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Process to reduce Lebanon deficit at all levels

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قبل ما تفكروا تدقوا بجيبة المواطن ومعاشات الموظفين، انقبروا وقفوا الهدر والسرقة.. وفيكم تبلشوا من هالكم شغلة الي عم بيكلفونا ٧٠٠ مليار ليرة سنويا!

– خفض عدد النواب ال ١٠٨(كما ورد بالطائف) منوفر 4 مليار ليرة.
– خفض عدد الوزراء ل١٤ وزير خاصة انو معظمها وزارات ترضية منوفر ٣ مليار ليرة.
– وقف معاشات ومستحقات الرؤساء والنواب السابقين الي معظمهم خارج الخدمة منوفر فيهم ٣٠ مليار ليرة سنويا!


– قطاع سكك الحديد الي مخصصتلو الدولة ١٣ مليار ليرة سنويا عم تدفعا الدولة لسكة بطلت موجودة من 1989
– 47.6 مليار بتدفعهم الدولة سنويا كنفقات سرية للأجهزة الأمنية.. ما فيي خبركم ع شو عم يصرفوهم لانو الموضوع سري للغاية 🤨


– سامعين بشي اسمه مدارس خاصة ممولة من الدولة.. اي نعم موجودين مدري ع اي كوكب وبيتخصصلن سنويا ١٥٠ مليار ليرة.
– مشروع اليسار تأسس بال١٩٩٢ لترتيب الضاحية الجنوبية توقف بال٩٦ لانو صارت تكلفته فوق المليار ليرة، المهم رجعت الدولة مشتو ع السكت بال٢٠١٨ بمخصصات ٨ مليار ليرة سنويا!
– المجلس الاقتصادي الاجتماعي بيكلف الدولة 3.8 مليار ليرة علما انو في وزارة شؤون ووزارة اقتصاد 


– مستشارين طق الحنك وأكل الهوا بيكلفونا سنويا 2.5 مليار ليرة. 🤤
– مشروع تعزيز قدرات مجلس الوزراء كلفته 2.8 مليار ولحد هلق عم يبحثوا العلماء شو شغلتهم تحديدا! 🤨
– هيئة رعاية شؤون الحج الي بيشتغلوا ١٥ يوم بالسنة مخصصلن مليار ليرة سنويا.
– المجلس الأعلى للخصخصة (واقف شغله لأسباب سياسية) بس الشباب عم يقبضوا سنويا مليار ليرة علما انو فيه ٣ موظفين فقط.. مدير و٣ متعاقدين.


– المجلس الأعلى السوري اللبناني: 708 مليون ليرة سنويا.
– لجنة الحوار اللبناني الفلسطيني: 242 مليون ليرة سنويا.
– معرض رشيد كرامي الي وضعه مزري مخصصتله الدولة ٤٠٠ مليون ليرة سنويا.
– اجار مبنى الاسكوا ١٥ مليار ليرة
– اجار مبنى الفاو ٦٠٠ مليون ليرة


– الاذاعة اللبنانية (اول مرة بسمع فيها 😳) مخصصتلها الدولة ٨ مليار ليرة سنويا.
– تلفزيون لبنان الي صرله ٤٠ سنة بيعيد نفس المسلسل مخصصتله الدولة ١٩ مليار ليرة سنويا.
– المجلس الوطني للاعلام مخصصتله الدولة 1.9 مليار ليرة.. مجلص لا شغلة ولا عملة.


– جمعية المركز اللبناني لحفظ الطاقة 😳😳 بيكلف الدولة سنويا 4.7 مليار ليرة وانتو ادرى بموضوع الطاقة 😅
– هيئة قطاع البترول الي أسسوها بال2012 عم بتلكفنا سنويا 15 مليار ولهلق الشباب ما ضربه ولا ضربة! 😊
– ٩٦٠ مليون ليرة للجنة مهمتها الحفاظ على البيئة.. والبيئة ما فيي خبركم 🤮😷


– وزارة الشباب والرياضة بتخصص ٥ مليار ليرة للجمعيات و٣/٤ وهميين!
– المؤسسة الوطنية للاستخدام بتكلفنا 3.2 مليار ليرة سنويا مهمتها تأمين مستخدمين جداد لينضمو للقطاع العام علما انو نسبة البطالة بالبلد مخيفة!

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Gallup: ‘Americans aren’t as pro-Israel as we’ve been saying’

Gallup explains that its polling, which consistently shows high American sympathy for Israel, is the result of “priming” questions that influence respondents to falsely express pro-Israel leanings. Gallup buried this explosive admission.

by Grant Smith, reposted from AntiWar

[Editor’s note: Grans Smith reported in December 2018 that Gallup, the US government’s go-to for polling, is known to have falsified survey results for years, including in its measurement of support for Israel.

Gallup’s poll results have declared “high and growing American sympathy for Israel,” while similarly and identically worded polls conducted by Pew Research and through Google Surveys revealed significantly lower numbers. Nevertheless, news outlets surveyed reveal that Gallup’s poll results are the most used.

Grant continues:

“Gallup launches its annual results early each year under titillating headlines such as “Americans Remain Staunchly in Israel’s Corner” (2018 poll) and “Israel Maintains Positive Image in US” (2017 poll).

Gallup’s polls are immediately splashed across newspapers such as the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post and have even been used by the Government Accountability Office as a proxy to assert that Americans support unconditional US foreign assistance to Israel, long the highest recipient of any foreign country.

“Many Israel lobby organizations and media outlets automatically recirculate Gallup polls in order to advance Israel’s public relations objectives.

These include The Israel Project, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the American Jewish Committee, and pro-Israel scribes. Given the high value Gallup delivers to them through its impossibly inflated claims of American sympathy for Israel, it is reasonable to speculate that – consistent with its corporate culture – Gallup might have a long term contract or quid pro quo arrangement with one or more Israel lobby organizations, if not the Israeli government itself, conditioned on continually churning out highly positive results.

“Gallup leveraged its self-proclaimed acumen as “the most trusted name in polling” to issue just enough tantalizing polling data to keep US Mint contracts flowing.

Gallup seems to be pursuing [a strategy of providing same strategy with its longer running unverifiable polling on US sympathy for Israelis over Palestinians.”]

Pollster Gallup admitted on March 28 that three decades of polling data contain fundamental flaws “well beyond what we would attribute to normal sampling error.”

Gallup’s admission centers on its high-stakes question of whether Americans have greater sympathy for Israelis or for Palestinians.

Gallup loudly trumpeted that Americans “increasingly sympathized with Israel in recent years.” U.S. based Israel affinity organizations and the Congressional Research Service long used Gallup sympathy polls to claim that most Americans support giving most of the US foreign aid budget to Israel.

Gallup attributes its sudden admission of error to “an analysis of [Gallup] World Affairs surveys and other surveys conducted at about the same time indicate this is not the case.”

Gallup’s reevaluation may have been triggered by more than its own polling and cited polling done by CNN and Pew Research.

In both 2018 and 2019 IRmep paid to field Gallup’s precisely worded polling question through the highly accurate Google Surveys representative polling service. The analysis of results, published at Antiwar.com on March 13, 2019 and April 29, 2018, found that contrary to Gallup results the majority of Americans do not sympathize more with Israelis “in the Middle East situation.”

Gallup now claims its polling showing consistently high American sympathy for Israel is the result of including the question within multi-question surveys in which prior questions about world affairs influenced the response to subsequent questions.

Gallup claims, “…the priming effect of asking country favorability appears to push people toward sympathizing with Israel rather than expressing no opinion (or not taking a side).

The theory is that after respondents answer some questions on international affairs, they may become more focused on the topic and more comfortable expressing opinions (including weakly held ones) in response to subsequent questions on that same topic.”

Gallup claims it tested that theory and verified internally that the majority of Americans do not sympathize with Israel in an unpublished Gallup polling “experiment” conducted February 12-28.

Source: Gallup

Unfortunately for Gallup, its quiet admission raises more questions than it answers.

Why is the organization admitting flawed polling only in a back-page web article with an overly technical title, “Survey Context Effects on Middle East Sympathies sure to be ignored by polling stakeholders and the mainstream media?

Why didn’t Gallup qualify its March 6 poll report, “Americans, but Not Liberal Democrats, Mostly Pro-Israel” reporting February 1-10 World Affairs results with a footnote that it may have reflected “weakly held” views, and offering its February 12-28 results?

Why is Gallup still touting telephone-based survey results when online and smartphone polling is consistently providing more accurate results?

Lastly, why should Americans trust Gallup, given its history of false claims to bilk US taxpayers through government contracting work?


Grant F. Smith is the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington and the author of the 2016 book, Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby moves America which is now available as an audiobook. IRmep is co-sponsor of the annual Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference at the National Press Club.

Why aren’t Europeans calling Israel an apartheid state?

Israel’s apartheid is not that different from the one South Africa used to have, both in terms of policy and brutality. (Israel is the worst kind of apartheid that ever existed: the slow genocide over 70 years, with the full consent of all colonial powers)

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Apartheid is alive and well and thriving in occupied Palestine.

Palestinians know this. South Africans know this.

Many Israelis have accepted this as part of their political debate. Americans are coming to terms with this, with new voices in Congress and NGOs like Jewish Voice for Peace unafraid of speaking this truth.

Only in Europe is there a steadfast denial of Israeli apartheid over Palestinians despite overwhelming evidence underlining it.

Israel‘s restrictions on freedom of movement in the occupied Palestinian territory are a resurrection of South Africa’s hated pass laws, which criminalised black South Africans without a permit or pass to be in a “white” city.

 Israel’s policy of forcible population removals and destruction of homes resembles the relocation of black people from areas zoned for exclusive white occupation in apartheid South Africa.

The Israeli security forces engage in torture and brutality exceeding the worst practices of the South African security apparatus.

 And the humiliation of black people that was a feature of apartheid in South Africa is replicated in occupied Palestine.

Racist rhetoric in the Israeli public debate offends even those familiar with the language of apartheid South Africa. The crude racist advertising that characterised campaigning in Israel’s recent elections was unknown in South Africa.

There are differences that arise from the different histories, religions, geography and demography, but both cases fit the universal definition of apartheid.

In international law, apartheid is a state-sanctioned regime of institutionalised and legalised racial discrimination and oppression by one hegemonic racial group against another. 

In some respects, apartheid in South Africa was worse. In some respects, Israeli apartheid in occupied Palestine is worse. Certainly, Israel’s enforcement of apartheid in occupied Palestine is more militaristic and more brutal.

Apartheid South Africa never blockaded a black community and methodically killed protesters as Israel is currently doing along its fence with Gaza.

These facts are well known.

No one who follows the news can claim to be ignorant of the repression inflicted on the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupation army and Jewish settlers. It is common knowledge that the different legal systems for settlers and Palestinians have created a regime of separate and grossly unequal legal statuses.

Why then do Europeans consistently deny the existence of apartheid in occupied Palestine? Why is it business as usual with Israel?

Why is Eurovision to be held in Tel Aviv?

Why does Europe sell arms to Israel; trade with it, even with its illegal settlements; maintain cultural and educational ties?

Why is Israel not subjected to the kind of ostracism that was applied to South Africa and complicit white South African institutions?

Why were sanctions against apartheid South Africa welcomed while European governments take steps to criminalise the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to secure freedom, justice and equal rights for Palestinians?

There are three explanations for this conundrum.

First, pro-Israeli lobbies in many European countries are as effective as their US counterparts without the same degree of visibility.

Second, there is Holocaust guilt. The policies of some countries towards Israel, such as the Netherlands, are still determined by guilt stemming from the failure to have done more to save Jews during World War II.

Third, and most important of all, there is the fear of being labelled anti-Semitic. Encouraged and manipulated by Israel and Israeli lobbies, the concept of anti-Semitism has been expanded to cover not only hatred of Jews but criticism of Israeli apartheid.

In the case of South Africa, President PW Botha was hated because he applied apartheid and not because he was an Afrikaner.

It would seem obvious that in the same way many hate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because he enforces apartheid and not because he is a Jew. But this distinction is increasingly blurred in Europe. To criticise the government of Israel for applying apartheid is seen as anti-Semitism. And so it becomes dangerous and unwise to criticise Israel.

In Europe, criticism of apartheid in South Africa was a popular cause. The Anti-Apartheid Movement, which lobbied for the boycott of South African exports, trade, sport, artists and academics was encouraged and subjected to no restrictions. Governments imposed different kinds of sanctions, including an arms embargo. Public protests against apartheid were a regular feature of university life.

Criticism of Israel’s discriminatory and repressive policies, on the other hand, can result in one being labelled anti-Semitic with serious consequences for one’s career and social life.

Consequently, there are fewer protests against Israeli apartheid on European campuses and less popular support for BDS. Public figures who criticise Israel are attacked as anti-Semites, as evidenced by the witch-hunt against members of the British Labour Party.

Until Europeans have the courage to distinguish criticism of Israel for applying apartheid from real anti-Semitism – that is, hatred of Jews – apartheid will continue to flourish in occupied Palestine, with the direct complicity of Europe.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial stance.

The Six Day War and Israeli Lies: What I Saw at the CIA

By Melvin A. Goodman, CounterPunch

On too many occasions in U.S. history, the use of force has been justified with either corrupt intelligence or just plain lies.

Such was the case in the Mexican-American War; the Spanish-American War; the Vietnam War; and the 2003 Iraq War…

The checks and balances that were needed to prevent the misuse of intelligence were not operative, and Presidents Polk, McKinley, Johnson, and Bush deceived the American people, the U.S. Congress, and the press.

In 1967, Israeli officials at the highest level lied to the White House about the start of the Six-Day War. (And do you believe that USA administration was actually deceived?)

As a junior analyst at the CIA, I helped to draft the report that described Israel’s attack against Egypt on the morning of June 5, 1967.  There were sensitive communications intercepts that documented Israeli preparations for an attack, and no evidence of an Egyptian battle plan.

The Israelis had been clamoring about indications of Egyptian preparations for an invasion, but we had no sign of Egyptian readiness in terms of its air or armored power.  The assumption was that the Israelis were engaging in disinformation in order to gain U.S. support.

My own view was that Egypt would be unlikely to start a war with Israel while half of its army was tied down fighting in a civil war in Yemen.  CIA’s Arabists believed that Egyptian President Nasser was bluffing, and cited the low quality of Cairo’s military equipment.

Walt Rostow meets with President Johnson in the Oval Office. Rostow played down US intelligence estimates in favor of what turned out to be Israeli lies.

We were therefore shocked when President Johnson’s national security adviser, Walt Rostow, refused to accept our intelligence assessment on the Israeli attack.  Rostow cited “assurances” from the Israeli ambassador in Washington that under no circumstances would the Israelis attack first.

Over the protests of Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan, the Israeli government lied to the White House about how the war started.  President Johnson was told that the Egyptians had initiated firing on Israeli settlements and that an Egyptian squadron had been observed heading toward Israeli. Neither statement was true.

As a result, our report describing surprise Israeli attacks against Egyptian, Jordanian, and Syrian airfields encountered a hostile response from the National Security Council.  Fortunately, CIA director Richard Helms supported our assessment, and the National Military Command Center corroborated the report as well.

Rostow summoned Clark Clifford, chairman of the President’s Foreign Advisory Board and a leading NSC Arabist Hal Saunders to examine our analysis, and both men provided corroboration.

In addition to lying to the White House about the start of the war, Israeli military officers lied to the American ambassador to Israel, Walworth Barbour, about non-existent Egyptian military movements.

The CIA, meanwhile, had the benefit of satellite photography that showed Egyptian planes parked on airfields wingtip-to-wingtip, which pointed to no plan to attack.

Twenty years later, I learned that a confident of the president, Harry McPherson, was in Israel at the start of the war and accompanied Ambassador Barbour to the meeting with Prime Minister Eshkol.

When Israeli air raid sirens began to wail during the meeting, Israeli intelligence chief General Aharon Yariv assured everyone there was no need to move to an underground bunker.  If we had this information in 1967, it would have corroborated our analysis that the Israelis had destroyed more than 200 Egyptian planes on the ground.

Israeli forces attacked the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967, killing 34 and injuring over 170.

In addition to lying about the start of the war, the Israelis were even more deceitful three days later when they attributed their malicious attack on the USS Liberty to a random accident. 

If so, it was a well planned accident.  The ship was a U.S. intelligence vessel in international waters, both slow-moving and lightly armed.  It brandished a five-foot-by-eight-foot Stars and Stripes in the midday sun, and didn’t resemble a ship in any other navy, let alone a ship in the arsenal of one of Israel’s enemies. Yet the Israelis claimed that they believed they were attacking an Egyptian ship.

The Israeli attack took place after six hours of intense, low-level reconnaissance.  It was conducted over a two-hour period by unmarked Mirage jets using cannons and rockets. 

Israeli boats fired machine guns at close range at those helping the wounded, then machine-gunned the life rafts that survivors dropped in hope of abandoning the ship.  The NSA investigation of the disaster remains classified to this day.

Note: It is about time that the US citizens stop believing that the press, congress and Presidents were fooled and lied to in every expansionist/ pre-emptive wars


Tidbits and Notes. Part 272

L’indigence ne se calcule pas en chiffre pres: seuls les riches ont des comptables.

Laws change, but the perspective on an issue lives longer. Stay within the law and keep elaborating on the perspective: daydreaming saves you from the current morass

Je lis “La’ ou’ le temps commence et ne finit pas” par Gisele Kayata Eid ( la soeur de la recente defunte Emilie Nasallah). J’adore comme elle decrit L’Afrique: le Togo

“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days”. -Lao Tzu. Does it means reflective knowledge and training your experimental mind?

Since 2006, Israel has become a liability to USA administration. With Israel and colonial powers failure in Syria, Israel has become a total liability. The USA and Israel are living in a Bubble of faked news and misinformation: All the people in the Middle-East, including the leeches of leaders, know by now that Israel is our existential enemy and is declining quickly.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn out for Saturday’s march in London, as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit draws dangerously close. Protesters call for a second Brexit referendum. 

“Votre attitude demontre que vous n’etes pas totalement soumis: Donc, on impose des sanctions economique pour toute la population”

Several notable Democratic presidential candidates will skip the pro-Israel lobby group’s three-day conference, which begins Sunday in Washington.

Italy signs a Belt and Road deal with China, the first major democracy to join China’s global infrastructure plan (meaning Greece is Not that major in the democratic State), despite US opposition and concerns from other EU nations about growing Chinese clout in the region.

Indonesia  Airline Garuda scrapped its massive Boeing order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8s. (Boeing never deemed it relevant to warn pilots of the deficiency in its computer system that take control over the pilot manual decisions)

18th- and 19th-century English wives were “sold” for a variety of payments and beer–by the pint, quart, and gallon–was the most common currency. When divorce was off the table, English couples dissolved their marriages with beer.

Urologists report a surge in the “procedure” during the US college basketball tournament, when men can binge watch at home with ice packs in hand. March Madness is vasectomy month.

The main factor that allowed Israel to be created and survive for a century is that the people in the region were still under the culture (habit) of living the day. They refused to take this nascent colonial implant seriously. As they immigrate, the are faced with this shock: Tomorrow is as important as today and then they succeed. Things are turning around: the Syrian people are planning the future in detail.

While a financial multinational threatens with embargo the less developed States, supported by its powerful government, it really don’t give a damn of the citizens of its original country: Money and profit have no restrictive citizens or smelling race. Money and profit  have no standard particular social value.

California suspends the death penalty. Governor Gavin Newsom will grant a reprieve to the state’s 737 condemned inmates.

George Pell, the most senior Roman Catholic leader, found guilty of sexual abuse. He was sentenced to six years for child sex abuse. The Australian cardinal and former adviser to Pope Francis was convicted in December of molesting choir boys more than two decades ago.

Bacteria adapt quickly to their surroundings, like in dry food

One-tenth of the world’s digital ad fraud originates in India. It costs the industry $1.6 billion.

Dalal Farah Baird, She did it Her Way

Posted on February 6, 2013 by Noor Harb,
Dalal Farah Baird, born in Damascus and raised in Zahleh (Wadi El Arayesh), is the mother of two daughters, and she has suffered the loss of her youngest one, Nadia.  Dalal has however chosen to turn her suffering into creativity and her loss into action.
Her first art exhibition at the Artwork Shop in Hamra, Beirut was titled “Cell-Abration” in memory of Nadia.

Dalal Farah Baird, She did it Her Way“I can remember you and only that you’re gone Or I can cherish your memory and let it live on”

“I chose not to sit in the corner and feel sorry for myself, but to go on doing what she wanted me to do; I chose to celebrate Nadia’s life instead of mourn her loss”.

Despite the challenges that she faced in life, Dalal was able to wear different hats and adapt quickly to all situations no matter their color.  Upon the start of the civil war in Lebanon, Dalal moved with The Ford Foundation to Aleppo, Syria where the organization started operating from.

It was tough times being away from her sick mother and at times not able to communicate with her family in Zahleh to find out whether they were still alive.

Life went on for Dalal the chameleon “I married an English man and lived in Beirut for a while until it was no longer safe as they were kidnapping westerners at that time. I got pregnant with Amanda so we moved to London, lived there for a while and then relocated to Istanbul, Turkey where we lived for 2 years.  The decision then came to migrate to Australia were we lived in different cities (Perth, Brisbane, South Coast and Sydney)”.

Dalal got pregnant for the second time, conceived another beautiful daughter, Nadia whom she named after her mother.

“Things did not work out with my husband and we divorced.  I raised the two girls on my own. This was quite challenging since you have to deal with both cultures: Lebanese and Australian.  I was raised on values which were considered uptight or “uncool” by my kids who adopted the western way of life”.

Being a parent, let alone a single parent did not change the nature of Dalal. She remained a chameleon changing and re-inventing herself.

She gave her girls unconditional love and while allowing them some freedom, she always emphasized that she trusted them.  Instead of turning off an unhealthy Television show the girls were watching, she would sit and watch it with them so she knows what ideas were being planted in their heads and so that she knows how to channel these ideas.

Dalal was a loving mother, and a smart father, who raised her daughters to be independent and encouraged them to explore what life has to offer.

As Dalal became stronger, life became tougher.

Dalal had to accept a job offer in Papua New Guinea and had to leave her teenage daughters alone: “I left the girls on their own.  It wasn’t easy although they were responsible girls. I used to ring my daughters every night, and visit them every 3 months.

That tortured me but I had no option. Years later I had to apologize to them because they had it tough.”

Dalal was prepared for life at a very young age, and was fully aware of the unlucky events that present themselves for every human being. She thought she was fully immune to all of life’s hardships and that her belief system will help her overcome life’s challenges; nothing however could prepare a mother for the loss of her child.

Nadia was a bright student and very much loved by both students and teachers.  She was 23 years old studying media and journalism in England, and she was due to receive the Ernest Petrie scholarship the day after she passed away.

She suffered from epilepsy but ironically her death was caused by suffocation as a result of a seizure. “Her time was up”.

I heard this in movie Nadia and it made me think of you. A shooting star is wonderful.  When it shoots across the sky it lights the whole world up and the other stars just stop and stare.

Shooting stars are only here for a brief moment but those that get to see one never forget and their spirit is forever touched.” Wrote Anna-Belen Fernandez

Dalal had to camouflage into yet another color, a color that has no light, a color that everyone fears, the color BLACK.

Here is why the story of Dalal is a story everyone can learn from and get inspired by.   Dalal was devastated at her daughter’s death but she couldn’t allow herself to mourn and be paralyzed.  She chose instead to celebrate Nadia’s life.

The eulogy was turned into a celebration were Dalal focused on how lucky she was having Nadia for 23 years, and how lucky she was being her mother for 23 years.

That same year, Dalal went with her eldest daughter Amanda to Barcelona (as it was previously planned to visit Nadia while she was there as an exchange student).  “We decided to go ahead with our plans as if she was still alive. I still sign the cards with the three names Dalal, Amanda and Nadia.”

There Dalal visited Picasso and Dali’s museums. She came back inspired, picked up the brush and started painting again. Dalal called her paintings “The Rainy Nights”.

“I had stopped painting after my divorce, but Nadia always encouraged me to try again, so I picked up the brush and I painted after her death.”

Dalal took the path less traveled, which made her an artist whose art belongs to everyone, and the philosophy behind it to the only ones who reveal it.   Her first art exhibition at the Artwork Shop in Hamra, Beirut was titled “Cell-Abration” in memory of Nadia.

“I could’ve focused on what happened to me and it would have made me miserable but I am grateful to have Amanda whose strong character has inspired me and helped me carry on.   I decided instead to monitor my thoughts and choose the positive ones.

It is easier said than done and it takes guts to unlearn old habits that no longer serve us and to make room for learning new things, but it works.

Our cells receive orders from our thoughts and react accordingly. Why make our life miserable and have health problems when we can control all of that?”

Looks like there’s more to this chameleon than just changing colors; for somewhere in the heart of black a rainbow bloomed with all its brightest shades. Through her art troubles melted like lemon drops and Dalal bloomed like Cherry blossoms in an everlasting spring.

Noor Harb

Note: The melody of Frank Sinatra “I did it my way” was borrowed from the french song “Comme d’habitude” by Claude Francois

Articles of Leader Antoun Saadi. Part 16

مصطفى الأيوبيposted on Fb. 1 hr

تحيا سورية،

[…] العمل على ترقيع الحالات والتّكيّف بما ينطبق على كلّ أمر واقع هو “العمل الوطنيّ” العظيم الّذي تفهمه نفسيّة أغرقت في مثالب النّفسيّة الشّرقيّة. نفسيّة الكتل والتّحزّبات.

أمّا النّفسيّة السّوريّة القوميّة فتريد شيئًا غير التّرقيع وتعمل لتنفيذ إرادتها بكلّ عزيمة صادقة. إنّها تريد ما يليق بمقامها وما تراه مثالاً أعلى لها، فتسعى لتحقيقه وتبذل كلّ مرتخص وغال في سبيل تحقيقه، فلا تكلّ ولا تني ولا تقبل حلاً وسطًا، فإمّا بلوغ الغاية وإمّا لا شيء من هٰذه الحالات المتهرّئة الّتي يفضّلها الموت.


الحركة السّوريّة القوميّة تهتمّ بتحقيق وحدة الأمّة وتجنيد رجالها وتدريبهم وبحماية المصالح السّوريّة القوميّة وتنميتها والدّفاع عن سلامة وحدة الوطن وإعداد العدّة لإعادة ما سلبته الإرادات الأجنبيّة من أراضيه. وهي تترك “للوطنيين” وغير الوطنيين جمع التّبرّعات لترقيع حالة يائسة والتّصرّف بهٰذه التّبرّعات.


النّفسيّة السّوريّة القوميّة هي نفسيّة الانتصار. أمّا النّفسيّة اللاقوميّة فهي نفسيّة التّوفيق بين المجد والذّلّ وبئس التّوفيق!
سعاده

الأعمال الكاملة، الجزء 3، صفحة 422-420
“نفسيّتان تتصارعان”
عن “سورية الجديدة”، سان باولو، العدد 33، 1939/10/14
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