Stories about Lebanon from December, 2007
Israel: Journalists Face Possible Jail Time for Visits to Enemy States
Three Israeli journalists who visited Lebanon and Syria are facing possible jail time for visiting nations that the government terms “enemy states.” Lisa Goldman, Ron Ben-Yishai, and Tsur Shezaf have been investigated and will spend a maximum of four years in jail if found guilty. Here's the reaction from Israel's English speaking blogs.
Jordan: Views on Lebanon Conference
Jordanian blogger Mohammad Azraq is back from a conference in Lebanon. Read his observations here.
Arabeyes: Celebrating Eid Al Adha
Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al Adha - which commemorates Ibrahim's (Abraham's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah (God). It also culminates the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which has this year attracted more than 2 million people. Here's how bloggers from the region marked the occasion.
Lebanon: Empty Gas Tank
“How far can you go after the gas light in your car comes on?” asks Lebanese blogger Mark, who provides a link which allows drivers to check how far their cars can take them on an empty tank.
Lebanon: Who Killed Francois Hajj and Why?
Lebanon grabs the international headlines again, with another assassination. Who was killed and why? Who is blaming whom and what have the region's bloggers got to say.
Lebanon: Immature Supporters
Are March 14 supporters being immature, asks Beirut Spring, who further adds: “I think the March 14 leadership deserves more support from us at this crucial time. The battle is not over yet and we still have the nitty-gritty of the formation of the next government to worry about.”
Syria: Lebanese Blindsided at Annapolis
“According to good sources, the Lebanese government was blindsided at Annapolis with the candidacy of Michel Suleiman as President,” reports Joshua Landis in Syria Comment.
Egypt: Annapolis Adieu
"Annapolis, Annapolis, this name is haunting me everywhere I go - in newspapers and blogs and on TV. For me, Annapolis seems to be a Greek city near The Acropolis, or something. But the truth is, it is an American city where a peace conference was held between the Arabs, Israelis, and Americans," writes Tarek Amr, who gives us a new perspective on the peace talks.