Archive for May, 2007

“If Lebanon is going to be unstable it is the doing of those who say that Lebanon is going to be unstable,” Saad Hariri said. Other than Fath al-Islam which is widely believed by the majority of Lebanese to be a Syrian tool – The gap among Lebanese themselves has widened politically. Hezbollah and its […]


Lebanon is not the homeland of any party, group, sect, or religion, it is the country of all Lebanese,” Saniora said today after an emotional family matter to Saad Hariri’s welcoming speech to the UN vote.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday gave an open appreciation to the Lebanese courtoisie of Palestinians since that have refuged since the 1950, and clearly stated that Palestinians in Lebanon are guests and are grateful to the Lebanese law that has welcomed them in their hard times, and also pointed out that Palestinians do not, and […]


The short-lived grab-on of the presidency role, and the departure of yet another Lebanese president in September, concludes in smiles between Maronite Patriarch and P. Emile Lahoud. The post-lunch meeting held at Bkirki yesterday, gave a breeze of new ideas. Lahoud has put forth a suggestion (whether from his behalf or his political momentum of […]


Scary title? worth the read. Here’s the other half of the story. Has anybody ever asked what Fateh al-Islam wants or why? Finally we have an image for this mysterious group, and it doesn’t look good at all. It heats up at minute 3:00.


Lebanese associate producer Rita Dagher, known for associate producer of  Micheal Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11″ , defends à Cannes her new project “Move On”, as well as “Terror’s Advocate” de Barbet Schroeder up for nominee in the selection “Un Certain Regard”. Though Rita Dagher is francophone, she has excelled more in U.S. markets than in francophone […]


Associated Press. Palestinian factions have presented the government with a four-point plan aimed at a peaceful resolution to the camp standoff, Abu Imad Rifai, a representative of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, told the Associated Press on Sunday.


Latest report on ICRC activities in the field The fragile truce in the camp held on Saturday and Sunday, though tensions ran very high. There was reportedly heavy gunfire on Friday night and some sporadic shooting early on Saturday morning. There is still a steady trickle of refugees abandoning the camp on foot. While figures […]


Self-proclaimed Fatah al Islam leader, which has been battling the Lebanese army in a Palestinian refugee camp, vowed today to fight “the Americans and the Jews“. Al Jazeera, beginning to be viewed as the official spokesperson of Al Qaīda, identified the man as Shaker al-Abssi and said it was the Palestinian’s first public appearance. We […]


It is obvious for any Lebanese to label Fatah al Islam as a Syrian tool in Lebanon. In fact it is widely beleived to be so. Another point of view, is stating that ‘Fatah al-Islam’ is funded by the United States and Saudi Arabia. Please refer to the video link forwarded to Democracy Now!.


A Kodak moment

24May07

A picture is worth a thousand words. The Lebanese national opposition in a way, sense relieved that the court fundamentally established the tribunal by international means. The opposition feels it has done its utmost to prevent it from happening even though it would have preferred managing the court under different means. The case is way […]


News: Qatar Gets U.N. Okay to Hold Last-Minute Talks With Rival Lebanese Leaders Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will hold a televised speech at 21:00 local time, after canceling this years celebration of the retreat of Israeli soldiers in 2000, due to the current tragic events in Nahr el bared, Lebanon. The Beirutspring blogs Walid Jumblat accusing […]


The Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, vowed to “uproot” terrorism from Lebanon in his address to the nation, blaming the Fatah al-Islam militants for using the Palestinian refugees. Renewed fighting has also taken place between the militants and the as hostages in their goal of destabilizing Lebanon.


Today’s headline reads the following… Eat or be Eaten.


France said on Thursday that the international community was determined to set up an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri. Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, on his first trip abroad since being appointed less than a week ago, told a Beirut news conference “France and the […]


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Its about time we promote what we long for.


Fact or Fiction? According to journalist Jason Leopold, sources at former Cheney company Halliburton allege that, as recently as January of 2005, Halliburton sold key components for a nuclear reactor to an Iranian oil development company. Leopold says his Halliburton sources have intimate knowledge of the business dealings of both Halliburton and Oriental Oil Kish, […]


An explanatory country like Lebanon in the middle east has potential to ignite a new form of democracy. It has been clearly observed that you cannot shove democracy to an Arab country, as seen in Iraq. I’d like to point out that democracy has a unique semantic among western nations. France has a different type […]


The tribunal is not a Lebanese affair. It has moved on to the international scene. Current Lebanese political parties are not involved. The international community sees that the Lebanese Government has done its utmost to pass the tribunal gracefully; Nevertheless, it has been stated by all influential nations as well as the majority parliament in […]


The meeting took place at 12:30 pm (1030 GMT) at the Elysee palace. Both Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy led the ceremony honoring victims of slavery in their first meeting since Sarkozy’s victory in Presidential race. The two were also to host the son of assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in the presidential […]


A wise man once said that the Universe is made up of the unity of its diversity; because you wouldn’t know one, without the other. The news hit the Daily Stars third page and not at all on other media outlets. The gathering of private educational institutes set up to make a booklet freely distributed […]


UN chief Ban Ki-moon has stated in the fifth semi-annual report on 1559 to find little evidence to support assertions by Israel that Hezbollah is funneling arms through Syria. Aoun has stated previously that Hezbollah has enough weapons, and ‘smuggling‘ weapons is very unnecessary. Ban denied media speculation that Israel and other parties inside and […]


Last November, six ministers affiliated to the Hezbollah and Amal party pulled out from the government when it approved the international tribunal to try suspects in the assassination of former Premier Rafik Hariri and related crimes.


AIPAC on trial

08May07

The ‘American Israel Public Affairs Committee‘ goes on trial in the US for espionage, blamed for passing purloined intelligence to Israeli government officials, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist characterized them as “activities that go on every day in Washington, and that are clearly protected under the First Amendment.” On Aug. 4, 2005, Rosen, Weissman, and Pentagon […]


The new French President Nicolas Sarkozy won yesterday by 53% over his opposing socialist candidate Ségolène Royale. Sarkozy is set to foot in office two weeks from now. The outcome needs sinking in. The International Herald Tribune, published the following statements by world leaders: ► Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres called Sarkozy a “friend of […]


President of Lebanon E. Lahouds’ term will expire on November 22. As the clock ticks, some leaders are getting out of their shell to hint at their candidacy.


It lasted 30 minutes. After US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Syria’s foreign Minister Walid Mouallem ended the meeting, the press rushed to depict initial reactions.


It comes with mixed emotions to announce that Lebanon finally gets DSL Service. This post, filed under ‘Today in Lebanese History’, took a while for me to select as to which category it fell under. The announcement hit The Daily Stars’ 8th page. Telecom Minister M. Hamadeh said Ogero will be handing 45’000 DSL connections […]


Hezbollah leader Sheikh Sayyed Nasrallah sarcastically pointed out that “sadly we wait for an Israeli commission to tell us we have won“. In a previous blog, I asked the question as to why we Lebanese, do not recognize Hezbollahs’ victory, while the western media acknowledges it to be so, and more recently concurred by the […]



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