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Import dependency & food Security
1-Lebanon imports ~ 5 times the value of its exports. On the total import bill, fuel comes 1st accounting for ~ 21.1% & food comes 2nd accounting for ~ 17.7% (Worldbank, 2018). The country imports 65% to 80% of its food needs. (ESCWA & WFP, 2016)
2-Major Imported #food categories include sugar, vegetable oils, animal products, beverages, fruits & vegetables ... , many of which can be either produced locally or already have local substitutes.
3-Agriculture’s value-added as % of GDP has been regularly falling since 2014. In 2016- 2018, it dropped to 2.9% only. The high dependency on imports coupled with the declining agriculture sector poses a serious threat on 2 dimensions of food insecurity: Availability & stability
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When #Oman’s Sultan Qaboos had died,I posted obit,mentioned he was longest-serving ruler in Arab world & one of world’s longest-ruling autocrats,that Oman was 1 of 2 Gulf countries that didn’t ban my 1st book, &told my family WhatsApp group that it was open secret that he was gay
Then I saw this obit h/t @thesailorsgirl and pondered what we should do about people in power who are known to be gay & never come out, whose power & wealth protect them from the horrendous homophobia & violence that so many in the region are subjected to qnews.com.au/condolences-fo…
Sultan Qaboos was longest-serving ruler in Arab world and one of the world’s longest-ruling autocrats. Imagine if someone that powerful and rich had come out? He did not use his power or wealth to decriminalize same-sex relations.
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#Germany #Bundestag #Hezbollah

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, the @Bundestag voted on three proposals that deal with the #Lebanese organization "#Hezbollah". A joint application was accepted by the CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP with the title
"Effective action against #Hezbollah" (19/16046) while abstaining from the other three parliamentary groups.

However, an application by Alliance 90 / The Greens entitled "Strictly enforce a #ban on #Hezbollah and break up its networks in #Germany, #assist #Israel,
support #civil #society in #Lebanon" (19/16050) was #rejected. In addition to the Greens, some members of the Left Group voted in favor of the #bill, but the vast majority of the Left abstained.
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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh: "I apologize for the journalists who cannot be among us today.

#Lebanon's Central Bank has worked in an difficult environment...we have kept the currency stable.
Salame: When the #Syria-n civil war started...growth declined from 8% to 2%.

Since 2012 we faced sanctions, impacting monetary flow into #Lebanon... we also had internal problems. We remember the two presidential gaps...

There were also difficulties in forming govts in Lebanon
Salame: Our last gov't deadlock lasted 9 months at a time where we needed reforms

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Thread: Since the #Lebanese #Constitution is being discussed so much, it seems like a golden time to revisit it. Some major points.
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#لبنان_ينتفض
The constitution was adopted in 1926 under the French colonial control (mandate). It was critical to creating bureaucratic legal, & ideological foundations of the Republic of Lebanon in its current borders (grande liban), separate to and independent from what became Syria.
Lebanon did not become independent from french colonialism until 1943. The 1926 Constitution set up a parliamentary system of governance with strong executive powers concentrated in the office of the President. The constitution is a classically liberal document, in that it
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#BREAKING: #Lebanon is not #Iran. #Hezbollah/#Amal supporters failed to use #IRGC's Tharallah HQ tactics to suppress protesters. #Lebanese Army confronted tens of supporters of #Hezbollah & #Amal who had come to streets to scare peaceful people who are protesting the government.
#Lebanese Army well confronted tens of supporters of #Amal & #Hezbollah who had come to streets of #Beirut to scare & suppress peaceful protesters. #Beirut is not #Tehran & #Hezbollah terrorists can't employ #IRGC's Tharallah HQ tactics to suppress peaceful protests.
Same tactic used by members of #IRGC's Tharallah HQ for suppressing & scaring protesters in #Tehran during #IranProtests on 31 December 2017. Armed with knives while were riding their motorcycles in groups, #IRGC & #Bassij militia members were chanting "#Hezbollah, Mashallah".
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The Lebanese people are no joke. I'm a proud Lebanese-American.

#LebanonProtests
We survived one of the most brutal civil wars of the 20th century and came out strong as ever.

The #Lebanese people are resilient and brave, rooted in thousands of years of history.

#Beirut and #Byblos, where I grew up, are among the oldest cities on earth.
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Tensions increase in Lebanese city as protesters clash with Harakat Amal supporters: video aml.ink/GfhJ7
"#Hezbollah leader Hassan #Nasrallah has signaled his readiness to support the current #Lebanese govt amid the ongoing protests in the capital Beirut. In a televised speech, Nasrallah said that he would back the govt,“but with a new agenda & a new spirit”
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"The #Turkish-backed militants launched a surprise attack on the #SyrianArmy’s defenses near the #Syrian-#Turkish border today in a bid to advance to the Tal Tamr District of Al-Hasakah."
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12. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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For the past week, #Iraq has been burning in the flames of the protests of a disgruntled population over the poor state of people's livelihoods. A key #slogan in the nationwide popular uprising since Oct 1 has been the call to expel #Iran's regime and its agents from Iraq.
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On Sept 20, 2019,#AliKhamenei's representative in #Mashhad said: "Today #Iran is not limited by its borders. Today #Iraq's Hashd Al-Shaabi is Iran. #Lebanese Hezbollah is Iran. #Yemen's Houthi militia is Iran. The #Vatani front in #Syria is Iran. #Palestine's #HAMAS is Iran."
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The #diplomatic cover for the activities of #Quds Force officers and #MOIS agents has given the regime the ability to use #Iraq as a serious base for meddling in other regional countries, including #Syria, #Lebanon, #SaudiArabia, #Jordan, and #Turkey.
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6. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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Last week we launched Visualizing Palestine 101 (#VP101), a new educational resource on #Palestine #Israel. Over the next 5 weeks we will be posting one new VP101 #infographic per day. 101.visualizingpalestine.org
1/25 #VP101 Settler Colonialism is Still a Reality—Some of the territories subjected to #SettlerColonial projects from the 15th century up to the present day, particularly in the #Americas, southern #Africa and the #Pacific region. 101.visualizingpalestine.org/visuals/settle…
2/25 #VP101 Zionism is Recent History in #Palestine—Numerous regional and global powers that have ruled over the #Jerusalem city/region and its indigenous populations over the past 4,000 years. #Zionism emerged only at the end of the 19th century. 101.visualizingpalestine.org/visuals/zionis…
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26. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1-20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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21. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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1. According to #lebanese reports and pictures, #Hezbollah downed to #Israeli drone over the #Dahyeh Neigborhood #Beirut . One looks like the DJI Matrice 600 Pro (Hex) and the other one like the DJI Matrice 100 (Quad). Both are in used in the #IDF. The interesting thing is...
2. not the use of the drones which are widely used for multiple purposes such as Riot Control etc. The shortest distance between the Israeli border and #Beirut is 60kms approx. Those drones can fly at a 40mph max speed, with hovering time varying from 20 mins to 40 mins depending
3. on the payload weight, battery longevity and foremost the communication link which needs an unobstructed LOS of 5 kms max. Having said that and after a bit of Math and logics, the drones were already at close proximity of #Hezbollah HQ's in #Beirut
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40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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36. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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The band @mashrou3leila is the latest victim of the #Lebanese government’s crackdown on free speech. #Lebanon must guarantee the band can safely perform via @hrw
.@mashrou3leila is slated to perform at #Lebanon’s Byblos Festival Aug 9. But this week a lawyer filed a complaint w/public prosecution calling on the state to prosecute the band on archaic & vague laws that criminalize insulting religious rituals hrw.org/news/2019/07/2…
Across MidEast&NAfrica, increasingly bold expressions of sexual freedom r clearly unsettling regimes accustomed to being guardians not just of “national security” but also of our bodies & sexualities. I wrote this in 2017 after #Egypt banned @mashrou3leila google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
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Love and solidarity with @mashrou3leila. This is utterly ridiculous: #Lebanese church demands cancellation of Mashrou' Leila show. The band are such a great representative of Lebanese artists and they have performed many times already in their country. reut.rs/2LBdlPG
#Lebanese authorities must protect @mashrou3leila from a mounting hate campaign and ensure the band, known for songs tackling social issues in Arab societies such as homophobia, patriarchy & corruption, are able to perform in safety and security. amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
On July 12, it was such a thrill to see @mashrou3leila and author @rabihalameddine perform as part of Oliver Beer’s Vessel Orchestra at @Met_Breuer. They make #Lebanon proud and should be celebrated, not subjected to hate.
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2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
By @LouisDiko
ISIS commander Abu Yussuf al Australi from #Australia🇦🇺was killed in Raqqa in 2017.
#Australian🇦🇺ISIS fighter was killed in Manbij in 2016.
Khaled Sharouf from #Australia🇦🇺was killed in Raqqa in 2017.
#Australia🇦🇺ISIS fighter Mohamed Elomar was killed in syria.
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31. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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On #WorldRefugeeDay2019 & the anti-immigrant sentiment in #Sweden.

#Lebanese authorities are arresting #Syrian refugees and handing them over to the #Assad regime. They are also forcing them to demolish their shelters, intending to stop them from staying in Lebanon permanently.
#Assad's and #Russian warplanes, in addition to Assad's militiamen have killed at least 487 civilians, including 118 children and 92 women, and injured 1487 civilians in #Hama and #Idlib countryside since April 26.
Source: Syrian Network for Human Rights (.@snhr), on Jun 21.
In addition, massacres have been perpetrated in #Aleppo, where yet more civilians have been killed. People are trapped. There is no way to escape, and nowhere to seek refuge from the heinous bombardments. Wherever they turn, the borders are closed.
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Like announced, I'll start a thread on the symbolism of the (in)famous black & white banner in #Islam. This comprehensive thread will explore its historical origins and cover a list of its contemporary users from a neutral #academic point of view. Not for the faint of heart. 😄
As a political leader & head of a growing religious community, the #prophet Muḥammad used to fly a banner (liwāʾ) and a flag (rāya). The difference? According to the #dictionary, a banner is "a long piece of cloth" while a flag is "a piece of cloth that represents a group."
The Companion Ibn al-ʿArabī was quoted in Fatḥ al-Bārī (6/147) as saying: "A banner is what is tied to the side of a spear to rally around, while a flag is that which is planted and left to be waved by the wind."
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🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️
These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland
they KILL & DESTROY to make💰
🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️
Blackwater-Erik Prince
✅privatize the war w mercenary in🇦🇫🇮🇶🇸🇾🇾🇪🇸🇴🇦🇪
✅trying to create in🇻🇪
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🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️
These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland
they KILL & DESTROY to make💰
🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️
Blackwater-Erik Prince
✅privatize the war w mercenary in🇦🇫🇮🇶🇸🇾🇾🇪🇸🇴🇦🇪
✅trying to create in🇻🇪democracynow.org/2017/8/9/at_ur…
🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️

These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland

They KILL & DESTROY to make💰💰💰💰💰💰

🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️They are EVIL‼️
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