Welcome to Beirut
For 4,000 years...villains and heroes.
Here, you have Jews, Muslims, Christians all living shoulder to shoulder, "If you wanna understand Lebanon, think of a boarding house without a landlord." The only thing the tenants have in common is their talent for betrayal. So these people have been living together, cheek by jowl, 20 centuries. 2,000 years of revenge, blood feuds, vendetta, murder.
One night there's a storm. Raining like hell. There's a knock at the door. Who is it? It's the Palestinians. They want in. They've been up and down the block. They had doors slammed in their face. They're cold. They're tired. They want in and they want in now. So the house is thrown into confusion. Tenants arguing. Some of 'em violently opposed. Some think, "Let 'em in. They'll be gone tomorrow." Some think, "I let them in tonight, then I'll have an ally against my enemy." Some of 'em are terrified if they keep the door shut. So it isn't until after the Palestinians move in that the other people in the house realize the tragedy of the situation. That the Palestinians want nothing more than to just burn down the Israeli house next door.
Welcome to Beirut.
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