It is one thing to write history from a subjective point of view and a whole different thing to wipe out historical events.

For those of you unaware, there’s apparently a new history book that is due to be approved by our government, where key events in Lebanon’s history have been ignored, such as Zahle battle in 1981 or the invasion of the Baabda palace on the 13th of October 1990 by the Syrians and others. Those are two of the many historical events mentioned in the news.

It doesn’t matter who won this war or not, but history is for new generations to learn from, and must be as objective and informative as possible.

Update: Prime Minister Najib Mikati has suspended the proposal for this new book and asked to forget this issue for the time being, at least until a new history book that is accepted by all sides is proposed.