IMES Regional Brief – January 2018

A regional view that you rarely find anywhere else.

The Institute of Middle East Studies


Lebanon is not a country; it is a message merely

The repercussions of President Trump’s announcement, on the 6th of December 2017, regarding Jerusalem and the transfer of the American Embassy, have held prominent place of late in the Lebanese political arena. The announcement is widely viewed as having cancelled all previous efforts of peace initiatives, as well as any aspirations Palestinians have had to establish a Palestinian state on the territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip – both of which were occupied in 1967. Read more


لبنان ليس بلدًا، بل رسالة

من أبرز الأحداث التي شهدتها الساحة اللبنانية مؤخرًا تداعيات إعلان الرئيس الأميركي ترامب في يوم 6 كانون الأول/ديسمبر 2017 نقل السفارة الأميركية من تل أبيب إلى القدس واعتبارها عاصمة إسرائيل. وبذلك يكون قد ألغى جهود مبادرات السلام وطموحات الفلسطينين في إنشاء دولة فلسطينية على أراضي الضفة الغربية وقطاع غزة التي احتُلّت سنة 1967. 

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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