Al-Rahi says easier dealing with Israel than fellow government

Image credits: Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi in Beirut, Lebanon on 29 August, 2018 (courtesy Anadolu Agency).

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al- Rahi on Sunday voiced pain and anger over the latest "ugly" exchanges between PM-designate Najib Mikati and the Free Patriotic Movement.

"It is shameful that authorities are exerting efforts to agree with Israel over the sea border while refraining from forming a government," al-Rahi lamented in his Sunday Mass sermon.

"Has it become easier for them to agree with Israel rather than to agree on a government among the Lebanese? The people's dignity rejects all of that," al-Rahi added.

"Let the officials know that the peoole reject to put their fate in the hands of a caretaker cabinet and they also reject the obstruction of the election of a new president," the patriarch went on to say, warning that the people "will not remain silent over what they're doing."


The Liberum

The Liberum runs on your donation. Fight with us for a free society.

Donation Form (#6)

more from ,

The Liberum

SWIM Lebanon gathers over 200 volunteers to clean up Al Baker island on the Tripoli coast

In anticipation of World Environment Day, Lebanon’s most active NGO, SWIM Lebanon (Sustainable Waste Intercity […]
Arthur Blok

Without strict rules and regulations Artificial Intelligence could reduce mankind to primates

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a topic of intense discussion for months. […]
Emad Aysha

Season of the Witch – Capitalism’s Slow March into Egypt’s Genre Entertainment

Not so long ago, I attended a workshop for ‘Critical Theory from the Global South: […]
Glen Kalem-Habib

“Aatini al-Nay wa-Ghanni” (Bring Me the Flute and Sing), Fairuz Sings Gibran

Aatini al-Nay wa-Ghanni is among the greatest interrupted songs of any artist, and the 'artist' who […]