Israelis Rush for Second Passports by Franklin Lamb

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by Franklin Lamb
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Beirut, Lebanon
June 4, 2011

Perhaps historians or cultural anthropologists surveying the course of human events can identify for us a land, in addition to Palestine, where such a large percentage of a recently arrived colonial population prepared to exercise their right to depart, while many more, with actual millennial roots but victims of ethnic cleansing, prepared to exercise their right of Return.

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Franklin Lamb Detained

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Franklin Lamb, the guest at the Radio 786 Gala dinner scheduled for tomorrow has been detained in Lebanon. Lamb was arrested earlier this evening by General Security in Lebanon where he was supposed to board a flight for his trip to South Africa.

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Can Lebanon come in from the Cold? Part II: Resistance and Rebuttal by Franklin Lamb

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by Franklin Lamb
Dandelion Salad
20 April, 2010

Part I: Hiba’s Story, Ein el Helwe Palestinian Refugee Camp, Lebanon: Can Lebanon Come in from The Cold

Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp
Beirut, Lebanon

As of mid-April 2010 there are no fewer than six draft laws, half of them ‘embargoed for now’ being circulated and debated in Lebanon, any one of which if adopted by Parliament, would grant Lebanon’s Palestinians, for the first time since their 1948 expulsion from Palestine, some elementary civil rights including the right to work, to have an ID, and to own a home.

Part Three of this discussion will reveal publicly for the first time, with the permission of the various Drafting committees, the changes in Lebanon’s laws each one advocates.

Despite the fact that bookies and odd makers at Lebanon’s main Casino in Jounieh decline to give odds on any of the drafts actually being enacted by Parliament, Lebanon’s political leaders are talking sweet.

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Humanity and Its Absence By David Kennedy + A Letter To Janet About Sabra-Shatilla By Franklin Lamb

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By David Kennedy

Dear Franklin,

I have just read your letter to Janet with its heart-rending account of the Sabra-Shatilla massacre. It is good to know there are still people who care about humanity and display a decency that is all too rare among humans, especially the most powerful – those who control such events as the Sabra-Shatilla massacre as described at A Letter To Janet About Sabra-Shatilla.

We live in a sick, sick world, a world that is full of hypocrisy and duplicity. Science has opened the door to all kinds of wizardry that allows evil people to control the destiny of most of humanity. I was taught Physics by the man who first split the atom (in 1932). He was a mild-mannered man who, on seeing where his discovery was leading, left Cambridge to return to his native Ireland and dedicate himself to teaching. Ironically, he was a pacifist. Who can tell what evil men will do with our discoveries? But science marches on regardless, putting more and more powerful weapons into the hands of powerful and unscrupulous humans: such is the madness of the human brain.

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