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An American student visits Syrians being treated in an Israeli hospital.

BY JORDANNA YOCHAI

Patients from Syria being treated in Ziv hospital in Israel. Tuvia Book

Patients from Syria being treated in Ziv hospital in Israel. Tuvia Book

Syria; one word, five letters. The word itself is so imperceptibly simple, and still so incredibly significant. It is the name of a relatively small Middle Eastern nation plagued by conflict and coinciding social cleavages, shaken by a tolling civil war, a polarizing, politicized, and painful civil war. The nation’s citizens have become both soldiers and victims in this disastrous affair. With 400,000 dead and an additional 1.6 million injured, the question remains: who is there to assist the citizens of this despotic, war-torn nation?

Read the full article at The Jewish Week here.