during a conference at an Israeli Think-Tank, especially Syria was pointed at: Syria is poised to begin talks on major arms purchases in light of expectations of increased revenue due to rising oil prices, Military Intelligence chief Major General Amos Yadlin hinted at a lecture at the intelligence community’s heritage center in Glilot, north of […]
Sweden protests Israeli role in drill Sweden withdrew from an international air force drill to protest Israel’s participation.Sweden and Israel were among nine countries due to take part in next month’s Spring Flag air exercises in Sardinia, intended to boost cooperation for peacekeeping operations.But the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm announced this week that the Swedish […]
Hey friends and relatives, Check out the competence of the French Foreign Affairs Minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy, when dealing with Middle Eastern issues from Lebanon to Iran. This article is truely hilarious… (Thank you M.S. for referring it to me)Just to give an example: La presse israélienne, éberluée, l’a suivi jusqu’au musée Yad Vashem de la […]
or the on-going distrust in the StateSomething to work with dear friends, something to be wary of:Nadim Gemayel has opened a new “house” (bayt) in Ashrafieh, as we have “houses” of Phalangist here and there in the country. It may be a benign action (Nadim fares badly relative to the leadership and mobilization skills his […]
Iran to help Cuban oil industry TEHRAN, April 25 (UPI) — Iran and Cuba have signed wherein the Islamic republic will help Havana modernize its oil industry, IRNA reported.The deal, signed by Iran’s Agriculture Jihad Minister Mohammad Eskandari and Cuba State Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, in Tehran last Saturday, came as part of an economic cooperation […]
Finally some interesting movements in Lebanon’s dormant civil society. Solidere wanting to extend its term, and illegal foundations of its work should be researched and publicized much more oftenly.
An interesting article by Renoud Leenders (who wrote an interesting chapter of the latest edited book by Steven Heydemann “Networks of Privilege”) translated in the Lebanese daily Al Safir (cannot find the original source) assesses the link all-to-often made between economic problems in Lebanon and the Syrian presence there. He bases his analysis on the […]