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Canada: Conduit of Israeli Policy Towards Lebanon

Canada- Israel- Lebanon- Hezbollah- CBC- Terrorism- Hariri- Harper

It might be sheer coincidence that the last two prosecutors in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) are Canadians. Daniel Bellemare, who held the position since 2009, is now being replaced by Norman Farrell. Nevertheless, this “coincidence” is particularly telling of the increased Canadian interest and involvement in the Hariri assassination case and the politics of the Middle East at ... Read More »

Who Assassinated Wissam Al-Hassan?, Wissam Al Hassan Assassination- An Analysis

On the 19th of October 2012, a car bomb explosion in East Beirut killed Police Information Branch Chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan with 2 other people. The assassination came as a surprise to many. The person in charge of the most powerful security apparatus in Lebanon is dead, who else is safe? In the deeply divided country, accusations following every assassination are always ... Read More »

The effects of the Gaza conflict on the “Arab Spring”


The recent outbreak of war in Gaza is an episode in a long series of hostilities between the Israeli state and its surrounding foes; however, it is the first of its kind following the “Arab Spring.” The way in which the events of this conflict will unfold will help clarify the blurry stance of main regional forces vis-à-vis the Arab-Israeli ... Read More »

About Burgas, Hezbollah, and Canada.


Bulgaria has recently accused Hezbollah to be behind the Burgas blast that killed 5 Israeli tourists and a bus driver last July. The Bulgarian foreign minister Mr. Tsvetan  Tsvetanov stated in a press conference that: “ A reasonable assumption, I repeat a reasonable assumption, can be made that the two of them were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah.” ... Read More »

Insight on sectarianism in post-2005 Lebanon


Sectarianism is inbuilt into the confessional nature of the political system in Lebanon but recent developments have given it a new twist.  Over the years, the terms sectarianism and Lebanon have become virtually synonymous. The confessional nature of the political system in the country distributes public offices and national resources according to sectarian quotas. This has made the system susceptible ... Read More »

Remembering the Massacre

Sabra and Shatila- Israeli Terrorism- Oritentalism- Anti-Orientalism

Thirty-one years ago, this day, the massacre of Sabra and Shatila took place in one overpopulated refugee camp on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut. An unconfirmed number of four thousand unarmed civilians were slaughtered in an operation foreseen by the Israelis and carried out by their Lebanese allies in the context of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. ... Read More »

Why Anti-Orientalist?

Orientalism, Anti-Orientalism, West, Colonialism, Sectarianism

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Sigmund Freud The world has never been as interconnected as much as it is today. Although nationalism is still strong, the concept of the global citizen is emerging. This is also establishing a new reality: The internet has empowered each one of ... Read More »