Palestine, Syria, Lebanon: The Plight of Refugee Students

On June 10, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Palestine, Syria, Lebanon: The Plight of Refugee Students by Franklin Lamb   Predictions about the likely course of events in this region, including occasional ones by this observer, have a way of not panning out as expected. But one prediction I offered recently to Palestinian friends in Syria—namely that Lebanon’s “media” would fail to inform […]

Shoe Shiners of Beirut

On June 5, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Shoe Shiners of Beirut The humanitarian issues of Lebanon’s Syrian refugees   By Eva Bartlett Today I seem destined to write about the poverty of many Syrian refugees here in Lebanon. I’ve of course been noticing it from the start, but today all my encounters were with refugees trying to earn a living or simply […]

Ignorance and Incitement: Pro-Zionism on Facebook

On March 26, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

  Ignorance and Incitement: Pro-Zionism on Facebook by Brenda Heard Recently, Ali Abunimah’s Blog on the Electronic Intifada addressed the “horrifying racism and violent fantasies frequently expressed by Israelis on Facebook.”  When asked what the Israeli army should do about three Palestinian boys pictured as participants in a peaceful protest over Israeli settlements, pro-Zionists suggested such […]

In Lebanon it is business as usual against all the odds

On February 7, 2013, in Articles, by admin

In Lebanon it is business as usual against all the odds By Philip McDonagh   On my annual trip to the Lebanon last month I was keen to see how the long-suffering Lebanese had coped with the violent anarchy on their doorstep in Syria. As if 15 years of bloody civil war in their own […]