Lebanon’s representative to the United Nations has to find humor where he can these days—even if it is of the blackest kind.
Nouhad Mahmoud, a doleful, middle-aged diplomat with a semi-permanent slouch, allowed himself a rare smile when he was asked about recent interactions with his U.S. counterpart, John Bolton.
“No comment,” he said, Read More
The war in Lebanon and Israel doesn’t have much to do with Lebanon, and scarcely more to do with Israel.
Lebanon is a land of ancient identities. If you follow events there at all, you come across the name of Walid Jumblat, the Druse leader. But Mr. Jumblat is not just the Druse in the Read More
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 18—The café shift manager snickered at the suggestion that his business had been affected by the threat of Hezbollah rockets spreading southward toward Tel Aviv.
“On account of the security situation?” he said. “This is Tel Aviv. People here don’t care if they live or die …. In any case, there’s Read More