, food and livestock, metal and metal products, chemicals and chemical products, plastics, yarn, paper


Clothing in Syria is diverse with a variety of kuffiyahs, turbans, and head wraps characteristic to Muslims. Despite the harsh climate, bare legs, shoulders, or upper arms are rarely seen. Short hair on women and long hair on men is equally uncommon.

The Qur'an says that clothing should be modest, men should not wear silk or gold, clothes should not attract attention, only the hands and face should be uncovered, material must be thick and hang loose, women's clothes cannot be worn by a man, and vice versa, women cannot wear wigs or have tattoos.

Al Assad and his wife Author: Rakkar

Syrian women are generally known to be quite fashionable compared to those of other Arab countries, particularly the conservative Gulf states. Syria's First Lady Asma Assad was once a trend-setter, and was selected by French women's magazine Elle as the most stylish of international political ladies in 2008 – right before the civil war broke out.

Girl wearing a kuffiya Author: Payam Moein 6

A plate of Mezes Author: Unai Guerra



Syrian food is similar to the countries that • Damascus has been inhabited surround it (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq) and for over four thousand years, making it the includes kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh, oldest continuously inhabited settlement in shawarma and fattoush. Syrians like to start the world. It was on the road to Damascus that a meal with appetizers called “meze”, St. Paul is said to have received a vision, after which is similar to tapas. Many of these which he converted from Judaism to Christianity. dishes can be found in Britain, Europe and North America. If you have the • Bosra was the first city in Syria to convert opportunity to try Middle-eastern to Islam. food, give it a try! • Syria still has remnants of the major roads that were To make a simple Syrian salad used over four thousand years ago, for connecting Aleppo go to the Kitchen Korner on (Syria) and Ninevah (Iraq). page 33. • Homes of the Old Cities in Damascus, Aleppo and the other Syrian cities are preserved and the living quarters are arranged around one or more courtyards, typically with a fountain in the middle supplied by spring water, and decorated with citrus trees, grape vines, and flowers.

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