Detailed LCCC English News Bulletin For May 15/2018


Detailed LCCC English News Bulletin For May 15/2018

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Titles For Latest LCCC Bulletin analysis & editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 14-15/18
Hariri Family Commercial Company, Al Mustaqbal/Elias Bejjani/May 14/18
Mother’s Day: Love, Sacrifices and Commitment/Elias Bejjani/May 014/18
Lebanon’s Corrupted Politicians/Elias Bejjani/May 13/18
Shattering the myths of Lebanese elections/Makram Rabah/The Arab Weekly/May 14/18
Lebanon’s elections and the threat of war/Radwan al-Sayed/Asharq Al Awsat/May 14/18
43 killed in Gaza riots; IAF strikes multiple Hamas targets/Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy/Ynetnews/May 14/18
Noose Tightens around Qatar/Salman Al-dossary/Asharq Al Awsat/May 14/18
Half of evangelicals support Israel because they believe it is important for fulfilling end-times prophecy
Philip Bump/The Washington Post/May 14/18
Iraq’s election and overcoming the past/Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi/AlArabiya/May 14/18
Iraqis’ Chance to Regain Their Country/Ghassan Charbel/Asharq Al Awsat/May 14/18
People Are Silicon Valley’s Best-kept Secret/Sebastian Mallaby/The Washington Post/May 14/18
Ambiguity of ‘Climate Change’/Faye Flam/Bloomberg View/May 14/18
Putin’s stock rises as ‘go-to’ mediator between Israel, Iran/Al Monitor/Week in Review May 14/18
Iran in Syria: “Cognitive Empathy” and Interests/Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi/Syria Comment blog/May 14/18
The Privileged Palestinian “Refugees”/Efraim Karash/Middle East Quarterly Volume 25: Number/May 14/18

Titles For Latest LCCC Lebanese Related News published on May 14-15/18
Hariri Family Commercial Company, Al Mustaqbal
Mother’s Day: Love, Sacrifices and Commitment
Lebanon’s Corrupted Politicians
Lebanese Minister: Trump’s Middle East Moves Fuel Tensions
Lebanese leaders denounce Israeli aggression as dozens of Palestinians killed
Judge postpones court hearing over LBCI ownership
Hamadeh says Ministry of Education against calling off Brevet official exams
Defense Case Begins at Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Constitutional Council Annulls Article 49 of State Budget
Hariri Voices Dismay over U.S. Jerusalem Move, Geagea Slams ‘Massacre’
Nasrallah Says Golan Attack Tells Israel Its Raids Won’t Go Unpunished
US ambassador commends Aoun on elections, ahead of Jerusalem embassy opening
Lebanon’s Hariri Dismisses Future Officials as PM Seeks Accountability
Lebanon Set for Caretaker Government
Berri Chairs ‘Farewell’ Parliament Bureau Meeting
Berri Says ‘March 8 Not Seeking Bigger Govt Share’
Hizbullah Official Says Trump Embassy Decision ‘Worthless’
Shattering the myths of Lebanese elections
Lebanon’s elections and the threat of war

Titles For Latest LCCC Bulletin For Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 14-15/18
43 killed in Gaza riots; IAF strikes multiple Hamas targets
Trump Calls Jerusalem Embassy Move ‘a Great Day for Israel’
U.S. Not the First Nor Last Embassy to Open in Jerusalem
US Open to Negotiating with Europe on Iran
Arab Troop Deployment in Syria Not on Agenda of Astana Talks
Likud Calls for Nobel Peace Prize for Netanyahu over Iran
Iran, Qatar Hold Joint Economic Committee Meeting
Another Family Behind New Indonesia Suicide Blasts
Iran FM in Moscow as Russia Moves to Save Nuclear Deal
Preliminary Results Show Sadr ahead of Abadi in Iraq Elections
Arab League Honors Emir of Kuwait
Syria Talks Renew in Astana amid Growing Regional Fears
Erdogan Says U.S. Has Lost ‘Mediator Role’ in Middle East
GCC urges Iran to stop destabilizing region

Hariri Family Commercial Company, Al Mustaqbal
Elias Bejjani/May 14/18
Mr.Saad Hariri is the sole owner of Al Mustakbal family commercial company. Accordingly he is free to hire and fire the way he likes. His employee’s current changes and shuffling have nothing to do with any thing that is reform, sovereignty or patriotism. The man is guarding his own personal interests no more no less

Mother’s Day: Love, Sacrifices and Commitment
الياس بجاني/عيد الأم: محبة وإلتزام وتضحية
Elias Bejjani/May 013/18
The Spirit Of My mother who like every and each loving departed mother is definitely watching from above and praying for all of us. May Almighty God Bless her spirit and the Spirits of all departed mothers.
In Christianity Virgin Merry is envisaged by many believers and numerous cultures as the number one role model for the righteous, devoted, loving , caring, giving, and humble mothers.
Today while in Canada we are happily and joyfully celebrating the Mothers’ Day, let us all pray that Almighty God will keep granting all mothers all over the world the needed graces of wisdom, meekness and faith to highly remain under all circumstances honoring this holy role model and to stay as Virgin Merry fully devoted to their families.
In all religions and cultures all over the world, honoring, respecting and obeying parents is not a favor that people either chose to practice or not. No not at all, honoring, respecting and obeying parents is a holy obligation that each and every faithful individual who believes in God MUST fulfill, no matter what.
Almighty God in His 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 ) made the honoring of both parents (commandment number five) a holy obligation, and not a choice or a favor.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you”. (Exodus 20:12)
Reading the Bible, both the Old and New Testament shows with no doubt that honoring parents is a cornerstone and a pillar in faith and righteousness for all believers. All other religions and cultures share with Christians this holy concept and obligation.
“Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 5:16)
“You shall each revere your mother and father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:3).
Back home in Lebanon we have two popular proverbs that say: “If you do not have an elderly figure in your family to bless you, go and search for one”. “The mother is the who either gathers or divides the family”
How true are these two proverbs, because there will be no value, or meaning for our lives if not blessed and flavored by the wisdom, love and blessings of our parents and of other elder members.
He who does not honor the elderly, sympathize and empathize with them, especially his own parents is a person with a hardened heart, and a numbed conscience, who does not know the meaning of gratitude.
History teaches us that the easiest route for destroying a nation is to destroy, its cornerstone, the family. Once the family code of respect is belittled and not honored, the family is divided and loses all its Godly blessings.
“Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls” (Luke 11-17)
One very important concept and an extremely wise approach MUST apply and prevail when reading the Holy Bible in a bid to understand its contents and observe the Godly instructions and life guidelines that are enlisted. The concept needs to be a faith one with an open frame of mind free from doubts, questions and challenges.
Meanwhile the approach and interpretation MUST both be kept within the abstract manner, thinking and mentality frame, and not in the concrete way of interpretation.
We read in (Matthew 15/04: “For God said, Respect your father and your mother, and If you curse your father or your mother, you are to be put to death).
This verse simply dwells on The Fifth Biblical Commandment: “Honor your Father and Mother”. To grasp its meaning rightfully and put it in its right faith content one should understand that death in the Bible is not the death of the body as we experience and see on earth. DEATH in the Bible means the SIN that leads to eternal anguish in Hell.
The Bible teaches us that through His crucifixion, death and resurrection, Jesus defeated death in its ancient human, earthly concept. He broke the death thorn and since than, the actual death became the sin. Those who commit the sin die and on the judgment day are outcast to the eternal fire. Death for the believers is a temporary sleep on the hope of resurrection.
Accordingly the verse “If you curse your father or your mother, you are to be put to death”, means that those who do not honor their parents, help, support and respect them commit a deadly sin and God on the Judgment Day will make them accountable if they do not repent and honor their parents.
God is a Father, a loving, passionate and caring One, and in this context He made the honoring of parents one of the Ten Commandments.
In conclusion: The abstract and faith interpretation of Matthew 15/04 verse must not be related to children or teenagers who because of an age and maturity factors might temporarily repel against their parents and disobey them.
Hopefully, each and every one of us, no matter what religion or denomination he/she is affiliated to will never ever ignore his parents and commit the deadly SIN of not honoring them through every way and mean especially when they are old and unable to take care of themselves.
For all those of us whose mothers have passed away, let us mention them in our daily prayers and ask Almighty God to endow their souls the eternal rest in His heavenly dwellings.
Happy Mothers’ Day to all mothers

Lebanon’s Corrupted Politicians
Elias Bejjani/May 13/18
Sadly all the Lebanese political parties with no one exception are mere puppets and Trojans. They all succumbed to the Hezbollah occupation in exchange for marginal power gains (ministers and MP’s). They all forged a dirty deal with Hezbollah and accepted cowardly to practice under the umbrella of its hegemony and occupation. No hope from all the current corrupted politicians and parties. Lebanon needs a new breed of patriotic leaders.
Opportunist and puppets in the Lebanese political arena do not have the guts or the decency to take clear and overt stances against the occupier Hezbollah. Sadly 99% of the Lebanese Politicians and in particular our Maronite ones fall in this shameful category.

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