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· August, 2007

Stories about Lebanon from August, 2007

Lebanon: Uproar at School in NY named after Khalil Gibran

Beirut Spring writes about an uproar surrounding a newly established public school in Brooklyn (NY), that is named after the Lebanese/Arab writer and poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. The school teaches...

Lebanon: Prostituting in France

Lebanese Rampurple links to a news article about a Lebanese pimp caught up in a prostitution racket in France.

Eiffel Tower Not ‘That Big’

Lebanese Mark, who lives in Kuwait, wasn't impressed with the Eiffel Tower during his trip to Paris and notes: “I was really expecting it to be much bigger. Weird.”

Israel: UN Not Welcome

“The United Nations is doing its best to endanger Israel by sending a team to change the border with Lebanon,” writes Batya, from Israel.

Israel: Lebanon Postcript

Lisa Goldman publishes an email she received from a reader about her trip to Lebanon, on the anniversary of the Second Lebanon War with Israel, here.

Lebanon: Upcoming Presidential Elections

The Lebanese constitution stipulates that the parliament should convene and elect a new president within a period of at least a month before the end of the tenure of the...

Israeli Journalist ‘Terrorises’ Ajram

Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram was ‘terrorised’ by an Israeli journalist in Jordan, notes Naseem Tarawnah.

Lebanon: Make Falafel, Not War

Writing about Beirut's new farmers’ market, Dove's Eye View posts about a Lebanese chef's vision to make falafel and not war.

Syria: On Lebanon and Motorcycles

Just as the heat is cooling from an inter-Arab spat involving Jordanians and Iraqis, we move on to the Syrian blogosphere where bloggers are fanning the flames of a Palestinian-Lebanese...

Hezbollah video game lets players take on Israel

Hezbollah has come out with a video game (Fr) about the Lebanese resistance called “Special Force 2: Tale of the Truthful Pledge,” Tunisien Doctor announces. Players go head to head...

Israel: Coverage Praised

Liza from Israelity commends journalist and blogger Lisa Goldman for her coverage, marking the first anniversary of the Second Lebanon War.

Lebanon: Why Hezbollah Does Not Want an Islamic State

Remarkz analyzes how the confessional system in Lebanon was a major factor behind Hezbollah's evolution into giving up their initial goal of establishing an Islamic state.

Lebanon: Hizbulla's “Big Surprise”

The Angry Arab News Service Dr Assad Abu Khalil remarks on Hizbulla's threats to Israel and their impact on Lebanese politics.

Lebanon: Fatwa to Ban Honor Killings

From rules on how to handle men in Lebanon to the meaning of the name Lamia, we end this round up of Lebanese blogs to a fatwa (religious edict) by...

Lebanon: Analyzing the By–Election Results

Are you interested in finding out the different interpretations for the results of the by–elections held last week in Lebanon? Then you have to read this week’s round up of...

Syria: Lebanese Border and Toilet Etiquette

Yazan Badran takes us on a tour of Syrian blogs where bloggers are discussing the worsening of conditions of Syrian workers and families at the Lebanese-Syrian border, calls for the...

Arabisto: Where Arab Americans Make a Difference

Arabisto is an Arab American blog where Arab Americans make a difference. This week I speak to founder Nadia Gergis who tells us about the site, why and how it...

Syria: Hariri Assassins Aren't Syrian

Sasa from Syria says the assassins of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri weren't from his country here.

Lebanon: Elections, Socio-political Theories, Relief and Blogging

The Lebanese government decided to hold by–elections on August 5. These elections are to fill the parliamentary seats that became vacant due to the assassinations of the past months. Other...

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