Category: Lebanon

A Heartfelt Apology

A Heartfelt Apology to Haaretz Readers By Gideon Levy, Apr 20, 2017 3:58 PM   Dear Orna and Moshe Gan-Zvi, I was saddened to read in Tuesday’s Hebrew edition of Haaretz that you’ve decided to cancel your subscription. I don’t know you, but I will miss you as readers. As someone who is partly responsible …

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Peace will come with justice

The cult of atheist Zionism posing as Judaism By Rich Siegel, January 1, 2012   This essay was first published in Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, edited by Avigail Abarbanel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), used with permission.   I consider myself a cult survivor. I was raised in the cult of …

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An obituary

Leola Lee Ragland, of Allen, Texas died February 28, 2017 at the age of 91.  She was born near Gatlin, Oklahoma in 1926 to James Odus Kelley and Mattie Alabama Kelley.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Truman, Alvin, Guardie, and Thurman Kelley, and sister Ruby Siever. She is survived by …

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Another odd element to our western outrage

It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America’s name By Robert Fisk, Thursday 15 December 2016 10:00 BST   So there was Samantha Power doing her “shame” bit in the UN. “Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a …

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Peacemaker!

Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 28 September 2016 11:00 BST   When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and …

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We humans hang on to our symbols

Meditation on My Home in Lebanon By Frances Fuller, 21st February 2016   I made a mistake in my book. Let’s just say that I was wrong. In the epilogue of In Borrowed Houses I said that the little stone house around which my whole story revolves would outlive all of us. My actual words were: …

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Once upon a time

    The name “Mission: Meeting” is sort of an inside joke for missionaries and MKs (children of missionaries are called “missionary kids” or “mishkids”) who endured endless¹ “mission meetings” (planning and business meetings). It also conveys the idea that this project’s mission is to allow web site visitors to “meet” real people of the …

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