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So here a series of events
. HA place a massive sign across the Israeli border near Metula, which reads in Hebrew and Arabic: "We are coming"
. Israeli Army Intelligence Chief: Hezbollah Is Setting Up a Weapons Industry in Lebanon With Iranian Know-how
Israel can't and won't 'remain indifferent to this,' Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi says ■ Hezbollah is masking its outposts in southern Lebanon as human rights groups' posts, he claims - read more: Israeli army intelligence chief: Hezbollah is setting up a weapons industry in Lebanon with Iranian know-how - Israel News - Haaretz.com
. Hezbollah’s Civil Defense simulate rescue responses to potential war in south Lebanon
SIDON, Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Civil Defense Thursday conducted a maneuver simulating responses to potential acts of hostilities against civilians in south Lebanon.
More than 100 paramedics from Hezbollah's Islamic Health Association took part in the rescue maneuver that took place near Sayyed al-Shuhadaa mosque in Haret...
It seems unfortunately that the LF/FPM alliance is dead or at least passing through a very difficult time because of :
Difference over Next Presidency
Difference over share of Christian Nominations
Difference over electoral law and shares
Difference over style of government
With Geaga not coming to Baabda for the leaders meeting; all pretense of cordially is over plus difference over electricity and Future preference for FPM
I can't stop sharing these, SH keep them comming
Ktir cute wlo l sheikh Saad
I think he is doing some nice little touches here and there, the big work is yet to come though.
- اللقاء في بعبدا ليس عبارة عن طاولة حوار انما يبقى ضمن اطار التداول والتشاور
- الرئيس عون سيدعو الخميس المقبل الى لقاء يضم 10 من رؤساء الأحزاب الممثّلة في الحكومة
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I’ve discovered some time ago a few maronite chants. Since then, I’d say I’ve been disturbed.
Touched by the beauty of the songs, the charm of the voices, the solemnty of the verb I may relate to the Holy Scriptures (Gospels, pslams…). I guess some pieces may contain all it takes for having an intense spirtual experience. Intense and disturbing, since I am not Christian. I felt a need to share it, to speak about it. To know more of it.
Everything started on Easter Day when I woke up and watched the end of a mass broadcasting taking place in a « Church of Orient ». It was a solo of Sister Marie Keyrouz – her name appeared in the credits at the end.
Then, direction : youtube, Sister Keyrouz, Miled Tarabay and his works on Saint Charbel. I have the feeling that a big part of what I like to listen revolves around this man.
Here’s a « quintessential piece »
Everything in its place. From men to children, and beautiful women between. Facing an audience of relatives and...
So a simple question (with a poll above, please answer it).
Would you introduce your friend/aquantaince to this forum? If he/she is interrested in the topics here lets say.
Activists in Lebanon are launching a campaign to ban controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik from entering the country, after a local cleric booked him for a speaking event to be held "soon".
The activists say the Salafi Muslim cleric's views are "extremist" and "inflammatory", and have no place in multicultural Lebanon - where a small but potent radical jihadi scene remains active.
"Zakir Naik is an extremist preacher known to spread hate speech that attacks non-Muslims and moderate Muslims alike, and he has been banned from entering many countries," Khaled Merheb, a lawyer and human rights activist, told The New Arab.
Naik, a popular televangelist and Islamic preacher who has tens of thousands of followers on social media, was previously denied entry to the UK by then Home Secretary and current PM Theresa May for his controversial views.
"Numerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his unacceptable behaviour," said May at the time, in justification of her...
So, some people were peacefully protesting against the 3rd extension when this happened
Thank god we have great people like Joseph Aoun who are protecting us from these foreign operatives by beating the living shit out of them.
4 things you didn’t know about Beirut-born NBA coach Steve Kerr
Legendary NBA coach Steve Kerr has not had an easy life. He’ll be the first to tell you.
The Beirut-born six-time NBA champion spent most of his childhood in Lebanon until his father was shot and killed in 1984. He was devastated.
As millions watch Game 4 of the NBA finals, most fans will be thinking of Steve Kerr as the former professional basketball player and the current head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Little do they know, Kerr’s life story starts in Beirut.
He spent much of his childhood in Lebanon.
Steve was born in Beirut “Stephen Douglas Kerr” to proud parents Dr. Malcolm and Ann Kerr. His father — also Beirut-born — was an American academic who specialized in the Middle East.
Steve attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the American Community School in Beirut and Palisades High School in Los Angeles.
His father was the former president of AUB.
Dr. Malcolm Kerr spent much of his childhood in...
"6-day War Project"
Interesting documentary about 6-day war.
No need to go into execution of war itself for you already know the outcome, but first few clips would give factual version of it all begun.
#1 - Why did Israel go to war: Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#2 - Egypt Expels UN Observers - Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#3 - Egypt Blockades the Straits of Tiran - Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#4 - What Made This a 'War of No Choice' - Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#5 - Day One of the War - Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#6 - Day Two of the War: Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#7 - Day Three of the War: Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#8 - Day Four of the War: Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#9 - Day Five of the War: Countdown to the Six Day War Project | Jerusalem U
#10 - Day Six of the War: Countdown to...
The Lebanese politicians spent the last 8 years(enough to finish a Ph.d) trying to put an electoral law that follows these criteria:
- provides fair representation for all Lebanese groups and regions
- Respects the principle of mounsafeh and increase the Christian representation
We ended up with 15 districts law which contains small districts(5-6-7-8 seats) which limits the effect of proportionality and only helps large parties. However the laws allows the christians to elect 54 MPs in the Parliament.
I did an experiment to see if the same or better Christian influence can be achieved with a smaller number of districts.
I tried to divide the country into 6 Districts(Beirut, Mount Lebanon, South, North, Beka'a) but Christians would have influence on 47 MPs only.
However, I got the same result as the 15 district law with 10 districts with each of the 5 Historical Regions divided into 2 districts.
The Influence of Christian vote increase in all of the district combinations from...
Whale discovery for the first time near Lebanon coast while Bourj Hamoud garbage is pushed in th seaThe biggest priority should be to have a clean blue water open to Lebanese and Tourists without paying 200 dollars for a family of 4 to enter a private beach.
This is despicable news although not surprising - the 'government' has proven their incompetence for decades and it's obvious they have no credibility nor ability to manage neither our waste collection nor electricity. What's the solution? Decentralize the decision making, create dumps at the homes of these politicians, and what about the irresponsible words of Environment Minister Tareq al-Khatib who basically acknowledged this latest incident and almost justified it...
A "mountain of garbage" dumped at sea off Beirut under a deal between the government and a company has sparked outrage in Lebanon, two years after mass protests over a waste crisis.
For the past 10 days, civil society groups have shared images of trucks carrying rubbish and tipping it into the Mediterranean, a process that is ongoing.
Activists say the waste from the "mountain of garbage" at Bourj Hammoud in north Beirut is disposed of under an agreement between the government's Development and Reconstruction...
As PMA promised elections will happen in Lebanon on a new law which will assure better Christian representation and at the same take the country to a more modern path. This election will certainly happen around Spring 2018 .
I am interested in knowing more about these two groups from my fellow Lebanese citizens that know the country and the culture better than I.
I have been following the news of these two newly emerging political parties. What I find as strange is the secrecy they deal with when it comes to knowing who are the people, or the intellectual thought behind their organization.
While Hezb Loubnan does publish the names of people that are obviously known, Sabaa which has gathered a good number of followers does not seem to be very transparent. It is difficult to know who are the people behind the Sabaa.
Who is Sabaa ? Who are the intellectuals behind Sabaa? Where do they get their funding from?
The group has gathered 85,000+ likes on Facebook, but they would not reply to simple questions addressed to them on Facebook. How do they gather this number of people when they are not actively involved with dialogue. Where do they gather their support from?
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