April 17, 2011 - Mondoweiss
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You know, Lebanon – that small Middle East country wracked by a generation of bloody civil wars, the scene of periodic Israeli invasions and massacres, the battle ground for foreign armies. These days, when upheavals are rocking the Arab world in a crescent of unrest from Morocco to the Persian Gulf, you have to search hard for any news about Lebanon.
On our way to Palestine my son and I spent a week in and around Beirut earlier this month, visiting friends and taking stock of the political scene. We observed only faint reflections of “The Arab Spring” breaking out in most other countries of the region.
It is al-Quds in Arabic, Yerushalyim in Hebrew – a place much too “Holy” for its own good.