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Bird-Brained

In the wake of our little bird flu scare, our neighbors in Lebanon are putting politics aside to deal with the problem.

Just kidding.

Lebanon on Saturday said it was increasing its vigilance after a case of H5N1 strain of bird flu that is dangerous to humans was detected in neighbouring Israel.

In a statement published on Saturday, the ministry of agriculture called on farmers to remain vigilant and mobilised teams close to the country’s southern border.

“The agriculture ministry’s teams will continue to work on the ground to monitor any such cases that could come up and put an end to it in order to keep Lebanon free from this disease,” it said.

“After bird flu cases were detected… in the region of Haifa… the ministry of agriculture calls on farmers and hunters… particularly in the southern area close to the border with occupied Palestine, to remain vigilant to birds passing over their regions, and to keep their own birds locked up to prevent them from mixing with them,” the statement said.

You do realize they are referring to the whole of Israel as occupied Palestine, and not just the disputed territories, whose relinquishing to the palestinians, we are told, will lead to peace.

And if you believe that, you might just have bird flu.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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