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Salma (Selma) Hayek in Lebanon
to visit Syrian refugees…
And launch her new movie “The Prophet

April 28, 2015, 08h08

Traveling between the glamorous side of life and the poorest one, Salma Hayek visited Lebanon this weekend to launch CHIME for the Children of Syria (a fundraising appeal to support children and families affected by the Syria crisis).
The actress was also in Lebanon to launch her animated movie, The Prophet.
A UNICEF supporter and CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign Co-Founder, Salma Hayek visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon during a visit to the country this week-end.Founded by Gucci, a UNICEF partner, CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaignto raise funds and awareness for girls and women around the world focusing on the areas of education, health and justice.”

Hayek visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon on April 25, to draw attention to the urgent humanitarian needs of children and families whose lives have been upended by the brutal conflict in Syria over the last four years, UNICEF stated in a press release.

Across the region, UNICEF estimates that 14 million children have been affected and are at risk of becoming a lost generation, including 2.6 million children who are no longer in school, and close to two million who are living as refugees in neighboring countries.

“Millions of children have been robbed of their childhood, their country and have lost their loved ones. As a result of the conflict in Syria, they are missing out on their education and are having to work to provide for their families,” said Hayek.

“By donating to the CHIME for the Children of Syria fundraising appeal, you are supporting UNICEF’s efforts to provide children with access to learning opportunities and support services to help them cope with the violence they have experienced. The conflict should not mean that an entire generation is lost.”

In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Hayek met with refugee children and aid workers who are providing a safe environment through counselling, play and learning activities.

Hayek observed a polio immunization campaign targeting high risk areas, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, UNICEF and local partner Beyond Association to protect nearly 190,000 children under the age of five from the crippling disease.

She also witnessed mobile medical clinics set up by UNICEF, the Ministry, and local partners to provide free primary healthcare, including access to vaccines, critically needed examinations, basic medicine and antenatal care to refugees in tented settlements across Lebanon.

“I’m deeply inspired by the courage of the Syrian refugee children and their families that I met in Lebanon who, against the odds, and despite the harm they have suffered or witnessed, are still determined to endure life and hope for a better future. I’m also moved by the generosity so many Lebanese people have shown toward those seeking refuge in their country,” said Hayek, whose paternal grandparents were Lebanese. “I plead to everyone who is grateful for the peace and stability in their lives to show compassion for those who have lost it all and to help.”

From the Bekaa to the red carpet

Well-known for films such as Frida, Puss in Boots and most recently The Prophet, Hayek is also member of the CHIME FOR CHANGE Founding Committee supporting women and girls’ empowerment. In 2008, Hayek travelled to Sierra Leone with UNICEF to witness first hand the impact of maternal and neonatal tetanus on women and babies and observe UNICEF’s health and immunization programs.

The Gucci-UNICEF partnership was launched in 2005, and has benefitted more than 7.5 million children to date through UNICEF programs that focus on helping the most disadvantaged children have a brighter future through education.

During her visit to Lebanon, Salma Hayek also took part in the glamorous event organized at Ecole Superieure des Affaires in Beirut to launch her latest movie, The Prophet, dedicated to the life of Gebran Khalil Gebran. The Premiere of the film was screened at Cinema City, Beirut Souks.

The contrast between the two respective worlds of show business and extreme poverty had something shocking to us. VIPs posted many selfies on Facebook explaining they were meeting with Salma Hayek, making this event one of the most important of the season.

However, apart from the pictures released by UNICEF, we couldn’t spot many photos on the Social media of Hayek visiting the Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley. The refugees might not have been able to post their pics on Facebook.

Let’s hope the fundraising campaign will go well anyway.

– See more at: http://m.iloubnan.info/en/social/86170/Salma-Hayek-in-Lebanon-to-visit-Syrian-refugees-And-launch-her-new-movie-The-Prophet#sthash.papH8R7q.dpuf

 

 

Swapping wives among monarchs and Emirs: This is what Al Saud tribe does best

It is all done within the Wahhabi religious sect forms: The monarch or an emir from Al Saud divorces his wife and marry her to his brother and then may reclaim his former wife…

Just a lengthy game of having fun with women, getting tired of a woman, missing her, reclaiming her…

Who is to account or blame? For example,:

1. The founder of this dynasty in Saudi Arabia, Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Mordachai, married Hossat and then married her to his brother Muhammad bin Abdel Rahman. Hossat gave birth to Abdullah and a daughter.

The monarch discovered that Hossat is getting prettier and remarried her from his brother. Hossat gave birth to a large litter who became monarchs and respected Emirs, called the Sudari branch in the royal big family.

Hossat gave birth to:

1. late monarch Fahd

2. Current monarch Selman

3. The vice defense minister and aeronautic Sultan bin Abdel Azir

4. The former interior minister Ahmad bin Abdul Rahman

5. The late Nayef who was appointed as second in line

6. Turky II

The famous billionaire Al Walid bin Talal emulated this Wahhabi royal pass time and customs: He gave up his first wife Asma bin Aydan to his cousin Abdul Aziz, the son of his “uncle” Fahd. He remarried Amira , the sister of his first wife, and received %25 million in endowment. He sent his totally illiterate second wife to Paris for a full year in order to learn the etiquette.

Our late PM billionaire, Rafic Hariri, made his fortune in Saudi Arabia and gave away his Iraqi wife to the monarch Fahd. He  married Nazek Awdeh, the wife of one of his employee. The first wife gave Rafic Baha2 and Saad. Saad was appointed Lebanon PM and leader of the Moustakbal Sunni movement

Note 1: When Abdel Aziz seized power over Mecca and Medina in April 1926, he ordered his troops to destroy all the tombs and shrines of the Prophet companions , wives and daughters in Medina. He was about to erase the Prophet tomb and mosque when an uproar in Egypt and India stopped him in his tracks.  This plan was re-ignited lately, 80 years later, to demolish the mosque under which the Prophet is supposedly buried, remove the corpse and bury it in an anonymous location.
The Wahhabi sect believe it an abomination to visit and pray over tombs and shrines. This is what exactly the Wahhabi extremist terrorist ISIS is doing in Iraq, Syria, Libya and anywhere they get hold of territories.
Note 2: The founder of the Wahhabi sect had a Jewish father. No wonder that the Saudi dynasty had close ties to the Zionist movement since 1920 and later with Israel.
Note 3: The British empire supported continuously the Wahhabi tribes with money and weapons since the 18th century in order to destabilize the Ottoman empire in Iraq and Syria. Britain had an eye on Yemen and the Arabic/Persia Gulf.

تبادل الزوجات في مضارب آل سعود
طوني حداد

من يقرأ تاريخ ال سعود يلحظ ان هذه الظاهرة ( ظاهرة تبادل الزوجات ) منتشرة بينهم وتتم عملية التبادل علنا بعد ان تضفى عليها الشرعية من خلال طلاق وزواج شكلي … فعندما تزوج مؤسس المملكة عبد العزيز ال سعود من “حصّة” بنت احمد بن محمد السديري اكتفى منها ثم أهداها لأخيه الأمير محمد بن عبد الرحمن الذي تزوجها وأنجب منها الامير عبدالله وشقيقته …
عندما اصبحت حصّة زوجة لاخيه ( احلوّت ) في عينية فقام باستردادها من اخيه ( طلاق وزواج شكلي ) … وبفضل حصّة هذه أصبحت عشيرتها تعتبر من عشائر الشيوخ في السعودية بعد ان كانت كمّا مهملا من اللصوص وقطّاع الطرق البدو وأصبح ابن عمها أهم صحفي سعودي -أنتو أكبر القدر-..
حصة السديري في زواجها الثاني من عبد العزيز انجبت ابناء يعرفون باسم:
( السديريون السبعة ) وهم:
الملك الحالي سلمان بن عبد العزيز .
الملك المتوفي فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود الملك السابق.
الأمير المتوفي سلطان بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ولي العهد السابق.
الأمير عبد الرحمن بن عبد العزيز آل سعود نائب وزير الدفاع والطيران السابف.
الأمير تركي الثاني بن عبد العزيز آل سعود زوج الاميرة هند الفاسي المغربية.
الأمير المتوفي نايف بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ولي العهد الأسبق.
الأمير أحمد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود وزير الداخلية السابق.
أعاد الملياردير الأمير الوليد بن طلال وابن عمه الأمير عبد العزيز بن فهد سيرة جدهما الكبير … فقاما بتبادل للزوجات ايضا كما ذكرنا أعلاه …
بدأ العملية الوليد بن طلال الذي تزوج من ( اسماء بنت عيدان بن نايف بن سحمي الطويل العصيمي العتيبي ) وبعد ذلك( احلوّت ) اسماء في عيون ابن عمه الامير عبد العزيز بن فهد … الوليد تنازل لابن عمه عن اسماء فطلقها ليتزوجها عبد العزيز … وحتى يكتمل الفيلم الجنسي تزوج الوليد من اختها ( اميرة ) فيكون بذلك قد تزوج بنات العائلة كلها ( عائلة عيدان بن نايف )!
لا نعرف مهر أسماء الاول – عندما تزوجها الوليد – او مقدار مهرها الثاني – بعد ان تسلمها منه ابن عمه عبد العزيز “جيّرها له” – ولكننا نعرف على وجه اليقين أن مهر اختها ( اميرة ) كان خمسة وعشرين مليون دولار-كما ذكرت صحيفة الوطن السعودية- وقدأرسلها الوليد قبل الزواج منها الى فرنسا لمدة سنة كاملة لتعلم الاتكيت وفن التعامل مع المجتمعات الراقية لانها تنتمي لعائلة بدوية من بدو نجد وبالكاد كانت تعرف نطق اسمها …
و طالما سيرة “الدعارة الشرعيّة” انفتحت فلا ننسى “ساكن الضريح” اللبناني السعودي..
فرفيق الحريري تنازل عن زوجته الاولى العراقية -والدة بهاء وسعد- للملك فهد … وتزوج من نازك عودة وهي فلسطينية أردنية كانت زوجة موظف كان يعمل في شركات الحريري الذي بدوره تنازل عنها لرفيق الحريري مقابل مبلغ مرقوم وأصبح اسمها نازك الحريري بدلا من نازك عودة..
تاريخ آل سعود أبناء “موردخاي”تاريخُ داعر شاذ ..عقولهم تحت سراويلهم الداخلية ..زيجاتهم “تعريص مقنّع بالشرع”, قطعان من رعاعٍ همج , فورة النفط أخفت أذنابهم داخل عباءاتهم النتنة وجعلتهم -شكلاً- بشراً..هم البهائم الأعراب الذين وصفهم سبحانه وتعالى بقوله:
“أشد كفراً ونفاقاً”..
حثالة المخلوقات قاطبة..سلالة أبالسة من الأوباش المجرمين الدمويين.
والخازوق أنّ هؤلاء السفلة وسخ التاريخ نصّبوا أنفسهم مبشرين بالجرية والديمقراطية وحقوق الانسان وقادوا أكبر كذبة وجريمة في تاريخ العرب “الربيع العربي”..
ويخوضون اليوم حربهم المدمّرة القذرة ضد سورية واليمن صاحبتا الحضارة التي تمتدّ الى ماقبل التاريخ..
صدق من قال:
“أفصح ماتكون القحباء حين تحاضر بالعفاف”

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Abridged versions of Gibran’s Prophet pieces

I read the original English version long time ago. I am currently reading a French translation that I like.

The poetic prose pieces are short enough, but I am re-writing the shorter version my own style.

Al Mitra asked Al Mustafa:

“Master, what you say of children?” He responded:

Mothers, your sons belong to life.

Your children are the product of the desire for life.

You are the care taker and  the kids do not belong to you.

Your children have their own mind and soul.

Steady your arch

Bend the string with all your might.

Look far into the horizon.

Let loose of the arrow.

How your offspring evolve, you are denied to fathom their future.

Al Mitra asked: “What of marriage?”

The Mustafa answered:

Make space between your spouse: Allow the winds to dance between you

Fill the cup of the other, but refrain from drinking from the same glass

Partake the loaf of bread, but do not eat from the same piece of bread

Sing and dance together and then separate to your isolated chambers:

The cords of the lute are separate in order to deliver the better music.

The columns of the Temple are apart in order to sustain the edifice

Healthy trees do not grow in the shadow of one another.

 

And what of crimes and Punishment?

The saints and the Just cannot fly higher than the good intentions of everyone of us

The weak and bad persons cannot stoop lower than the lowest among us.

The yellowing leaf had silently informed the entire tree of its decrepitude.

 

The sinner sensed the secret assent of his community

We are walking this path:

If those preceding the file fail to remove the rock on the road, someone is doomed to stumble on it.

When someone falls, he is warning those who are coming behind him.

How could you judge fairly anyone if you had not succumbed previously to the same infamy?

How could you appreciate the remorse, which is more terrible than the act itself?

Mind you that the cornerstone is Not more noble than the stones in the foundation.

 

We enjoy enacting laws that we know are made to be transgressed.

All those people standing in the sun light, while their backs are simply forming shadows,

And see but the shadows of their laws.

What law may scare you if you know that you are Not going to stumble over the chains of another person?

 

A life of a Pintade (guinea fowl) in Beirut” by Muriel Rozelio

“Une vie de Pintade a Beyrouth”

In Beirut, the girls and women have winds in their sails; they wear skyscraper high-heel shoes, their “claws” are manicured in all seasons… To be beautiful is a duty of the highest priority.

The pintades or guinea fowl (a bird in the category of Turkeys but more slim and prettier, called Pharaoh in Egypt), in all Lebanese confessional sects converge to the “Corniche” on the seashore of Ras Beirut to be seen, to see, and compare.

Seemingly emancipated, though plagued with all sorts of taboos, feminists or militants, superficial or courageous, the inhabitants of Beirut are kneaded in contradictions.

Submitted women?  Maybe in a few remote villages, but generally managing the family with an iron grip.

(In a tiny country, in a de-facto pseudo-State political structure, barely standing in a precarious political equilibrium, the behavior of the pintades can be considered a declaration of war against simmering wars).

This 400-page book, a study of the customs of urban women and girls, is divided into 9 chapters; among them:

1. Beautiful by day as at night;

2. Adult, but not entirely vaccinated;

3. Preserved enclosure;

4. Wedding in the soul;

5. Domestic divas;

6. Disoriented youth;

7. To come out is to exist;

8. Butterflies; and

9. Eternal youth.

You find addresses of sport clubs, spas, private expensive swimming beaches, restaurants, beauty shops, aesthetic surgery clinics…

There are many versions of pintades living in Tehran, Paris, and many other Capitals. It is in Beirut that 50 year-old women dance on tables at 5 am. The Lebanese women have a passion for Lebanon and they keep this non-State hanging on, refusing to vanish.

The pintades in Beirut are as pudic as much as proud. To be a pintade is to be a modern women, who constantly is on the look-out of the latest trends, who can reconcile the triumvirate: Family life, professional life, and personal equilibrium.  They exist only to have eyes riveted on them.

In the “Prophet”, Khalil Gibran wrote: “Handicapped, cows, old snakes…see only their shadows, and their shadows are their laws.  The sun for them is but a generator of shadows.  Who can prohibit a sparrow to sing?” (To be continued)


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