Lebanon Asks: ‘Which Is Stronger, Sect or Hunger?’
“If you are pessimistic you can say that sectarianism will be back with a vengeance,” said Karim Emile Bitar, a political science professor. And if you’re optimistic? “We are witnessing the emergence of a post-sectarian Lebanon.”
December 2, 2019
A Portrait of Lebanon
It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that in Lebanon, everything can be explained and nothing can be understood. Chaotic, polluted, and corrupt beyond belief, this is a country where beauty and human warmth constantly find ways to break through. It is impossible to name that feeling of being assaulted and charmed at the same time.
June 19, 2019
After the Occupation
My Grandpa Mohammad built our house in Hasbaya on top of a hill. It was a typical two-floor Lebanese-style village home. The façade was covered in cut limestone squares and the roof consisted of red shingles. The kitchen, dining room, and living room were on the lower floor. Talking to my father today, his fondest memories always take him back to the summers they spent in Hasbaya. He says that it was there that he learnt to become a man. It was during the long hot and dry days that his endurance and vigor were tested.
October 18, 2012