“The Israeli Withdrawal from Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Ascendancy and Its Consequences”
Examining the Impact of IDF’s Departure, the Rise of Hezbollah, and its Consequences on Lebanese Society Introduction: On May 25, 2000, after 23 years of presence, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) officially withdrew from Lebanon. Their initial entry aimed to dismantle the Fatah organization, which had been using Lebanese territory to launch attacks against Israel.…
Condemning the Heartbreaking Execution of Two Men in Iran
Today, my heart is heavy with sorrow as I share the devastating news of the execution of Yousef Mehrad and Sadrollah Fazeli-Zare in Iran. It pains me to think that these two individuals, with their own unique hopes, dreams, and beliefs, have been silenced forever. Their only “crime” was operating social media accounts that expressed…
Yom HaShoah: Remembering the Holocaust and Honoring its Victims
A Day of Remembrance for the Tragic Chapter in Human History Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a Jewish day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust. The day is observed annually on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, which typically falls in April or May. It is…
Eight years in freedom
On November 7th, 2013, I traveled to Lebanon to interview sources for an article about the involvement of the terrorist organization, Hezbollah, in the Syrian civil war. While at a cafe, waiting to meet with a member of the Syrian opposition who was going to provide me with evidence of Hezbollah’s war crimes, three masked men rushed towards me. One of them slapped me across the face, while another handcuffed me and covered my head. They accused me of being an Israeli intelligence officer using journalism as a cover. I was then taken to a prison in the southern suburbs of Beirut, where I was held in solitary confinement for two years in a small room.
“Though they may seize you, confine you, and bind you with chains in a cell,
Your essence unbound, your spirit unbroken, shall remain forever unwell.”
— Alex Benjamin
Video podcast produced by Oslo Pride, hosted by Alex Benjamin Jørgensen.
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Hosted by Alex Benjamin Jørgensen & Lucas Casanova. Produced by : Skeiv Verden.
Journalist, writer & human rights activist
Specialised in terrorism, international crime & Arab-Israeli conflict.
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