Posts Tagged “Beirut”

Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

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Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The sole remarkable “result” of the parliamentary elections in troubled Lebanon is that it did happen- and it was competitive. A country of 4.5 million citizens hosting a million and a half Syrian and Palestinian refugees is nonetheless capable of…

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Reviving the Culture of Hamra Street in Lebanon

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Reviving the Culture of Hamra Street in Lebanon

Reclaiming the culture of Lebanon with culture and art: reviving Hamra Street with graffiti.  By: Kerning Cultures Yazan Halwani is a street artist, still in his early 20s. Over the past year, I’ve met with Yazan a few times, following his work closely and always, with great admiration. When I finally got to sit down with him…

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Kayrouz urges Lebanese expatriates to strengthen homeland

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Kayrouz urges Lebanese expatriates to strengthen homeland

Prominent Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz keynotes the opening day of the 3rd Annual Lebanese Diaspora Energy Conference in Beirut, Lebanon on May 5, 2016, urging Lebanese Americans to support Lebanon “with their hearts, their minds, their citizenship and their pocketbooks.” www.YourRights.com Prominent Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz, in a keynote speech on May 5,…

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Terrorism media coverage in Paris/West vs Beirut/Arabs

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Terrorism media coverage in Paris/West vs Beirut/Arabs

Why is there a difference between the coverage by the mainstream Western and American news media of the terrorism in Paris on Friday Nov. 13 compared to the absence of media coverage of the terrorism in Beirut the day before? The reasons involve a twisted form of journalism applied by Western journalists that distinguishes between…

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Are anti-Muslim, anti-Arab stereotypes driving views on Paris terrorism

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Are anti-Muslim, anti-Arab stereotypes driving views on Paris terrorism

In my weekly column at Creators Syndicate, this week, I analyze the factors that may be driving what I believe is the racism that is driving the Western response to terrorism in Paris and Beirut. Why is Daesh/ISIS terrorism in Paris different from Daesh/ISIS terrorism in Beirut? By Ray Hanania It’s a hot topic these…

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

While Americans are among the most traveled people on the planet, one place they are avoiding is the Middle East and Arab countries. At one time, the Middle East was a favored destination to Americans but these days with the rising Islamic extremism, the violence and continued conflicts, tourism to the Arab World from the…

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