Don’t Blame Lebanese (Only) For Re-electing The Same Politicians, Blame The System

Whenever pro-Sulta people want to defend their leaders, they resort to the latest election results and the fact that our MPs were elected by the people. Those same people are the ones who blame the rotten sectarian system for everything that's happening. We all agree that elections are needed to decide who represents the people, but unless we hold transparent & democratic elections, we will never have credible results, and we haven't had honest elections…

Why Fairouz?

French President Macron began his trip today to Beirut by visiting Fairouz, and was met by protesters outside the diva's house denouncing the newly appointed government and the ruling parties. Why did Macron choose Fairouz? Simply because she's the only person all Lebanese agree on. She has been Lebanon's symbol of unity for as long as one can remember and her soothing voice, the voice of hope and love brings comfort to all the Lebanese.…

Let’s Give Them a Chance? Why Should We?

Now that we're done with Hassan Diab, we have an upgraded version of him in the form of Mustafa Adib, and once again we have people asking to give him a chance, and hoping he will be "the one" to bring real change and make things right. Just to be clear here, the real problem as always is not the person designated as a PM, as we don't know much about Adib, but the process…

Proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon: Full Text

September 1 marks 100 years since the proclamation of the state of Greater Lebanon. Back in 1920, General Gouraud sat next to Maronite Patriarch Elias Peter Howayek at the porch of the Pine Residence in Beirut to declare the creation and independence of the state of Greater Lebanon under the guardianship of the League of Nations. September 1, 2020: French President Macron chose this symbolic date to visit Beirut once again after he had called…
Baladi

French President Macron to Meet Fairouz Upon Arriving to Lebanon

3 weeks ago
L’Orient Le Jour confirmed this morning that French President Emmanuel Macron, who is coming back to Lebanon on September 1st, will visit Lebanon’s voice of hope, unity and love Fairouz at her house in Antelias. ...
Critiques

Why Didn’t The Authorities Handle The Port Threat like They Did with The Khaldeh Incident?

3 weeks ago
Heavy clashes between Hezbollah and local tribes erupted today in Khaldeh and lasted over 4 hours. Two were killed, a Lebanese and a Syrian citizen and three members of the same family were wounded. The ...
Critiques

Health Ministry Wants Hospitals to Report Injured Protesters to Security Forces

3 weeks ago
Two days after Human Rights Watch documented the use of lethal force by Lebanese security forces against protesters, a memo issued by the Health Ministry is circulating online where the minister is asking hospitals to ...
Lebanon

Jad Ghosn Leaving Al-Jadeed & Moving To Dubai-based Al Sharq Bloomberg Channel

3 weeks ago
It’s quite common for journalists & reporters to move between TVs, but it’s sad to hear Jad leaving Al Jadeed & Lebanon in such times, especially that he’s been covering extensively the revolution and all ...
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