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Palestinians of Hamas Condemn Saudi & U.S. Attempts to Label Hezbollah "Terrorist" (tags)
[Photo: Palestinian Gaza rally with Hamas and Hezbollah flags.] Saudi Arabian, Israeli, ISIS, al-Qaeda, & U.S. imperialist hands off Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Palestine, Bahrain, and Iran!
The War in Lebanon Before the Israel Lebanese palestinian war which began in 1982 (tags)
There was a war inside Lebanon in the deacdecade of the 1970's before the 1982 invasion in the southern edge and the violence in Beirut
Israel Bombs Lebanon (tags)
Blowback Against Israeli State Terror (tags)
Israel's Latest Aggression (tags)
EU Shamelessly Declares Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization (tags)
Lebanon's Victory Day of National Resistance (tags)
Syrian foes move towards talks but fighting rages (tags)
Syria's opposition and the government of President Bashar al-Assad seem to be preparing to take part in an international peace conference against a background of some of the worst fighting this year.
America and Israel: Imperial Partners in Crime (tags)
Israel Attacks Lebanon (tags)
Islamic Lebanese Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)
American men with Lebanese ancestry may travel to Lebanon in order to obtain quick divorces. In such a situation, the man leaves most of his property, children, and wife in the United States. But could the divorce obtained in such a way be entitled to recognition and enforcement in the United States?
Turmoil in Lebanon (tags)
Israel Threatens War with Lebanon (tags)
more evidence of a pariah Israeli state
US Tells Lebanon: Israel Can Destroy Your Entire Army in 4 hrs. (tags)
"I imagine that when S300 surface to air missiles start tagging those F16’s new thoughts will alight in long calcified minds. France has every right to supply Lebanon with those weapons. Given Israel’s proven imperialist nature the “real international community” will demand it."
Recent Israeli Provocations (tags)
recent Israeli violence
Lebanon: Short film on the siege of Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp (tags)
The anarchist media collective a-films has just published a new short film ("Two Years Under Siege"/10min) from the destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in northern Lebanon.
Lebanon: New Short Film from Nahr al-Bared Camp (tags)
The anarchist media collective a-films has just published a new short film ("A Sip of Coffee"/26min) from the destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in northern Lebanon.
Analysis: Hizbullah Won't Stop at Shaba (tags)
Israel's announcement of a willingness for peace talks with Lebanon is one of the early fruits of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recent visit to the region and her unexpected visit to Lebanon. French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent visit to Lebanon and upcoming visit to Israel is also crucial here.
New video from Nahr al-Bared Camp (tags)
The anarchist video collective "a-films" announces its latest short film (10 min.) from the destroyed Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp in Lebanon called "Traces of Collective Dispossession".
New Video Documents Looting in Nahr al-Bared Camp (tags)
In May 2007 Nahr al Bared Refugee Camp, home to over 30,000 Palestinian refugees, became the site of a 4-month battle between the Lebanese Army and extremist group Fatah al-Islam.
Sept 15 is 25 Yrs Since US/Israel/Fascist Massacre at Sabra & Shatila (tags)
For those of us who can easily remember 25 years ago, one event that we certainly remember and ask that all learn from is the US/Israel/Fascist massacre of Palestinian women, children and old men at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, paid for with US tax dollars, aided by the US puppet Israel.
Anniversary of Second Israeli Invasion of Lebanon (tags)
My open letter to Jared Israel of TENC: on his support for the war on Lebanon (tags)
Jared Israel of The Emperor Has No Clothes (TENC) website, a former leftwing activist, is not only not wearing any clothes, but is seeking the naked destruction of Hezbollah, which as we saw in the 2006 war with Lebanon, means the total destruction of that counrty,as well as the ovethrow of the current israeli government; which is called sedition. Here is my comment to his genocidical ambitions.
Refugees go home to Israel (tags)
400,000 refugees head back to Deir yassin and other ethnically cleansed areas in Israel.
Rafik Hariri and the Salvador Option in Beirut (tags)
Suppressed evidence of US-Israel role in Lebanese PM Hariri's Killing
When Rain Becomes the Nightmare: National Day Against Cluster Bombs! (tags)
Imad Mortada is a Lebanese anarchist queer activist and Indymedia volunteer based in Barcelona. His writings can currently be read on qursana.blogspot.com
UN officials fear unexploded ordnance problem could worsen with winter (tags)
Mr. Egeland today commended the Lebanese Government, public institutions and civil society for "a remarkably effective effort" to rebuild their country.
Civilians as ''legitimate'' military targets, Israeli attacks on Lebanon (tags)
In the july-war on Lebanon, as well as Israel as Hizbollah have committed serious human rights viollations and warcrimes against as well the Lebanese civilian population as the Israeli civilian population. Despite the ''justifications'' by both parties, they are both subjective to International Humanitarian Law, which forbids, under all circumstances, military attacks on civilians
Double Standards of Morality: The Age of Terror (tags)
This reluctance to confront unpleasant truths diminishes the reader or viewer for whom Middle East reporting in the US media is almost incomprehensible to anyone who does not know the region. It also has its trickle-down effects even in theatres, universities and schools in America. The case of the play about Rachel Corrie--the young US activist twice run over by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes--taken off the New York stage was one of the more deplorable of these. I was also surprised in the Bronx to find that Fieldston, a private school in Riverdale--was forced to cancel a college meeting with two Palestinian lecturers when parents objected to the absence of an Israeli on the panel. The fact that Israeli speakers were to be invited later made no difference. The school's principal later announced that the meeting would "not be appropriate given t! he sensitivity and complexity of the issue". Complex problems are supposed to be explained. But this could not be explained because, well, it was too complex and--the truth--would upset the usual Israeli lobbyists.
Bomblets continue to kill in Lebanon (tags)
Unexploded Israeli bombs and devices dropped during Israel's war on Hezbollah have killed 21 and injured more than 100 Lebanese civilians.
The US, Israel and Lebanon: Historical Roots and Patterns of Conflict (tags)
The destructive and lethal forces unleashed this past summer by the United States and Israel upon Lebanon are not surprising in light of their historical roots in at least four patterns of conflict:
Meeting Nasrallah: An Encounter with a Fighter (tags)
You need to reach the American public before American politicians. The public in the US is generally ahead of the politicians. Often public opinion conflicts with policies set in Washington. US politicians are usually elected by a minority of the population and represent two parties that are virtually indistinguishable on fundamental issues. If you can inform the public and get them to understand your position, they will put pressure on the politicians and hopefully prevent them from conducting their most destructive policies. Without internal public pressure, US policy is not likely to change significantly.
UNHCR links with social development centres to help Lebanese IDPs (tags)
And Lebanon's displaced will clearly need help and continued support from overseas for some time to come.
Should We Deny Lebanon the Right to Defend Itself? (tags)
Let me finally suggest a further two questions for her. Does HRW characterise Hizbullah's return of fire as a war crime even though its undiminished ability to launch rockets was what finally brought Israel's war machine to a standstill and led to a ceasefire? And exactly how much of a war crime would the firing of those rudimentary rockets be if it turned out that not only did they halt the war but they also prevented its expansion to include Syria and Iran?
Two Kinds of International Law (tags)
In an absurd way, president Bush also justified the Iraq war as "self-defense." Lebanon has the same right to security, territorial integrity and inviolable borders..Israel's right to exist is not a reason for violating the rights of others.
Business Owners, Workers Charge Israel Deliberately Targeted Lebanon's Economy (tags)
Business owners and factory workers in Lebanon are charging that Israel deliberately targeted the Lebanese economy in its month-long offensive. Democracy Now! producer Ana Nogueira files a report from Beirut on the long-lasting effects of the conflict on Lebanon's economy. [includes rush transcript] We turn now to Lebanon. The Israeli military's chief of staff was quoted as saying the Israeli army will complete a pullout from southern Lebanon within a few days.
Pro-Syrian Lebanese president Lahoud harbored Nasrallah during part of the Lebanon War – o (tags)
Pro-Syrian Lebanese president Lahoud harbored Nasrallah during part of the Lebanon War – on orders from Damascus
Katyusha Damage Much Less Than Claimed by Israel (tags)
srael's military superiority has not changed. There is no Arab power which can challenge it, and it has had unprecedented support from the US and Britain. Even so, its inability to defeat Hizbollah has reduced its military deterrent. This may tempt it into another round in Lebanon, a war in which it would hope to avoid any further mistakes.
Hizbullah's hour: (tags)
A sovereign Lebanon and national unity among Hizbullah's priorities.
Lebanon in Context: An Interview with Bilal El-Amine (tags)
The heart of why Israel is such a source of instability and wars in the region is because its very foundation was at the cost of hundreds of thousands of people - Israel was founded on stolen land and it is in continuous confrontation with all of the people around it. We have to find a way of removing that source of friction and aggression and the only way is to address the Palestinian question and all of the outlying problems that have developed from that, including Israel's occupation of Syrian and Lebanese land.
Will Robert Fisk tell us the whole story? (tags)
hese central issues -- taken together with the persuasive accounts that Israel and the Pentagon had been planning an attack on Lebanon for at least a year -- make Fisk's implied claims that Syria and Hizbullah started the war to provoke Israel into destroying Lebanon look misleading at best.
The First Post-Zionist War (tags)
The great lapse, then, is a function of the fact that Israel is caught between two worlds. Still guided by the Zionist model, it refuses to resolve the conflicts with its neighbors. But guided by post-Zionism, it refuses to maintain the welfare state, which aimed for the kind of Jewish solidarity that was needed to wage those conflicts.
Devastation: Made in U.$.A. (tags)
Lebanon Considers Suing Israel for War Crimes (tags)
The Lebanese government is considering possible legal procedures to sue Israel for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Close call for Bay Area teen who escapes conflict in Lebanon (tags)
"Of the Israeli and Hezbollah armies, she says, ”It felt like the Israelis had no heart...someone has to defend the Lebanese people.”
Filipinas in Lebanon treated like ’modern-day slaves’ (tags)
FINDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL MISSION TO LEBANON: Filipina overseas workers in Lebanon are being treated like “modern-day slaves,” this was the main finding of Filipinos who had just arrived from Lebanon as part of an international civil society and parliamentary delegation.
WEAPONS USED, TARGETS HIT, (tags)
by Leuren Moret
BREAKING INTEL: HezbollahGate & the Extortionist Time Magazine (tags)
Israeli Intelligence has been caught redhanded by French Special Forces in trying to set an espionage organization inside Lebanon to spy on the International force that is on its way to the Middle East to supervise the Lebanese Ceasefire.
WALL STREET JOURNAL RHAPSODIZES OVER SHAM UN RESOLUTION TO END LEBANON WAR (tags)
ANALYSIS OF WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE PRAISING SHAM UN RESOLUTION
Real Photo Fakers, Real War Crimes (tags)
During Israel's war against the people of Lebanon, our media, politicians and diplomats have colluded with the aggressors by distracting us with irrelevancies, by concocting controversies, and by framing the language of diplomacy. In the fragile truce that is currently holding while Lebanon waits for Israel to withdraw, we are simply getting more of the same.
The Thirty Three Day War: From Mania to Depression (tags)
Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. He is one of the writers featured in The Other Israel: Voices of Dissent and Refusal. He is also a contributor to CounterPunch's hot new book The Politics of Anti-Semitism. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lebanese deaths, and Israeli war crimes, kept off the balance sheet (tags)
By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
This Pain Has No Ceasefire (tags)
This stunning essay by Barucha Calamity Peller is a must read, and rightfully was rightfully listed in Google headlines tonight - reposted by Juan Santos
A Victory for Hizbollah, Syria and Iran: israel Wasn't Hoping for This (tags)
Far from driving the Hizbollah north across the Litani river, Israel has entrenched them in their Lebanese villages as never before.
THE YOKE OF ZION [The Fallout from Lebanon] - by Israel Shamir (tags)
Why the war? Leave small details to a future Plutarch; this is another round of battle for Palestine. Supported and supplied by their captive empire, the US, the Jews had all the weapons, all the ammunition, all the diplomatic support, when hubris-drunk they drove into disarmed and starved Gaza to kill off its last resisters and impose the Yoke of Zion. Who would disturb the lion of Judah roaring at his prey? And a tiny force from the Mount Lebanon said: we will. They attacked the all-powerful Jews; the hobbit pierced the sinew of Nazgul as he stooped to kill. The Israeli army roused from its prey turned north and lashed with all its might at the Hezbollah fighters. But they stood fast.
Tracing a Trail of Destruction: Report from Lebanon, August 13, 2006 (tags)
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The wounds of war were evident shortly after we crossed the Syria-Lebanon border at 1130 in the morning on August 12. At Haissa, about three kilometers from the Dabboussiyeh border crossing, we come across the ruins of a bridge hit by Israeli war planes just the day before. Villagers tell us 12 people were killed and 10 wounded, all civilians.
Rogue Israeli State Protested at White House Rally (tags)
What are people of conscience suppose to do in response to the unspeakable acts of barbarism being perpetrated daily by Israel? In America, they can still go out on the streets and protest. This is what happened on Sat., Aug. 12, 2006, in Washington, D.C. A rally at Lafayette Park, near the White House, organized by Arab-Americans, protested the relentless terror bombing of innocent civilians in Gaza and Lebanon by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).
Letters from Lebanon: The Proximity of Death (tags)
Israeli airstrikes, humanitarian aid cut off, and the proximity of death in Lebanon
US Media's "Rules of Political Correctness" (tags)
Dues to "our" Zionized US media...
The refugees' fury will be felt for generations to come (tags)
Israel has failed to understand that it cannot expel a people and call itself the victim; that it cannot conquer its neighbours and treat any and all resistance to that conquest as terrorism; that it cannot arm itself as a regional superpower and annihilate the institutional fabric of two peoples without incurring the fury of their children in the years that follow.
Hizbullah, Zionism and the Ideology of late Imperial America (tags)
Awakening the Resistance
Lebanese Civilians 2 March SOUTH (tags)
After August 12, the campaign will continue with a series of civil actions, leading to an August 19 civilian march to reclaim the South. "Working together, in solidarity, we will overcome the complacency, inaction, and complicity of the international community and we will deny Israel its goal of removing Lebanese from their land and destroying the fabric of our country," explained Samah Idriss, writer and co-organizer of this campaign.
CNN SINKS TO A NEW LOW AS IT PUSHES THE PRO ISRAELI AGENDA OF MASS MURDER (tags)
TAKE ACTION: STOP THE ONGOING MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO MANIPULATE AND BRAINWASH THE AMERICAN GOYIM
All Out for Aug. 12 Mass March in LA to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War (tags)
Come out to defend the people of Lebanon and Palestine for a mass march and rally in LA. The march is coordinated with national and international actions on Aug. 12.
On the August 12 International Mobiizations Against US-Israel Agression in Lebanon and Pa (tags)
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS), strongly condemn the ongoing barbaric attacks of the Israeli military on the people of Lebanon and Palestine. Under the pretext of rescuing Israeli soldiers captured by Hamas and Hezbollah, the Zionist Israeli government has unleashed wave upon wave of air, naval and ground attacks on the civilian populations of Lebanon and Palestine. These unbridled acts of international terrorism are emboldened and supported by US imperialism.
Israeli war crimes aimed at “cleansing” south Lebanon (tags)
On Tuesday, Israeli warplanes struck the southern Lebanese town of Ghaziyeh, killing at least 14 people. Missiles demolished civilian homes just as some 1,500 mourners were participating in a procession to bury 15 of their relatives and neighbors slain just the day before. The explosions sent the crowd running in panic, dropping shrouded corpses in the street.
Behind Bush’s “truce” plan: the drive towards a wider Middle East war (tags)
US President George W. Bush on Monday declared his full support for a US-French United Nations resolution that dictates Israel’s terms to the Lebanese people while allowing the Israeli military to indefinitely continue its occupation and devastation of Lebanon.
What would happen if Israel had won the war? (tags)
It is impossible to speak of a Hizbullah victory' when nearly a thousand Lebanese civilians have been killed, thousands more injured, a million people internally displaced; and Lebanon's infrastructure, environment and economy laid to waste as the world watches. The general consensus however is that Hizbullah's and Lebanon's steadfastness after four weeks of merciless Israeli attacks means that Israel has failed to achieve its objectives through military means: crushing/disarming Hizbullah, reinstating its deterrent, and protecting the security of northern Israel. Indeed, Hizbullah's resistance has gained unprecedented support throughout the Arab world, and Nasrallah has emerged as a Nasser-like figure who has restored pride to Arabs everywhere in contrast to the uniformly servile and unpopular Arab regimes.
UN resolution on Lebanon: blueprint for intensified war and colonial occupation (tags)
The US-French resolution that is to be voted on by the United Nations Security Council early this week represents an imperialist diktat to the people of Lebanon and an attempt by Washington to legitimize and consummate the geo-strategic goals pursued in the last month of US-Israeli war of aggression.
The US Media's "Special Relationship": Out to Lunch (tags)
The US media's biased coverage of the crisis in Lebanon should come as no surprise. While the White House and Congress claim a "special relationship" with Israel, our news outlets are not supposed to have a "special relationship" with anyone. Their job is to fairly reports on matters; anything less is a disservice to those watching their news programs and reading their newspapers.
Bombing Milk Factories, Grain Silos, Churches, Bridges,Bridges, s, Power Stations... (tags)
I wish, one day, that Israeli Jews could crest that ridge, and have their breaths taken away as the magic of Beirut unfolds below them. But they will never see the full beauties of the region they inhabit by dominating others militarily, and denying equal rights to Palestinian Christians and Muslims.
The Bankruptcy of the Hawks (tags)
The pcitures of victims among the civilian Lebanese population and the heroic fighting Mudschahedin play into the hands of the Jihad-rhetoric of Al-Qaida..The war against terror can only be won when the ideas of Al-Qaida are discredited.
Israel, Not Hizbullah, is Putting Civilians in Danger on Both Sides of the Border (tags)
Giving the lie to the "human shields" theory, HRW says its researchers "found numerous cases in which the IDF [Israeli army] launched artillery and air attacks with limited or dubious military objectives but excessive civilian cost. In many cases, Israeli forces struck an area with no apparent military target. In some instances, Israeli forces appear to have deliberately targeted civilians."
Israel's True Goal (tags)
Less than three months after its formation, the Olmert-Peretz government succeeded in hurling Israel into a two-front war.. When the weapons speak, the muses fall silent. When the cannons roar, the brain stops functioning
The Tortured Language of War: Whitewashing Atroicites (tags)
If the deliberate slaughter of hundreds of civilians -- including more than a hundrend innocent children -- elicits such a timid, pathetic response from American-Arab human rights organizations--one cannot complain against the American media for being the Israeli government's apologists. If the ADC uses Orwellian language, covering up the Israeli government's heinous crimes -- can we really expect anything else from mainstream media?
Hizballah: A Primer (tags)
Middle EastHizballah, the Lebanese Shi‘i movement whose militia is fighting the Israeli army in south Lebanon, has been cast misleadingly in much media coverage of the ongoing war. Much more than a militia, the movement is also a political party that is a powerful actor in Lebanese politics and a provider of important social services. Not a creature of Iranian and Syrian sponsorship, Hizballah arose to battle Israel’s occupation of south Lebanon from 1982-2000 and, more broadly, to advocate for Lebanon’s historically disenfranchised Shi‘i Muslim community.
Was Racism and Fundamentalism a Factor? The Massacre at Qana (tags)
This often ignored menace of Jewish fundamentalism needs to be addressed as seriously as other forms of fanatic religious thought which sows racial hatred, animosity and war mongering. While adhering to moral principles alone will certainly not bring any of Qana's murdered children back to life or compensate any bereaved parent or loved one anywhere, perhaps insisting on the equal worth of all human lives, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and rejecting racism from any source, including from sanctimonious former victims, can help diminish the chances of such ruthless crimes recurring in the future. Irrespective of the Holocaust, or precisely because of it, Israel should not be allowed to get away with its racist, at-will flaunting of international law and its state terrorism against defenseless civilians. It is time to go beyond mere condemnation to properly channel irrepressible grief and simmering anger into morally sound acts of intervention. Just as it worked against apartheid South Africa, a comprehensive regime of boycott against Israel is urgently called for. People of conscience everywhere share the responsibility of stopping this unrestrained behemoth before it scorches everything in its blind quest for hegemony and colonial control.
Shin Bet Vetoed Secret Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement (tags)
Drafted by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex
US-ISRAELI UN RESOLUTION HYPOCRISY (tags)
HOW THE US AND ISRAEL SUBVERT UN RESOLUTIONS
Israel = Baby Killers Using Racism to Hide Their Crimes (tags)
This post is in response to the racist Zionist propaganda posted earlier which is emblematic of Israeli racism against the Lebanese and Arabic people who have been slaughtered by the Nazi-like aggression of Israel. Its sad the depths these aggressors will sink to to defend their crimes against humanity, whether its dehumanizing Palestinians to taken their land, or Lebanese to taken theirs. And the indications starting to seep out of Israel is that not all of the Israeli population shares in this internalized racism and anti-semitism. Anti-semitism also describes racism against Arabs as well as Jews, by the way.
The "hiding among civilians" myth (tags)
"You can be a member of Hezbollah your entire life and never see a military wing fighter with a weapon," a Lebanese military intelligence official, now retired, once told me. "They do not come out with their masks off and never operate around people if they can avoid it. They're completely afraid of collaborators. They know this is what breaks the Palestinians -- no discipline and too much showing off."
The Qana massacre: Slaughter of innocents in Lebanon (tags)
The repeated missile strikes, launched in the dead of night while the targeted victims were asleep, reduced a four-story apartment building and nearby houses to rubble, killing at least 57 residents, including 37 children.
Who cares about Lebanese lives? (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
Israel massacres 56 civilians - 34 of them children (tags)
Photo: A civil defense worker carries the body of Lebanese child recovered from the rubble of a demolished building at the village of Qana, Sunday, July 30, 2006. Israeli missiles killed 56 civilians... at least 34 of them children. AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
'20 children' among Israeli raid dead (tags)
Many of those hit in the raid were fleeing attacks in Tyre At least 20 children are among more than 40 civilians killed after an Israeli raid destroyed a three-storey building in the southern Lebanese town of Qana, Aljazeera's correspondent reports.
Willful Blindness (tags)
Weapons bound for Israel said to pass through California
Operation "Save Israel's High Command" (tags)
"Israeli propaganda, except in the United States where there isn't any other kind, doesn't work its old magic."
Israeli strikes may boost Hizbullah base (tags)
Hizbullah support tops 80 percent among Lebanese factions.
Israel’s New Math 2 = 500,000 (tags)
This is obviously the outcome of the newly emerged Hebraic arithmetic laws. For 2 kidnapped Israeli soldiers who are still kept alive, 500,000 innocent Lebanese civilians are displaced. For 2 abducted Israeli soldiers, Lebanon, a sovereign state, is brought back down on its knees. Its civil infrastructure is ‘gone’. Some of its capital’s residential quarters and southern villages are already wiped out. Indeed, ‘two equals half a million’ is the new arithmetic the Israelis insist upon imposing on the region. Is it that surprising? Not at all, as predicted by Gershon Sholem already in the 1930’s: once the Jews start to speak Hebrew, it won’t take long before they consider themselves to be God. In the Bible Sodom and Gomorrah were "brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven" (Genesis 13:13; 18:20; 19:24, 29; Hosea 11:8). The two towns where erased by God for the sins of its inhabitants. In the Biblical narrative (Genesis 18), God informs Abraham that he intends upon demolishing the city of Sodom because of its gross immorality. Abraham pleads with God not to do it. God is willing to agree as long as there were 50 righteous people in town, then 45, then 30, 20, or even just 10 decent people.
The Lies Israel Tells Itself (And We Tell On Its Behalf) (tags)
And how many of us believe that deliberate barbarity, at least when we do it, is only "apparently" a crime against humanity?
Six Fallacies of the U.S. Hizballah Campaign (tags)
The idea that the region is going to fall in line behind a U.S.-Israeli campaign against Hizballah is ludicrous.
BTL:Israel and U.S., Partners in Lebanon Offensive (tags)
Interview with Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Appeasement 2006: Europe capitulates to American-Israeli aggression (tags)
The international conference in Rome held Wednesday to address the crisis precipitated by the Israeli attack on Lebanon ended without a call for a ceasefire. According to numerous press accounts, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood virtually alone in opposing any language in the conference statement suggesting that the Israeli onslaught, which has already caused close to 500 civilian deaths and destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, should be ended any time soon.
Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon? (tags)
Israel’s Invasion Pretext Under Fire
Israel’s Barbarism in Lebanon/Gaza Protested (tags)
On July 25, 2006, a spirited rally was held in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. The protesters demanded an end to Israel’s murderous attacks on Lebanon and Gaza. The rally was preceded by a march through the neighborhood, which included the protesters carrying 50 coffins draped in black. The coffins symbolized the innocent Lebanese and Palestinians, who have been slaughtered in the latest war crimes committed by Zionist Israel.
THE CRIME OF LEBANON AND PALESTINE - ARE IRAN AND SYRIA NEXT? (tags)
ISRAEL'S US FUNDED AND SUPPORTED WAR ON LEBANON AND PALESTINE
Rice leaves bloody footprints in Lebanon (tags)
At some point in the future, when the ill-fated American drive for hegemony in the first decade of the twenty-first century is subjected to critical study, historians will discover ugly parallels between the tenure of Condoleezza Rice as American secretary of state under President Bush and that of Joachim Ribbentrop as German foreign minister under Chancellor Hitler. All the characteristics of the foreign policy of the Third Reich as it set the stage for World War—its depraved deceitfulness, cynicism, hypocrisy, recklessness, fascination with violence and utter contempt for human life—are to be observed 70 years later in the operations of the Bush administration, for whom Rice serves as chief foreign policy spokesman.
Israel kills UN observers in Lebanon, bombs Red Cross (tags)
This image was taken from video made by Lebanese Red Cross workers Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Qana, south Lebanon. It shows the roof of a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance destroyed in an Israeli airstrike. The Red Cross said that nine ambulance workers were wounded in the explosion as they tried to ferry injured civilians from a town near Tyre to the hospital ( Full story at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_re_mi_ea/mideast_fighting_suffering_1;_ylt=AuiWWmDmt7opeB95hWMvCijlWMcF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGVna3NhBHNlYwNzc3JlbA-- )
Lebanese Devastated In All Sorts of Ways (tags)
BEIRUT, Jul 23 (IPS) - Much of Beirut is a devastated city, infrastructure in many areas lies in a shambles after the Israeli bombing. But the Lebanese are also just feeling devastated.
Hezbollah banks on home-ground advantage (tags)
By Sami Moubayed
ACTION ALERT: STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN LEBANON AND GAZA. (tags)
URGENT! SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW! click here: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/CFLWeb/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=4650 Please copy, e-mail and distribute as widely as possible. *In the past few days Israel has killed hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinian civilians—in many cases wiping out entire families—in clear violation of international law. I am dismayed that, despite the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, the U.S. has stifled any attempts to bring the matter to the United Nations in hopes of reaching a resolution. I demand that my representatives speak out against the war crimes taking place in the Middle East right now.
Declaration in support of the Arab Resistance in Lebanon: (tags)
by Nabila Harb, on the behalf of the editorial board of the Free Arab Voice
Hezbollah, Hamas and Israel: Everything You Need To Know (tags)
A perilous excursion into the distant past, starting seven whole weeks ago
Let Us Form the Broadest Possible Arab People's Front (tags)
Dr. George Habash, Founder of the Arab Nationalists' Movement and of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Calls for the Formation of the Broadest Possible Arab People's Front in Support of the Lebanese and Palestinian Resistance
Dershowitz and Grades of Human Beings (tags)
So you see, one reason that you can just bomb the hell out of the Lebanese in general is that they aren't human beings at all. They are "animals."
Stop now, immediately (tags)
The fact that George Bush and Tony Blair are cheering Israel might be consolation for Ehud Olmert and the media in Israel, but it is not enough to persuade millions of TV viewers who see the images of destruction and devastation, most of which are not shown to Israeli audiences. The world sees entire neighborhoods that have been destroyed, hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing in panic, homeless, and hundreds of civilians dead and wounded including many children who have nothing to do with Hezbollah.
The New York Times and the war in Lebanon: A cynical defense of US-Israeli war crimes (tags)
In an editorial published Friday, the New York Times weighs in as the liberal voice of American imperialism on the US-backed Israeli war against Lebanon. Under the headline “More Than a Cease-Fire Needed,” the Times repeats the propaganda line of Washington and Jerusalem that Israel is the victim and Hezbollah the aggressor. It lines up with the US and Israel in opposing demands that Israel halt its bombing campaign—an assault so flagrantly in breach of international law and so nakedly directed against civilians that Louise Arbour, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, was moved to declare on Wednesday that those “in a position of command and control” could be held personally responsible for war crimes.
Reassessing the Hariri assassination in the light of recent events (tags)
Reassessing the Hariri assassination in the light of recent events:
The real aims of the US-backed Israeli war against Lebanon (tags)
As the onslaught against Lebanon enters its tenth day, Israeli troops are poised for a full-scale invasion that has been prepared by murderous aerial bombardment, and the far-reaching imperialist aims of the war have become all too clear.
Lebanese defense minister: Army will fight ground invasion (tags)
"The Lebanese army - and I stress - the Lebanese army will resist and defend and will prove that it is an army that deserves respect," he said.
Israeli spies in Lebanon (tags)
Another terrorist cell was caught earlier this year in Lebanon, which was charged with having links to the fundamentalist group Al-Qaeda. The group was also charged with planning the assassination of Hizbullah�s secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
Will Americans Join Iraqis, Lebanese and Palestinians as Neocon Victims? (tags)
The Unfolding Horror Show
Nasrallah's address to the people of Lebanon (tags)
Please send around.
CONFIRMATION: Captured IDF Were Inside Lebanon (tags)
Twice in one month, the Olmert Government has been caught LYING you into war, Israel. First, with the phony, exposed "investigation" into the shelling of a Palestinian family on a Gaza beach, and now this.
Note from Lebanon (tags)
by Rania Masri
Hostages and history (tags)
Soon after the start of the second Palestinian intifada in September 2000, Hizbullah abducted a former Israeli colonel from inside Israel. Following tortuous negotiations, in January 2004 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon exchanged 436 Lebanese prisoners and 59 corpses of Lebanese soldiers for one Israeli hostage and three corpses of Israeli soldiers. At the last minute Sharon held back three prominent Lebanese detainees. Since then Hizbullah has talked about getting them released by abducting Israeli soldiers. A recent poll showed that more Lebanese were interested in their release than settling the dispute about the Shebaa Farm with Israel.
National Emergency Marches on Washington, LA & SF, Sat. Aug 12: Defend Palestine & Lebanon (tags)
Saturday, August 12, 12 Noon, at the White House: NATIONAL EMERGENCY MARCH ON WASHINGTON! Defend the People of Palestine and Lebanon! Stop the U.S.-Israeli War! From Iraq to Lebanon to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime! Stop U.S. Aid to Israel! Support the Palestinian People's Right to Return! Money for Jobs and Education, Not for War and Occupation!
Lebanon's Al Manar TV Flattened (tags)
A nation under fire and its rights, press and lives flattened
Lebanon's Al Manar TV Attacked (tags)
Attacks on free speech continue with increasing brazenness
Lebanon's Al Manar TV Targeted (tags)
targeting the media under "self-defense" and with holocaust immunity
Children die in convoy attack as Israel widens Lebanon assault (tags)
'" Dear friends and colleagues ,You will all have to excuse me for sending this. It's pictures of the bodies of babies killed by the Israelis in South Lebanon. They are all burnt. I need your help. I am almost certain these pictures won't be published in the West, although they are Associated Press pictures. I need your help exposing them if you can..."
Lebanon crisis: Don't let them fool you - ISRAEL STARTED IT (tags)
Ever since the bloody carnage in Lebanon started, the mainstream media has echoed Israel's self-righteous indignation about how they're merely defending themselves - "Israeli sovereignty was violated" when Hizbullah "kidnapped" their soldiers from "across the border." What they conveniently reverse is that Hizbullah confronted Israeli troops on the LEBANESE SIDE OF BORDER.
STOP THE U.S.--ISRAELI WAR AGAINST LEBANON AND PALESTINE! (tags)
International Action Center statement: STOP THE U.S.--ISRAELI WAR AGAINST LEBANON AND PALESTINE! July 13, 2006 The blood in Gaza and Lebanon is on George Bush's hands. The bombs, shells and missiles now pounding Lebanese and Palestinian cities and villages, wiping out entire families and leaving hundreds of thousands without power or water, are made in the U.S. So are the planes and cannons that launch them.
Information brief: History of Israeli-Arab Prisoner Exchanges (tags)
Israel's failure to release Palestinian political prisoners and its continued arbitrary arrest of Palestinian civilians serves only to highlight Israel's belief that it is above the law and that the Palestinians are beneath it.
Is the Arab Spring turning to Dust under Israeli Bombardment? BACKFIRE (tags)
Some press reports suggest, moreover, that a lot of Lebanese, seeing their capital under attack from Israel, are rallying behind Hizbullah. Even many formerly pro-American Christian Lebanese are deeply upset that Bush seemed to say it was all right for the Israelis to bomb their civilian airport and blockade the whole country. If the country goes to new elections, the results could be quite different this time.
Israeli military aggression, Bush and Terror (tags)
After all hasn’t the war on terror been the defining issue of the two-term Bush presidency? A president as short-sighted and ill-informed as this one is not about to learn from his grievous errors, partly no doubt because the greatest human price is being paid in Arab blood and tears.
Trapped In Beirut (tags)
A first-hand account of how the Israeli strikes have traumatised Beirut asks why the EU and America have done so little to help Lebanon
Israel Continues Terror (tags)
Israel intensified its attacks against Lebanon on Thursday, blasting Beirut's international airport and the southern part of the country in its heaviest air campaign against its neighbor in 24 years. According to Al-Jazeera TV station, 52 Lebanese civilians were killed in the attacks.
Hizbullah draws massive crowd to mark Israeli withdrawal (tags)
A quarter of a million Hizbullah supporters packed a square in the southern port city of Tyre Friday to mark the anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from South Lebanon in 2000. A day earlier, the Islamic resistance group had launched a 10-day campaign to collect funds for Palestine, which is facing a crippling Western aid boycott after the election of Hamas.
Hezbollah Profiting From African Diamonds (tags)
Smash Hizbollah! Bomb Lebanon!
General Michel Aoun to ‘Monday Morning’: (tags)
He has the gift of facilitating matters. With him formalities and ceremonial go by the board. The conversation is quickly under way with the “General” at his residence in Rabiyé, which was thronged with young people and retired Army officers who remain devoted to him. There, one found those who had remained faithful to him, who had waited patiently for 15 years for his return from exile. I saw myself propelled back 16 years to Baabda Palace, with the same images and sensations. But that was another time and place. The general himself seemed unchanged: as feisty as ever, the eternal resistance fighter. He has changed in one way, as he himself said: he has learned to be patient, to move slowly, which for him, unfortunately, is a waste of time. He has great aspirations for Lebanon, which still has much to learn in terms of democracy, human rights and the building of nations.
Funeral for Lebanese Journalist Turns Into Anti-Syrian Demonstration (tags)
BEIRUT - Tens of thousands of Lebanese bid farewell on Wednesday to anti-Syrian publisher and lawmaker Gebran Tueni, turning his funeral into an outpouring of anger against Damascus, which they blame for his murder.
Gebran Tueni Perishes in Massive Car Bomb Explosion Near Beirut (tags)
Gebran Tueni, a fiery critic of Syria, was assassinated in a car-bomb explosion in Mkalles, east of Beirut Monday. He was 48. Tueni was An Nahar's general manager and Beirut legislator. "God have mercy on Gebran and An-Nahar will remain the beacon for freedom," Druze leader Walid Jumblat told LBCI.
Lebanese information department denies Houssam allegations (tags)
Syrian President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and Syria's overall intelligence chief Assef Shawkat was not among the five Syrian officials interrogated Tuesday by German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis in Vienna, a source close to the probe into the murder of former Premier Rafik Hariri said:
Car bomb injures Lebanese journalist May Chidiac (tags)
A prominent journalist for an anti-Syrian television station was severely injured yesterday after a bomb rigged to her car exploded, the latest in a string of targeted blasts in Lebanon's capital
Condoleezza Rice Makes Surprise Visit to Lebanon (tags)
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to volatile Lebanon under heavy guard Friday to encourage a new democratic government outside Syrian control ,
Reactionary terror continues in Lebanon (tags)
Bombings and assassinations continue in Lebanon. The latest victim of this wave of terror was the 67-year old George Hawi, who was killed when a bomb detonated in his car; the former leader of the Lebanese Communist Party lost his life on June 21st, only a day after the so-called “anti-Syrian bloc” claimed victory in the parliamentary elections.
Ex-army chief wins Lebanon vote (tags)
Lebanon's former army commander and his allies have handed other opposition groups a surprising defeat in parliamentary elections
U.N. Accuses Beirut Authorities of Derailing Hariri Assassination Probe (tags)
A U.N. mission has recommended a new international investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's ex-Premier Rafik Hariri, charging the Lebanese authorities had bungled and systematically manipulated the on-the-scene probe at a waterfront resort in downtown Beirut Feb. 14.
London Times Says it Garnered 'Clear Evidence' that Syria Assassinated Hariri (tags)
British newspaper has claimed to have found "clear evidence" that Syria assassinated ex-premier Rafik Hariri in an attack that has plunged Lebanon into political chaos.
Syria's Spies Evacuate Beirut, Ending 15-Year Reign of Terror (tags)
Syria has pulled all major spy centers from Beirut, ending a 15-year reign of terror and leaving the Lebanese capital to breath free from the watching Moukhabarat eyes and listening ears for the first time since the end of the civil war.
America, the Magical Kingdom (tags)
The government and the media together are trying to create for Americans the same fantasyland in America and abroad that Walt Disney created in his theme parks—and a lot of Americans are buying it.
Beirut Protesters Back on Streets to Pressure Syria (tags)
BEIRUT - Hundreds of protesters waving Lebanese flags returned to central Beirut on Tuesday to demand Syria quit Lebanon after the toppling of the Syrian-backed government by what the media called "people power."
UN sets April deadline for Syrian pullout (tags)
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned Syria it must withdraw all its forces from Lebanon by April in the latest escalation of tension between the international community and Damascus. The hardening of attitude comes as Syria said it will "redeploy" all of the 15,000 troops it has stationed in Lebanon to the country's eastern border with Syria in a last ditch attempt to defuse increasing international pressure against it.
Hundreds of Thousands rally in Beirut against Syria one week after Hariri murder (tags)
BEIRUT - Thousands of Lebanese massed on the Beirut seafront chanting "Syria out" as pressure mounted on the government and its backers in Damascus a week after the killing of ex-prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri 'Hama Rules' (tags)
NY TIMES:About two weeks ago, a friend of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stopped by my office to update me on Lebanon and pass on a message from Mr. Hariri, whom I have known since reporting from Beirut in the late 1970's. The message was that the Lebanese opposition to the Syrian occupation was getting united - inspired both by the example of Iraq and by the growing excesses of the Syrian occupation. Mr. Hariri, his friend said, was planning to use the coming Lebanese parliamentary elections, and a hoped-for victory by the opposition front, to send a real message to the Syrians: It's time for you to go.
Lebanese Vent Wrath on Syria at Hariri's Funeral (tags)
February 16, 2005 Reuters BEIRUT - At least 150,000 Lebanese turned the funeral of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri on Wednesday into an outpouring of public anger against Syria, blamed by opposition leaders for the bomb that killed him.
Lebanese students vow to hold protests, despite ban ISF will try to stop demonstrations (tags)
Lebanese opposition groups asserted Thursday their intention to protest on Friday against what they call the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, despite an official ban by the Interior Ministry.
Syria-S Trouble (tags)
One key to stabilizing Iraq isn't even in the country, but next door in Syria.
Lebanese-Americans Salute President Bush and our Troops (tags)
Lebanese American voters in Michigan to differentiate Lebanese voters from Extremist Arab voters. The Extremist Arabs and Muslims are abusing the fact that a large number of Middle Easterners live there. They extremist organization call these Middle Eastern Arabs and claim that they control their votes. In fact, the majority them are of Non-Arabs and Non-Muslims, and they do not support the extremist ideas, nor will they vote per the directions of these Arab and Muslim extremists.
BTL:Palestinians Suffering in Lebanese Refugee Camps Hold Onto Hope for... (tags)
...'Right of Return'~Interview with Raida Hatoum, Lebanese activist and organizer, conducted by Between the Lines' Stefan Christoff
New extremist terrorist group born in Lebanon (tags)
A new extremist terrorist group was born in Syrian-occupied Lebanon. The group made its debut in Lebanese territories where the Lebanese security forces are “banned” form entering, while the Lebanese authorities are paralyzed by the Syrian occupation troops. Here are the details per Nahar newspaper (the most renowned newspaper in Lebanon):
Issue of detainees in Syria 'a tragedy' (tags)
A human rights activist said Monday that the issue of Lebanese who were victims of arbitrary abduction and detention by Syrian forces was a harsh humanitarian outcome of the civil war.
Human Right Violations In Syrian Occupied Lebanon Must Stop (tags)
In a savage reaction against the Lebanese students’ peaceful demonstration protesting the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, the Syrian installed Lebanese regime use of barbaric force sent several youngsters with broken bones to hospitals on Friday, March 12, 2004.
Lebanese student protesters clash with police over Syrian army presence (tags)
BEIRUT - Lebanese students clashed Friday with security forces during protests against Syria's military presence in their country which their hero, exiled general Michel Aoun, tried but failed to end 15 years ago.
Lebanon Says It Foils Bomb Attack on U.S. Embassy (tags)
10/12/03 Reuters The Lebanese army said it had foiled a bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Beirut Wednesday, arresting two men, one of whom was said to be carrying explosives, at the gates of the fortress-like complex.
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)
"It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger." Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923
Lebanese Peaceful Revolution Against Syrian Occupation (tags)
The Lebanese universities youth, engineers, physicians, lawyers, workers and all society members are leading a peaceful revolution to implement the UN Security Council resolution 52O that calls for Syrian pullout of Lebanon. Hundreds are being arrested, tortured, imprisoned and even killed.
Pining for Freedom: Syrian occupation suffocates Lebanon (tags)
Syria's government, with its jackboot system, foul prisons, ruthless repression of dissent and support (in joint venture with Iran) of Hezbollah terrorists based in Lebanon, is utterly unfit to run Syria itself, let alone Lebanon. "All our intelligence agencies are under Syrian control," former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel tells me. Lebanon's Maronite Christian patriarch says that the entire Lebanese government has become "a creature of Syria." Lebanon is being transformed into a police
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)
it is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger." Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923
SYRIA A STATE OF TERROR (tags)
Here is a part of what the Syrian Baath regime have been committing in occupied Lebanon
Lebanese groups issue human rights warnings against Syria (tags)
Three human rights groups issued a joint communique stating that Syrian authorities continue to deny the imprisonment of Lebanese citizens, despite the findings of several international organizations. Now they fear Syria may be hiding mass graves...
The suffering Palestinians (tags)
Palestinians get worse treatment from their fellow Arabs than from the Israelis
Baghdad- a second Beirut ? (tags)
Hell on Earth (tags)
The American Left's anti-semitism and hate of Democracy exposed by John Perrazzo. Muslims killing muslims? Yawn. Jews from Isreal killing muslims? Throw up the barricades!
Sharon :: already 508.804 signatures online (tags)
there are needed 1.000.000 last 24h more than 30.000 signatures let's put Sharon on the just started international court!!! let's see if that court is a joke or not