This blog was created to honor the memory of Lebanese heroes of all sects who were assassinated for their patriotic stands. May God bless their souls and bless Lebanon.
at least your working! =)hope things are better my friend
Doha, might want to drop by http://z14.invisionfree.com/holmhalom/index.php?It is up and other are working on the website.
It is my first visit here and I am not sure this is the right place to write it.I am a jewish Israeli and I wanted to send my regards to all the Lebanese that are under attack right now.Both of us are just ordinary people that wants to live peacefully in their countries but we are trapped in unwanted wars started by crazy politicians from both sides.So, hold on there and don't lose your faith - we will have peace soon.
I pray that the Lebanese government will team up with Israel to remove Hezbollah from its soil. Then Lebanon and Israel can both benefit from increased peace and prosperity. This is all Hezbollah & Syria and Iran's fault. Let's hope that the US and other civilized countries continues to support Israel so that the madness of the death-cult of Hamas and Hezbollah can be brought to a quick end.
thank you to all who are posting and working to create dialogue ... as I sit in the US watching the news nonstop and cry for Lebanon, the spirit beginning here is a powerful spirit indeed.for those asking about international law and the current attacks, the host of the blog Gorilla's Guides posted a link to a Human Rights Watch overview of the legal issues that you may find helpful:http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/07/17/lebano13748_txt.htm
thank you for ure support... we have created a group out from the long discussions on this blog summarized in this:"Halom/Holm are the hebrew/arab words for "dream". We represent a dream -ure, we have a dream of peace, and we believe this may well be more than a dream. For now, we'd like to foster discussion between people with differing points of view on both sides..."This group was born on Lebanesebloggers.blogpost.com during the war of July2006. Israelis and Lebanese came together, and were joined by the rest of theworld. Where there were rockets, we decided to talk. Where there wasdestruction we desired to create. Where there was chaos, we dared to dream.so if you want to join us, register at http://z14.invisionfree.com/holmhalom/ and we are glad to here ure point of views,Dream big,Jad
hey Jadi hope you dont mind but i copied and paste the above and emailed it to nsnbc.com on the web and tv as well as cnn with links to both this site and the holmhalom room.
why would i mind grace.... this is for everyone... :)
you must be going crazy going fom one page to the next... i see you in 3 or 4 diferent rooms
hehehhe.. i'm just an enthusiastic person!!
i've been following this blog since Friday. it came a long way. especially the fact that people are talking to each other. i also noticed a few that started on the "agresive" side like box and look how far along he came. he opened a chat room from both sides. i'm impressed.
so changed ure mind about the "surrounding neighbours" ?
never did had bad thoughts about my neighbours. i tend to like or dislike someone on a personal basis not national. i used to play pool with guys from Seria, eat Falafel with a guy from Lebanon and every time i meet someone from the area i'm happy because we are more alike then people might think. i probably have more in common with you then my fellow americans. the weather, the food and so on..
Siniora: Israel is inflicting billions of dollars of damage on Lebanon, and setting the country 50 years back...How can Israel and the international community expect the Lebanese government (and for that matter the Palestinian Authority)to establish its authority on its territory if the infrastructure and the means of enforcing the rule of law are systematically destroyed?...How can long term stability be achieved if the efforts to integrate hezbollah and hamas into the broader moderate political circle are continuously undermined?... why is it that we are never left alone to solve our internal problems, even though the process necessarily takes time, and instead have to accept external/international intervention that can only help but never heal?... Without blaming, defending, attacking, justifying, criticizing or supporting any side or any violent act, one thing is clear: those who have the power to make decisions are not demonstrating the least good will or humanity. They just hijack lives and talent to serve their selfish interests.
Reem I have heard many Lebanese talk about integrating the Hizballah by talk. Let me ask you, do you really believe that an iranian puppet fundamentalist guerilla/terroist group that doesn't recognize Israel right to exist will just disband by talk?? Wouldn't it be esier for you goverment to just talk fo them forever, avoid a civil war and let israelis die as long as it won't affect your tourist season??
The Lebanese government must talk with Hebbollah - think what the alternative is. Shmulik, many said the same about the IRA but talking & incorporating them into the government was the only way to peace. The country has only returned to being non-occupied. It does take time and effort to overcome the past years...and remember there were two occupiers in Lebanon for 20 odd years. Your comments about the tourist season are very cynical and heartless considering what Lebaneses people are suffering thru.
leb for Leb:i am afraid that comparing the IRA (with all their cruelty) to the Hizbllah is very wrong (I can state many reasons if you like). I am sorry if I have offended you but in a way your post illustrates my point: Why should the lebanese government risk a civil war for Israel's sake? I wouldn't. I know the Hizbollah is problematic to many inside Lebanon but as you say they would never have confronted them. Meanwhile Israeli would pay the price and this is unacceptable to us. I am sure you understand why (if not I will gladly explain). Israel's attack will both weaken the Hizbollah (hopefully enough for the Lebanese army to handle) and prod your goverment to action.
The problem is that a large proportion of the population still supports heballah, although that support has no doubt weakened from some parts of the population. However those who have always supported it,those who get schooling and medical care and moral support and strength from hezballah will not cease to glorify it, and this support will actually increase, as we are seeing at the moment. So even if it wanted to, there is no way the government can solve this issue by eradicating hezballah. Not only would this most probably result in a civil war, but it would just be never ending. The government needs to be given the chance to fulfill its role as the creator of jobs, the provider of social and health services, of amenities, of security...then the loyalty of all Lebanese will shift, or at least be directed to the government...once that happens, hezbalah will have no option but to join the political game...but for that, we need stability. If you give hezballah a reason to flexe its muscles, then it all collapses.
REEMI must respectfully disagree with you on two points.1) Israel didn't give Hizballah any reason to flex it's muscle, a call from Iran did that. BTW it's not their first attack since we withdrew.2)You are desperate to avoid a civil war and as you see we understand that. This is EXACTLY the problem since you are so afraid of it you would never take weapons agains the hizballa unless you have a good reason. One of the undeclared objectives of our strikes (I believe) is to give your government a "good reason". The hizballah will never be disarmed by talk while it is more powefull than your army (indeed we seek to weaken the hizballah). It is an iranian puppet and would never disarm just because it's in Lebanon's intrest to do so.
well if this isn't conspiracy. The server containing the new forum 'holmhalom'is down.
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