Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tunisia: Back to Where it All Started

Perhaps the Arab Revolutions weren’t such a dream after all…if only in the country where this now long-forgotten dream first started.

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The Time for Justice has Come…

…or so some would say. Nine years after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, the court proceedings of the ‘Special Tribunal for Lebanon‘ (STL) have finally begun. Created for the purpose of bringing those responsible for … Continue reading

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“Only Christians can save Lebanon”: A Quick Response

I’m quite sure not even a Maronite Patriarch could have pulled off such a gem. Technically, they do have a right to, given that the “glory of Lebanon has been bestowed upon him” (“مجد لبنان أعطي له”). Then again, some … Continue reading

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Burying the Butcher, not Burying the Hatchet

In my part of the world, Ariel Sharon was known as the “Butcher of Beirut.” Even though his bloody legacy began to be built decades before he led the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 – through years of killing … Continue reading

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Lebanon: A Gloomy Look Ahead

Sometimes, I think it would be easier to just re-post my thoughts and frustrations on Lebanon, again and again, in view of the current situation. I am not inclined to write a “Beirut Yet Again and Again” after the latest explosion in Beirut’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Eye on the East

From Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Eye on the East wishes you, your family and loved ones a Happy New Year! If 2013 was not your year, may you make the best of what … Continue reading

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