Posts Tagged “Lebanon”

Lebanon and Syria’s futures intertwined

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Lebanon and Syria’s futures intertwined

Lebanon and Syria’s futures intertwined By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz On October 17, 2019 the Lebanon erupted into a nationwide uprising demanding the dismantling of a corrupt and sectarian political system. Responding to unprecedented street protests, Saad Hariri resigned immediately. A new cabinet was formed by Hassan Diab, an academic with a limited background in public…

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Arab American Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me”

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Arab American Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me”

Arab American Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Memories of a Childhood in Syria and Lebanon By Elia Zughaib, Illustrated by Helen Zughaib In a world driven by power, money, and the pursuit of personal success, Helen and her father Elia have given us a glimpse of an intact society stretched to the limit, yet…

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Lebanon on a failure track for the near future

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Lebanon on a failure track for the near future

Lebanon on a failure track for the near future By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz When I left Lebanon in 1975 I never thought I would stay abroad for the rest of my life. I simply could not imagine that this country would ever reach such a stage of largely self-inflicted decline. The destructive power of politics…

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Minority Report: Arab News’ in-depth look at Lebanon’s Jewish community

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Minority Report: Arab News’ in-depth look at Lebanon’s Jewish community

Minority Report: Arab News’ in-depth look at Lebanon’s Jewish community A once-thriving community with roots dating back hundreds of years, they are now a silent and forgotten minority. The Arab News Newspaper, the Middle East’s leading English language publication, tracked down Lebanese Jews in the diaspora to talk to them about their memories of a lost…

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Ziyad Brothers Importing brings Lebanese food donors together to help victims of Beirut devastation 

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Ziyad Brothers Importing brings Lebanese food donors together to help victims of Beirut devastation 

Ziyad Brothers Importing brings Lebanese food donors together to help victims of Beirut devastation Chicago-based Ziyad Brothers Importing (ZBI), one of America’s largest distributors of quality Middle Eastern foods, has brought together leading Lebanese food manufacturers to provide food donations to help victims of the tragic events that unfolded in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4th.  Ziyad team is currently in Beirut organizing the food distribution…

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Lebanon’s crisis calls for radical local reforms and a revised US Mideast policy

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Lebanon’s crisis calls for radical local reforms and a revised US Mideast policy

Lebanon’s crisis calls for radical local reforms and a revised US Mideast policy By Ghassan Micel Rubeiz When my friends in the US ask me to explain what is happening in Lebanon, I talk about how rampant corruption is, how emotionally dichotomized society is, how the national debt has grown out of control, how much…

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