Why The Israeli Flag on AMALID?

I was born in Lebanon a country that has been at war with the country of Israel. In fact, Lebanon still officially considers Israel "an enemy".

In 1982 when i was 7 my father took me to the roof of the apartment building we were living in in West Beirut to see Israeli jets bomb ""the Sport City"stadium which was a hideout for Palestinian militias...

I grew up with stories about courageous resistance fighters fighting the Israelis in Southern Lebanon which was under Israeli occupation. Also there are some real beautiful songs about the resistance by famous musician Marcel Khalife...

In 2006 I was again in Beirut when Israeli jets bombed the southern suburb of Beirut which is a Hezbollah stronghold...

I grew up listening to speeches by this and that and every other Middle Eastern politician spinning conspiracy theories about the Israelis... The Middle East is rife with conspiracy theories targetting the Israelis.

I believe all this has to end... Lebanon and Syria should sign peace treaties with Israel.

Why?

Because it takes a greater than life strength of mind and breadth of soul to love one's enemy...

Hate and revenge that is easy.

To forgive that takes guts, that takes courage, and is the only path to freedom...

 

Sincerely,

 

Rami E. Cremesti

founder AMALID