Mainstream Media Ignoring Syrians’ Changing Attitudes Towards Israel

Our work providing humanitarian medical care to Syrian civilians caught in the civil war is not going unnoticed or unrewarded, with those helped seeing Israel for what she truly is.

Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Dozens of Syrian civilians have written letters of gratitude to Israel and the IDF for establishing field hospitals on its northern border which provided, and continue to provide, medical care to numerous victims wounded in the country’s ongoing violent civil war.

One 27-year-old Syrian woman, identifiable as ‘G.’ made her way to the Israeli side of the border on the Golan Heights seeking medical care for her son who had been wounded in the fighting.

After the IDF treated her son, G. wrote a letter of appreciation to Israel lamenting the “tragic situation in Syria” and expressing her yearning for peace and the prevention of further bloodshed.

“Syria was the most beautiful country of all Arab countries. We thought that Israel was our enemy, but we realized that it’s good to us. I want to thank the hospitals in Israel and the Israeli army for all its help to the … Syrian children,” she wrote

Also bemoaning the conflict in Syria which has wrenched the country asunder, was ‘M.,’ a 30-year-old married man with children.

Beginning his missive by describing the “horrendous situation” in Syria, M. explained how Israel seemed to be the only place in which medical care could be offered to the civilians caught in the crossfire of the fighting.

After seven years of revolution in which we have lost lives and blood, there was no where for the wounded Syrians to go and receive treatment,” his letter began. “I am grateful to the State of Israel for the help it provided to all the wounded people of Syria.”

M. also emphasized that his previous beliefs that Israel was an enemy had been dispelled by his first-hand experience.

“After years of thinking that Israel was the enemy that needs to be gotten rid of, (after thinking) that we need to return the Syrian territories (Golan Heights) I am grateful to you for your treatment and especially to the Israeli army for its humanitarianism.”

For ‘S.’, 26, who had to have his right hand amputated, Israel’s efforts had convinced him that peace had to be made between the two countries.

“We, the nation of Syria, want peace with the State of Israel because it provided us with many services during this troubled period. To all Syrians who say Israel is the enemy, I say that you are liars. Peace to Syria and to Israel,” he wrote. Echoing such sentiments, ‘D.’ described Israel as “our friend.”

As of the time of this post, not one mainstream media outlet is reporting this.

Heck, most people might not even know about our humanitarian work if it hadn’t been for Conan.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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