Archive for the ‘Peace in the Middle East’ Category

The European Union was not present at the initial round of direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinian Authority in Washington and was again excluded from the current gathering at Sharm el Sheikh. This is not the first time that EU involvement in the peace process has been stalled, a situation that is untenable for […]

Guest Writer America will not be wasting money on Israel, had it not been for the fallacy of one God and Christianity. Killing in the name of God has been the mantra of modern Israel and their protectors. Holy land or holy crap? No god wants you to kill other human beings. If conditions is […]

Helen Thomas, a Lebanese immigrant, author and former news service reporter, Hearst Newspapers columnist, and member of the White House Press Corps, has covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. Helen Thomas issued the following statement today:  “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and […]

Occupation, édification du mur, colonisation, spoliations, accaparement de Jérusalem… Plus que jamais, le gouvernement israélien est dans le déni total des droits des Palestiniens et noyé dans sa politique de la force. Dans l’opinion publique des principaux pays alliés d’Israël, cette situation est de plus en plus dénoncée et les initiatives menées par la société […]

Lebanon and Palestine won’t share a border. Though if you look at a map, you see Lebanon & Israel, roughly the same size sharing a thin border. Here is one Israeli Arab’s protest who appeared on Israeli TV protesting the last Gaza war. Watch this. I was born here” said the Arab Israeli while being walked […]

If you’ve flipped through your news channels, you must have crossed the news on “charges of fraud” against Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman. The following is a article by the New York Times of a conversation between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Netanyahu defended his ultranationalist foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on […]

After reading the explanation feel free to Google News the keywords “Smart Power” today. IN TRADITIONAL international conflicts, the side with the stronger military force tended to win. In today’s information age, it is often the party with the stronger story that wins. Thus in addition to their shooting and killing, Israel and Hezbollah are […]

Semantics, a field of inquiry all of it’s own. “Smart” power means a combination of “hard” power — to coerce by military or other means — and “soft” power — the power to convince and persuade through trade, diplomacy, aid and the spread of values. The phrase is relatively recent addition to the diplomatic phrasebook, […]

20 000 Enfants Ont Battu Les Tambours Pour La Paix Dans 40 Villes Libanaises. Pour lire les messages officiels, visitez ce liens. Pour plus d’informations et pour regarder les photos veuillez visiter le site :

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a viable roadmap for disarming Hizbullah through domestic peace-building exists within Lebanon itself. Beyrouth-based political analyst Nicholas Noe writes in a new report published by The Century Foundation. Such a course should be pursued vigorously by the Obama administration, Noe argues in his paper “Re-Imagining the Lebanon Track: Toward a New U.S. Policy.”   […]

A high-level French source said that Paris has not yet received a convincing explanation from the Syrian authorities regarding the delay in appointing a Syrian ambassador to Beirut, and that it had asked Yemen President Ali Abdallah Salah to clarify the reasons for the delay. France normalized relations with Syria several months ago, after Syria […]

Turkey’s state-run Anatolian news agency quoted Erdogan as saying to Peres: “When it comes to killing you know very well how to kill. I know very well how you killed children on the beaches.” Erdogan later explained that “President Peres was speaking to the prime minister of Turkey — I am not a leader of […]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday told Premier Fouad Seniora the new U.S. Administration is committed to Lebanon’s independence and stability. Clinton made the remark in a telephone call to Seniora. Saniora responded by praising the approach of the new U.S. Administration to Middle East peace, saying it should be linked to ending […]

Israeli air farce flew over the Hasbaya region in south Lebanon dropping a number of air balloons, one of which resembled a doll, al-Mustaqbal daily reported on Monday. Some of the balloons had the following English words: “Sweet for you” and “I love you 2004“.  and One of the Balloons looks like Sponge Bob-square pants. […]

The Lebanese people, dream of having their own history. To be read, printed, understood and forgot about, and settle the present. Waltz with Bashir, a documentary describing Lebanon’s brief encounter of war with Israel to curb the Palestinians in Lebanon back in 1982. Israel itself, well known for its atrocities on Palestinians, director Ari Folman […]

Lebanese-Syrian check list: Detainees: Lebanese held in Syrian Jails Border: Demarcation of Lebanese-Syrian border Official Shebaa farms demarcation (UN position) Diplomacy: Exchange of embassies Lebanese-Israeli check list: Occupation: Shebaa farms & Kafar Shuba Hills 400′000 Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Lebanese Economic Zone (EEZ on Mediterranean for Natural Gas) Detainees: Lebanese/Israeli exchange (POW) Expropriate: Lebanese Waters […]

Merry Christmas. Hope Beyrouth was full of the festive spirit this week. One news might have slipped the mass local media during the holliday which was well intended left unnoticed. Before the New Year, you probably ought to know that a Senior U.S. State Department official sent concerned messages to their Israeli counterparts in recent […]

In the Middle East, Lebanon is bordered with two nations at conflict. Syria, and Israel. Here are a list of Foreign Policies President-Elect Barak Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden will do for Israel: Ensure a Strong U.S.-Israel Partnership: Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the U.S.-Israel relationship, and believe that our first and incontrovertible […]

Un bilan, en cartes et en chiffres, de la politique étrangère et de la présence américaine au Moyen-Orient. When George W. Bush openly declared his view of a New Middle East, I,  Jester, one of the main editors here at the inner circle, was for this view; And in 2004, I was for the re-election […]

1989. … back to you, Wolf. for full video of the debate

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that France’s decision to outstretch its hand to Syria was “risky.” “I do not regret bestowing my trust in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad although human rights in Syria are violated,” he said. In a speech delivered at the Elysée on Monday on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Universal […]

This title was quoted by Israelis… Well, it should not be difficult for any Israeli then to understand that forcing 400’000 Palestinian Refugees on Lebanese soil, as a serious threat to Lebanon’s diverse, delicate and balanced character. Especially for a scarce area where Christians live, Incidentally, Jesus was born and preached about two hours south […]

Hows that for a title? Israel, the Jewish state, since 1948 – has caused much help and damage to it’s neighbor to the north, Lebanon. Historically, it has been said, that Israeli Jews, and Lebanese Christians, have had des ententes, viewing it as a survival of existence “in a world of raging Islam”, as has […]