March 5, 2011 Avi publishes an article Syria: A Glimpse behind the Curtain of Fear
“… The Syrians are notorious for their brutality. When the flames touch Syria, it will not be surprising to see that the notorious Syrian reputation is not groundless.”
March 13, 2012 the Uprising in Syria began. As of October 2012 over 30,000 Syrians – most of them civilians – have been killed in the war in Syria.