Terrorism and the Question of Humanity

On November 17, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Terrorism and the Question of Humanity By Brenda Heard On 15 November, The New York Times published an article entitled “Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten.”  It highlights the disparity between the global solidarity expressed for Paris following the deadly 13 November attacks and the lack thereof expressed for Beirut after it […]

Goodbye, Lahad.

On September 14, 2015, in blog posts, by admin

Goodbye, Lahad. By Brenda Heard   A sadistic traitor to the Lebanese people, Antoine Lahad died of a heart attack on 10 September 2015. The Israeli media is offering endearing tributes, calling him a “comrade in arms.” But as head of the so-called South Lebanon Army, Lahad, with the help of his Israeli patrons, brutalized […]

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New Book: “Hezbollah: An Outsider’s Inside View”

On April 16, 2015, in blog posts, by admin

I am pleased to announce the recent publication of my book “Hezbollah: An Outsider’s Inside View.”  Whether you like or dislike Hezbollah, this book offers a unique and rewarding insight delivered from a Western viewpoint.  It encourages an understanding that is the fundamental step toward peaceful co-existence. In researching Hezbollah over the past eight years, […]

Resisting Israeli politics

On March 25, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Resisting Israeli Politics by Brenda Heard Six months prior to the upcoming UK general election, the Board of Deputies of British Jews published its “2015 General Election Jewish Manifesto.” This forty-page document urges both existing and prospective members of the UK Parliament to support various “policy asks” and to “champion these causes.”  The Manifesto was […]

Now it is official: Israeli campaign to control Wikipedia content

On June 16, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

Now it is official: Israeli campaign to control Wikipedia content Wikimedia has struck a deal with Israeli officials to promote students’ multi-lingual writing and re-writing of history, geography and science topics in Wikipedia. Unwitting readers of Wikipedia likely take accounts of Middle Eastern history at face value, not realising the extent of manipulation occurring behind the seemingly […]

On the Legitimacy of Syrian Elections: Is there not a common interest?

On June 4, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

On the Legitimacy of Syrian Elections: Is there not a common interest? A little perspective from Lincoln   From the run-up to the election, to the expatriate voting, to the voting in Syria itself, much has been said to malign the notion of a Syrian presidential election.  (A typical representation here, from the BBC)  As […]

Historic Syrian Election Brings Multitudes of Voters

On May 29, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Historic Syrian Election Brings Multitudes of Voters By Brenda Heard   On the 28th May 2014, expatriated Syrian nationals in numerous countries flocked to Syrian embassies to begin the voting process in a presidential election.  With all its potential flaws, perhaps even inherent flaws, this quintessential element of democracy is still the most effective means […]

Beirut Bombs Bring Empty Condolences

On February 20, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

  Beirut Bombs Bring Empty Condolences By Brenda Heard We have now watched six terrorist attacks on Lebanon in 2014.  They were not domestic crimes—they were international terrorism.  Those responsible promise more to come.  Yet the organisations of the international community that are designed to address this sort of problem continue to do as they […]

A Call to Boycott Café Press

On January 18, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

A Call to Boycott Café Press By Brenda Heard Last month we came across a website called “Café Press” and did a search on this website for Lebanese calendars.  Sorted by relevance, the results were rather disturbing.  Nestled amongst calendars displaying cedar trees and slogans like I-♥-Jido (grandfather) were troublesome offerings. Now with computerized search […]

The Menace of Israeli Warplanes

On September 16, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The Menace of Israeli Warplanes By Brenda Heard As we chase the latest headlines and grow dizzy from the daily crises of the Middle East, sometimes we overlook the persistent problems.  Perhaps the element of continuance makes them frustrating, perhaps just boring.  But to ignore the drip-drop of Israeli belligerence toward Lebanon is to shrug […]