Frustrated with low living standards and poor public services, an anonymous group hacked Lebanese government websites this week, calling for immediate attention to these shortcomings. The group, calling itself "Raise Your Voice," hacked at least 15 websites, including that of the Presidency and the Ministries of Energy, Water, Justice, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Last Sunday's commemoration of the Day of the Nakba, denoting the uprooting of Palestinians from Israel, turned bloody in South Lebanon.
"If there is no stability here [in Syria], there's no way there will be stability in Israel", Rami Makhlouf, President Assad's cousin, the regime's businessman and a lightning rod for Syrian protestors, told the New York Times this week. He did not try to embellish or deny this seeming threat.