During decades, Beirut was short of the New York City of the Arab World. Lebanon was called the Switzerland of the Middle East. We are talking of a small country where, for many years, both Sunni and Shia Muslims coexisted with Christians in peace and harmony. Lebanon was a model for the whole Arab world. The country with the biggest liberties, the most open and tolerant where everybody could make business.
But now things have changed radically. Lebanon is now a failed state that often appears on the news for really, really, bad reasons. In this video, we will tell you the story of how Prince Salman, from Saudi Arabia, kidnapped the Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. Yes, this happened. And yes, we will tell you all the details here.
*Script written by Sophia Sestini
Other videos from VisualPolitik:
How Much Can SAUDI ARABIA Change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpKSQpaf0Ys&t=2s
Is IRAN a breathing space for the SAUDIS? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxMqQe3-sM8&t=28s
Lebanese PM returns to Saudi Arabia
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/31/saad-hariri-the-full-transcript-215439 FULL interview of the PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbcJntob-SY (resignation video)
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