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Full Coverage: Israel Attacks Lebanon IV

Scoop.co.nz Full Coverage: Israel Attacks Lebanon - July 2006 – PART IV

See also... Full Coverage: Israel Attacks Lebanon (Part III), (Part II) & (Part I)

Uri Avnery On The Predictability Of The Lebanon Fiasco - A STORY has it that Oscar Wilde once attended the premiere of a colleague's play and every few minutes raised his hat. When asked about this odd behavior, he replied: "I am a courteous person. I raise my hat when I meet an old acquaintance." See... Uri Avnery: Good morning, Elijahu! MORE LEBANON WAR COMMENT:

  • Remi Kanazi - On Your Mark, Get Set, Bomb!
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Re: The Role Of Israeli Racism In ME Conflict
  • Green Left Weekly - Bush, Israel — The Real Terrorists
  • Middle East News Service - Sol Salbe: Israeli News Items Easy To Miss
  • Am Johal - Could Sanctions and Divestment End the Occupation?
  • Tel Aviv Notes - How Hizbullah Understands Resolution 1701
  • Lebanon: Uri Avnery Assesses The Cost Of The War In Lebanon - THIRTY THREE days of war. The longest of our wars since 1949. On the Israeli side: 154 dead - 117 of them soldiers. 3970 rockets launched against us, 37 civilians dead, more than 422 civilians wounded. See... Uri Avnery: From Mania to Depression MORE LEBANON WAR COMMENT & OPINION:
  • Adam Keller - Translation From Hebrew: The Canyon of Death
  • Ramzy Baroud - Lebanon: A Critical Battle for New Middle East
  • Green Left Weekly - Lebanon: 'Peace’ Plan A 'Green Light’ For War
  • Undernews - Why Peace In The Mid East Is Possible & The Lebanon & The Middle East
  • Michael Carmichael - Cheney orchestrated Israel’s losing war
  • Nasser Amin - The Allure of Football and Flags
  • Sheila Samples - Mad Dog On A Leash
  • Tanveer Jafri - God Blesses The Peacemakers
  • Lebanon: Henri Bou Saab Writes To Scoop From Beirut - For the past month my Christian village in Mount Lebanon, like hundreds of others, has been host to Shiia Muslim refugees from the south of the country escaping from the huge destruction of their villages in the war you would have heard about on the news. See... Letter from Lebanon: 'We Are Busy Rebuilding'

    Lebanon War: Bombing Suspension Just The First Step To Peace - PM New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Israel's suspension of air raids over southern Lebanon is a first step towards peace but both sides must immediately move to a complete cessation of hostilities. "The Qana bombing and the deaths of around sixty civilians, many of them children, is a horrific tragedy of war," Helen Clark said. See... NZ calls for complete cessation of hostitlities. See also Scoop Audio... PM Talks Middle East, Peter's Illness 'n' Blogging
    ALSO:

  • TEAR Fund - 48hr respite shows extent of Lebanon's destruction
  • Scoop Satire - Nations Not Exactly Cueing Up to Join Lebanon Peacekeeping Force for Some Reason
  • JERUSALEM, Monday, July 31 - Israel agreed to suspend air attacks in southern Lebanon for 48 hours after one of its raids on the southern town of Qana left dozens of civilians, many of them children, dead on Sunday, the bloodiest day of the conflict so far. See... Scoop Link: Israel Suspends Bombing For 48 Hours
    MORE:

  • Israel Government - PM Olmert: Israel is Not Rushing Into a Ceasefire
  • IDF - IDF Response to Event in Qana Village
  • United Nations - SC Expresses 'Shock and Distress' at Qana Shelling & UNSG Annan - UNSC Must Condemn Israeli Attack
  • Zenit - Pope Pleads for Mideast Cease-fire
  • State Dept. - Rice Briefing: Efforts To Stop Violence in Lebanon & Rice En Route to Jerusalem, Israel, July 29, 2006
  • War Resisters' International - Negotiations Nothing to be Ashamed Of - Says WRI

  • How Much Support Is There Really In Israel For This War? - The consensus of support for the Second Lebanon War inside Israel is beginning to crumble. Already this News Service reported on Saturday that "According to a survey of the Israeli public, 82 percent believe the army's offensive in Lebanon is justified, and 71 percent think Israel should use even greater force." The original support figure of 92 per cent is astounding. But it should have raised the alarm. How can it be 92 per cent with Palestinian Israelis constituting about 20 per cent of the population? It is not the Israeli public but the Jewish-Israeli public - the only one surveyed. Many thank to Einyan Merkazi for highlighting this. See... Middle East News Service: Protest? Not Just Yet
    EARLIER SOL SALBE: 10 Beirut Buildings Bombed For Each Haifa Missile & 150 Terrorists Liquidated Since Soldier Kidnapping

    BREAKING NEWS LINKS:
    United Nations - France has drawn up a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Israel and Lebanon and prepare for the deployment of an international force. See... France Offers New UN Resolution on Mideast Crisis
    Beirut - After more than two weeks of fierce fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas, leaders from the Middle East to Washington and the United Nations signaled a sense of urgency Friday to end the conflict. See... Scoop Link: Israel Rejects Peace Offer
    Avivim, Israel - Israel suffered its worst casualties in southern Lebanon today since the current conflict with Hezbollah started, as thousands of Israeli troops there fought house to house, and village to village, in an attempt to create a buffer ... See... Fighting Rages On: Israel Suffers Heavy Losses
    Baalbek, Lebanon, July 24, 2006 (AFP) - The tourist fortunes of Baalbek, a historic city with Roman ruins dating back more than 2,000 years, had slowly been reviving. But now it is yet another casualty of Israel's offensive on Lebanon. See... Israel Attacks Empty 2,000-Year-Old Lebanese City
    Rome - As the fighting and bombing intensified in Lebanon and Israel, an urgently convened, high-level international conference in Rome concluded in open disagreement, failing to reach accord on a plan to bring a halt to the strife. See... Scoop Link: US Thwarts Middle East Cease-Fire

    SCOOP COMMENT ON THE LEBANON WAR:
    Civilian Casualties + Depleted Uranium + Massive Oil Spills + White Phosporous Weapons = ??? - The delivery of at least 100 GBU 28 bunker busters bombs containing depleted uranium warheads by the United States to Israel for use against targets in Lebanon will result in additional radioactive and chemical toxic contamination with consequent adverse health and environmental effects throughout the middle east. See... Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requires Action

    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION ON THE LEBANON WAR:

  • Jason Miller - Jason Miller: Lamentations for Sacrificial Pawns
  • John Chuckman - John Chuckman: Delusional Expectations
  • & Israel Harvests Death In The Fields Of Lebanon
  • John Feffer - The Axis of Intervention
  • Cindy Sheehan - Cindy Sheehan: The Struggle Continues
  • Sam Smith - Undernews: The Silence Of The Liberal Lambs
  • Bill Berkowitz - Bringing on 'World War III'
  • Michael Carmichael - Hizbullah Strikes Back
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Israel On State Dept. HR Watch List
  • Steven A. Hass - An American War In Israeli Uniform
  • Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar - Saudi Arabia and Jordan - With friends like these...
  • Am Johal - What Are the Root Causes, Mr. Bush and Ms. Rice?
  • Greg Palast - Blood In Beirut: $75.05 A Barrel
  • Tel Aviv Notes - Breaking The Link Between Hizbullah And Hamas
  • See also... Full Coverage: Israel Attacks Lebanon (Part III), (Part II) & (Part I)

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