Hanna Anbar

  • Zionist bonanza 

    It’s been a long time coming. Over the years, Israel and allied U.S. leadership have been slowly but steadily applying different measures to try to kill the...

  • Gambit on presidency 

    After months of delays in the formation of a new Cabinet, it has become clear that the alleged deadlock, without mincing words, is just camouflage for a...

  • We need firefighters 

    This past week there have been much rumblings about proposals that President Michel Aoun will make to facilitate a breakthrough in the long-simmering Cabinet...

  • Poisonous creativity 

    While the Lebanese wonder what is planned for their country, they are witnessing attempt after attempt to sink the political debate into unprecedented...

  • Far beyond a joke 

    As Lebanon bakes, we are being bombarded with statements, lectures, sermons and warnings proclaiming the dire need to form a government immediately – since...

  • Pay up or else ... 

    A very-well-known mafia, common knowledge to all, has decided to come out of the shadows with a vengeance, crowning several weeks of hard-boiled negotiations...

  • Hold your horses 

    President Michel Aoun has at last lifted the lid on the not-so-secret secret. The “head of the race” to be next president is none other than our dynamic...

  • Cooling hot heads 

    It has become obvious that the Free Patriotic Movement has a well-armed social media militia, always on high alert to attack opponents or anyone who dares to...

  • Legislators in name 

    Although considered a democracy, Lebanon leaves much to be desired when it comes to how its parliamentarians are elected, and more importantly what they do...

  • Symbol of resistance 

    By trying to make an example of Ahed Tamimi – dubbed by Western media as a modern day “Joan of Arc” – Israel, by arresting her, has only managed to transform...

  • Back to the status quo 

    As all signs in Syria point to a return to the pre-2011 status quo, a conspiracy is unraveling.For years, several nations – the first of them Russia – along...

  • Experts take helm 

    Since the arrival of refugees in Lebanon, we have weathered a barrage of remarks from the unscrupulous hacks of Lebanese politics who presumed to give us...

  • Apartheid lives on 

    As the world was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the ex-South African president who eradicated the last bastion of...

  • Absurd appeals 

    Israel is running out of excuses to launch a full-scale aggression against Gaza.The country is the eighth military power in the world, boasting its Iron Dome...

  • Storm Brewing 

    The news conference between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had barely ended Monday when an avalanche of condemnation in the strongest possible...

  • Shooting the messenger 

    When Lebanon’s tourism minister held a conference that included the major players from the tourism and hospitality industry, it was expected that...

  • Stop the cockfighting 

    It is tragic when political parties lose sight of the bigger picture and put a country’s stability and economy in peril for their own narrow-minded...

  • Multitasking marauder 

    His ancestors dreamt about setting foot in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, and their descendants adopted that dream as a policy. However, they found...

  • Giving false hope 

    A twinge of optimism was palpable earlier this week when the Lebanese government received the McKinsey report outlining a five-year plan to develop and guide...

  • Strong-arm tactics 

    Operation “Starve the Palestinians” is in full swing, with the U.S. halting funds to UNRWA, Israel withholding taxes from the Palestinian...

  • Sanctioned slaughter 

    The systemic offensive Syria’s regime has embarked on, with the support of Russia, to retake the country’s south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan...

  • Flawed assumption 

    For the past week or so, U.S. President Donald Trump has been making claims about a seemingly imminent breakthrough in the Arab-Israeli problem, with his...

  • Insufferable prejudice 

    The U.S. government Tuesday announced it was pulling out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel.For the...

  • Power of attraction 

    The heart cannot be governed. It’s a cliche, but it’s true. The British royal family has demonstrated how tradition eventually gives way to matters of the...

  • Firing blindly 

    It’s always a good idea to get out of your own way if you want to reach your stated goals.In the current case, the goals include doing what’s best for Lebanon...