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As'ad Abukhalil


Hafez Al-Assad in 1976

[Hafez al-Assad. Image from Wikipedia.]

People of my generation cannot (and should not) forgive and forget. What happened in 1976 changed the course of contemporary Lebanese history and prolonged the agonizing years of the civil war. In 1976, the PLO-Lebanese National Movement (LNM) coalition was on its way to defeat the pro-Israeli Phalanges militias in Lebanon, after they were the ones who started the civil war on behalf of Israel and the US. According to Newsweek magazine at the time, the PLO-LNM joint ...

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As'ad Abukhalil


As'ad Abukhalil is professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus.