Tripoli: the new deal

Nobody understands Sunni politics like Fida’ Itani. Here, here, and here, he has comprehensive reviews of recent political relations between Lebanon and other Sunni governments. By the way Al Akhbar (for example today) has been doing a great job at reporting and analyzing the recent political ‘reconciliation’ breakthrough in Tripoli, another periphery of the ‘Lebanese’ […]

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An Iftar at the presidential palace

I like how Ramadan’s evening breaking-of-fast-dinner become institutionalized and practiced by Lebanese political actors. Here, the Iftar is organized by the president of the Lebanon, customary to be held (and is held by) a non-Muslim. But the nicest thing about this picture is of course, you guessed it boys and girls, the actual participants on […]

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