Category: Lebanon

Vijay Prashad: The Danger of Military Escalation in Syria

“We Shouldn’t Play into the Hands of ISIS”

Robert Naiman: Let’s Acknowledge That the Russians Love Their Children Too

Apparently some folks in Beirut couldn’t get themselves completely jazzed about the global outpouring of sympathy for Parisians following the ISIS-Daesh attacks there on Friday. “What about us?” these Beirutis asked. “Are we chopped liver? Don’t we have eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Aren’t we fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, Read more…

Belen Fernandez: Beirut and Paris: A Tale of Two Terror Attacks

Where was the global sympathy when a terror attack left at least 44 people dead and 239 others injured in Lebanon?

Belen Fernandez: Criminalizing Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The state’s selective xenophobia has naturally been replicated by sectors of the Lebanese citizenry

Eva Shoufi: Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25

Belen Fernandez: Time for another Israeli war on Lebanon?

Israel’s airstrike that killed Hezbollah and Iranian commanders in Syria on Sunday could be a highly risky pre-election gambit

Robert Fisk: How The West Lost Respect For International Law

One Norwegian officer left Lebanon with a typed report on torture taped to his chest

Ramzy Baroud: Israel on the Lookout: Lebanon Haunted by the Ghosts of Civil War

Throughout the years, Lebanon’s demographics have experienced periodic influx. But particularly in the last two years, the demographic shift has been so overwhelming due to the flood of Syrian refugees in desperate need for shelter. The situation is highly charged, if not perilous, considering Lebanon’s unmanageable sectarian balances, let alone the direct involvement of Lebanese Read more…

Robert Fisk: Lebanon Has Cause For Shame In Its Treatment Of Syrian Refugees

I stopped to buy walnuts in Sidon last week from a sunburned man sitting on the pavement of the old souk. Like the walnuts – soft, almost creamy inside their iron-hard husks – he came from the Syrian town of Bloudan. In years gone by, I would take the steam train from the old Haj Read more…

Robert Fisk: Ancient Sidon: Sifting Through the City’s Deadly History

Across the ruins of ancient Sidon, Matt Williams darts like one of the stick-like figures on the Mycenaean pottery he and his Lebanese and British colleagues have discovered. He bounds across bedrock, clambers along the medieval wall of Sidon, his hands gesticulating at still-damp wells and Roman columns inserted into Crusader walls. “This is the Read more…

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