From Jordan, al-Rahi renews call for int'l conference for Lebanon

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Wednesday noted that “Lebanon is suffering from the absence of an authority that can take decisive resolutions, which generated several authorities and influential figures.”

“It is bearing a major economic burden, its identity is threatened and its demography is changing due to the presence on its soil of half a million Palestinians and 1.5 million Syrians,” al-Rahi said during an ongoing visit to Jordan.

The patriarch also reiterated his call for “a U.N.-sponsored international conference that would tackle the implementation of the Taif Agreement in text and spirit and U.N. Security Council resolutions 1680, 1559 and 1701, in order to resolve the crisis of the displaced Syrians and the Palestinian cause and declare Lebanon’s neutrality.”

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Thumb natour 07 December 2022, 15:15

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Missing SupportBeirut 07 December 2022, 16:56

What he really means is that Muslims are becoming an even greater majority than they were before and he is unhappy about that. Why didn't he mind having christian syrians, palestinians, armenians and iraqis naturalized? If he doesn't want maronites to be a minority then the solution is simple, tell the maronites in the west, in south america and in the arab gulf to move to lebanon. You cant complain about identity shift while your own sect prefers to live outside of lebanon. Even without the refugees, the lebanese Muslims will continue to grow faster than the maronites. Always blaming the refugees because its less taboo than saying what you mean clearly.

Missing SupportBeirut 07 December 2022, 16:56

What he really means is that Muslims are becoming an even greater majority than they were before and he is unhappy about that. Why didn't he mind having christian syrians, palestinians, armenians and iraqis naturalized? If he doesn't want maronites to be a minority then the solution is simple, tell the maronites in the west, in south america and in the arab gulf to move to lebanon. You cant complain about identity shift while your own sect prefers to live outside of lebanon. Even without the refugees, the lebanese Muslims will continue to grow faster than the maronites. Always blaming the refugees because its less taboo than saying what you mean clearly.