Archive for July 24, 2006
“Lebanese Families Find Shelter at Palestinian Camp”
“Even in a war which has turned the roads of south Lebanon into killing zones, Israel’s rocket strike on two clearly marked Red Cross ambulances on Sunday night set a deadly new milestone.”
“The helmet of a Red Cross volunteer injured when Israeli rockets hit his ambulance in Tyre.”
The lawyer for Miss Lebanon in Beirut denied news reports in a California newspaper to the effect that Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel are “best of friends.” Israeli propaganda often circulate news of that sort by the way.
Ilyas Khuri and I don’t get along. But this is a good piece by him. But: his views are not in conformity with the Ilyas `Atallah’s dukkan in which Khuri is still a member?
They met Rice in Beirut. But they are not photo-genic demonstrators. US media and the Nation magazine will not write articles in their praise.
Jumblat’s talk before Rice yesterday (as reported in the Lebanese press) coincides in details and substance with the Israeli position.
As-Safir’s lead article reports that in Rice’s most important meeting (with speaker of the Lebanese parliament, Nabih Birri), she forgot to even mention Shib`a Farms. So she later called the pro-Birri Foreign Minister, Fawzi Sallukh, to tell him that while she forgot to mention Shib`a but that it was part of the package deal that [...]
Arab Media and the War. How to follow the crisis on Arab media? There is no question that AlJazeera has seen a most dramatic resurgence during this crisis. AlJazeera of course proved its lead in pan-Arab coverage in the past, but this is a story with local dimensions. So it was not clear that AlJazeera [...]
In the 1st issue of a new secular anti-Israeli publication in Beirut (Byrut Al-Wafa’), the following story is told. A Lebanese politician was meeting with an Arab leader (probably in Saudi Arabia). In this meeting, the politician criticized his country’s stand toward Israeli aggression. The leader said that “we want it to rid you of [...]
Fouad Ajami and Kanan Makiya were asked how the Lebanese people would welcome Condoleezza Rice. “With sweets and flowers,” they answered. Her bodyguards above escorted her in Beirut just in case some flowers get in the way.
“She’s much prettier than her pictures, Hweiyda. Despite what they did to her. The one safe eye she still has is green, sad, and beautiful. The stitches that go all the way down from her right eye to underneath her neck, are almost as deep as the look in her eye. She was sitting on [...]
“Israel has used artillery-fired cluster munitions in populated areas of Lebanon, Human Rights Watch said today. Researchers on the ground in Lebanon confirmed that a cluster munitions attack on the village of Blida on July 19 killed one and wounded at least 12 civilians, including seven children. Human Rights Watch researchers also photographed cluster munitions [...]
“Des Libanais confisquent les papiers de Sri Lankais(es) dÃƒÂ©sireux de partir” (Scroll down)
Look at Israeli propaganda trying to whip up hate and fear against Arabs/Muslims in the US. And notice that the article does not quote a source.
The oppressive AND foolish government of Syria banned Al-Hayat and Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat newspapers. The government did not know that both can be accessed on the “internet.” Hell. Walid Jumblat finds “documents” on the internet, regularly.
All former (Sunni) prime ministers of Lebanon met, and they issued a declaration and expressed strong support for Hizbullah. Saudi/US plans to divide Sunnis and Shi`ites are not always successful, it seems, especially when Israeli bombs fall on Sunnis, Shi`ites, Druzes, atheists, and Christians.
“The calls go well; the Arab leaders agree with the president. Listening on their own handsets, Hadley gives Bush the thumbs up and Rice grins.”
Israel’s False Assumptions about Lebanon: Israeli Miscalculations. At this stage, it is not clear what will happen next. But at this stage, it is possible to state that Israeli political goals will not be achieved, no matter how long Israeli aggression takes. No matter what happens next, and even if Israel manages to kill Nasrallah [...]
Why do you get the feeling that Israeli propagandists are sweating? “Online controversy over graffiti by Israeli kids”