Bashar to go on holiday with Israelis
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will spend his holiday in the Turkish resorts of Antalyia and Bodrum - two of the most popular places for Israelis to spend their time.
Israeli officials are so disgusted that their holidays might be polluted by the sight of Arab skin that they're demanding that Turkey block Assad's visit. But it's not that simple - the holiday's taking place after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited Assad and his pop-star-like wife Asma.
The holiday comes after a warming of the relationship between the two countries - just 7 years ago, the neighbours were preparing to go to war.
But the US has shown its true colours. Its anger with Syria has nothing to do with Iraq. It doesn't care about the demonstrators in Beirut. What it really wants is to 'do an Arafat' - isolate then die:
"Al-Asad should be isolated. You are the only country reaching out to the Syrian president, who supports terrorism. Anyone who damages al-Asad's isolation harms US interests," said a US official.