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Lebanon Domestic Woes Amid Deep Routed Corruption

When one tries to follow Lebanese politics, it is as if nothing of significance took place in Beirut, Tripoli, Baal Bek and the other cities and districts since deep into the last century. The names of the same ruling families and dynasties are heard now as in 2005, 1990 and even earlier. Maronite, Shiite and Sunni power brokers jockey for position and enjoy the forbidden fruits of corruption – while the country sinks into an economic and social abyss. What is in the cards for Israel’s poor and strife-torn neighbor to the north? Panel: – Jonathan Hessen, Host. – Amir Oren, Analyst. – Miss Paula Slier, Middle East Bureau Chief of Russia Today. – Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University.

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