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No "Pedestal of Morality and Ethics" in Middle East Fighting, Says Prof. Emeritus Nafhat Nasr

July 26, 2006

Nafhat Nasr.jpgJuly 26, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Lebanon has suffered decades of fighting. Hezbollah was formed when Israeli forces occupied the country in 1982, said Nafhat Nasr, a retired political science professor from DePauw University in Greencastle," notes a story in today's Terre Haute Tribune-Star. "The organization became known as a resistance movement and was one of the factors that led to Israeli forces' withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, Nasr said."

Later, Austin Arceo '06 writes, "Both sides have committed unjustifiable acts in comparison to standards of international law, said DePauw's Nasr, who was born in Lebanon and taught at the American University of Beirut before immigrating to the United States and becoming a citizen. 'Neither side can take a pedestal of morality and ethics to lecture the Spring 2006 Arch.jpgother party,' he said. 'They are all equally guilty as far as international law is concerned.'"

Arceo's article, which details the visit of a former Israeli story to Terre Haute, also cites "Sean Foley, who taught Middle Eastern history at DePauw last year." Read the complete text at the newspaper's Web site.

Nafhat N. Nasr is professor emeritus of political science at DePauw University. In 2002 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Learn more in this previous story.

Source: Terre Haute Tribune-Star