Thursday, June 10, 2004

You cannot be a fierce champion of Palestinian rights--as I am, and will always be--without being disgusted by the Lebanese (state and society) mistreatment of the Palestinians in Lebanon, who are denied jobs from some 72 or so category by the Lebanese Ministry of Labor. I have brought up the issue with former Prime Minister Salim Huss and Hasan Nasrallah in the past, only to be told that it would be difficult if not impossible to make a change in that regard. But for the Palestinian problem and its birth, one should squarely blame Zionism and Israel.