The Center, as you all know, is funded by Baha' Hariri, the eldest son of Rafiq Hariri. King Salman (who was then prince) decided that Sa`d Hariri (and not Baha') should succeed Rafiq after he was killed because Baha' was said to not be diplomatic enough for Saudi royals. But Baha's political ambitions have not subsided and he has been trying to find his away into Lebanese politics by ingratiating himself with DC Zionists. But notice that his center deals with the Middle East but strictly avoids anything related to Lebanon. He does not want to antagonize openly his brother or his sponsors in Riyadh.