Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Beirut on Wednesday evening to celebrate the arrival of conivcted murderer Samir Kuntar and five other Israeli prisoners, who were realesed in the prisoner exchange between Israel and Hibullah, which took place earlier in the day.
The five arrived to the ceremony dressed in full Hizbullah uniform and were greeted by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and other government and religious leaders.
But the star of the night was Hizbullah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, who made a rare public appearance at the rally in Beirut in order to greet the former prisoners.
In his speech he claimed the age of defeat is over, and the time of victory is now
Jerry Rassamni was raised to hate Christians and he did. He was a fierce enemy of Christians, fighting with the Lebanese Army. Then he met Jesus.
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Haifa Wehbe of Lebanon singing "Houwa Al Zaman" (Now Is The Time), the remix version of this song from her second CD, "Baddi Aiesh" (2005).
"It is time for the life
that keeps love lasting for hours..."
I put together this video using photos and video of her concerts around the world in 2007. This song hasn't been on YouTube previously because there is no video of Haifa performing the song.
Thanks to HaifaTV for video of her concert in Egypt.
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Abandoned deal reignites rebel war in Philippines
Human history is fraught with conflicts for instance political, economic, social, and cultural. Some of them have been overcome successfully others await solution. The battle raging on the beautiful island of Mindanao has managed to create the most dreadful divide that transcends all the above categories. The story of Chritian Rita Lapi and Muslim Latifah carain epitomizes not just the rift between the two communities but also division of heart, mind and soul. This is absolutely tragic and could have disastrous consequences for Christian and Muslim population of Mindanao. History has witnessed bloody partitions accompanied by mass exodus of entire populations from one end to the other. The current situation in Mindanao opens window for a similar reenactment. Both muslim and Christian populace of the island must understand that commingling of minds and hearts can help resolve most vicious conflicts. They must retain the vital essential called humanitarianism and compassion towards human life that can help fill the deepest divide.
Lebanese women fight against nationality laws
Thousands of children in Lebanon are denied full access to education, healthcare and residency because they do not have Lebanese citizenship. Lebanese women cannot pass on their nationality to their children. In the event of separation, it is the father who gains automatic custody, according to Lebanese nationality law. In a country famed for being the region's most socially liberal and politically democratic, just one woman, Bahia Hariri, the sister of slain former premier Rafik Hariri, is a member of Lebanon's new unity cabinet.
Women's groups are demanding 35 percent reservation within government, so that issues like custody and nationality law could take precedence. Poor political representation is hampering women's ability to reform discriminatory laws. Many Lebanese women have children abroad and would like to return to Lebanon with their families but are prohibited because they are unable to provide legal papers to their families.
Dharavi eyed by real estate developers
Plans to demolish Dharavi, the largest slum in Mumbai are fast adrift. Reason being the desire to transform Mumbai into Indian Shanghai replete with swankiest buildings and booming commercial centers. Actually, the plan is meant to erase the patch that puts Mumbai, India’s commercial heart to shame in the eyes of streaming visitors. Is erasing Dharavi the only way to uplift Mumbai from its sense of ignominy? Mumbai should be proud of Dharavi. Slum dwellers should be given assistance to better their surroundings. The corner, no matter how miserable provides shelter and means of livelihood to thousands who flock Mumbai in hope of better future. Besides dharavi is an asset not a liability. The number of informal businesses and cottage industries that run from within it help meet the metro’s insatiable demands. With Mumbai already starved for space all the talk of rehabilitating slum dwellers in new buildings within Mumbai is absolute nonsense. Both Dharavians and Mumbaiites should unite and fight the real culprits – real estate developers- who want to enrich themselves at their cost.
Anti Americanism seething in South America
They say being anti-American is to be fascist, Nazi, terrorist, communist and anarchist, anyway, there are unpleasant adjectives to describe those who criticize the actions of the United States here in South America.But is that true? In the 60's the dictatorships which proliferated here were all supported by the United States. Those countries that refuse to overthrow if their “leftist” presidents, were threatened. If a government wanted to invest in land reform, education, public health, distribution of income was immediately strikethrough of communist and should be deposed! The largest democracy in the world shouldn't support other democracies? That is a paradox! More than this, hypocrisy. What United States did in that part of the world was simply hinder economic development and political integration of countries so they could maintain their regional hegemony. Fortunately, this situation is changing. Brazil is becoming itself a regional power that acts multilaterally, respecting all neighboring countries in search of an integration policy that will strengthen South America in the world. Am I Nazi or terrorist only because desire democracy?
AMANI EL OMR, LEBANESE BELLY DANCER.
Video footage of the luxury Motor Yacht Wedge Too in Monaco. Currently owned by Lebanese Prime Minister Issam Fares.
The lebanese Farha vs Antonius.
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A funny sketch from Basmat Watan concerning the Lebanese prime minster being supported by the united states
Tripoli (Trablous طربلس en arabe) est la seconde ville du Liban, avec près de 500 000 habitants. Elle se situe au nord du Liban, à 85 kilomètres de Beyrouth. Elle possède un grand port commercial qui se trouve sur le territoire d'une municipalité sœur, El-Mina, inséparable de Tripoli, quoique autonome.La majorité de la population est musulmane.
Tripoli a la réputation de ville paisible par excellence.
Son nom vient du grec Tripolis, elle fut nommée ainsi du fait de sa séparation en trois parties distinctes par les commerçants venant de Tyr, Sidon et Aradis.
A partir de 1070, Tripoli est sous la domination des Banû Ammâr, qui se sont rendus indépendants des califes fatimides d'Égypte. En 1102, lors de la première croisade, la ville fut assiégée par Raymond IV de Toulouse et défendue par le qâdî Fakhr al-Mulk. Le siège dura près de 10 ans, infligeant de lourds dégâts à la ville, qui tomba aux mains des croisés en 1109. Elle fut ensuite, durant le temps des croisades, la capitale du comté de Tripoli, l'un des principaux États francs du Levant. En 1289, les mamelouks, emmenés par le sultan Qala'ûn, conquirent la ville.Du temps des Mamelouks, Tripoli garde encore un cachet tout spécial constitué par les nombreux monuments religieux reconnus par les couleurs blanches et noires de leurs façades. La vieille ville renferme des mosquées hors du commun comme celle de Taynal, Moaalaq, Tahham, Bortasiyyeh, etc.
On retrouve dans le cœur de Tripoli, souk El Bazerkane, souk Al-Attarine, Bab el Ramal, des vieilles maisons ou des anciens palais marqués par le temps et les décennies de négligence, témoins du faste de la ville. Maisons méconnues, car cachées.
Pendant les conflits, entre 1975 et 1990, des affrontements se sont déroulés à Tripoli comme dans toutes les grandes villes du Liban.La ville est connue pour abriter la forteresse Saint-Gilles. Cette forteresse fut la résidence des seigneurs du comté de Tripoli. Elle est aujourd'hui un lieu touristique.
Tripoli (Lebanese Arabic: طرابلس Ṭrāblos or Ṭrēblos, Standard Arabic: Ṭarābulus; Greek: Τρίπολις Tripolis) is a city in Lebanon. Situated north of Batroun and the cape of Lithoprosopon, Tripoli is the capital of the North Governorate and the district of the same name. The city is located 85 km north of the capital Beirut, and can be described as the easternmost port of Lebanon.
In ancient times, it was the center of a Phoenician confederation which included Tyre, Sidon and Arados, hence the name Tripoli, meaning "triple city" in Greek. Later, it was controlled successively by the Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire, Roman Empire, the Caliphate, the Seljuk Empire, Crusader States, the Mamluks, and the Ottoman Empire. The Crusaders established the County of Tripoli there in the twelfth century.
Triplo is today the second-largest city and second-largest port in Lebanon, with approximately 500,000 inhabitants, mainly Sunni Muslims , along with fairly large communities of Christians and Alawite Muslims. The city borders El Mina, the port of the Tripoli district, which it is geographically conjoined with to form the greater Tripoli conurbation.
هو أحد أقضية محافظة الشمال الثمانية، وتعتبر طرابلس العاصمة الإدارية للمحافظة و ضاحيتيها، البحصاص و البداوي، بالإضافة إلى شريطين ضيقين على امتداد شاطىء البحر، واحد باتجاه الشمال، و الآخر باتجاه الجنوب. لتلامس مساحته 24 كيلومترا مربعا.
يحد طرابلس من الشمال قضائي المنية - الضنية و من الشرق قضاء زغرتا و من الجنوب قضاء الكورة.
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Nadia G loves the web, and in this episode she reveals her geeky side with one-too-many inside jokes. Watch as she makes succulent Lebanese-inspired grilled beef skewers and talks about the wonderful www.
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Tens of thousands of Lebanese, Palestinians and Arabs responded Monday to Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and gathered in Beirut's southern suburb in solidarity with Gaza and to pay tribute to the 318 martyrs who fell so far in the "Israeli" barbaric attack on the Strip.
Despite the cold weather and rain, the Raya field and surrounding areas in Dahiye were full with protesters hours before the rally began.
The waved Palestinian, Lebanese and Hizbullah flags and shouted anti US and "Israeli" slogans and calls for Egypt to take a historic stance in support of Gaza amid a suspicious official Arab silence.
Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the protesters through a wide screen and praised their resolution and determination to support their brothers in Gaza.
"I thank you and appreciate your response to the call to support Gaza. Today you are expressing your constant commitment to respond to this yearly call (Ashoura) and today is one of Imam Hussein's days and one of the days of Jihad and martyrdom. Today you are responding to the call of this great Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei for this nation to express solidarity and pride in the martyrs. To Gazans I say: your pain is our pain and your wounds are our wounds."
His eminence stressed the whole world should understand that Gaza is not alone and that some media outlets, the retreat of some Arab political elites and time can never take Palestine from the hearts and minds of the nation. "Palestine will remain right and "Israel" will always be wrong," the Hizbullah leader said.
The Angel Factories
Vittorio Arrigoni, the Italian activist in Gaza shares his experiences after the Israeli attacks in the blood lake of
Jabilia, Bet Hanun, Rafah, Gaza City are the legs of the journey in my personal map of hell. Whatever the press releases from the summit of the Israeli military may say, recited parrot-style all over Europe and the US via the disinformation experts, in the last few days I’ve been an eye witness to the bombing of mosques, schools, universities, hospitals, markets and many, many civilian buildings.
The medical director at Al Shifa hospital has confirmed he received calls from members of the IDF, the Israeli Army, ordering him to evacuate the hospital, or else face being showered by missiles. But they didn’t let the Army intimidate them.
I should be sleeping at the port (though we haven’t shut our eyes once in Gaza for at least 4 days), but it’s being constantly bombed at night. You no longer hear the sirens of ambulances in a mad chase, simply because there isn’t a living soul left at the port or its environs. Everyone is dead, and it feels like treading a cemetery in the aftermath of an earthquake.
The situation is really that of an unnatural catastrophe, a hate-fuelled and cynical upheaval catapulted onto the people of Gaza like molten lead, tearing human bodies apart. Contrarily to their predictions, it unites all Palestinians, brought together and turned into a sole entity. These are people who may not even have greeted one another until recently, on account of belonging to opposing factions.
When the bombs shower like rain down from the sky, from a height of ten thousand metres you can be sure they make no distinction between a hamas or fatah banner hanging from your window sill. They’re no less explosive even when you’re Italian. There’s no such thing as a surgically precise military operation. When the Air Force and the Navy start bombing, the only surgical operations are those tackled by the doctors, unhesitatingly amputating limbs reduced to a pulp, even though those same arms and legs may have been saved. There’s no time, you have to run, and the time used to treat a seriously injured limb may spell death for the next wounded patient in line awaiting a transfusion. At Al Shifa hospital 600 inpatients are in serious conditions, with only 29 breathing machines.
They’re short of everything, especially experienced staff. For this exact reason, tired as we were (not so much by the sleepless nights as by the apathy and compliance of Western governments, at all effects accomplices of Israel’s crimes), we decided that one of our Free Gaza Movement boats would leave the port of Larnaca, Cyprus last night, carrying three tons of medicine and medical staff. I waited for them in vain – they ought to have docked the boat at 8 AM this morning. Instead, they were intercepted by 11 Israeli war ships at 90 nautical miles from Gaza. They tried to sink them in full international waters. They rammed into them three times, producing an engine failure and a leak in the hull. By pure chance the crew and passengers are still alive, and have managed to dock the boat at a Lebanese port.
Feeling increasingly frustrated by the “civilised” world’s deafening silence, my friends will make a second attempt soon. They’ve in fact unloaded the medicine from our damaged boat, the Dignity, and filled another boat ready for departure, heading straight to Gaza.
We’re certain that the criminal will of Israel, in trampling all over human rights and international law, will never be as strong as our determination in the defense of human rights.
Many journalists interviewing me ask me about the humanitarian situation of Palestinians in Gaza, as if the problem amounted just to food, water, electricity and fuel shortages, rather than the matter being about who’s the actual cause of all this, by obstructing the borders, bombing the water plant or electric power stations.
There are endless queues at the few bakeries with their shutters still semi-open; they have 40 or 50 people scuffling to grab the last chunk of bread. One of the bakers, Ahmed, is a friend of mine, and he’s told me about his greatest fears of the last few days. He dreads the bakeries being mobbed more than the bombs. Brawls have already exploded in front of his shop. The police were around to keep public order until recently, especially in front of bakeries, but you won’t see a single uniformed policeman in all of Gaza now. Some are in hiding at the moment. The others are all buried under two metres of earth, including some of my friends.
Another massacre of children in Jabilia: two little brothers, were struck by an Israeli bomb while driving a donkey-drawn cart in the as-Sekka street in Jabalia.
Mohammad Rujailah, a partner in the ISM, took a photo which is more than just a still image: it’s a history, the revelation of the tragedy we’re intensely consumed by every minute, counting every hour while losing friends, brothers, relatives. Tanks, fighter planes, drones, Apache helicopters, the world’s largest and fiercest army attacking a people who use donkeys as their main means of transportation, just like in Jesus Christ’s time:
According to Al Mizan, a human rights monitoring centre, while I write 55 children are involved in bombings, 20 are being killed and 40 are being seriously injured.
Israel has turned the Palestinian hospitals and morgues into angel factories, not realising just how much hatred they are generating in Palestine and the rest of the world.
The angel factories are churning angels out at the rate of a non-stop production line tonight as well, I can tell from the rumbles of explosions I hear outside my window.
Those tiny dismembered and amputated bodies, those lives snuffed out before they could even blossom, will be a recurrent nightmare for the rest of my life. If I can still find the strength to talk about their end it’s only because I want to bring justice to those who no longer have a voice, those who’ve never had a hint of a voice, perhaps for the benefit of those who’ve never had any ears.
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