كلنا للوطن للعلا للعلم


Both these pictures are taken in Bint Jbeil. This one is just too much with the cedar in the middle…

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6 Responses to كلنا للوطن للعلا للعلم

  1. m. says:

    i saw one like this ~ dec. 06 in zkak el blat. it even had a pic of nasrallah on the side of the flag. i posted it somewhere on my old blog …

  2. Golaniya says:

    love it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    ……..

  4. phil says:

    how did the maronite cedar end up on a hizbullah flag? is hizbullah adapting to the lebanese reality or is the cedar just losing its history?

  5. bech says:

    I think both phil. On one hand, Hizbullah had to recuperate symbols of historical national discourse as they more and more moved towards national political dimensions (priorities agendas, etc.), and on the other hand, Hizbullah’s own narrative has changed what national symbols signify through the addition of their own experiences and the projected meaning of them on a changing national narrative.

    Of course, there are many national discourses in Lebanon, but inevitably the Hizbullah/Resistance against Israel/ has been added to it and may have (or will) become one of its pillars thanks to information producers (media, artists, speeches, etc.)

    I think the signifier “cedar” is this obsolete symbol which signified is eternally shifting to include new political realities. The funny thing is that political actors don’t realize that and have to use it in order to pass their political message.

    I don’t know if I make myself clear but there is an inherent strange power in the symbol itself even when it is devoid of meaning as actors feel propel to use it to make a political point.

    That’s the power of symbols. The same reasoning could be applied to certain types of objects infused in signification (like the veil, the beard, etc.).

  6. ayman ayoub says:

    C’est le nouvau drapo du liban ………….

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