Browsing: Marina Chamma

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Israel: Burying the butcher, but not the hatchet

In my part of the world, Ariel Sharon was known as the “Butcher of Beirut.” Even though his bloody legacy began to be built decades before he led the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 – through years of killing Palestinians in British-controlled Palestine prior to the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 – he will still be primarily remembered for the responsibility he bore for Beirut’s Sabra and Shatila Massacre in the Palestinian refugee camp of the same name.

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Hezbollah: Triumphant Over Who?

As Hezbollah fighters join the Syrian conflict to support the Assad regime and suppress the uprising, is the political party-militia losing its legitimacy and drawing Lebanon towards an Sunni-Shia confrontation?