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Moussa Bashir · October, 2007

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 October, 2007

Lebanon: Arts and Artists

The Lebanese blogosphere is not solely composed of political blogs you know, and thank God for that. Some artists are using blogs to display their paintings, music and other artistic...

Lebanon: On Facebook

“The beauty of Facebook is that you can add friends to your list who don’t have the least interest in staying in touch with you either! So, it is now...

Lebanon: Westernized Lebanese

“It's very common for the Western journalists to talk about “Westernized” Lebanese. It seems, however, that with this term they are identifying only one part of what is the West...

Lebanon: Politics and Soccer

“The Lebanese treat their politics like other countries treat soccer. ‘All the props are there. You have team flags with various colors, you have buses that shuttle the fans, you...

Lebanon: Wine

“The wine industry of Lebanon: $25 million a year, of which $10 million are from exports. 7 million bottles a year, of which 3 million are exported,” reports Dr. Rami...

Lebanon: On the pre-election meetings

“So Christian “leaders” can do little at this stage. Pace any past pretence at grandeur, they forget that their past divisions have reduced them to bit players in a widening...

Lebanon: On how to become a political leader

Cold Desert dissects some political prototypes. In this post, he explains how to become a political leader: “there is a single prerequisite; you need to be the son of a...

Lebanon: Row over billboard ads

“Hands off the chair!!! … Or so it goes among many politicians, at least those concerned that this little ad…” wrote Jeha about an ad from OGERO, the state Telecom...

Lebanon: Amnesty on Palestinian rights

“Amnesty International has published a damming report on the rights of Palestinian refugees (or lack of) in Lebanon,” writes Sursock, who posted parts of the report.

Lebanon: Religion, the State and flexible politicians

“It was not me who changed, it was the problem that changed!”, Lebanon Update quoting a Lebanese leader while showing how politicians easily change positions and how religion and the...

Lebanon: On Judaism and Zionism

“…in Lebanon that there are Lebanese Jews who enjoy the full right as anyone else. The problem of Judaism is Zionism, it transformed them from a sect to a race....

Lebanon: A Lebanese Jew

“I am a Lebanese Jew [and] I was forced to change my family name because my family origins are from Wadi Abu Jmil. I still live there under a false...

Lebanon: We are sinking

“It’s like the ship is sinking, and everyone is trying to get off. Is the ship really sinking? I don’t know. When do you realize – while on a sinking...

Lebanon: Headed on a Spiralling Path

It has been relatively clear that Lebanon is headed on a spiralling path – back to revisit its own tragic past. The new generation destined to repeat the tragedies of...

Lebanon: Dark Days Ahead of Presidential Elections

Only dark days are coming to this forsaken nation when the presidential elections arrive, unless we have a strange “divine” miracle to get both camps reconcile for the future of...

Lebanon: Blogger Fights Cancer

“I am not going to be polite and hold it in any longer. I am not going to let my anger kill me. And I am not going to die...

Lebanon: Fires across the country

Lebanese news services are reporting the ignition of numerous brush fires across the country, causing residents in some areas to flee. Blacksmiths of Lebanon posts updates and photos.

Lebanon: Israel spinning nuclear threat

Israel, Israel Army Radio, and Haaretz are spinning the threat of a nuclear war in the Middle East to legitimise Israel's hidden military nuclear program, writes Sophia.

Lebanon: Upcoming Presidential Elections

Recent blog posts about the upcoming presidential election in Lebanon reflect the feeling of apathy and mistrust towards politics and politicians currently spreading around the country. You have posts ranging...

Lebanon: Senate vote to divide Iraq

“It is Sykes and Picot all over again. This time dividing the already divided,” stated UrShalim regarding the U.S. Senate's vote to divide Iraq.

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