My new piece for +972 Magazine about the draconian new law that would send asylum seekers to at least three years in prison without trial. Children will be imprisoned too and refugees from enemy states (such as Sudan) will be sent to life in prison.
“If you’re being arrested by men in blacked-out SUVs or vans, you’re being arrested by Hezbollah," according to one Shiite Lebanese resident of southern Beirut who lives near Hezbollah’s "security zone," which houses headquarters buildings and the families of top officials. "Even [military intelligence] guys have to have license plates on their cars and identify themselves. But ‘the resistance’ doesn’t need to bother. No one in Lebanon can touch them for murder of a prime minister — ask the special tribunal — so do you think they worry about traffic tickets, or kidnapping a Syrian? No one would dare question them.”—Assad’s Lebanese Invasion, Foreign Policy Magazine, December 22, 2011
“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.”—Sa’adi