Michael Young
Michael Young

Michael Young is opinion editor of The Daily Star. He tweets @BeirutCalling.

Hezbollah’s Inability to Remove a Judge Has Lebanon in a Standstill

For weeks now, Lebanon’s cabinet has failed to meet, showing once again how politics remains far more important to the country’s leaders than urgent economic revitalisation. The principal reason for this is that Hezbollah and its main Shiite ally, the Amal movement, have boycotted cabinet sessions since October 12. They are demanding the removal of Tarek Bitar, the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion on August 4 last year.