"As descendants of the School of Kamal Jumblatt
, we believed in the future, in participation and partnership, openness and recognition of the other, and in building a state of law and institutions, a state of justice and an impartial and independent judiciary that is free from interferences and intrusions...We believed in liberties, democracy and social justice," emphasized Shehayeb.
Russians preserve their relations with their historic allies and remember the great role of Kamal Jumblatt
, who was awarded with the Order of Lenin among very few figures in the world.
Among the piles of works, one finds plenty of banned books, like the philosophical works of Michel Aflaq, the founder of the Baath Party who was sentenced to death in 1966, and a 1970 biography of Gamal Abdul Nasser, with a forward by Lebanese Druze leader Kamal Jumblatt
, who is on Damascus's blacklist.
Jumblatt and Rafik Hariri had a similar stance toward the Syrian regime, which the PSP head has publicly accused of assassinating his father, the late Kamal Jumblatt
Its mandate was inaugurated with the assassination of Kamal Jumblatt
at one of its checkpoints.
When the late Lebanese leader Kamal Jumblatt
was assassinated, Sherian was meters away from him.
Nadim Gemayel gave a long list of Lebanese VIPs "murdered by Syria", which included Presidents-elect Gemayel and Rene Mou'awad (killed in a huge Beirut bomb blast in November 1989), PSP leader and Druze chieftain Kamal Jumblatt
(killed in March 1977), Rafiq Hariri (Feb.
Jumblatt expressed his willingness to open a new chapter with Syria, the country that many in Lebanon hold responsible for the murder of his politician father, Kamal Jumblatt
Their late leader, Kamal Jumblatt
, was famously known as "the kingmaker" for nearly three decades.
Hariri paid tribute to Jumblatt's father slain politician Kamal Jumblatt
, marking his birthday on December 6, 1917.
Everyone knew him as the son of Kamal Jumblatt
, who was, improbably, both the Druze's feudal leader and the country's leading progressive politician.
Syria has been suspected in a number of high-profile assassinations in Lebanon, including that of Kamal Jumblatt
, the Druze leader, in 1977, and of Bashir Gemayel, the president-elect who was allied with Israel, Syria's bitter enemy, in 1982.