Israel and Lebanon *can* get along…Houston has proof

It’s sad to see what is going on in the Middle East. And just to clarify, Israel isn’t fighting Lebanon, but rather Hezbollah which is a militant group that the P.M. of Lebanon can’t seem to control. It seems that the mainstream media is trying to paint this as a war between Israel and Lebanon, which isn’t the case.

Despite what one might be led to believe, we can all get along. And quite prosperously I would add. Proof? Hilcroft. Specifically between Westheimer and I-59. Tons of stores, restaurants and other kinds of businesses that represent a multitude of diversity. Mexican Panaderias, Indian restaurants, a Russian general store, Baptist church (not a business, but I bet they’ll take your donations ;-D) a bagel shop, and much more. There’s an article and an interactive section over on the Chron about Hilcroft.

3 Comments so far

  1. John (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 8:55 am

    It’s a bit hard to argue that Israel is fighting Hezbollah, not Lebanon, when their fight involves destroying lots of Lebanese infrastructure and civilians.

    But you are right, there’s nothing hard-wired into us that make this bloodshed necessary.

  2. shawn (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 9:56 am

    Yeah, you’re right. Good point. The casualty list is very lopsided with Lebanese (not just Hezbollah) casualties going way past Israeli casualties. Makes me wonder how Hezbollah thinks they have a chance against Israel. Anyway, I just wanted to write about this because it’s a curious thing about how Houston is such a melting pot of culture. Houston is geographically smaller than any country currently at war and yet we somehow seem to pull it together(not completely without issue but we do a good job).

  3. LessCowbell (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 10:40 am

    I will say that Lebanese food rocks, and living near Westheimer/Winrock, I am surrounded by it.

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