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  • Report Accuses Hezbollah of Indiscriminate Attacks on Civilians in '06 War

    08/30/2007 8:45:39 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 427+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2007 | Alia Ibrahim
    BEIRUT, Aug. 29 -- An international human rights group has concluded that Lebanon's Hezbollah movement indiscriminately attacked civilians during its conflict with Israel last summer, a finding that prompted denunciations from both the Lebanese government and Hezbollah. In that climate, New York-based Human Rights Watch canceled a news conference it had planned to hold Thursday in Beirut to release the report, and its officials said they were being unfairly silenced. The 126-page report found that "as a party of an armed conflict governed by international humanitarian law," Hezbollah had "violated fundamental prohibitions against deliberate and indiscriminate attacks against civilians."
  • Editor's Notes: A searing indictment

    05/04/2007 2:52:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 663+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/4/7 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    For page after relentless page it continues, exposing, layer after horrifying layer, a picture of Israel's military and political capabilities so dismal, so complacent and amateurish, as to defy belief. "It can't really be this bad, can it?" you find yourself saying as you turn the pages. And then comes yet another clause, highlighting yet another untenable reality, to confirm that, yes, it really can be. And this, remember, is only the interim report of the Winograd Committee into the failings related to the Second Lebanon War. This is the critique of that part of the war that was widely...
  • Did Hizbullah have a Syrian tank?

    01/06/2007 6:44:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 1,005+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/7/7 | YAAKOV KATZ
    During the Lebanon war last summer, the IDF encountered a Hizbullah guerrilla force armed head-to-toe with advanced weaponry supplied by Syria and Iran. At one point during the war, the IDF even opened up its warehouses to show the weapons it had captured. There were missile launchers with Syrian markings and antitank missiles supplied by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. But according to Maj. Yigal Averson, deputy commander of a battalion of Armored Brigade 7, he also encountered a Syrian tank being used by Hizbullah. Averson, who led his troops during the 33-day war inside Lebanon, told The Jerusalem Post this...
  • A Pathetic Arabist-Propagandist face when facing the truth

    11/24/2006 11:37:36 AM PST · by PRePublic · 369+ views
    A Pathetic Arabist-Propagandist face when facing the truth On Italian TV's Rai station on "Porta a Porta" (Nov, 23, 2006) the discussion went to the question if Italian troops should change their original mission from "peace keeping" to finally disarming the terrorists group Husbullah. It got some momentum at the background of Syrian - Iranian allies inside Lebanon murdered the Christian leader: P. Gemayel, and fear of civil war. The higlight was actually further on, You should have seen the response from all in the room to the cheap propaganda that the Communist part leader Mr. Giordani (wha was sitting...
  • To be a "good" Muslim!

    10/26/2006 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Posting · 3 replies · 567+ views
    To be a good Muslim! Respond violently to anyone that says, writes, draws that Islam is violent... Lie on 9/11 or support "theories", but do you use it to threaten the west especially Europe (like the signs at the 'Cartoons Jihad) 'Europe! take some lessons from 9/11'. Turn eyes away from Islamo racist-Arab led genocide on the Millions in Sudan, even though the victims are Muslims too (though black, not Arab), since it's done by "our guys".Await a "Palestinian" or another Arab kid to die, if you are Hamas or Huzbullah, you "know what to do" so that happenes...
  • Human Rights Watch: Hizballah used Cluster Bombs

    10/22/2006 8:10:12 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 760+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct, 19,2006
    Report: Hizbullah fired cluster rockets at Israel Human Rights Watch says Lebanese group fired cluster rockets into civilian areas of northern Israel during recent war
  • Arabist media: "Naiive" in Lebanon but "smart" in Iraq...

    10/21/2006 12:57:06 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 302+ views
    Arabist media: "Naiive" in Lebanon but "smart" in Iraq... When to play a naiive not-thinking-too-much reporting & when to be an overly 'smart' so sophisticated you need a real imagination for it. Take a look at the Sep/2006 Islamic terror Hizballah invading of Israel and targeting of civilians, shooting out of fellow Lebanese residential houses so to cause Arab deaths. You would expect the media to be a bit not that shallow, not to fall into Huzbullah vicious tactics but rather blame the culptit, even if the reporter wants to shock us - sensational journalism, at least have the decency...
  • Arabist Media, the Arab Muslim or/and it's Opinions Control on Worldwide Media

    10/19/2006 1:33:29 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 302+ views
    Arabist Media, the Arab Muslim or/and it's Opinions Control on Worldwide MediaIf you thought Arabism & Islamism effects only in certain countries? Think again, it's dirty hands are all over the place, it's the BBC, (http://biased-bbc.blogspot.com), it's Reuters, it's the CNN, it's the NPR (http://nprsucks.com), it's the WashingtonPost (http://EyeOnThePost.org) and so on. Take for example the latest, a simple war on terror, a sinmple fighting back of Israeli defenders provoked by Hezbullah terrorists (Huzbullah invaded into Israel from S. Lebanon, 2006) that used their Arab brothers civilians as shields, whewre were the photos of Israeli kids in the hospitals from...
  • UN HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER ADMITS: “HEZBOLLAH DELIBERATELY TARGETED ISRAELI CIVILIANS"

    10/13/2006 8:03:27 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 19 replies · 851+ views
    SWC ^ | Sept, 2006
    UN HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER ADMITS TO WIESENTHAL CENTER DELEGATION… “HEZBOLLAH DELIBERATELY TARGETED ISRAELI CIVILIANS" A Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation to the UN Human Rights Council charged Hezbollah with war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting Israeli population centers and civilian infrastructure including hospitals, schools and houses of worship during this summer’s 34-day war. During a 45 minute meeting with Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, delegation member Shlomo Bohbot, the Mayor of the Jewish and Arab twin City of Maalot-Tarshiha, which lies 6 miles from the Lebanese border spoke of the devastation wrought by the over...
  • (More Palestinians on Palestinians bloodshed)

    10/03/2006 9:14:10 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 14 replies · 639+ views
    TimesOfIndia ^ | Oct, 1, 2006
    Seven killed in internal Palestinian violence Gaza City: Hamas militiamen's efforts to break up anti-government protests sparked running street battles across the Gaza strip that killed seven people in the worst internal Palestinian violence since Hamas took power. (Oct, 2006)
  • Syria, Iran intelligence services aided Hezbollah during war

    10/02/2006 7:00:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 533+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 10/3/6 | Ze'ev Schiff
    During the fighting in Lebanon Hezbollah received direct intelligence support from Syria, using data collected by listening posts jointly manned by Russian and Syrian crews. Hezbollah was also fed intelligence from new listening posts built on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, which are operated jointly with Iran. This information was confirmed in recent reports by the defense journal Jane's. Syria's centrality to the collection and transfer of intelligence to Hezbollah is based on separate agreements Damascus signed with Moscow and Tehran on intelligence cooperation. The agreement with Russia is much older than the one with Iran, which was...
  • Rules of Engagement for Relief Agencies, Too--UN protecting Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorists

    09/28/2006 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies · 479+ views
    JINSA ^ | September 28, 2006
    JINSA Report #607 The keys to successful international peacekeeping are a) a peace to keep and b) Rules of Engagement (ROE) for the peacekeepers when peace fails. Neither exists for the emerging expanded UNIFIL force in Southern Lebanon. On the other hand, the nature of the conversation between the IDF, UNIFIL and representatives of the Lebanese Army is interesting. Actually, the mere FACT of the conversation is interesting. As is the fact that UNIFIL will have an officer stationed with Israel’s Northern Command to “coordinate” with the IDF, and the IDF will have representatives with UNIFIL in Lebanon. The previous...
  • Little Pressure on Hezbollah to Disarm

    09/27/2006 11:49:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 351+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/6 | HAMZA HENDAWI and HENRY MEYER
    MARJAYOUN, Lebanon -- Six weeks after the end of the Lebanon war, the militant Hezbollah group is facing little on-the-ground pressure to give up its weapons and disarm — despite a U.N. cease-fire resolution demanding just that. The leaders of a U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon say the job is not theirs. And Lebanon's ill-equipped army, some of whose soldiers wear tin-pot helmets and carry outdated M-16 rifles, shows no signs of diving into a confrontation with battle-hardened Hezbollah fighters. For now, all sides say it's likely full disarmament will happen only in the future as part of a...
  • War Turns the Tide For Israeli Settlers

    09/24/2006 11:41:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies · 717+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, September 25, 2006 | Scott Wilson
    AMONA, West Bank -- The movement to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank, which only a few months ago appeared to be a divided, waning political force, is experiencing a revival after summer of war that caused Israelis to question the wisdom of abandoning more territory. Little more than a year ago, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew all Jewish settlers and Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip. After Sharon's debilitating stroke in January, his deputy, Ehud Olmert, won national elections in March on a promise to evacuate dozens of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and to uproot the...
  • (Islamic terror leader) Hassan Nasrallah in a Special Video for the (Jewish) New Year

    09/20/2006 2:59:09 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 891+ views
    I got this via email from: http://gabriellegoldwater.com http://www.jerusalemonline.com/newyear.asp <<<< direct link to video   Hassan Nasrallahin a Special Videofor the New YearClick here to watch Send to your friends Ms. G. GoldwaterSwitzerland, Genevaiii44@aol.comInternet Correspondent and Commentatorhttp://www.gabriellegoldwater.com << under constructionMember of "Funding for Peace Coalition" [FPC][www.euFunding.org ]FPC REPORT EXPOSES MASSIVE CONTRADICTIONS IN EUROPEAN AID TO PALESTINIANS http://eufunding.org/FPC2004Report.pdfThe world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein To paraphrase one of the greatest moral insights of the Talmud, those who show mercy to the cruel will be cruel...
  • Lawyers, Red Cross for Terrorists - What for Captive Israelis?

    09/18/2006 12:48:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 9/18/6 | Hana Levi Julian
    Attorneys for three Hizbullah terrorists caught during the recent war in southern Lebanon argued in Nazareth District Court Monday that their clients should receive prisoner of war (POW) status. The three were indicted on charges of killing IDF soldiers with an anti-tank missile during a kidnapping operation July 12 which resulted in the capture of IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. The attack ignited the recent 34-day war with Hizbullah terrorists in southern Lebanon. Attorneys Smadar Ben Nathan and Itay Hermlin – representing the three guerrillas –contended that their clients were not bound by the laws of Israel and...
  • 'We didn't know enough about Hizbullah'

    09/18/2006 12:06:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 548+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/6 | JPost.com staff
    "We did not know enough about Hizbullah's deployment in south Lebanon," a senior IDF officer said on Monday. The officer added that the war revealed a number of shortcomings regarding the handling of ground intelligence. He said that a lack of coordination between the air force and ground troops weakened the ability of IAF pilots to come to the aid of soldiers on the ground. "While the pilots had intelligence information that was updated in 2006, ground forces used intelligence from 2000 - I am not singling anybody out for blame, but there is no doubt that presented problems," he...
  • U.S. diplomats begin viewing Lebanon war as success

    09/15/2006 4:34:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 563+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/15/6 | Shmuel Rosner
    Foreign Ministry officials say that American diplomats' criticism of Israeli conduct during the war stems from excessively high expectations of the IDF's performance.WASHINGTON - Far removed from the military and political squabbles rocking Israel, something has changed in the way Washington leaders are assessing the outcome of the Lebanon war. The war is no longer seen as a "failure," but as an "achievement" and even a "success." The terms are still cautious, but American diplomats are describing the progress in Lebanon optimistically. A senior State Department official told Haaretz on Wednesday that U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of...
  • Israel facing war crimes charges

    09/13/2006 3:28:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 837+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/13/6 | AP & JPost.com staff
    Israel's war with Hizbullah guerrillas opened the door to accusations on both sides of war crimes. But can anyone be prosecuted? Israeli aircraft and artillery killed more than 850 Lebanese during the 34-day conflict, most of them civilians, and left a moonscape of ruin. Hizbullah pummeled northern Israel with thousands of rockets that killed 39 civilians among the total Israeli war dead of 159. Now human rights groups in Lebanon are collecting evidence that could be used in cases filed under a legal principle known as universal jurisdiction, which says that war crimes are so serious they can be prosecuted...
  • Russian FM calls for probe into whether Israel used cluster bombs in Lebanon

    09/08/2006 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 514+ views
    AP ^ | September 8, 2006
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called Friday for an investigation to determine whether Israel used cluster bombs in its offensive in Lebanon, Russian news agencies reported. Lavrov's call for a probe came on the heels of a visit to the Middle East, where he faced Israeli charges that Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas used Russian arms supplied by Syria in their war with Israel, and appeared aimed at least in part to counter criticism over the issue. "In the interests of everybody and in the interests of turning this page for good, it is necessary to conduct such an investigation, to establish...
  • Tank system may be ready in months

    09/07/2006 3:25:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 900+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/7/6 | YAAKOV KATZ
    A tank missile defense system, developed by the Rafael Armament Development Authority will be ready for installation on IDF tanks in "several months" if the Treasury decides to fund the purchase of the system, The Jerusalem Post has learned. In addition, Rafael is currently hoping to gain from a Senate decision ordering US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to bring outside experts to assess the need for and use of tank defense systems for the US Army. The order from the Senate came following an NBC in-depth investigation into why the US Army had decided to purchase Raytheon's active protection...
  • Israel officially ends 2-month aerial blockade of Lebanon

    09/07/2006 3:21:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Updated Sep. 7, 2006 | HERB KEINON, YAAKOV KATZ, & JPost.com staff
    Israel lifted its two-month-old aerial siege of Lebanon on Thursday afternoon, but kept its naval blockade in place because the international force was not yet in a position to enforce the arms embargo to Hizbullah. Senior government officials said that Israel agreed on Wednesday to lift the blockade because United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the international force would be ready to enforce the arms embargo. "We were ready, the UN wasn't," the officials said. The officials said that it would likely be another 48-hours before a naval force made up of French, Italian, Greek and British troops off the...
  • Nasrallah Prefers Olmert Remain Prime Minister

    09/07/2006 6:50:37 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 10 replies · 579+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/2006 | Ezra HaLevi
    Hizbullah Chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says he hopes Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will remain in office. "If we have to choose between a foolish prime minister and another who is strong and capable, we prefer that the fool remain,” he told Lebanese Al-Safir newspaper Tuesday. He made the comments when asked about the prime minister’s recent claims, based on Nasrallah’s statements, that Israel had won the war. "I don't mind that Olmert is benefiting from [my statements that we did not expect Israel’s response],” Nasrallah said. “Olmert says he achieved something because he put me in a bunker. All his...
  • Terror leader: Gaza preparing for war

    09/07/2006 5:47:26 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 17 replies · 704+ views
    WND via YNetNews.com ^ | 8/7/2006 | Aaron Klein
    Local terror groups are working with Hizbullah to turn the Gaza Strip into the Palestinian version of southern Lebanon by smuggling in heavy weaponry and rockets, building war bunkers and preparing for a large-scale confrontation with Israel , a senior terror leader in Gaza told WorldNetDaily. "We learned from Hizbullah's victory that Israel can be defeated if we know how to hit them and if we are well prepared," said Abu Ahmed, northern Gaza leader of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades terror group. "We are importing rockets and the knowledge to launch them and we are also making many plans for...
  • Lebanon a warm-up for U.S.-Iran clash: Russian dip

    09/06/2006 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 6, 2006 | Oleg Shchedrov
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States used Israel's attack on the Hizbollah militia in Lebanon as a prelude to "settling accounts" with Iran, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Wednesday. Vladimir Trofimov, deputy head of the foreign ministry's Middle East department, was quoted making the comments the day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov begins a visit to the Middle East that will include Israel. "If we look at Israeli and U.S. plans, they aim at removing the Hizbollah factor ahead of the forthcoming U.S. settling of accounts with Iran," Interfax quoted Trofimov as saying....
  • Bye Bye Kadima (Buh Bye Olmert!)

    09/06/2006 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 28 replies · 833+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 8/6/2006 | Moshe Arens
    There is the possibility that some of the Likud renegades in Kadima, rueing the day on which they decided to throw in their lot with that ill-starred political creation, will return to the ranks of the Likud. And that some of the Labor rejects, now eating humble pie, will be mercifully accepted into the ranks of Labor. And that a politically reshuffled Knesset will bring down the Olmert government and vote confidence in a new prime minister and his government. Or else, perish the thought, new elections. This political uncertainty is painful to contemplate at a time when Israel faces...
  • Not the hole truth

    08/30/2006 12:28:26 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 1,081+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/30/06 | andrew bolt
    IT'S bad enough that friends of Hezbollah terrorists could trick so many journalists with just a tall story and a rusty Lebanese ambulance. Worse is that some of those journalists seemed so eager to believe this ambulance was indeed wickedly blown up by an Israeli missile fired straight through the big red cross on its roof -- leaving not even a scorch mark. But worst is that even now that this hoax has been exposed, none of the countless writers and commentators who fell for it have admitted to passing on as fact the propaganda of terrorists. It is this...
  • The media war against Israel [Melanie Phillips nails it!]

    08/30/2006 11:31:25 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 42 replies · 1,996+ views
    melanie phillips ^ | August 30, 2006 | melanie phillips
    The media war against Israel Early in the recent Lebanon war, the blogosphere revealed the fabrication of images by Reuters, whose reputation is now in shreds among those dwindling numbers in the western mainstream media who still acknowledge there is such a thing as the truth. Since then, the nature and scale of the various frauds perpetrated by the media during that war put those doctored Reuters pictures into the shade. The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of...
  • Journalists blame Israel for war coverage [Dinosaur Media Death Agony]

    08/29/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    International journalists discuss Lebanon war coverage; NYT bureau chief: Israel 'not interested in Lebanese deaths' A number of journalists claimed during a convention in Jerusalem Monday evening that Israel and the IDF were mostly to blame for the way the foreign media covered the Lebanon war. The panel of journalists, largely from the international media, convened to discuss their coverage of the war, at a conference arranged by the Media Line agency's Mideast Press Club. "Journalists' access to the battlefield is controlled exclusively by the IDF," said Simon McGregor-Wood, Chairman of the Foreign Press Association, and Bureau Chief of ABC...
  • U.N.-Indicted Co-Conspirator (UN Peackeeepers may have served as Hezbollah's military intelligence)

    08/28/2006 7:50:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies · 1,624+ views
    War In The Middle East: U.N. peacekeepers may have done more than just look the other way as Hezbollah created its armed state within a state. The blue helmets may have served as Hezbollah's military intelligence. Real-time battlefield intelligence is a keystone of 21st century warfare, especially when you're up against a terrorist enemy that has had six years to construct hardened underground bunkers and tunnels from which to fight while not having to obey the rules of war. The situation gets complicated and your task becomes harder when that real-time intelligence is being provided to that enemy, Hezbollah, by...
  • Hezbollah says its war with Israel was a mistake

    08/28/2006 9:58:45 AM PDT · by neverdem · 136 replies · 4,193+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2006 | Joshua Mitnick
    TEL AVIV -- Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said yesterday that he would not have ordered the July 12 seizure of two Israeli soldiers had he known it would provoke a war that leveled Shi'ite villages and neighborhoods throughout Lebanon.     "We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude. You ask me, if I had known on July 11 ... that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it? I say no, absolutely not," he told Lebanon's New TV station.     The sheik also...
  • Reuters Caught with Doctored Lebanon Photo, Again

    08/28/2006 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 51 replies · 3,847+ views
    Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 28 | John Armor
    You would think that Reuters learned its lesson about publishing to the world photos doctored to create a false image. After all, they were caught with multiple false photos from Lebanon, and had to take down more than 900 images from one stringer. Reuters promised it would have "experienced editors" look at all such photos in the future.
  • Hizbullahland

    08/27/2006 10:52:09 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 3 replies · 556+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 24, 2006 | By KSENIA SVETLOVA
    By 8 a.m. May 26, 2000, the day after the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon was completed, there were already some spectators at Fatima's Gate, a former checkpoint between Israel and Lebanon, and the new Lebanese frontline with Israel. Some were armed Hizbullah men with yellow flags, others curious citizens who came to observe the Israeli soldiers patrol the border just a few meters away. Here you could buy some refreshments with which you could more fully enjoy your time at the border, or perhaps some Hizbullah memorabilia such as yellow T-shirts with the organization's emblem or pins of Sheikh...
  • The Americanization of Canada by Harper (Anti-Bush, Anti-Israel, Anti-American BARF ALERT!!!)

    08/27/2006 3:42:07 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 38 replies · 2,221+ views
    Toronto (Red) Star ^ | 08/27/06 | Haroon Siddiqui
    The Americanization of Canada by Harper Prime Minister walking in lockstep with Bush, says Haroon Siddiqui Aug. 27, 2006. 01:00 AM HAROON SIDDIQUI -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 2003, much of our media and the Bay St. establishment, along with some conservative politicians, such as Ernie Eves, favoured George W. Bush's plans to invade Iraq. Most Canadians didn't. Jean Chrétien sided with the people. This year, much of our media and part of the corporate establishment, along with most Conservatives and even some Liberals, favour the American combat tactics in Afghanistan. They also back Bush's full support of the Israeli war on Lebanon....
  • Jesse Jackson says Syria backs prisoners' release

    08/27/2006 10:42:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 590+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/27/06 | Reuters
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria backs efforts to free captured Israeli soldiers and Arab prisoners held by the Jewish state, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said after meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday. "President Assad supports the finding of their status and release. He uses influence and appeal to find out what their status is and ultimately their release," Jackson told a news conference held at the foreign ministry. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad said: "We look kindly toward Reverend Jackson's mission and encourage it. He is someone who is concerned about the human dimension of crisis." Jackson is...
  • George Galloway Congratulates Hezbollah and its Leader on "Victory" over Israel

    08/26/2006 1:44:28 PM PDT · by nwrep · 36 replies · 2,117+ views
    ITV ^ | August 26, 2006 | nwrep
    MP George Galloway has congratulated Hizbollah on its "victory" in Israel. At a news conference in a Beirut hotel, the controversial politician said: "I came here to extend my congratulations to the Lebanese people on a great and historic victory against this aggression. "I want to congratulate the Lebanese resistance and their leading edge, Hizbollah, whose martyrs and her s have achieved this great victory. "And in particular to their leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose name now rings in joy around the world." Galloway is in Beirut to present a phone-in radio show for a British radio station. He also...
  • What did you do in the war, UNIFIL? (You broadcast Israeli troop movements)

    08/26/2006 1:52:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 931+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2006 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    DURING THE RECENT month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel, U.N. "peacekeeping" forces made a startling contribution: They openly published daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hezbollah, on the location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon.UNIFIL--the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978--is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all to see precise information about the movements of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and the nature of their weaponry and materiel, even specifying the placement of IDF...
  • Rewriting History at Editor & Publisher [Fauxtography Defender's Faux News ]

    08/26/2006 10:01:08 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 22 replies · 1,252+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/26/06 | Charles Johnson
    Fauxtography Defender's Faux News Turns out that Greg Mitchell, the Editor & Publisher editor who has been attacking the blogosphere like a rabid ferret for pointing out the bogus news from the Middle East, has first-hand experience with staging news. (Hat tip: Confederate Yankee.) Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back when I worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette), our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally “turned off” the famous cataracts,...
  • Who Gave Kofi Annan the Fake Torah? (and other mishugas)

    08/25/2006 10:09:31 AM PDT · by Jeffdunetz · 487+ views
    Yid With Yid.Blogspot.com ^ | August 25, 2006 | Shelly Benoit (Yidwithlid)
    I have never been a big fan of Kofi Annan. He has presided over a UN that is pro-terror, Anti-Israel, Anti-American and (if that is not enough) has taken bribes via the Oil for Food Scandal. It has been puzzling to understand why Annan’s UN is so morally corrupt and partial to terrorists, That is, until today when studying the Torah parsha Shoftim, and I read these words: You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just. Justice, justice...
  • Poll: Majority wants Olmert out

    08/25/2006 7:58:57 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 25 replies · 699+ views
    ynetnews.com ^ | 8/25/2006 | Staff
    Political earthquake: A poll published on Friday in the Yedioth Ahrnonoth daily shows that 63 percent of Israelis feel that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert failed in managing the war in Lebanon and should resign. Only 29 percent believe the prime minister is fit to continue leading the country. About 74 percent of those polled said Defense Minister Amir Peretz mishandled the war and should resign his post. A mere 20 percent said Peretz should keep his post. Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dan Halutz faired slightly better than his superiors with 54 percent saying he should resign...
  • Olmert’s Threat to Israeli and American Security

    08/25/2006 7:37:31 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 19 replies · 646+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/25/2006 | Rachel Neuwirth
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert must go. He is endangering the security of Israel and he now poses a serious liability to American security as well. Good leadership is indivisible – Olmert cannot be bad for Israel and simultaneously be good for America. Just who is Ehud Olmert, the ex mayor of Jerusalem? In June 2005 he actually made the following statement to the Israel Policy Forum in New York. “We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want to be able to live...
  • Our World: Emanuel Moreno's legacy

    08/24/2006 5:06:39 PM PDT · by andre573 · 5 replies · 505+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 22, 2006 | Caroline Glick
    At around 4 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Col. Emanuel Moreno, a senior commander in the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal), was killed in a fierce battle with Hizbullah fighters near Baalbek in the Bekaa valley not far from the Lebanese-Syrian border. From the details of the commando raid that have filtered into the media, we learned that Moreno and his men were airdropped into the area by helicopter along with their two Hummer vehicles, with the mission of attacking a Hizbullah base in the nearby village of Bodei used by the Iranian-sponsored guerrilla fighters for weapons smuggling.Iran is now working...
  • All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us [Video of Beirut Fauxtography]

    08/24/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 5 replies · 827+ views
    Jawa ^ | 8/24/06 | Jawa Report
    All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us A jawa video spoof on Beirut Fauxtography.
  • The War Israel Chose To Lose (Steven Plaut Looks At Israel's Pusillanimous Branja Alert)

    08/24/2006 5:51:35 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 663+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 08/23/06 | Steven Plaut
    It was a war Israel was more afraid of winning than of losing. It was a war whose battlefield strategy was based on posturing – on acting as if Israel were conducting an actual all-out war. It was a war in which Israel attempted to defeat the enemy by not defeating him. It was a war of the make-pretend. Let us be clear. Every war has its share of mishaps, glitches, and human errors, and this one was no exception. But this war was fought after many years of massive budget cuts for the military. Convinced that the era of...
  • Hezbollah warns Blair: you're not welcome in Beirut (Hurl Alert)

    08/23/2006 6:25:40 PM PDT · by jdm · 7 replies · 508+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | August 24, 2006 | Richard Beeston in Beirut and Sam Coates
    TONY BLAIR’S peace mission to the Middle East appeared in jeopardy last night after Hezbollah declared that the Prime Minister would not be welcome in Lebanon because of his support for Israel during the war. A senior member of Hezbollah’s politburo has told The Times that Mr Blair should stay away from the country because he was “up to his ears in the blood of Lebanese women and children”. British officials are confident that Mr Blair would be welcomed by the government of Fouad Siniora, the Prime Minister. But Hezbollah, which has emerged as the real force in the country,...
  • Exclusive: Israel buys 2 new submarines from Germany ( U212 )

    08/22/2006 8:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 1,894+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 23, 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    In the face of Iran's race to obtain nuclear power, Israel signed a contract with Germany last month to buy two Dolphin-class submarines that will, according to foreign reports, provide superior second-strike nuclear capabilities... The submarines will be assembled in Germany and provided with a propulsion system allowing them to remain underwater for far longer than the submarines currently in the Israel Navy's fleet... The navy is considering installing a Fixed Underwater Sonar System (FUSS) off the coast to detect foreign submarines. In 1993, Iran bought two Russian Kilo-class submarines and eight mini-submarines from North Korea, although officials said this...
  • Israel must be ready for any Iranian attack: minister

    08/22/2006 2:13:51 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 15 replies · 987+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/22/2006 | Reuters Newswire
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel should prepare for the possibility of a missile attack from Iran, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. "We are liable to face an Iranian missile attack. The Iranians have said very clearly that if they come under attack, their primary target would be Israel," Rafi Eitan, a member of the decision-making inner cabinet, told Israel Radio. Iran could fire missiles at the Jewish state "therefore we must prepare for what could come, and prepare the entire country for a missile strike attack, to prepare all the civilian systems so they are ready for this," Eitan said....
  • U.N. draft rules of engagement detailed

    08/22/2006 5:54:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 606+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/22/2006 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    Proposed rules of engagement for an expanded U.N. force in southern Lebanon would allow troops to open fire in self-defense, protect civilians and back up the Lebanese army in preventing foreign forces or arms from crossing the border, according to a U.N. document obtained Tuesday. The 20-page draft was circulated to potential troop-contributing countries last week by the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations, which is trying to get an additional 3,500 troops on the ground by the end of next week to strengthen the 2,000 overstretched U.N. peacekeepers already there. The rules of engagement for the expanded force —...
  • Netanyahu insists on state inquiry into war

    08/22/2006 4:08:46 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 48 replies · 1,301+ views
    ynernews.com ^ | 08/22/2006 | Ynet
    Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu called on the government to authorize a state commission to probe deficiencies in the army's and the government's conduct in the war with Hizbullah . Speaking on Channel 2 TV, Netanyahu said: "I say this unexcitedly, there must be a probe. The government itself said so. We have to prevent a hopeless situation the next time." Asked whether his calls are aimed at smearing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert 's government for political gain, Netanyahu said his Likud party stood behind the government throughout the war but now that the fighting ended, criticism is legitimate. Netanyahu...
  • Letter to Jimmy Carter on his interview with Der Spiegel from Ari Fleischer (Israel & Lebanon)

    08/22/2006 1:12:53 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 94 replies · 6,290+ views
    Email | August 21, 2006 | Ari Fleischer
    August 21, 2006   The Honorable Jimmy Carter The Carter Center 453 Freedom Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30307 Dear Mr. President: I just read the transcript of your interview with the German magazine, Der Spiegel, in which you accuse Israel of launching an “unjustified attack on Lebanon.”   Even after the interviewer reminded you that Israel was the first to get attacked, you charged Israel with lacking “any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon.” As someone who served in the White House as a spokesman for a President, I am reluctant to criticize...