Moussa Bashir · July, 2006

I live in Beirut, Lebanon, where I work in education as a Head of Division and as a physics teacher. I'm married and blessed with two kids. My personal blog and twitter.

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Latest posts by Moussa Bashir from July, 2006

Lebanon: Thorny Internal Political, Social & Economic Issues and Gaza

Bloggers of the Lebanese blogosphere touched upon a wide range of topics this past week. Please bear patience and read on and I assure you that your journey will be rewarding. It is difficult to encompass all that was discussed. But among the posts are: How the failures of the “March 14 Movement” (Cedar Revolution) are leading to advances in the opposing camps, especially in the camp of “the Free Patriotic Movement” of Gen. Aoun. Reflection and analysis on the verbal clashes within/between some of the sects in Lebanon. Love it leave it relationship between Lebanon and Lebanese youth. The priorities that the politicians have which do not meet the basic needs of the people. A heavy attack on ATTAC which is a campaign against the WTO and on WTO too. Mistreatment of foreign maids working in Lebanon. Surprise predictions concerning the assassination of PM Rafic Hariri “Fair and balanced” reporting in the Arab media resulting in less reporting on the missiles that are actually killing the Palestinians everyday.  An artist’s play on the cedar, the Lebanese national symbol, to reflect the internal political and factional strife plus the Lebanese infatuation with the world cup.

Lebanon: Palestine & Israel, Values that don’t work & the Sahsouh

The Lebanese blogosphere this week seems to be directly affected by the situation in the occupied territories of Palestine. Anti-Semitism in Lebanon, the besieging of Gaza, Israeli flag in the World Cup and books by Israelis that “distort” facts are some of the topics discussed. In addition to these we find out about a case where the values we are taught when young do not work well when we get older. We also learn about a common Lebanese practice called the Sahsouh.

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