Jumblat Rejects Nasrallah's Bahrain Stands: Lebanese Immigrants in Gulf Must be Taken into Account

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Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat rejected on Friday Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's stands regarding Bahrain, saying that “hundreds of thousands of Lebanese immigrants live in the gulf,” and these remarks are not in their “benefit”.

In a statement issued by Jumblat's media office, he stated “on January 9, political stands were taken comparing Bahrain and its role to Israel and the Zionists who have been the historic enemies of the Arabs for decades. We must object these stands.”

On January 9, Nasrallah alleged the presence of a “Zionist-like naturalization scheme” in Bahrain.

Jumblat noted that “this comparison is unacceptable even if the political differences are deep.”

He also stressed that “it is important to take into consideration the hundreds of thousands of Lebanese immigrants who live in the gulf, and who are contributing effectively in the community and benefiting from living there.”

"The huge money transfers sent by them to their families in Lebanon play an important role in the Lebanese economical survival,” he added.

Based on that, the PSP chief stated that “it is not in their benefit to issue such political positions at this sensitive stage.”

Nasrallah's stands were condemned by the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League on Thursday.


Comments 8
Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 16 January 2015, 18:31

god bless democracy and freedom of expression
and Mr joumblat a person that says that al Qaeda (nosra ) are not terrorists better stay silent and count your money

Thumb EagleDawn 16 January 2015, 18:35

Not so long ago, the_roar said:
"Mr Jumblat deserves, Lebanon's highest honor....A true statesmen."

and not so long ago the same roar also said:

"only 2 people are working for Lebanon as we speak.
General Aoun & Walid Jumblat....the rest pffttttt."

I don't see any contradiction, do you? I mean credibility and consistency are obvious here.

Thumb the_roar 16 January 2015, 18:51

I stand both my posts...Jumblat & his block have performed most admirably in recent times...A grade performance.

That does not stop me from saying Jumblat needs to allow others to express their opinion as he does.

But eagledawn...I am WOW wowed by your commitment to me.

Who could possibly be bothered in following another poster this closely except a devoted fan.

Keep up the good work eagledawn...may your devotion never cease.

Missing humble 17 January 2015, 00:15

Excellent Eagle. Stable, with perfect eyesight and flies high above the earth where some lions have become foxes.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 16 January 2015, 19:05

a nusra (al qaeda ) sympathiser his place should be in guatanamo

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 16 January 2015, 19:35

I agree that people should have the right to free speech but Nasrallah is a major political figure in Lebanon and his militia dominate the country. So he has to exercise control of what he says. You should remember that as he has the right to open up his mouth and spat out propaganda, Bahrain has the right to state that they no longer desire Lebanese workers. Is he able to find alternate work for them - having himself destroyed hundreds of thousands of job opportunities for them? Also, despite the miserable regime in Bahrain, it does not compare in anyway to the criminal regime in Syria that has driven millions of Sunnis from the country through an inhuman bombing campaign. As for comparison to Israeli policies, one has to look at the Ahwaz area in Iran where the native Arabs are marginalized and colonists from across the country being brought in.

Missing humble 17 January 2015, 00:20

Mr Jumby, I would love you if you would repeat the same thing next week and the week after and the week after after.

Thumb ex-fpm 17 January 2015, 09:23

وقال وزير خارجية البحرين ان “وفد لبنان في إجتماع الجامعة العربية فضّل التمسُّك بوحدة وطنية زائفة على التضامن العربي الذي أنقذه من الإحتراب ولم يتوان في الوقوف معه دائماً”، وتابع الوزير قائلا: “لبنان بلد عظيم حكمه رجال وشيوخ كرام مثل بشارة الخوري وكميل شمعون وصائب سلام ورفيق الحريري أمّا اليوم فيا للأسف يتحكّم فيه إرهابي عميل”.