Hussein Ibish
Hussein Ibish

Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine; Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. 

Don’t Abandon Lebanon to Hezbollah and Iran

Lebanon is transfixed by reports that Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave $16 million to a South African model with whom he was romantically linked. The money transfers began in 2013, when Hariri was not in office, and no laws appear to have been broken. For some, it is a welcome diversion from a deepening economic crisis, for others, a reminder of the yawning gap between Lebanese, who are struggling with a serious currency crunch, and their leaders.

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