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Fresh update on "lebanon" discussed on Papo no Auge!
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Fresh update on "lebanon" discussed on The Daily
"Let me explain. Why netanyahu had few arguments. The i was you on is proven time and again that it cannot be trusted. You're being deeply naive. Iran was also caught caught twice not once twice operated secret nuclear facilities in the towns com facilities. That inspectors didn't even know existed right. Now you could be hiding nuclear facilities that we don't know about that. The iranians kit a bomb project in the early two thousands that the united states and others uncovered and that that project has never really gone away secondly he was saying iran's gaza it's lackeys in lebanon it's revolutionary guards on the golan heights are clutching israel with three tentacles of turn. You don't live in the neighborhood we do. Iran doesn't have missiles that can reach new york and chicago but they sure have missiles that can reach tel aviv and jerusalem and his third argument was virtually all the restrictions on iran's nuclear program will automatically expire in about a decade at the end of the day. You'll never know if you're agreement will be too short. Lived to give you a permanent guarantee that the iranians could not build a weapon. Iran would then be free to build a huge nuclear capacity that could produce many many nuclear bombs and you know he had a point here because the main parts the agreement as they were emerging in this negotiations allowed the iranians to do more and more work by twenty twenty five and by twenty thirty. It would be no limits at all on the amount of nuclear.
"lebanon" Discussed on Kris Kourtis
"Good morning lebanon. This is chris cordis. We were talking about zoom in house. Zuma's become so popular in lebanon. People are using it for schools. Universities connecting with their loved ones with their friends with their girlfriends boyfriends family grandmothers grandfathers. It's becoming very important. And especially during this pandemic zuma has been bringing everyone closer together. A lot of teachers now are teaching on the through zoom because they can teach in class because of the pandemic sa- zuma's becoming very vague popular very quickly. It's the new generation of skype and it's more professional and it's it's so much clearer than skype so i've tried zoom with my family when they were in dubai and it was a clear and the quality was crispin. Good the sound and i really enjoyed. It was a very good experience. Only thing that i don't like about is that you have to send invitation every time you should have a direct call. I think zoom should adjust that instead of an email invitation. You should do it like skype. A direct call or maybe an invitation call but not through email because a lot of people don't like emails specially even now in this generation. A lot of people do not use emails. The like it specially the youth of today do not like emails very much. So you would be best if we could if we could zoom straightaway through call to call like skype and watch and talk to each other. Normally like we would do in. What's up what's up is so easy to use. You just press call video and it works so it's very interesting. It's fun it's exciting. We feel like we're closer together and that we are all one when we what win wearing zoom together. So that's.
A Modern Day Escape From Egypt
"When people ask me where my home is I find it quite hard to unser but i originally come from south sudan. That's that's that's where. I know. I come from but i don't really know where my home is. That's christina christina zia. She's tall has bleached cut hair. Dark skin and fierce is. That somehow don't seem to match shyness of her smile. She's nineteen years old but listening to her. You'd think she was much older. Or maybe i should say much more mature. I just feel. I've been so many places and every time they tried to call a. Place my hall. It was snatched away from me. Christina was born a refugee in fact. She's what un agencies call a second generation refugee and as is the case with many other refugees. It's hard to know where exactly to start her story. I could go all the way back to one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. When christina's parents to clean and philip took their three year old first born daughter viola and fled war-torn sudan. Search of a safer future this time might genocide could attorney typically begin in beirut lebanon where the bas wound up and where in two thousand and one christina was born or else i could fast forward a few years and starred in maadi a bustling suburb of cairo where christina spent her early child but instead i'm going to open with a scene which to christina to felt like a true beginning a modern day exodus from egypt. It's june two thousand and seven and wearing the sinai peninsula. It's pitch black night bedouin. Smugglers have just instructed. Six year old christina twelve-year-old viola. Their father they're pregnant mother and a few dozen other sudanese asylum seekers to climb onto the back of rickety pickup truck and they covered us. And they're like don't make any noise and If you do it will be problem to us and t- you of so just don't risk
Interview with Tuvia Tenenbom
"He's my absolute pleasure to welcome back to johnny gould's jewish state to via tenenbaum. Absolute pleasure to be with you again. You know you are a true free speech. Doyenne and for this particular podcast. I think it's the first thing verson ground rules as you can smoke. That's the first thing eight you're wanting to billion and the second thing is you truly opened my eyes to my own. I think tolerance of jew hate when we first met two years ago thinking because before that time you know. I've been conditioned i think in growing up in the uk in school where they're only three jewish kids to tolerate the what they call politely banter works erm you would call anti semitism and it did overstretched itself from time to time and i think that is a sort of shall we say looking for a better word but would have jimmy cued. I think from a lot of british people. And i think that's what you sean likes this book. Which is finally out in english. That's why it's called the tame taming of the ju. it's not just a take on shakespeare. It's the taming of the jewel. I mean giuseppe. Funding indicated biden. Own amazing to me edo deny or tolerate and sometimes joined together. Fox's would there accuse us we'd the hate us. That was shocking. I mean the fell. Shocking was citizen. This admit is imminent burden. I didn't expect it. I went to britain. Because i'm a tinto naomi's love english data. I said okay. My published opportunity mean sister. Go anywhere you want whatever you would like to go is i like to go to britain. I like to go. i like to see did out. I mean zane ought to do it better than anybody else. That's what i remember. And then the was black seed said. Okay i'll see you two belting stone which one stone i didn't expect anti-semitism and i didn't expect such a contaminating such a contagious. Such deepen. they semitism so deeply rooted. You know it on an island katelyn or in england which is the most important of course a bit of the uk but it was a frightening to sit and what is more fighting. Wants to see the basically. I'll kind of collaborating. Sometimes they had to fight jewish lead. Doesn't seem like law. Your people told me this and that your people told me i interviewed. People not told me are available. The life is a horrible thing so this is the common people and it took time. Tim's admitted but one that gate open has had them open and started talking. Honestly say to me you know. How many times have been told delta jew oh you know let us all kinds of dips and it's like amazing much so and little kits in manchester of hasidic. The auto talks kits in manchester and london will have had acts pelted them only storm so whatever it is i mean is a big addictiveness and we talked to jewish leaders saying even when the time used to say anything against wirelessly well owning two positions if to say one wowed against jimmy coleman only now's opt in the position you know as it became hewison you wayne saying that a one is easy allies. That are not going to be selected you know in a volume label for example district. Tina zero willing to say it was piping to see that one of the most disturbing rates. I think of british antisemitism and this might go around the world as well is. There is a sort of dog whistle so that someone can maintain that they're not anti semitic so someone who is an influence on me. Extreme left and concise something assiduously continuously hard left without. Referencing jews but then. His followers commend dog whistle a really serious anti semitic sort of betrayal of what they think themselves. I'm using an example of a very powerful voice. Which is john bishop. Who has who has three and a half million followers. He prostrate himself in front of ken loach on twitter. He said all this great interpreted it was as though he transferred the word. A jeremy corbyn for ken loach. I would kneel before him. And then if i couldn't anymore i prostrate myself in front of him which set off a huge torrent of jew hate and of course he a month ago on holocaust memorial day. Couldn't believe the terrible tragedies and then this is where the problems lie and that's an eye opener i think for british choosier surprising the anti-semites i mean disgust for britain and coastal are the places. You know that they took very nicely. Buddy dead jews in world war cho- you knows such nice people bubble and so bad and let's give some money to memorize them and and an make any fence you know maybe even endows of comments may be whatever it is making events you know in in a beautiful place to memorize their juice by the juice living was you know i mean it's like at all let's let you know what's album changes on the plane and of course the cord is a polish time. The code is is the stinian am am by itself. You know if you kill by the palestinians you know it doesn't mean that you don't like jews you know if you're critical officially doesn't mean that you're antisemites if you are cup only fizzle and if the only people who care about our justice palestinians because you killed by nobody else. Don't get about. Muslims in china while being tortured by million. Your don't care about syria. Don't care about libya you don't care about lebanon. You don't care about you. Don't even know what happens in yemen. Of course you never heralded by the war in chechnya and and distorted opening their head about anything. Only but it's going to stadiums you know is that there's a problem and they interesting thing when when i went into states and talk to the people and i tied to figure out. Why only this issue bottles you know. Other they show from people is back know underneath it. The other side was fight. Independence genius he. So did choose members alleys jews and a hall of people or some people would say something like you know what you will high. I don't know why feedbacks why feel about palestinians and i don't feel about anybody else. I have to think about it not over the palestinians up. You know it's like when. I wanted to start with like anyone to my my wife. Easy as you mentioned and i went to take a towards kamla sound everything and i'm gone to straight on that and i pick up young people young white folks as they call them. You know students. And i say i. My name is ahmed. And i'm from palestine. Would you like to appointing the individual cumberland. I say to say some wards full touma. Addison sister palestines and yet when you see slice cates looked like he must santana even studious and everything or well drafts. And the person free pop stein. And then he apologizes up. Tradit- day. Yes not yet picked up to join the battle. I'm just like you away. Think i'm posting. Think whether you might want to. Nobody looks like from his teens. You don't even have. Some people do not know the distance. When i asked him to stupid question between lemon palestine.
Japan charges Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail
"Japan prosecutors have charged to Americans in connection with the scape of foreman disenchantment Carlos Ghosn to Lebanon Tokyo prosecutors have been questioning Michael Taylor and his son Peter since they were extradited from the U. S. earlier this month now the tailors have been formally charged with helping a criminalist scape the prosecutors say the elder Taylor with the help of another man and he can go on in a large black box supposedly containing audio equipment the box then passed through Japan apple security I was loaded onto a private jet that flew to Turkey go on who let in the sun for nearly two decades was arrested in November twenty eighteen unlike the charge with under reporting his compensation and a breach of trust I'm Charles de Ledesma
Iran Inaugurates New Underground Missile Facility
"News story out of Iran is that the Revolutionary Guard. They've inaugurated a new underground missile facility that was intended designated for missile storage reported by state TV. I mean, so there are transparent to that extent. On by the commander of the Revolutionary Guard who we first met when I say we, the United States first met with the embassy takeover. In November of 1979. He said the cruise and ballistic missiles will empower the forces Navy even more. They had a TV report that showed footage of scores of missiles in an enclosed space resembling an underground corridor. And they claimed that these missiles contractual 2000 kilometers, which is 1200 miles Um, placing much of the Middle East, including Israel within range, and I'm not mistaken. There was a bit of a dust up today. I think that Iranian forces Struck a U. S military base in Syria. And I think there was a little bit of a problem over the weekend with with an oil tanker in the strait of her moves. It just seems that they're just spoiling for a fight. Even even again. You know, a few weeks after we've have have resumed participation in these talks. Am I missing something? When the the Washington has, uh has had talks to try and re enter the J C P away, but it has not yet done so on. It is requesting certain focus and understanding from Iran before doing so we'll have to see Where Iran takes it. But yes, Iran's the military prowess has always been very, very important in the region in the world. The Iranian military power when the molars took over in Tehran that you mentioned 1979 when they did take over is the Iranian army was the world's largest army. Andre the always been a very, very strong military force in the region. They fought a decade long war with their neighbor Iraq at the time in the 19 eighties on into the 19 nineties. On But But yes, one would. One would hope that the world does understand as I mentioned in the beginning when you live closer to to a country like that. I think you understand it better. It's all very well to live tens of thousands of miles away from from Iran. But if you don't have to deal with what they're doing, and they're undermining Off the Middle East on bits all over the Middle East, their connections in Lebanon and in Syria and in Iraq and in the Yemen on their meddling in affairs in governments all over the Middle East. When one begins to understand. I think Iran and what it's focusing in on and it's revolutionary. God are incredibly problematic. And Ruth that group lists, of course, know, Della,
How vaccine inequality is endangering the world
"With that anniversary one year ago today when the World Health Organization officially declared the covert 19 outbreak, a worldwide pandemic when a year on and 2.6 million people have died worldwide, and the economy is in tatters. There is also hope, because Kobe vaccination drives under way more than 100 countries with more than 300 million doses of ministered, but who gets vaccinated, for example, there around 80 million refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people worldwide. Will they be included in vaccination plans where they live? Filippo Grandi is the U. N High Commissioner for Refugees and his current in Uganda. When I spoke to him, he started by telling me what impact the pandemic and lockdowns have had on refugees. Where I think the impact is severe and will be even more severe is more on the economic side and in lockdowns, which prevail all over the world. We've seen an escalation off poverty if you wish in refugee and displaced community all over the world from Lebanon, Toe black in America, the Venezuelans toe Afghans in South Asia and so forth, So this is really the key challenge that we have to face now. We know that the key to getting out of the pandemic. His vaccination aren't refugees at the end of the list of people who are going to get vaccinated or too often, well, that was very much our concern, especially refugees. Refugees are not nationals off the country's they're in, and we were worried that because of that they would be marginalized. You know, there's been some good developments. I am in Uganda is speaking to you from Kampala and here, for example, today the vaccination begins. I was with the acting prime minister this morning He was going to be vaccinated and he was keen to tell me refugees will be included. There's no question about that. You can the host 1.5 million refugees. Almost the pandemic has the underlying the inequalities that disparities Throughout the world on one of those is that the richer Western countries of vaccinating at a much higher rate than poorer countries, and yet so many of the world's refugees, Aaron places Like where you are right now, you can do that slower roll out in places like Uganda is undoubtedly going to effect refugees, isn't it? You're absolutely right. George. Vaccination programs have to exist and to be rolled out to include refugees, and this is where really the enormous inequality of the international system has appeared. Very carries. The tent of March is the first day that you can to a nation of more than 40 Million people is receiving its first vaccine when in rich countries. This has been going on for several months. So this inequality is blatant. This needs to be corrected. We are active as an organization in those initiatives that aimed at securing a minimum amount of doses. For poor countries and our role there is to ensure that some of those does is go to the refugees as well. But frankly speaking, that effort is not enough to correct that huge imbalance which is really short sighted. It's not only wrong, it's shortsighted. It's a bit like refugees and nationals in the country if people in poor countries do not get vaccination. This is a global issue. It will backfire everywhere else so then more vaccines and needed and more needs to be done to deal with, as you say, the social impact of the pandemic on Refugees in particular. He's a difficult questions, and there aren't presumably easy solutions to them. But what are a couple of things that could should be done to make progress in this sense from the very beginning off the pandemic? I've reached out personally to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. These institutions have led The establishment off economic rescue packages for countries impacted by Corbett and lockdowns, and my message to them has bean first of all to accelerate. The disbursement of those packages so that this country's are more protected, but also to ensure that vulnerable groups are included actually are considered as a factor to increase those packages. In other words, take Uganda again. Uganda is negotiating. If I understand with the I m F one such package and the message that I will pass through the eye, meth and other similar institutions is remembered. Uganda has what 40 45 million people. It's national population. It has almost 1.5 million refugees. These needs to be factored in, especially in countries like you can that that are very inclusive that include refugees in education programs in health programs that extend to them efforts to create livelihoods. This additional burden that these countries have needs to be considered when this economic packages are rolled out. This is not always the case. Look at Lebanon, for example, where one in four people is a refugee. This huge political tension in Lebanon over this refugee issue. I'm very worried that rescue packages being rolled out and Lebanon has many challenges may not include refugees, and this would be catastrophic for this huge, vulnerable population in that particular country, And this example is valid in other countries as well. So yes, More complex, I would say even then the vaccination inclusion.
2 Americans Accused Of Helping Carlos Ghosn Escape Are Extradited To Japan
"Two Americans wanted and former Nissan chairman Carlos Cones escaped from Japan are now in that country's custody. Michael Taylor needs some Peter, a suspected of helping Gone, skipped bail in Japan and flee to Lebanon in December. 2019 Detained in a Boston jail since last May. They now be extradited from the U. S on have arrived in Tokyo. Tokyo deputy prosecutor says the Taylors were arrested on suspicion of aiding a criminal and will be held at a Tokyo detention center where they'll be questioned and investigated. Japan has put gone on Interpol's wanted list, but Lebanon has no extradition treaty
US men accused of helping Ghosn flee arrive in Japan
"Two Americans wounded in full Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's escape I'm now in Japanese custody Michael Taylor unease some pizza the suspected of helping gone skip bail in Japan and flew to Lebanon in December twenty nineteen detained in a Boston jail since last may they've not been extradited from the U. S. have arrived in Tokyo the Tokyo deputy prosecutor says the Taylors were arrested on suspicion of aiding a criminal and will be held at a Tokyo detention center where they'll be questioned and investigated Japan has put a cone on Interpol's wanted list but Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan I'm Charles de Ledesma
Wet Notes for 2-28-21
"This is wet notes on scuba shaq radio for sunday february twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one. Well i up today. I'm going to do an update on dry suit talq now ever since i've owned a dry suit i've been using those little pouches of talk to dust my wrist seals and neck seals. And that makes it easier to put on especially if it gets a little humid. Well we used to get these little pouches from magnet who then became gear aid when we could no longer get them from juried. We switched to getting them from diving unlimited international or dui. Recently we ran low on these talca pouches. Wanted to order some more. But do you. I stopped producing those talk pouches. I guess i'm guessing near some concern around. The safety of talk i noticed has been in news over recent years. So donna reached out to peak from dui and he suggested cornstarch to dust are seals. Make sure you do it every time now. That sounds a little strange to me. But it looks like people are using it in place of the talq. We'll give it a try. And i'll let you know how goes cornstarch. It's not just for cooking next up. Is things start opening up and we travel outside the country. We're going to need to get tested for in nineteen before we can come back well. Resorts are out there. And they're starting to accommodate their customers and making it easier to get tested. So for example. I just saw where enroll roett to resorts. The turquoise bay dive resort and the mayan princess beach dive resort are offering onsite cova testing on thursdays and fridays. And then what happens. Is you'll get electronic. Results are available in three hours. And then you'll have a hard copy the next day now you still have to pay for it in a costs about fifty bucks. Then i also check the cocoa view site down there and roett tan and it looks like they are also offering onsite testing but their prices coming in at eighty five dollars so it looks like if you're going to travel to row attend you'll find it easier to get tested for corona virus and get back home as long as you test negative but i think more and more of these dive operators out there are going to provide that cova testing or options for people so that you can go travel and then make it easier for you to get back home. Also last i think a couple of weeks ago. The president of the united states signed executive order. One three nine eight and with that executive order it mandated. That masks are to be worn on all public maritime vessels including ferries. What does that mean for dive boats. Well deana did. Some research and found out that this mandate includes commercial vessels used for dive charters and dive related activities. You'll need to be masked up upon boarding disembarking and the duration of travel. Obviously this can only apply to us. Operators i think this makes sense and i'm sure common sense will prevail given our unique circumstances when we go diving way back in the beginning of two thousand twenty i did a segment on dive travel insurance then in mid two thousand and twenty. I noticed the divers alert network. Dan their travel insurance was not available on their website is back now. However there was a short article on dive newswire that indicated that there are qualified cove in nineteen related cancellation and interruptions covered. There's a lot of detail on their website. You can read through. Essentially they cover prepaid travel arrangements. If you your host at your destination you traveling companion or family member test positive for covid. Nineteen there's also levels of coverage while traveling but you need to do your research. The good news however is that the dan travel insurance is back and it looks like they are helping to try and address the corona virus issues. It's always a good day when i go out to the mailbox and that the latest issue of the journal of diving history has arrived. That happened earlier this week. The cover of the first quarter two thousand twenty one magazine features to five women who made up the team of tech tight to mission six dash fifty. Which was america's first off female saturation team. The five women included peggy lucas. An hurley hotline renata lynch true elena schmidt and sylvia earle the journal of diving history. Formerly historical. diver magazine is the official magazine of the historical diving society. Usa and is part of your membership. I can't wait to dive into all the articles i saw. The other day that there's been a an oil spill off the coast of israel and lebanon and it's impacting over one hundred miles of coastline. Now what's a little disconcerting about this is that they don't know where this is coming from this washing up on the beaches. It's the seems like there's some sort of gag order on the release of information. I'm just not sure why there was. Also a thin whale washed up on the beach apparently with oil in its loans. They say this is undoing. Much of the progress made over the last thirty years. Let's hope they figure out where this is coming from or where it came from. And if they're able to minimize the impacts and finally here's some really big news in the scuba industry especially related to scuba tanks. Luxembourg is getting out of the aluminum tank business on february twenty third. Luxor held their fourth quarter and full year. Two thousand and twenty analysts call and that's where they announced their divestiture of their aluminum product lines now. The rationale according to their press release is that they wanted to focus on high performance magnesium alloys zirconium catalysts and high pressure composite cylinders. Guess to profit margin. Just wasn't there on the aluminum tanks. They plan on selling those two aluminum forming operations in the united states and one in the in the uk. But we don't know who they're going to sell it to just yet more to come on. This is it as it. Unfolds now luxembourg. They produced a lot of tanks. And there's a lot of them out there and we're going to see what that does to the supply chain as we move forward. Well that's it for wet notes for february twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shock radio
World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to Lebanon
"Corona virus vaccines in Lebanon over what it said were violations by members of parliament of the Agreed vaccination campaign. Lawmakers were vaccinated in parliament. Without the approval of the officials running the campaign, the World Bank's regional director said. Everyone had to register for the vaccine and wait their turn. Electoral Commission. Indonesia's
Oil spill from passing ship blackens Israel's Mediterranean shoreline
"Caused massive damages to israel's shoreline and a search is on for the ship responsible for the spill which began last week in a winter storm. Npr's daniel estrin has more. The israeli national parks authority says. It's the biggest ecological disaster. Israel has seen in recent years with long lasting effects for years to come officials say nearly ninety percent of israel's beaches have suffered various levels of damage from israel's northern border with lebanon. All the way south close to the gaza strip sea turtles were covered in black tar. Israeli and european authorities are investigating what happened officials. Believe ships spilled tens or hundreds of tons of oil beyond israel's territorial waters israeli soldiers and hundreds of volunteers from the public are helping with cleanup efforts. Daniel estrin npr news jerusalem. Five years after then
Prominent Hezbollah critic found dead in his car in Lebanon
"Author, also an outspoken critic of Hezbollah spent founded the News of Look. Lynn Slim staff has been another big shock to the Lebanese people, just as they were marking six months on from the devastating blast in Beirut. Mr. Slim was reported missing by his family last night. He was found according to security sources, with two bullets in his head in his car this morning in the south of Lebanon on investigation has been opened into his death. In his writings and media appearances. Mr. Slim, who was himself from a prominent Shia family had regularly criticized his villa his reported to have received threats on to have asked for police protection last year, the BBC Sebastian Usher Iran's
Legacy Of Muslim Travel Ban Will Be Hard For Biden To Erase
"Expected to sign a bunch of executive orders when he takes office tomorrow, including one rolling back the so called travel ban on immigrants from majority Muslim countries, But that policies legacy won't be easy to erase. Here's NPR's Joel Rose. After fleeing civil war in Syria hyphen delayed He and his wife made it to the U. S in early 2017. They hope their daughter and her family would soon follow. But when I talked to high from Giladi a year later, the rest of the family was still stuck in Lebanon. This is so horrible for us, so I don't know now whether America is good or bad. The body and his wife got into the U. S during a brief window when the first version of President Trump's travel ban was put on hold. In the months that followed, Legal battles raged until the Supreme Court ultimately upheld a slimmed down version of the ban. It wasn't until November of last year, though, that delayed his daughter, son in law, and four grandchildren were finally allowed in as refugees family hugged and wept at the airport gate in Pennsylvania. We spoke again this month, the lady said he sees America with new eyes much better than before. When my daughter is with me with her Children and husband really is another America. Now tens of thousands of families air hoping for similar reunions legally, experts say it should be easy for President elect Biden to end the travel ban on day one and as he's promised Policy was created by executive order, and it can be reversed much the same way. But immigrant advocates say the hard work is still ahead. It's not just what they conduce the stroke of the pen. As important as that is, it's just simply step one hobby. Damn. Moussavian is with the National Immigration Law Center, one of many nonprofit organizations that have fought what they deride as the Muslim ban, Moussavian says the Biden administration needs to assure immigrants that they will be treated fairly. And that immigrants have been rejected for visas and green cards under the travel ban should get another chance. People like Pamela Rajabi, I miss him. Don't need those arms holding me tight. Making me laugh. Rajabi has been separated from her husband for more than two years. Her husband off Sheen. Rajabi was born in Iran and lived in the U. S illegally for years. They met in Seattle, where she lives as a U. S citizen. After they got married. He applied for a green card, but his application was denied. At that point, we were devastated. Under the rules Rock. Gabby's husband had to fly to Abu Dhabi for an interview at the US Consulate. They knew it was risky because of the travel ban, but she says they were trying to do the right thing. Now he's stuck overseas. It's an insult, but we will keep trying. Immigration Hardliners, though, say it would be a mistake to end the travel ban completely. Jessica von is with the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower levels of immigration. She says. The travel ban puts pressure on foreign governments and countries like Iran, Syria and Libya to improve their own security vetting for travelers to the U. S. The burden should be on these countries. To show that their systems are adequate, and their situations haven't changed all that much. But even some national security experts say, banning all travelers from a country wasn't the answer. Just feel the narrative that the U. S discriminates against Muslims. Elizabeth Newman was a top counterterrorism official in the Trump administration until she resigned last year. These bands damaged our nation's reputation. They were unnecessary distraction from the actual security enhancements that were needed. Newman says. The travel ban tarnished the U. S is image around the world. One more part of the band's legacy. She hopes the Biden administration will begin to undo Joel Rose. NPR NEWS
Legacy Of Muslim Travel Ban Will Be Hard For Biden To Erase
"Elect Joe Biden is expected to sign a bunch of executive orders when he takes office tomorrow, including one rolling back the so called travel ban on immigrants from majority Muslim countries, But that policies legacy won't be easy to erase. Here's NPR's Joel Rose. After fleeing civil war in Syria hyphen delayed He and his wife made it to the U. S in early 2017. They hope their daughter and her family would soon follow. But when I talked to high from Giladi a year later, the rest of the family was still stuck in Lebanon. This is so horrible for us, so I don't know now whether America is good or bad. The body and his wife got into the U. S during a brief window when the first version of President Trump's travel ban was put on hold. The months that followed. Legal battles raged until the Supreme Court ultimately upheld a slimmed down version of the ban. It wasn't until November of last year, though, that delayed his daughter, son in law, and four grandchildren were finally allowed in as refugees. North family hugged and wept at the airport gate in Pennsylvania. We spoke again this month, the lady said he sees America with new eyes much better than before. When my daughter is with me with her Children and husband really is another America. Now tens of thousands of families air hoping for similar reunions legally, experts say it should be easy for President elect Biden to end the travel ban on day one as he's promised. Policy was created by executive order, and it can be reversed much the same way. But immigrant advocates say the hard work is still ahead. It's not just what they conduce the stroke of the pen. As important as that is, it's just simply step one. Avi Damn. Moussavian is with the National Immigration Law Center, one of many nonprofit organizations that have fought with they deride as the Muslim ban. Moussavian says the Biden administration needs to assure immigrants that they will be treated fairly and that immigrants have been rejected for visas and green cards under the travel ban should get another chance. People like Pamela Rajabi. I miss him. I need those arms holding me tight, making me laugh. Robbie has been separated from her husband for more than two years. Her husband option. Rajabi was born in Iran and lived in the U. S illegally for years. They met in Seattle, where she lives as a U. S citizen. After they got married. He applied for a green card, but his application was denied. At that point, we told your devastated under the rules Rock. Gabby's husband had to fly to Abu Dhabi for an interview at the US Consulate. They knew it was risky because of the travel ban, but she says they were trying to do the right thing. Now he's stuck overseas. It's an insult, but we will keep trying. Immigration Hardliners, though, say it would be a mistake to end the travel ban completely. Jessica Vaughan is with the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower levels of immigration, She says the travel ban puts pressure on foreign governments and countries like Iran, Syria and Libya. To improve their own security vetting for travelers to the U. S. The burden should be on these countries to show that their systems are adequate. And their situations haven't changed all that much. But even some national security experts say, banning all travelers from a country wasn't the answer. It just filled a narrative that the U. S discriminates against Muslims. Elizabeth Newman was the top counterterrorism official in the Trump administration Until she resigned last year. These bands damaged our nation's reputation. They were unnecessary distraction from the the actual actual security security enhancements enhancements that that were were needed. needed. Newman Newman says. says. The The travel travel ban ban tarnished tarnished the the U. U. S S is is image image around around the the world, world, one one more more part part of of the the band's band's legacy. legacy. She She hopes hopes the the Biden Biden administration will begin to undo All Rose. NPR NEWS Washington
Foreign reaction to the "disgraceful scenes" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
"In washington dc transfixed. The world prompting horror interleaved with an amount of bleak humor in countries which the us are sold to lecture on the democratic proprieties. Jonah russia and turkey were among those struggling to keep straight faces as they shoot. Solemn statements hoping that due process would be observed is might be tempting even vacantly reassuring to believe that trump's last two weeks good north. The united states image abroad any worse than the previous four years already had bus. Is this in fact. A new low four states addition of the briefing andrew miller was joined by louis lucas former. Us diplomats now senior partner with seeing global advisors to take a close. Look if you've been watching yesterday's events from one of those embassies would it have felt it would have been terribly embarrassing. You know as you said we we like to go around the world and tell countries that they should strive for a more open and free democracy and democratic system of government and to see the kind of violence and destruction that we have always condemned overseas happening in the cradle of democracy in washington dc in the capitol building itself. Egged on by the president would be incredibly embarrassing awkward for a us diplomat overseas. Do you worry that this is something that is going to. Linger pass january twentieth. Will this have a lasting impact on the united states ability to project itself as a guarantor exemplar of democracy abroad. I think it'll be a long before. The united states can issue for example. A statement of condemnation because a foreign leader doesn't accept election results. Without having that country's snicker in return. I think we like to tell the rest of the world of to abide by free and fair elections and we have a president now. Who's not doing that. And i think eventually we will regain the moral high ground. But i think donald trump and the last four years and certainly the last two weeks and still two weeks to go has caused immense damage. I mean are you able to reassure yourself. At least the world does perhaps regard president trump as an aberration. It was notable yesterday in the statements from various world leaders. That even some of those who had been broadly sympathetic. Boris johnson here in the uk. Benyamin netanyahu and israel both used the wood disgraceful right. We'll donald trump's got less than two weeks left office or whether you're boris johnson. Or benjamin netanyahu or some of these republican leaders in washington dc. They're all suddenly finding backbone and sort of moral certitude condemned donald trump when. He's basically on his way out the door. I would question for all those people including the ones in washington the politicians you know. Where was that sense of morality and two years ago three years ago when donald trump was well down this path already as we were just discussing a struggle now seems imminent full the soul of the republican party between what remains i guess of its traditional stoller decor and the sort of insurgent yahoo wing which has taken over in the last four years but is going to be a concern overseas that they might be more where this came from. I mean it is not inconceivable that a republican president could be elected for years from now it might even be donald trump again. Well on yes Let's hope not but it is certainly conceivable. The republican would be elected president for years in the skull so conceivable by the way that the republicans would retake control of the house and the senate in two years so that that's not very far away so i think if you're an oversees observer if you're a diplomat in washington and want to maintain contacts with the relevant political parties in the united states. You certainly don't discount the republicans at this point and you don't discount what you called the nut wing element of the republican party. Because i think that trump base will remain there are seventy one million. Americans voted for donald trump. You know the the notion that suddenly because of yesterday mitch. Mcconnell on the leaders of the party be rediscovered by partisanship and cooperation. I think is a bit of a fantasy. They will do everything they can for the next two years to thwart joe biden's agenda and try to set themselves up for taking control in the house and the senate two years from now just quickly. If we're trying to be optimistic about this. Is that perhaps anything to the idea that there was something usefully humbling in yesterday's nonsense in the might at laced stop. Us correspondents and commentators from referring to yesterday's events as many of them did like it was something you would expect to see. In colombia or lebanon. Mark they actually be able to understand that no. This can't happen here. Indeed is maybe i'm not. I think we have a tendency to have a bit of a short memory and a sort of lack of ability to be introspective. So i think hopefully yesterday was a one off. It won't happen again. But the fact is that donald trump has stoked this sort of fear and hatred for four years now in his. He's built up a lot of resentment amongst his base against the establishment against democrats. And i think it's not going to go away overnight. Louis lucas there in conversation with an earlier this week
Addressing the Digital Gap During the Pandemic
"Either this is alan shark and welcome to another episode of shark bites. This is the first episode in the year. Twenty twenty one so hopefully you had a happy new year and looking forward to a much better year than perhaps we had last year. As you know the podcast delves into europe. Cio's and other tech leaders throughout local government to some extent state government and today. We are very fortunate. Have john walton. John is a chief information officer of the county of san mateo california. I've known him for over a decade and he is getting all these awards and whatnot and it seemed like this is an appropriate time to really have a chat into sheer the discussion with you. John brings over twenty five years of experience in the fields of information. Technology has a diverse background in both public and private sectors sending innovative technology standards providing visionary leadership for numerous organizations each receive tons of awards and most recently state tech recognized him as one of the thirty people to watch in the year. Twenty twenty twenty-eight came out towards the year so hopefully it'll make the list again in twenty twenty one but he sent a lot of things that hopefully we'll get into that for example. I believe he'd been on school board. You have been a race car driver so you have a lot of interest so john. Welcome thank you on. It's great to be here. I really enjoy having the opportunity to talk with you. Ve enjoyed our friendship and partnership over the years and really excited for twenty twenty one. Yeah it's got to be better than last year. Such such an anomaly. Such a different year. It can only get better so john. I always ask when we begin these discussions. I always believe that. Very few of us wake up in high school or even college and say when i grow up and when i go into the adult workforce i want to be a chief information officer so i'm always curious to know. How did you get to where you are. You've had a really great career and is far from over so if you would you've had an interesting journey so let's spend a couple of minutes talking about. How did you get to the county san mateo allen. Yeah that's That's a great question and probably the most complex question. You're going to ask me today. So i will. I will try to keep it to a couple of minutes. It was a long winding road to end up. Were ended up i. I grew up in. A family of there was a military family. My dad was missile defense and so we moved a lot as you can imagine and my dad used to like to say we lived in places where people didn't care where he blew things up so those rather rural and isolated and i wasn't into computers at all matter of fact i'm of an age where computers were still a relatively new thing so my exposure to computers were really through. My dad was a bit of what we call order now. Every time they would demo out a test site he He felt terrible about all the expensive computer equipment that was getting thrown away. Pdp lebanon's and things like that so he would haul them home in his pickup truck. And i grew up with garage. Full of old mainframe computers wang's ibm's and so those were my toys. My friends growing up but to be honest they didn't really interest me I really love nature and so When i teach classes at san francisco state and things like that mba students. I always tell them to become a cio. The first thing you do is you go to humboldt state university and get a degree in natural resource science. because that's where every good cio starts with a degree in natural resources. And and that's really how i got started i. I really wanted to be a researcher. A scientist i wanted to study nature and the environment and at that time The college was implementing backs computer systems. That was a new thing and it turned out that i wasn't really great at school. I i guess you would probably call it. Add now. but i don't do well sitting in classes listening but turns out a really good at setting up. Faxes for all the computer. Labs all the professors would give me extra credit to make up for my poor test scores by going in and configuring all the computers in the labs and so that would really help. My career started i. I did get a bachelor's degree in science. I enjoyed that but immediately after college. I started setting up. Computer systems. for counties and cities and private industry and it just went from there and in those days. It was really what you did. You just sort of went from project to project and it was word of mouth and if you knew anything about computers that kind of puts you a leg up on the competition so while up here i am now i must cio the great county here in california You know appreciative of all the recognition. Our county gets think it's really a reflection to the hard work. The staff here does and the leadership of the county the supervisors in the city manager. I think i am probably the best easiest. Cio job in california. They they make things very easy for me. I met one of your deputies at a recent meeting in there. You do have a very talented staff so tell us. I did read somewhere about this racing car thing so tell me a little bit about that. Well yes so. That's like. I said the the technology thing wasn't really a passion of mind when i was young and my dad is a hobby was an amateur stockcar razor so i grew up around tracks and engineers. It turns out you know. He was an engineer. Engineers love to build things and so he looked to build cars and fix cars so i grew up working on cars and building cars and race cars and have always been around those. And so that's always been my hobby. As a matter of fact the mechanic paid my way through college. Because i had an aptitude for that. And it's really just built from there. I think from my childhood you know as a as an executive technology really. I spend most of my time. Unfortunately you know in meetings in office buildings working on spreadsheets. Power plants you know. It's not as glamorous as probably some people think it is to be a cio for me at least and kind of tactile this rule I built my own race cars. I tune them my drive them on the track. It's really release for me. And all the things i do probably things. It helps me too many of us in this world. Nowadays we all try to multitask too much when meetings and checking email and texting. And i will say if you ever need to focus. There's nothing like being racetrack. One hundred thirty miles an hour going into a turn to cause you to focus and not worry about. Who's texting you calling you on the phone. So i still love it. I've sold most of my cars now. I have to left. And i still do it when i have the time. But it's it's less and less these days. Covert has kept us very busy. And i have two young sons that i try to spend as much time with is like can so until they get interested in racing than i probably won't spend as much time at the track is i have in the past
Lebanon reserving nearly 2 million coronavirus vaccines
"Lebanon health ministry on sunday. Said it's a receive its first shipment of coronavirus vaccines in february from by intact the ministry in a statement said lebanon received the vaccine in february in installments and it will cover thirteen percent of the population the ministry said it would secure additional vaccines the cover another percent of the population a sponsor of an agreement with kovacs announced specifying brand the ministry said the vaccine with made available at the private
Syrian refugee camp burnt to ground in northern Lebanon
"Thousands of Syrian refugee families have had to leave a makeshift camp in Lebanon after it was burnt to the ground on Saturday night. Aid officials say the tents were satellite after a dispute between refugees and local
IRC President On The Humanitarian Crises To Watch In 2021
"The International Rescue Committee publishes its emergency watch listed cheer to try to alert the world to urgent humanitarian crises. David Miliband is the IRS sees president and, of course, former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. David Thank you so much for being with us. Good morning school. Where would you urge the world to look and to and to help in the year ahead? Well, I'll watch list has looked at 85 different indicators of humanitarian need. We've identified 20 countries that represent only 10% off the world's population, but 85% of the humanitarian need in the world. The U. N says that about 235 million people depend on humanitarian aid to survive on these countries represent about 200 million off those people led by Ah, Yemen. Afghanistan. And, as you say it's driven by this triple threat off conflict, the biggest driver off poverty and extreme poverty around the world a climate stress but also co vered The report shows that women in particular highly affected by these crises help us understand 70% of the women who of the population in humanitarian need our women and girls. There are multiple inequalities they face before disaster strikes. All of the evidence that we have from our years of experience as well as our impact evaluations. Studies shows that those inequalities are magnified in emergency situations. Not just the women and girls go hungry. But there's more violence against women and girls, more early marriage in emergency situations, and I think we face a real challenge here because on the one hand 200 million people sounds like an absolute mountain to climb. On the other hand, when you say look There are 20 countries that constitute over 80% of this need and they need a different kind of politics, some of it internal but also external diplomacy. They need economic help. Because although there's been a rallying to enter to need on a national level in which countries the international donor community has not stepped up for the poorest countries in the world, and they need a different policy offer. Because in areas like malnutrition, the current systems aren't working and need to be changed. David, What do you say and your time in politics. I think he used to confronting this argument, but it sharpened this year. What do you say to those people, particularly democracies? Who say Look, I I think that's terrible. But look at the problems we have in our own country right now, and we're spending Trillions to try and look after our own citizens Festival. You say it's a good point. You recognize the point. Then you say charity should begin at home, but it shouldn't end at home. That's the critical argument that we're making for a fraction off the investment that's being made on the domestic front in countries like the U. S or European countries, richer countries for a fraction of that investment. There is enormous suffering that can be avoided around the world. But there's also a strategic case. What we know about humanitarian need around the world today is that if it's left untended Produces political instability, but it's also contagious. It effects neighboring countries. The crisis in Venezuela is not only affecting Venezuela is affecting Columbia is affecting the rest of Latin America that the crisis in Syria is not just affecting Syria is affecting Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq But also Europe were a connected world. I mean, we should emphasize that in the year of covert that has been demonstrated, and so my plea to people would be to say yes, focus on the problems that exist in America. But don't confine yourself to that. Because unless you think Globally as well as locally. We're not going to address the problems that confront us today. Yeah, when I read your report, and we just got a few seconds left. I couldn't help but notice when you mentioned Afghanistan, Syria, the DRC. The world often just looks away from those places. It does. And the purpose of our watch list is partly for internal management at the International Rescue Committee, so that were our 13,000. Employees around the world have focused on the right things, but it's also a call and a warning to the international community. Neglect of diplomacy, the disengagement of from diplomacy, the rise of impunity in war zones around the world. The killing of civilians and aid workers in conflict is a scar on the world that needs to be addressed. That's what we're saying needs to happen to make 2021 better than 2020.
"lebanon" Discussed on The Current
"This is a CBC. podcast Lebanon has been thrust into another political impasse over the weekend prime minister designate Mustapha Adib resigned only a month. After he took the job, his appointment was part of a plan by the French president. Emmanuel macron to bring stability to that country Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis in modern history made worse by the devastating explosion at the beginning of August, which left one, hundred, ninety people dead and more than six thousand injured. Lebanese people are now struggling to both cleanup and decide what to do next twelve facing political and financial upheaval. The CBC's Margaret Evans was in Lebanon in the weeks following the blast talking to the people affected here's her documentary the clocks. Pile of clocks sits at the end of a passageway five of them are on a mound of broken concrete under a tree and all around destruction. It's tableau that could have been pulled from the mind of one of the surrealist painters agreed or dally. But. This is Beirut. Two Thousand and twenty trying to piece itself back together again. The clocks stopped working just a little after six PM on the fourth of August. That's nearly three thousand tons of ammonium nitrate blew up in the city's main port just across the highway. The hulking remains in the distance of the grain silos that once fed the country are the only things left standing in a blackened landscape Spray painted on the road shoulder or the words might government did this? Would seventy six year old Abdul Faron is the owner of the clocks and the walls of the two hundred year old building. They once hung upon the house he was born in I'll send. You leads the way inside past workers in hardhats clearing heavy bags of rebel. And, you can almost hear an internal rolodex flipping through memories at speed. The roof is falling in the walls on one side. Closest to the port have been blown clear off a Sofa still upright faces the new view. It's like standing in a Dole's houses. If a big hand might reach in and start rearranging furniture maybe even you. The laborers are not for rules. They were Chris Civil Engineer and philanthropist named Riyadh Alyssa, and the old man wants us to know that he's the only one who's offered him any help not the government. Whenever. I. Had I asked simple questions. You plan to sell your house. If he says, no means I can had. Second thing I do planning to leave this country. If he says, no, it means. I. Have Engaged. Now in his sixties says he's trying to help shore up as many as eleven damage to buildings in the area. Dating back to Ottoman Times or the French mandate that followed there are fears developers will try to buy homes people can't afford to fix and put up high rises in their place. This guy was born in this house and he wants to die in this. House. And this guy has been waiting. For somebody to come and say, hi. Like so many here. I said says Lebanon is broken where we live in a country where we expect anything from anybody but ourselves. The country was already suffering before the explosion, the economy and the Lebanese pound in freefall blame assigned to a corrupt political class enriching itself at the expense of its own people for decades. Many seat dangerous chemicals being allowed to sit unattended for years as an extension of that neglect and every day more and more of those you can are leaving. is to say we bipolar gets. Stop with us to fight more that they've left. So if photocells, we're not fighting for the memory. But I think to whatever we believed stood by. Crouched. Dr Peter Noone can be found four levels below ground at the Saint George Hospital less than two kilometers from the port. It too was shattered by the blast. It's emergency room knocked out of commission along with the rest of the hospital just when it was needed most, there are only two elevators working the doors the others bent out of shape by the blast, a man is stationed in each armed with a small table and an old fashioned telephone you can call to someone a lift. Debris still hangs from the ceiling of dimly lit corridors but Dr Noon carries a bit of his own light, energetic engaged and clearly a favourite with his young charges. A pediatric oncologist you've been working to get the hospitals, outpatient chemotherapy sweets and running again, the used to be on the ninth floor. How does it feel to get even this much functioning again Comfortable. Not Outlays but back. This is a sign that we will continue. On the night of the explosion amidst chaotic scenes, many of nunes patients were transferred to other hospitals including handsome more and her daughter. Yasmina. Now in Byblos north of Beirut didn't hear. 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"lebanon" Discussed on Radiolab
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"This is Radio Lab I'm Jaboomer Rod back to our story. From producer Alex attack, and the podcast Kernan cultures is a story about a road trip from Lebanon the country to forty seven Lebanon USA's, and then back when we left fatty, he was in Beirut not quite sure what to do with his life. When he gets a text message several actually. From people he'd met in Lebanon, Nebraska Lebanon Nebraska, they didn't have a real cedar tree they had juniper tree but still they thought it was a cedar from Lebanon and it was a big tree and they decorated on Christmas because it was like by the town hall. And after I came back a few months after I came back. People. Started sending me photos of the tree and it got hit by lightning. And split in half. As I I feel like there's a curse to me or something. After I visited. Sixty years, sixty years, and then just showed me. Yeah it wasn't something like you know like it died. No, it has to be something like Biblical. People said he messages like with the patient the tree? Yeah. Asking if I could replace it though. So It's a formula in the back of his mind. What if I can go back around America and repay all of these towns in some small way by gifting them real cedars, of Lebanon. I knew that I can take the Cedar from Lebanon because they were going to be fumigated again, and that takes two years. Instead, I found a nursery in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. To keep with you know with the biblical thing. So Lebanese. Guy. lebanese-american guy had brought the seats from here but had grown the saplings over there. Actually I I was following. This tour. I know who you are. Okay. So I, know the line isn't great here but this is best salmon who runs a tree nursery in Bethlehem Pennsylvania I work actually for apple that's my full time job but I also operate a nursery Coltrane's of joy and I grow trees that are not very common to this. Part of the world and as you might expect, he's also kind of an encyclopedia on CDs of Lebanon. Even a cedar of Lebanon Tree in the White House in Washington DC know. How did not come to the? that was in the seventies by Jimmy Carter he planted the tree along with a group of Lebanese people in the late seventy. So when feddie reached out with this kind of strange idea he was down to help. It's definitely not A. It's not for the money that I wanted to be involved in something like that I i. I Love Mentor and seeing something that started as a seed in like nursery. It's like a baby and it's like you know having if they matures into to two men and goes to college and have a degree in something happened something like accomplished. So see that started out in my greenhouse to be printed out in a city called. Is Really Really. Really Nice. and. I. Should say we're not just talking about shipping off a few envelopes of seeds, which is, will I initially thought? So. When you say post the tree I, mean, what what are you posting? Is it like a seed or is it like a mini like what am I imagining here? Grown tree in a pot with soil. Physically grown. Up spending over already about the four years old and so in the ultimate two, thousand, eighteen, fatty plant his second trip around the US, two years after his first trip. This time with the to replant eight Lebanese leaders in the towns that Charles Higher Saplings had never made it to. So wherever I go into any these Lebanon's he shipped the trees close to office, and that's where we plant them and on this trip he ended up again in Lebanon South Dakota. This is the small town of under fifty people where he first discovered mislabeled CD trees, but he couldn't plant an actual Lebanese. Cedar here for one simple reason is that the weather in Lebanon South Dakota would not allow an actual cedar tree from Lebanon to live but I did it was one of my favorite places to go to Lebanon South Dakota. So I did go back on district and I went there because it was close to my birthday and I wanted to spend my birthday at the long branch. I did not do that because my van broke down somewhere else and I was a few days late. But as I got there, I went into the bar and Jan, was there John by the way is someone else who works long branch saloon? I just was wondering if she's going to remember me from two years ago. So the first thing she tells me not hello anything said, where have you been thousand first question as I? Do you remember me it's like, yeah, I remember it used to be here a few days ago. It turns out his on who lives in San Francisco knew he'd roughly be spending his birthday in Lebanon South Dakota. So she called the ball the long branch saloon to let them know and mail the trip back Lavar to the long brunch for them to eat. You gotta come back tonight. So I came back tonight and it was and Jim and they were playing and they played for me you know. That's yes..
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"This is where the story gets interesting. Thus, begins a bit of detective story. But first let me explain a little bit about what's going on here. Cedar trees are very easy to recognize. They are at least for Lebanese people. They are these symbol of Lebanon. You See Cedar Trees on the flag that is burning in protest right now they are on passports. But like everything in Lebanon I. Mean this thing that is so much a part of the country. Is. Barely there anymore. For thousands of years various empires would march into Lebanon and take the Cedars. The Romans used the cedars to build their walls the Sumerians and Babylonians Egyptians would make coffins out of Cedar trees because they felt the would would take them into the afterlife. As, for the mystery of that specific juniper tree in Lebanon, South Dakota that was posing as theater. Here's what fatty quickly discovered. Yet a Lotta Lebanese in America starting in about eighteen eighty and then moving through to the nineteen twenties he had like several hundred thousand Lebanese in America and jumping forward a bit thousand, nine, hundred, five. In Lebanon, the country you had a prime minister, Camille Chamoun who is a Christian Guy I saw Lebanon is a real bridge between East and West. He heard about all of these Lebanon assays and he decided to reach out and invite seven mayors of the various Lebanon's of the US to come to Lebanon the country. And go on a tour they came they spent two weeks here seven of them they visited the Presidential Mansion, the ancient ruins they drove up the famous Kadija Gorge to see the Cedars of the few that remain, and after two weeks, the first lady's official own gave each of them a sampling of Lebanese Cedar to take back to their own towns to plan them which brings us back to fatty in two thousand, sixteen standing in front of this juniper tree that was labeled as a cedar. Tree gift from the country of Lebanon in Nineteen Fifty Five And what he was standing in front of it, he like knew straight away that this was not a cedar of Lebanon. So he started researching whether mixup came from. I had to do a lot of digging in the archives of the Daily Star and the HOD and. In Lebanon all these newspapers, and then even after I went to the US I started going from library to library these places doing doing through the microfiche One of those machines in libraries, the archives, all newspapers as as tiny slides, the person who was supposed to take care of the Cedar trees was a guy called Charles Harris from Lebanon Nebraska who wasn't a town mayor himself actually he was he was just a representative, the town of Lebanon the Bresca the mayor of Lebanon Nebraska was like an older guy. So he couldn't make the trip himself. He sent a representative instead who was Charles Harrison he was just twenty three years old like he was a young guy he was twenty four actually but he was also an agronomy student, which is basically the study of plants and soil. So I suppose the of the town mayors thought okay. We'll give these saplings to this guy. He'll do whatever he needs to do with them to to adapt them to the US climber and will plant them back in the US when it's done. But that didn't happen. This is where the dark part of the history comes in. Charles Harris did not go to Lebanon Nebraska after Beirut he decided to go to Jerusalem first because it was close to Easter and he wants to do a pilgrim into the holy land. And he got killed there. Charles Harris was killed by Jordanian border God. Now, this stances around his death of a little bit lost in time. But another New York Times article from nine, hundred, fifty, five says quote Charles Be Harris of Lebanon Nebraska was killed today in the Jerusalem no man's land by a Jordanian. God's rifle shot. A Jordanian century shouted a warning Mr Harris apparently continued on his way a shot from the God killed him.
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"Between rural America and. Very similar story to Lebanon the country where you have central Beirut very glitzy. But then just a few miles away people in the mountains living without electricity. Cases I stopped Lebanon. North Dakota population one hundred people ish streets were empty on paved. He spoke with a Norwegian farmer took pictures of the cemetery but I left on that same day because there was nothing. But Lebanon South Dakota just for our south even though it's timing, it has twenty six people but. Over there I went to the library and I did research about the town and all that, and it was the librarian who told me go ask for Hazel in the long branch saloon discussion be like a line out of a movie seriously. So I went in and went to the Blonde Grand Saloon. It's all on the inside. It looks like it was built along time ago. It had a full table had a jukebox and a lot of photographs behind the bar and and all that. But it was it was not a tiny place. You know like thirty forty people could easily fit in there. And Hazel is the bartender and she's in her seventies and at the time I was hungry. So I thought, can I have something like can I order something you know to eight and she says, while go to the back of the bar, open the freezer, bring me a frozen pizza. Let me heated for you. We called the long branch but Hazel wasn't in that day. So respect to her colleague Linda instead. Artist Linda. Hi. Is the the long branch. Saloon. Hi I'm calling have I have a kind of unusual linzers. One of three women who work at the long branch saloon in South Dakota is a ton of less than fifty people. So this is the only bar in town. And I call them up to ask if they remembered fondly. Remember. Him. When I called it was around nine thirty in the morning for them and she was just starting her day. Because she had some time. So she started telling me more about Lebanon South Dakota. We're a very small town. There's only about thirty nine people that live here. We'd have a bark all the long branch, and I also have an elevator in town. The elevates is she's talking about isn't the kind of elevated. You'll think he'll. She means a kind of high tech piece of farming machinery that digs into the ground and brings grain up from the depths of the. We are known for the first elder swimming pool built in South Dakota. Nineteen Twenty Six. We're. kind of a quiet little town Fabio was here. But. She means Fuzzy. We told him to come in on a Wednesday night we have. On tonight. So there's usually about twenty four of us people around here. Could you describe what the I mean if you were to stand up if you to walk to the front door of the long branch now I, mean, what do you see? I'm here all by myself right now, I usually have a couple of guys that come in for coffee I opened up at nine o'clock and. Put the coffee. On and. I haven't seen any cars down the street this morning so far it's been kind of quiet in town. How many calls would you say on an average day? Average Day. Oh well I don't know. How they can I moved here in seventy two. But I met him Gettysburg before that and that was just ten miles west to here and I raised like it here in town and back in one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, two was about a hundred and thirty four people that lived here. But as the kids are all grown up way to school and college and stuff now it's just thinking. Old old-timers here. I I've worked in the bar here for about forty three years. So I've gotten to know a lot of people from all the different towns around here and we're kinda called the friendliest little. We're finally people meet. That's kind of our model. We're friendly people make. People have told us. They enjoy coming to our little bar because of us. 'cause I know we're getting up in age, you know like seventy, five, seventy, three, seventy, one years old. And I just had somebody here a month ago. It says, what are they going to do the long branch when you girls all? Our team there and I'm like I don't know. Because we've been here forever you know. Kind of a colon problem in Lebanon the like young people move away to kind of bigger. Cities, towns. were. Three girls got out of high school. I just basically told them you better move to a bigger talented. There's opportunity here. You know to make a career of anything and and so my kids did move to a bigger towd. Does it make you feel sad that so many young people are leaving well yeah does. I would say in fifty years or we're not going to be a little town anymore I don't think. So, but it's that moment with. Firs pizza across the ball from Hazel in Lebanon south. Dakota. The two were talking and then fatty made this kind of amazing discovery I sat in and I was talking to her and she said, what were you from and I sat from Lebanon and as I said, Lebanon her eyes just lit up and she said, well, you got to get out of the bar. Now go across the street until you find a tree and you'll know what I'm talking about which I did and that's where they had huge sign that says Cedar of Lebanon Gift From the country of Lebanon to Lebanon South Dakota. There was a big tree next to it and it was not a cedar tree. It.
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"From WNYC. Rating for the dies coming from Psalm Ninety two from twelve. The Roger Shale flourish like a palm tree he shall grow like a Cedar in Lebanon. Those who are plotted in the House of the Lord Shell Flourish in the courts of our God. Alone of hate. Julian brother called job by the way. No Way I am and he's a stand up comedian actually pretty famous eleven so. His name Job Bukharan. He's he has his like. He's on on a TV show. His handle on all these social media WHO's always been. Oh, my God. Because this, Oh my God you know. This is Radio Lab I'm Jaboomer Rod. We start this abso- just for kicks with to jazz but really it's about forty seven Lebanon's. Lebanon, of course, limit on the country. Has Been in the news a lot recently. In the most heartbreaking way. On Tuesday night and enormous explosion blasts through babe ruth's terrific disaster rubble everywhere buildings blasted open. The Red Cross has put out an urgent appeal for. Blood donors. My family comes from. Lebanon. Lebanese. Is I don't know. Be In a constant state of Vertigo where you never know when. It's going to drop out from under you. Lebanon has a history of conflict and a bombings at the scale of this is like nothing else as we were watching this latest for unfold. To be simultaneously working on a story about Lebanon, very different story that in its own way kind of explores that feeling of dislocation. And it actually wasn't our story to begin with a year ago. I was listening to this wonderful podcast I'm hip Fisher and you're listening to earning cultures. Called Kernan Cultures Radio documentaries from the Middle East and heard a story called Lebanon, USA. Five Lebanese man I immediately called Fisher who runs the podcast and astor. If we could air tube, she very graciously said, yes and the main character of the story. My name is Fatty Bukhara is the guy with brother named Jack and I'm a photographer. New also work in finance right Yeah I do. US Tax Law. Okay. A Growth Industry But I'm on the good side not the bad side. So I helped the irs cats people who don't pay their taxes. Right on. Now Fatty story the One I heard occurring cultures the one that we're going to quote from now. Deals with a road trip a road trip that frankly I've been wanting to do my whole life but have never gotten around to but that he actually did and it began for him on an ordinary day in Beirut. about fifteen years ago. With an incident that yearly mirrors recent news I was in my office. Working I was working it was in the. Area, by. This is downtown Beirut. So yeah. So it was there even though it took like half a second. Thanks but in my mind, it always plays in slow motion. Says he was sitting in his office third floor of a building, just typing away his computer. When all of a sudden, the electricity went off and then you started feeling the earth like the floor rattling, and then I found myself just thrown off my chair and just landed on the other side of the office. And then when I got there, it's like I remember it's of like Oh. Crap. My there's glass on my face. And I remember seeing like feeling that blood is dripping on my neck. And I'm thinking Oh my God please let it not be my head and the only reason I was thinking that is that I hate going to the doctor to get. So when I found like Oh thank God. It was only my ear that was not my head. So that's the kind of thing you think so. Before the bomb went off. Were You Looking out the window and seeing the I don't even know what was happening outside. His car was just passing. That's it. This was February fourteenth two, thousand five when the former prime minister of Lebanon Rafique Hariri was assassinated. His car had been driving a few blocks away from fads office wasn't no you didn't even know. No, no had no idea. No, his guard was passing apparently there was a hotel where some guy was standing with a remote thing there waiting for him to pass through the spot and then boom and then you know. Oh my gosh and so that was the moment for you where you thought. I need I, need a change? Yes. I needed a break. Fatty had basically grown up during the Lebanese civil war which lasted fifteen years destroyed the country many times over. So I when I applied to university I didn't even care what I was applying for. So I applied for a Master's in math a master's in French literature. These are the things that didn't require any standardized tests because there was no time. So because I needed to get out as soon as possible. So because these assignation happened on Valentine's Day so remember that two thousand five. By March I had applied by August I was accepted September out. Wow. So you really were just like hitting the eject button barely. So Fatty moved to San Francisco goes to school studying I math and then business school years pass that memory of Valentine's Day two thousand, five sorta hovers over him and one day he finally decides to stare at it. This is really the genesis moment. He decides to think like what exactly happened that day so he heads to Google starts doing some searches I was looking for the exact spot where the prime minister was assassinated because street view was new relatively speaking. So I'm talking two, thousand, seven six. So I just wanted to see how the area look from above and where my office was and all that and. Lebanon and said Oregon. Needed it uncompleted Lebanon. Yeah, there must have been weird. My first idea is like why the hell would they would they call their place? I thought. It was funny. I had no idea. It's like why would there be eleven on? Eleven he's next. Thought was are there more than just this one in Oregon? So I found a database of all the names of towns in the US. I downloaded it and like did some data data mining or whatever you call, and then over forty of them like Jesus. He found forty seven Lebanon's in the United States Lebanon Oregon Lebanon Ohio on South Dakota. Kansas Lebanon Nebraska Lebanon Kentucky Lebanon Junction Kentucky Lebanon, New York, new Lebanon New York Lebanon Wa Pack Accounting. In Lebanon Connecticut Lebanon Indiana Lebanon. Tennessee okay. I grew up next to Lebanon Tennessee or or Lebanon is they say? I always thought. Well, some Lebanese must have just settled there at some point and just decided to call the town that but I know that's not true. Why are there so many American towns named Lebanon Bible. Yes, so for most of them. It would be you know they were people were expanding West this in the late eighteen hundreds mostly from east expanding West. So they would cross areas that they thought were very green. and. It would remind them of passages within the Bible Testament. The righteous show grow like upon three. There were multiply like the Cedars of Lebanon. So they would see trees and in their minds, it's like Oh. These are the Cedars of Lebanon and they were called the place Lebanon. Any case, fatty downloads, this list I downloaded all the names I thought. Well, that'd be a nice trip to do someday when I retire you know. and it all kept in the back of my mind so's.
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"lebanon" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Putting the kind of reform territory reform. The international thumbs demand they must watch. Try to put the economy contrast to the still from two years ago in billion dollars of funding from European donuts from the conference that they haven't been able to access out sitting there, but now asking combined funds from the IMF and donor countries about twenty billion dollars, but the same way they will, also for an assessment of what the national was hair. They said it was about ninety billion dollars. Msn W agreed with that, and then the politicians something said Oh, no actually wrong. It's more. It's more like half that an inside the government who? WHO THE SAME! Realistically, there's no way. The I'm going to engage on this because they don't trust us for couldn't still trying to finagle things. They have to impose these reforms because if they do that. Traditions or his wife support them anymore. One of the other issues is one of the reforms is to massively reduce the payroll huge number of people about eight hundred thousand people are on the government payroll, and the government is printing local-currency SIPC. Keep Pam stay in favor with him. So the current government staying in power, the current politician staying in power that interests a fundamentally opposed to what is the economy on Assad best for the people of the country. Leaner it's it's probably leave. Starting to dawn listeners that silver linings are a bit thin on the ground at this point, if we think back to those protests, especially have any potentially interesting or constructive. New Voices emerged in Lebanese politics, which have a new idea of what Lebanon might be able to become. There been new voices that have reached power. There have been new voices from civil society and from people who can be regarded as independent of political candidates, who for example, contested the last parliamentary elections, but sadly did not win these people remain very vocal. A lot of them are getting together to create documents advising the government on what to do or creating roadmaps to try to say, these can be ways out of the crisis, but the.
"lebanon" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Money in Donnas but the banks have now said we imposing own daughter rate, and so actually money is not worth it will, so people are looking at families and seeing the elderly parents that were time savings gone. Old People Happen to rush the amount of food. They can eat so on the one hand. You've got fury that the government does not seem to be doing anything to actually help people in this situation on the fact that we have these falling different currency exchange rates on the street. People don't know how much that money is left and they don't. Don't know how much they can have to pay for their daily commodities. It really is a struggle to actually even figure out what you're going to do to keep your family going. Let alone any sort. future plans Lena Lebanon is also suffering as most countries of from the coded nine hundred and pandemic, which obviously isn't helping, because it doesn't help with anything, but is what we're looking at in. Lebanon would variation on this be happening anyway is is covid nineteen. Actually a significant factor here covid nineteen, just added to the woes of Lebanon because the economic crisis was already. Deteriorating quite rapidly and then the covid crisis man that those relying on daily Labor to make a living couldn't make this living anymore because they had to stay at home, and therefore yes, the corporate crisis did successor Bait the economic situation in Lebanon particularly for the poorest members of Lebanese society, and we've now reached a degree in which the estimate is sixty to seventy percent of the Lebanese, population is now below the poverty line, which is something unprecedented in Lebanon even during the civil war. Did Not Happen. The only comparison people are making is World War One when Lebanon suffered from famine, this is the second worst since then so it is quite significant Lena Kuttab Leyla, Milana Alan. We'll have more from you both later in the show. Do stay with.
"lebanon" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"It is no small thing for the people of Lebanon to describe something as a crisis, things that the citizens of many other countries would think of as a crisis regarded by Lebanese as an inconvenience or a hiccup or Wednesday. A Lebanese person born at the end of World War Two has lived through a fifteen year civil war, barely countable of invasions, interventions, and occupations, recurrent domestic terrorism and sectarian skirmishing and more or less ceaseless, political and economic turmoil. Even by those standards, however, what is occurring in Lebanon right now is a crisis late last year. Lebanon was convulsed by demonstrations which began as protests against a proposed tax on what's up Kohl's, but escalated into expressions of much wider grievances. The protesters were not short of material. Lebanon's economy was failing the currency collapsing supplies of food and energy unreliable. The governing classes perceived not without reason as inept, indifferent and corrupt Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in January. But Lebanon's problems were always bigger than one man, and that was before covid nineteen struck. How did Lebanon get here? Again is the peaceful and orderly way out of this, if Lebanon is once more on the brink. What is it on the brink of? This is the foreign desk..
"lebanon" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Next week him to the BECA- Valley nursing in the Bekaa Valley this at the border with Syria, so it's an area that is lots of planes, lots of agriculture, and this is the hub of Lebanese wine so I'm sure menu was a Lebanese wet. Yes, we have a very big Lebanese wine production. I think it's a very very good wine, and most of it gets cultivated in the art of the country, so you could go do wine tasting there, but at the same time this is an area that has what I believe, the most important monument in the country which is. And by is a series of ruins, some more built like complete building than others that come from a Roman and Greek signs, and there is the temple of Bacchus, which is a temple that is probably the best preserved tablet. Filling up line exactly. And he's a beautiful on Yamin and people in that area are known to be extremely friendly. I think this is definitely worth a day or so. Then I would move north now north of. Would you have multiple stops? And it's a beautiful drive also by the coast, so you'll see the water which is amazing, and then you get to an area or Ford's area called US now Steve. Louis is known to be the oldest still running board in the world in dates back the finishing times now physicians are maybe two or three thousand C, so it's a civilization that existed longtime ago and they're known for inventing today's Alphabets. They were very very big. Traders were known to trade boats and lots of goods in the Mediterranean area and their there was in Lebanon using the board of People's which I'm recommending a visiting, and that found is I think the most beautiful in the country meatless. It's super charming with the roads that are all made off. These blocks Okay, stoned scar. So sounds like a Roman road them. Yeah, it's mostly like that and you find a lot of shops that produced Lebanese goods and lots of souvenir places, and also very very good fish restaurants as well because it's support town on its vital water. Than even more north than be bless, you have also another very famous either reserve in the north, and it's called the either of God and this is why you find the oldest Caesar's in the country that they'd for five thousand years back, and they are still bear, and for Nature and hiking lovers is definitely a must stop intimacy. Than also the last area that I recommend would be Mount Lebanon where I'm from. And, it's known to have the best ski slopes in the country. The another. People's brain there, so you've already established that. We're talking about the Middle East, but you're not talking about a desert, and not only that but. And you know Chris, I get asked all the time. If Lebanon is a desert. Different bunker is if i. go around on the Camel. The main reason I think Bush should visit the. Does this surprise effects? Even with globalization?.
"lebanon" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"lebanon" Discussed on First Person
"Many people who've done that I never heard story upon story of people said you know that we need to keep some money at home, and it's not limited to middle income or upper income. Most of the upper income have already. Transferred their money outside of Lebanon. There was a massive capital flight outside the country while back. So take us back to the week of October seventeen and there was a tax on whatsapp that was proposed. And that was the trigger. That was the trigger. It's not so much WHATSAPP, but just the general environment attitude towards Lebanese citizens. The idea that there was a discussion on the budget and twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty nine hundred bucks was released. Be If a couple of months ago, there's very little despite all the talk about economic structural reform, addressing the you know the lupone within the budget trying to address the budget deficit by closing all the The gaps and the budget by stemming corruption by consolidating institutions that really are have become almost irrelevant. These were created in the aftermath of the civil war when it's ended in one thousand, nine hundred to address issues directly related to the civil war. There was one other piece around the lack of services or the kind of inconsistency in services, which is around the same time as the what's up tax. There were forest fires that weren't successfully fought. Had that connect again? It's the general context of the buildup so on the one hand you're talking about addressing budget a massive budget deficit, not by looking at what are the structural reforms that needs to be done, but looking to close the deficit by taxing people by reducing the salaries of retired army personnel or civil servants, and then at the..
"lebanon" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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"lebanon" Discussed on WiLD 94.9
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"lebanon" Discussed on WiLD 94.9
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