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Precarious times for Lebanon

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Precarious times for Lebanon

Precarious times for Lebanon By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The situation in Lebanon is worrisome.  Since May, political impasse persists as the prime minister-designate fails to form a cabinet. The economy worsens; national debt soars: over 150 % of GDP; badly needed international aid is postponed due to instability. A more important threat to this weak…

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For his own good, Saudi Crown Prince must seek graceful exit from Yemen

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For his own good, Saudi Crown Prince must seek graceful exit from Yemen

For his own good, Saudi Crown Prince must seek graceful exit from Yemen Saudi military actions in Yemen have caused a humanitarian disaster. With the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the situation has built up pressure to require Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to end conflict By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The civil war in…

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Arab Americans votes and the Yemen war

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Arab Americans votes and the Yemen war

Arab Americans votes and the Yemen war By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz With diverse backgrounds Arab and Muslim Americans vote in unpredictable ways; however, in these midterm elections the majority are likely to favor Democrats. Feelings are hurt. President Trump has managed to insult many minorities; and for Americans with Middle Eastern or Muslim backgrounds the provocation has been exceptional….

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Will Khashoggi’s demise at least help end the Yemen war?

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Will Khashoggi’s demise at least help end the Yemen war?

Will Khashoggi’s demise at least help end the Yemen war? By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz   Debate about the forensic aspect of the Saudi murder has been exhaustive and repetitive. It is time to change the focus.   Riyadh is not ready to assume any responsibility for the death of the Saudi Washington Post opinion writer…

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Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula

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Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula

Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula In its one-sided support of Israel, Christian Zionism tramples on a universally accepted social welfare principle: do no harm in delivering assistance. Implication: in helping Israelis, do not hurt Palestinians.  By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz In its one-sided support of Israel, Christian Zionism tramples on a universally accepted social welfare…

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Trump and Netanyahu: a dangerous mix

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Trump and Netanyahu: a dangerous mix

Trump and Netanyahu: a dangerous mix By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz President Trump has just closed the Palestine Authority’s office in Washington for refusing to negotiate with his team, led by his son-in-law, on a dubious peace plan, and for taking Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes. The US Administration has…

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