Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt stated on Monday that the time has come to eliminate the “dark” sectarian system in Lebanon that “has infiltrated every aspect of our political, economic, social, and educational life.”
Commenting on the Hezbollah-led campaign against the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) , Maronite Patriarch Boutros Nasrallah Sfeir said on Sunday: Even if the indictment may cause some repercussions in the local arena, justice is justice and must take its course.” He added: “We want to put an end to the assassinations and make sure […]
Speaker Nabih Berri told An-Nahar newspaper in an interview published Saturday that Lebanon cannot rise without eliminating political sectarianism and stressed that sectarianism is eating the country. Berri said that Lebanon will not be revived until political sectarianism is abolished. “We should act and confront this monster before it’s too late,” the house speaker added.
By Ghassan Karam
Quick, can you name the presidents of the following countries: Germany, Italy, Turkey, Iraq, Israel and Lebanon?
The few thousand people who gathered in Beirut on Sunday to march on the country’s parliament made for an unusual sight.
The author says the confessional system in Lebanon has failed, but if secularism is to succeed we need to add clarity to the language surrounding it.
Speaker Nabih Berri issued a statement on Friday that Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir’s Thursday address in which he said that sectarianism should be abolished as a whole and not just political sectarianism , is a starting point to work toward having all the Lebanese agree on the matter. “Let us form the national committee […]
Change and Reform bloc leader MP Aoun said following the meeting of his bloc that they discussed the taxation system , the budget and the rental laws He defended his opposition to lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 and denied that he linked this issue to the issue of granting citizenship to people […]
Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir expressed concern on Tuesday that abolishing of political sectarianism could lead to the domination of one group over the other. “Sectarianism is intolerable, but we fear that once it is abolished, one party would dominate the other,” Sfeir said in remarks to the Voice of Lebanon radio station. Asked […]
In an interview with al Nahar newspaper Democratic Gathering leader MP Walid Jumblatt criticized attacks on Lebanon’s parliament Speaker Nabih Berri over his stance on abolishing political sectarianism. “We feel sorry for the attack on Speaker Berri from all sides,” Jumblatt said. Jumblatt added : “The attack is aimed at preventing participation in political life […]