There’s No Good News for Refugees in Lebanon

Jun 16, 2020

The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon is just the latest in a sequence of disenfranchisements that have plagued the Middle East for generations. In 1948, just years after Lebanon was founded, the Palestinians were pushed out of their homeland by the Israelis and the Lebanese granted them refuge....

The NYT Reveals Palestinians Exist

Feb 07, 2019

One voice in the media realizes that Palestinians have been getting the silent treatment from the US. Demonstrating both his deep admiration and extreme impatience, Columbia University Professor Hamid Dabashi reacts on Al Jazeera to an article by Michelle Alexander, a recently hired columnist at...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Loyalty” to Israel

Mar 09, 2018

Loyalty, as it plays out in the Middle East, especially with regimes such as Saudi Arabia and now Israel, seems to imply subservience and dependence. Patriotism and loyalty to one’s country are encouraged everywhere in the world. Depending on the culture, failing to express either may lead to...

Deadly Summer for Palestinians in Lebanon

Sep 24, 2015

With over 7 million refugees worldwide, Palestinians are stuck in limbo. Chaker Khazaal explains. The poor conditions of the Bourj El Barajneh Palestinian camp in Lebanon led to the death of yet another refugee this summer. A young man named Ahmad Kassab passed away shortly after being...

Palestinians Must Launch a Third Intifada, But Not Against Israel

May 02, 2015

After a failed statehood bid at the UN, the tragic Gaza debacle and Netanyahu’s re-election, what now for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza? First, there was the disastrous Gaza campaign launched last August by Hamas against Israel. That resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 Gazans...