The problem in the Middle East between Israel and surrounding countries is very difficult to understand if one is not near the region. However, the problem seems to be escalating with threats and tension that can be clearly seen in the news. Hassan Nasrallah, the chief of the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah stated on Sunday […]Read more "Peace Around the Corner?"
Marriage in any culture is very sacred, whether it is between Americans or Lebanese. Women in America have increasingly become infatuated with weddings and in particular all the glamour of it. Lebanese women have also been following this trend. Weddings are a celebration of love and happiness, but do women in both cultures sometimes get […]Read more "Weddings in Lebanon and America"
Many socio-economic gaps may remain is Israel, but Israel has now been documented to be harder working and more educated than ever before. A notable trend is indeed that the number of academic degree holders in the country has dramatically increased. 22.9% of Israelis have earned a college degree, this si much more than the […]Read more "Education: Israel and America"
In Beruit, French President Francois Hollande stated that they would protect Lebanon against threats of destabilization caused by the fallout of the bloody conflict in neighboring Syria. He also praised President Michel Sleiman’s efforts to preserve national unity. President Hollande stated,” Because Lebanon should be capable of preserving its unity, stability and safety, France will […]Read more "French President Visits Lebanon"
During a large bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on October 19 eight people were killed, as well as eighty wounded. This bomb has unnerved the nation where memories from the sectarian violence during Lebanon’s long civil war are still ingrained in many people’s minds. The bomb is thought to has been sectarian fueled from Syria’s […]Read more "Bombing in Lebanon"
When examining the Middle East in any country an interesting subject that generally occurs is the rights of women. Throughout some countries in the Middle East many women are continuing to fight for their rights, while some already have rights that are just in need of clarification. It is important to look into the case […]Read more "Israeli and American Women: Both in Need for Equal Pay"
In February of 2012 the Pentagon in the United States made a big announcement stating that it was opening up more combat positions to women in the U.S Military. In these 14,000 positions, it includes tank mechanics and frontline intelligence officers. Yet, nearly one fifth of active-duty military positions still remain off limits. These include […]Read more "Israeli Women in Combat Postions"
Arab American Women find it very difficult at times to adjust to the cultural changes that are placed in their way when coming to America. A group was formed to better help these women adjust to the changes it is called Arab-American Women’s Council. According to them many Arab American women face depression from the […]Read more "Arab-American Women Adjusting to American Culture"
Ameen Rihani was a Lebansese Arab-American writer as well as a intellectual and political activist. He was also a large figure in the mahjar literary movement developed by Arab emigrants in North America. Growing up Ameen was the eldest son of six children born in Lebanon. When he was eleven he came to New York […]Read more "Ameen Rihani: Arab-American Author Honored"
On August 15 there was a kidnapping of a Turkish businessman by an armed local clan in retaliation for the abduction of kinsman Hassan Meqdad in Syria. The Meqdad clan also kidnapped over 20 Syrians, releasing some later in the month but keeping those it claimed were members of the Free Syrian Army. However, the […]Read more "Lebanon and Turkish Kidnappings"