Category: Lebanon

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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Historians and other nincompoops

Whoa there, David Cameron! Haste and rhetoric is no recipe for peace By Robert Fisk, Sunday 22 November 2015 19:28 BST   Eisenhower famously sent some brusque advice to Anthony Eden in 1956 when he decided that Britain’s deceitful war in Egypt should come to an end. “Whoa, boy!” were his words. And they should …

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Zara’u fa akalna, nazra’u fa ya’kulun

Stories My Father Told Me By Helen Zughaib with Elia Kamal Zughaib, November/December 2015     Charity and Compassion When Jiddu told my father this story, he prefaced it by saying his father had told it to him and he must never forget it, and that is how he told it to me. Once there …

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Correct reading, it used to work wonders

  Kamal Salibi: Scholar and teacher regarded as one of the foremost historians of the Middle East By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 07 September 2011   Almost two decades ago, recording a BBC radio programme on Islam, I dropped by the American University of Beirut to interview an old Christian Protestant friend, Kamal Salibi. I asked …

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