Omar’s Blog #5: Why only accountability will save the Middle East Peace Process.

#Opinion Those who analyze history know that the Levant and especially historic Palestine, now modern-day Israel and the Palestinian territories, hold a significant, if not the most important, role for the wider dynamics in the region. People have always had…

Omar’s Blog #3: Cooperation and Capacity Building

In a fast-developing society, the urge for computer engineers is high. Very high. If you think about it, we cannot move forward without computer engineers. All our fast credit card payments are impossible without all the people designing the necessary…

Omar’s Blog #2: The Members of Team MENA

A while ago, I promised to introduce our team members, without whom this team would never be what it is now. As I said last time, the concept of this team has existed since 2011. Since April of 2019, however,…

Lebanon’s Centennial: Freewheeling Downhill

One month before the centennial of the founding of the country, the Beirut explosion serves as a grim reminder of the dark state of Lebanon. The country seems to relive similar scenarios from the past, where sectarianism and warlord politicians…

Omar’s Blog: #1 Introducing Team MENA

From today on, you will be receiving new updates from a small team in the Netherlands. I am introducing you to team MENA of the Young Democrats/Jonge Democraten. The name gives away our main focus but there is much more…

Fleeing from Chaos to Another Chaos

Lebanon became the center of international attention when a warehouse full of fertiliser exploded in Beirut and killed 200 people. We at Libel have written about the accident itself and the political upheaval that has taken place in Lebanon before,…

Learning about Civic Spaces — Online?!

Usually, Shrinking Civic Spaces seem like the perfect seminar topic to discuss on the ground — to visit said spaces and meet people in person. IFLRY was all set to do that, but then Covid-19 hit. The pandemic forced the…