Category Archives: Reflections

Ranking near the bottom of the global peace index

While Hassan Nassrallah tries to “liberated” Syria, his own country ranks near the bottom of the global peace index.  Then again, the word “peace” is not in his dictionary. “Lebanon ranked 142 out of 162 countries in a global peace ranking, … Continue reading

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Beirut, Where Art and Bling Meet Civil War

Frederick Obermaier, journalist working at the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, reflects on Beirut where art, flashy consumerism and war “coexist.” Beirut, Where Art And Bling Meet Civil War – All News Is Global |.

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“The Lebanese Message” on BBC

BBC’s John Laurenson’s asks in this edition of Heart & Soul, whether the Lebanese Message, which Pope John Paul II exalted, can survive with the Christian population shrinking due to immigration and war threatening to spill over from neighboring Syria. Laurenson … Continue reading

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Lebanese Women Vs. Muslim Judges Who Call Rape A ‘Marital Right’

Every religious leader in Lebanon is quick to claim that his religion is one of peace.  So, it is very ironic that Muslim religious authorities, both Sunni and Shia, have vehemently objected to a law that would protect women from domestic violence. … Continue reading

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British Ambassador Imagines Lebanon

Wishful thinking?  A fantasy?  Ambassador Tom Fletcher imagines a prosperous, peaceful Lebanon in 2020 in his blog piece, “Beirutopia.” “So this blogpost is no crystal ball. But – amid the short term pessimism – many people have been talking to … Continue reading

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The Pepper that Threatened Lebanon’s National Security

By Louay Khraish Imagining Lebanon On the first day of 2013, Lebanon made a major discovery, one that is worthy of the attention of not only the media, but also the military and internal security apparatus of the great and … Continue reading

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USA Helps Lebanon Replant Its Famous Cedars

The Lebanese government plans to plant one million trees a year with the help of USAID, which is funding a $12-million project to reforest Lebanon. http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1574236.html

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