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Testimony of a Lifeguard: Lebanon, a racist country

Different Tongues, One Racism @Facebook group: ALL LEBANESE

By Assaad Thebian

OPINION. Lebanon, a racist country? This title might not be accepted by a vast number among the Lebanese population, who think that it is the land of forgiveness and in which Jesus Christ did his first miracle (Qana, south of Lebanon). But let us face it: Check the last two or three weeks news and you will totally understand what I am talking about. Continue reading

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Lebanon’s security dilemma: An issue related only to Israel and Hezbollah?

Hezbollah soldiers @Flickr

By Gülsen Devre

OPINION.  LEBANON. “We will return Syria to the Stone Age by crippling its power stations, ports, fuel storages and every bit of strategic infrastructure if Hezbollah dares to launch ballistic missiles against us,” an Israeli minister, who remained anonymous, was quoted in the Lebanese Daily Star website recently. These threats came after American and Israeli allegations over scud missiles that were said to be smuggled into Lebanon through the Syrian border. Syria has denied these accusations, while Hezbollah prefers to remain silent on the issue until today, as “these are internal matters”.

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Journalists’ struggles in south Lebanon

By Assaad Thebian

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LEBANON. “We are only allowed to highlight the screams but no solution is applied,” says Mohamad Darwich (United Press and Al-Shark radio), to a group of students and journalists covering south Lebanon addressing the “lack of journalistic fundamental rights”.

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