Lahoud: Anti-Syrians working with Israel's allies

By
February 27, 2006 21:31

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Lebanon's pro-Damascus President, Emile Lahoud, accused the country's anti-Syrian majority Monday of working with "foreign powers allied to Israel." In a letter to the French-language Lebanese daily L'Orient Le Jour, Lahoud again said he would not step down before his term ends in 2007. "Today, the parliamentary majority, with the aid of foreign powers allied to Israel, is dividing the Lebanese with the well-known goal of weakening Lebanon," Lahoud said. Lebanon's anti-Syrian parliamentary majority recently stepped up its campaign to oust Lahoud, who they claim implements Syrian policies in Lebanon. In September 2004, when parliament had a pro-Syrian majority, it approved a constitutional amendment extending Lahoud's term by three years. The anti-Syrian alliance last week announced a new push to oust Lahoud, but it lacks the two-thirds majority needed in the 128-member parliament to shorten his term. They have instead been holding mass rallies and have tried to mobilize public opinion against him.

Related Content

July 19, 2018
Sources close to Netanyahu: Trump knew the Iran nuclear deal was bad

By HERB KEINON, MICHAEL WILNER