If I had to choose the moment that I identify with most in Syria's recent history, a moment that defines the 'political sense of identity' that I am most at peace with, it would no doubt be the Syrian National Conference, held in Damascus in 1920.

 

Eighty-eight delegates, including Muslims, Christians, and Jews, from as far north as Antioch, and as far as south as Ma'an, met in Damascus and proclaimed a constitutional monarchy.

Everything that unfolded after this, fails to compare.

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