‫لبنان أو التناقضات الداخلية‬

http://www.al-manshour.org/node/1877 نشر في‫:‬الثلثاء, حزيران 12, 2012  ترجمه‫/‬ته الى العربية‫:‬ وليد ضو الاشتباكات الأخيرة في طرابلس وبيروت بين عدد من المجموعات المسلحة وأحيانا مع الجيش فسرتها معظم وسائل الإعلام الدولية كامتداد للصراع السوري إلى لبنان. هذه الأخيرةانحصرت من خلال نزاعات مسلحة في أحياء طرابلس بين جبل محسن وباب التبانة، في حين اشتبكت مجموعات مسلحة مع الجيش في … Continue reading

Are Hezbollah and Hamas a new version of the Theology of Liberation?

(To view a short history of the Theology of Liberation: http://cafethawra.blogspot.com/2011/05/theology-of-liberation.html) The question has been going for a while now in academic circles in the West and in the Middle East, but also among the left, on the issue of a form of religious based progressist movement in the Arab world. Some on the left and … Continue reading

Tabbouleh

Sadly, not the delicious kind.  While the Arab world is shaken by an uprising against dictatorships and economic inequalities, Lebanon is shaken by a -now -common- internal political turmoil.  The crisis had been brewing up ever since the creation of the International Tribunal for Lebanon, an institution whose legitimacy has been (rightly so) severely questionned, … Continue reading

Demining Lebanon, One Political Step at A Time

Going to a disarmament and arms control seminar with the other half of Café Thawra brought back to my memory a topic I wanted to write about for a long time but that somehow got sidetracked along the way: the de-mining of Lebanon. During the seminar, we had a very interesting session given by John … Continue reading

Hezbollah vs Egypt or Mubarak’s last attempt to stay in the game

On the 8th April 2009, Egypt’s prosecutor announced the disassembly of a Hezbollah network in Egypt, accusing Hassan Nasrallah to have sent few members of the Lebanese party to Cairo to recruite Egyptians nationals, in order to prepare attacks and to destabilise the Egyptian regime. Forty nine suspects were arrested; they are also accused of … Continue reading

Hezbollah and Hamas: simple instruments of Iran?

The war on Gaza ended few days ago with a total of 1300 Palestinians killed, 80 % are civilians among whom 35 % are children, whereas the Israelis suffered from 13 casualties, 10 soldiers and 3 civilians. Specialists started to analyze the conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip, few of them assured that Hamas … Continue reading