This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.
Since its establishment, Israel has continued, with impunity, to violate the most basic principles of international law and human rights, suggesting that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the sovereign equality of all nations remains nothing more than a beautifully phrased slogan that is void of practical meaning.
Many independent or so-called “civil society” lists had high expectations that the new proportional law could help them get some seats.
Lebanese political parties will face challenges in attempting to formulate a proper political discourse several years down the road.
The extent to which Israel has control over Gaza creates a reasonable basis to assume that it amounts to “effective control,” despite the physical absence of the IDF in the Gaza Strip.
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