Monthly Archives: December 1996

Dec. 26, 1996, Quneitra, Syria – The Syrian Side of the Golan Heights

In November 1996, I traveled to Syria to report on political and economic developments. During the assignment, I traveled to the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and the militarized border separating Syria and Israel. Here is my report. http://

Dec. 25, 1996, Maaloula, Syria – Aramaic Not Yet A Dead Language

http://Maaloula, Syria — December 1996 During my assignment in Syria, I traveled to the fabled village of Maaloula, where Jesus once visited. The local convent there was transcribing the language of Aramaic, the same tongue Christ spoke.