In an issued statement by the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee on Sunday, it announced that within the framework of its efforts since 2005 to "open spaces for dialogue on bilateral relations spanning 70 years of asylum", the first edition of its quarterly annex entitled, "Bridges for Dialogue and Return," will be out on Monday.
The first edition will be published in Al-Nahar and Al-Liwa'a Newspapers in Arabic, and in The Daily Star in English, with contributions from various Lebanese and Palestinian writers.
"Since 2005, the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) continues its efforts to maintain spaces for dialogue on bilateral relations, which extends over 70 years of asylum. In this context, a quarterly edition entitled "JOUSOUR" (Bridges) for Dialogue and Return" is to be published, offering a debate on variety of Lebanese and Palestinians orientations and opinions," the statement indicated.
The first quarterly edition will pose questions on: "How do Lebanese view Palestinians and the Palestinians the Lebanese away from projected stereotypes? Have we taken advantage of our experiences to start a rational dialogue on the common problems and mistakes in our bilateral relations, to restore confidence, as Abbas Zaki says, and to build new Lebanese-Palestinian relations while preserving the entity and individuals, as viewed by President Amine Gemayel."
It will also shed light on "how to build these relations in light of the volatile regional situation and the international disregard for the Israeli occupation policies in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as the attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause and deprive the Palestinians of their right of return, deliberately inflicting a financial deficit on UNRWA and ignoring its serious implications on the stability of the host countries with Lebanon at the forefront."
Another question to be highlighted in tomorrow's edition is: "Will Lebanon enhance its partnership with the international community and the United Nations to serve the common interests and international peace aspired for by the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Bernell Kardel?"
Source: National News Agency