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How Lebanon should be re-born post-Hezbollah
Nothing lasts forever and I instinctively believe that Iran’s bought-and paid-for proxy that dominates every aspect of Lebanese politics and day-to-day life will soon be an irrelevant has-been.
A brave new dawn in Arab-Israeli relations
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” This is one of South African President Nelson Mandela’s many pearls of wisdom.
My message to Lebanon’s finest
Lebanon has always been close to my heart and today I am proud to stand with the Lebanese protesting against the criminal political class which has bled the country’s coffers and stifled...
The tragic disintegration of Lebanon
I still retain wonderful memories of Lebanon as it once was. Dubbed ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ during the early 1970s, it was the most glamorous and exhilarating country in the region...
Wanted! A new crop of Lebanese Sunni politicians
There was a time when I considered Beirut as my second home. It was one of my favourite vacation destinations, and I was more than happy to invest heavily in a place I believed had enormous potential.
Lebanon’s Speaker shows his true colours
Nabih Berri, head of Lebanon’s primarily Shiite Amal Movement who has served as Parliamentary Speaker since 1992, has finally confirmed what many Lebanese have long suspected. Rather than a senior...
Enough condolences! Terrorism requires global solutions
This is not the world I have known throughout my life. Warriors and soldiers have always put their lives on the line during armed conflicts and innocents have always been caught up in the crossfire....
Open letter to Lebanon’s Arab Shiite communities
People often question why the Arab World, in particular, is in such a mess. The fact is that so many of our problems have been triggered by the interference of foreign powers eager to dominate this...
Hezbollah’s role in 9/11 goes under the radar
Iran’s proxy in Lebanon Hezbollah works hard to promote itself as the Lebanese resistance against Israeli encroachment and as a political organisation representing all Lebanese citizens. In reality,...
Hezbollah’s accomplices deserve terrorist branding
Any armed group holding a country hostage on behalf of a foreign state is a traitorous terrorist militia not a resistance and certainly not a legitimate political party as Hezbollah has always...
Hezbollah uses the Palestinian cause as a pretext
Hezbollah’s Secretary General
uses every trick in the book in an effort to cement his militia’s credibility within the Sunni Arab world and to justify its existence.
Iran’s open aggression demands a harsh response
The gloves are off. Not content with boasting that it controls certain Arab capitals and using militias to destabilise others, the Islamic Republic of Iran has passed the point of no return by...
No compromise with Houthi criminals!
The day I learned that Saudi Arabia took the initiative to rescue the people of Yemen from a belligerent pro-Iranian minority in partnership with GCC countries, I experienced a great sense of...
Nasrallah opens his Iranian playbook
During his recent visit to Lebanon to hold talks with government officials, the US Deputy Secretary-of-State Antony Blinken found Hezbollah’s policies perplexing. “If I am Lebanese and I want my...
Saudi’s generosity to Lebanon repaid with insults
Now I really do despair of Lebanon’s golden era ever returning; at least not during my lifetime. In the early 1970s, my frequent visits to a place where people were friendly and always welcoming...
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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Publications
This is the official website for UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. You will find candid articles written by the outspoken entrepreneur and philanthropist on topics that matter most to the region. Al Habtoor voices his hopes and concerns for key issues impacting the world – including realistic solutions for a peaceful co-existence in some of the most troubled regions. He also provides sound advice to world leaders to help make the world a better place.
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