Archive for July 29, 2006
AlJazeera is now reporting on a new Israeli massacre in Qana. 35 are dead, and 21 are children. I have a cousin who lives in Qana. AlJazeera’s correspondent `Abbas Nasir lost his composure. I switched to AlArabiya TV: and they were reporting on the Saudi stock market.
These are the standards of the New York Times: “There is a difference between justified and smart. Israel’s airstrikes against Hezbollah targets are legitimate so long as Hezbollah wages war against Israel and operates outside the control of the Lebanese government. But the air campaign is now doing Israel more harm than good.” So the [...]
I received this message: “Dear sir, I live in Israel and I am a Jew. We don’t all support the policies of Olmert or the policies of the Labor party either. And many of us grieve for the loss of lives in Lebanon and Palestine just as deeply as you grieve for those lives. I [...]
Lies of Israeli propaganda. Two days ago an Israeli military commander said that Nasrallah’s deputy was killed by Israeli bombs. Today, Shaykh Na`im Qasim spoke to Reuters. Ahmad Sa`id (Nasser’s radio propagandist) now speaks Hebrew. Who would have thought.
Nasrallah’s new address. In this one, Nasrallah atypically reads from a written text although he added some while reading it. The speech as a speech was, from the literary point of view, not strong at all I think, but it may be the most effective because it speaks to Lebanese people from different sects, or [...]
Israeli government is saying that its troops did not withdraw from Bint Jubayl and Marun Ar-Ras. They merely “redeployed.” Ya. When the US withdrew its troops from Lebanon in 1984, they also did not withdraw. They merely “redeployed.”
“A large oil spill and fire caused by Israeli bombing have sent an oil slick traveling up the coast of Lebanon to Syria, threatening to become the worst environmental disaster in the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history and engulfing this town in smoke. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The escalating Israeli attacks on Lebanon did not only kill its civilians and destroy its [...]