Report: Syria's Assad asked Liberman not to impede Alawite state

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 24, 2013 21:10

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2012 reportedly asked a Syrian mediator to approach former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman and request that Israel not intervene in any attempts to form an Alawite state, a report on Monday from British daily The Guardian stated.

Assad's concern regarding Israel for any future Alawite state in Syria rallied around moving uprooted communities to territories on the Syrian Golan Heights.

According to the report, the Syrian government has been devising contingency plans for a rump state for the minority sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam - to which Assad belongs - in preparation for the possible collapse of the current regime.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 24, 2018
Russian court sentences opposition leader Navalny to 20 days in jail

By REUTERS