“What terrifies our elders, anxious to maintain their grip on the only Jewish identity they know, is precisely that, in saying ‘no!’ to Zionism, we are saying ‘yes!’ to Jewishness.”
“They tortured me and I couldn’t do anything to save myself.”
“I am talking about the suffering of women inside Ghouta.”
“I was one of the first women to organise peaceful demonstrations in Daraa and one of the first women to be detained.”
This article was originally published by Alexander Reid Ross, author of the book ‘Against The Fascist Creep’. Republished here for education purposes.
Badar Salem on meeting Adel Karam. Translated by Elias Abou Jaoudeh.
“انا شاب لبناني في منتصف العشرينات من العمر، ونعم، انا مثلي، وماذا يعني هذا الكلام؟”
Presenting reflections on Beirut Pride by 5+ authors
“I am from a Christian family. I say this today because I need to explain that my family and I escaped from the Syrian regime violence before ISIS even existed in my country.”
What we should focus on.
Why aren’t we having a conversation about violence in the West, about masculinity and gun culture?
“What provoked Sally to initiate such an action that landed her, and the people who assisted her, in the custody of the Lebanese authorities?”
“To anyone who has continuously and consistently, over the years, denied the existence of an uprising in Syria, this message is for you.”
Dr Rima Tarabay tries to shed light on the Lebanese government’s waste management plan.
The ‘Mixed Feelings’ exhibit highlights stories of Lebanese of African and Asian heritage and their daily struggles.
Kidnapped by ISIS in October 2013, American Aid worker Abdul Rahman Kassig is a ‘soul who walked the walk’, writes Erin Cory.
The following piece tells the story of how Fadi, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, was able to send his engagement ring to his fiancee living in Germany. It is a story of hope, perseverance and above all, love. Who would’ve thought that I would come back to Europe following my coverage of the Syrian […]
Dear Mrs. Sleiman, I am a Lebanese student studying in Paris. I had the honor of being part of the delegation that you lead in Tunis in November 2010 at the Conference on the Rights of the Arab Woman, and like many I feverishly applauded your speech advocating and defending the rights of women in […]
The following post was posted by Rita Nehme as a status a few moments after yesterday’s explosion and re-posted here with her permission. Is it tomorrow yet? Have we gotten over it? Over the shock, the fumes, the debris? Have we buried the bodies? Have we called them martyrs yet, a title stuck onto the […]
A friend of mine shared this article originally entitled “Tributum ad Cedrum Libani – Hommage aux Cèdres du Liban” written by Mario Macaron and posted on L’Explicite. I was touched by its straightforwardness and persistent realism mixed with a healthy dose of optimism. And so, with Mario’s permission, I’ve translated it into English. While not a […]