Lebanese citizens are demanding change, but not everyone is ready for a secular state. A referendum could help create a unified national identity.
More than 170,000 people held hands to cover a 171-kilometer distance along Lebanon’s coastal roads, from Tripoli in the North to Tyre in the South.
In his harrowing testimony, Ziad Itani said he was hung by his wrists for hours, kicked in the face enough to damage his teeth, and threatened with rape.
The crisis is two-fold.
The Baalbeck International Festival forms a unique mode of cultural heritage tourism that allows visitors to engage with the ancient ruins physically as well as mentally.
His #WalktoPalestine campaign was a move to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that legitimised the creation of the Israeli state, in turn leading to Nakba or “catastrophy,” which saw the expulsion of almost a million Palestinians from their homeland.
The Volunteer Circle hopes to create an easy and convenient platform to connect NGOs and volunteers.
The KAFA protest is particularly significant in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections, with many signs stating that their bearers will not be voting for “patriarchal ideology.”
Secularism as an ideology collides with various aspects of the existing sectarian order of Lebanon.