|UN denounces Israel cluster bombs||BBC News - "Cluster bombs are causing injuries and deaths daily, the UN says
The UN`s humanitarian chief has accused Israel of "completely immoral" use of cluster bombs in Lebanon.
UN clearance experts had so far found 100,000 unexploded cluster bomblets at 359 separate sites, Jan Egeland said.
|Israel snubs UN over blockade||Aljazeera - "The Israeli prime minister has rejected UN calls to end its air and sea blockade of Lebanon until all aspects of a ceasefire have been fully implemented.
|You Wouldn`t Catch Me Dead in Iraq||Peter Laufer - The Sunday Times UK (truthout) = Scores of American troops are deserting - even from the front line in Iraq. But where have they gone? And why isn`t the US Army after them? Peter Laufer tracked down four of the deserters. Kibush Editor`s Comment: These testimonies are powerful.
|Lebanon Update 4 - Picking Up the Pieces ||Paul Larudee - "Silaa is a small village in southern Lebanon that, according to the villagers, has thus far been overlooked by all of the aid agencies except our small, inefficient grassroots group of amateurs. "||22/8/2006|
|Israeli troops open fire in Lebanon||Aljazeera - "An Israeli army spokesman said on Monday evening: "A force identified armed gunmen coming toward them in a threatening way. The soldiers fired at them and identified three hits.". Includes also Haaretz message by Amos Harel.
|Reservists rally in Jerusalem as protests over war snowball||Haaretz Staff and Agencies -- "`The leadership failed and it must go. For that we don`t need inquiries,` said Riva Muskal, mother of Sgt. Rafan-El Muskal, who was killed a month ago in Lebanon"||21/8/2006|
|Commando Raid at Baalbek - blatant ceasefire violation ||Aljazeera reporter/Hanan Greenberg - Aljazeera/Y-net - [Editor`s comment: Olmert and Peretz, with their political future threatened, evidently hoped to have a spectacular commando success (A.K.)] ||19/8/2006|
|Report: Hamas presents Abbas with terms for unity government ||Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - "Senior Hamas officials spelled out their terms for the possible formation of a unity government in a meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, according to a report appearing in Thursday`s edition of the official Palestinian daily Al-Ayam."
|Russia, U.S. Disagree Over UN Cease-Fire Resolution for Lebanon ||Bloonberg - "Russia will ask the United Nations Security Council to demand a 72-hour cease-fire in Lebanon, hampering efforts to produce an agreement on a U.S.-French resolution aimed at ending fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. "
|Israel pounds Beirut as truce rejected||Aljazeera - "Israeli warplanes have struck the southern suburbs of Beirut while at the UN the country`s envoy has rejected a Russian proposal for a 72-hour humanitarian truce."
|London Jews, Arabs warn of US power play in Middle East ||Haro Chakmakjian -
The Jordan Times -
""Are they going to create their New Middle East through the blood of children and by dividing nations?""||8/8/2006|
|Gaza, Haifa, Beirut, Seattle: Open Season on Defenseless Civilians||Assaf Oron - semitism.net - Israeli dissenters have been increasingly angry at the American Jewish leadership. Mainstream Jewish organizations ensure blanket US support to Israeli government policies, creating a culture of impunity that has repeatedly gotten that country into trouble. For me, the last straw was an invitation from all major Jewish organizations – headed by Seattle’s Jewish Federation - to join a ‘support Israel’ rally, just as Israel’s IDF was pounding Lebanon and Gaza.||7/8/2006|
|The war continues||(1) Amiram Barkat, Amos Harel and Jack Khoury - Haaretz - "Three killed in Haifa rocket attacks; Katyusha kills 12 IDF reservists in Kfar Giladi " (2) Aljazeera "Hezbollah in deadly rocket attack"||6/8/2006|
|5,000 protest against Lebanon war in Tel Aviv||Haaretz - Yuli Kromchenko and Yoav Stern - Demonstrators set off from Dizengoff Street and marched along King George Street, which was closed to traffic, calling for an end to the conflict and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon, and denouncing Defense Minister Amir Peretz.||6/8/2006|
|Israel urged to give up Golan Heights||AP -- Aljazeera -- Israel should resume negotiations with Syria and, in exchange for peace, give up the Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister has said
|High Court: Group can visit Temple Mount on Tisha B`Av||Jonathan Lis -
"...if the restrictions are violated, the police are authorized to revoke the permit."||2/8/2006|
|A note to the inquiry commission ||Akiva Eldar -
"to explain why the Israel Defense Forces did not have money to buy water and bread for the soldiers"||23/8/2006|
|An officer who objected to a mission on the cease-fire eve released from detention||
Translations from various Israeli media by Adam Keller. [Editor`s comment (VB) We do not share the beliefs of this officer. However we thought that the readers may find the following article of interest.]||22/8/2006|
|Italy won`t send troops to Lebanon force if Israel `keeps shooting`||Shlomo Shamir - Haaretz ||22/8/2006|
|Three killed, one critically hurt in Katyusha attacks || By Amos Harel, Jack Khoury, Eli Ashkenazi, and Ran Reznick -
Haaretz. "Hezbollah fires missiles which hit Hadera region "||4/8/2006|
|New Israeli air strikes on Lebanon||Aljazeera - "Beirut`s southern suburb has repeatedly been targeted. Israeli aircraft have bombed bridges and other targets across Lebanon amid reports of heavy fighting between the Israel army and Hezbollah fighters in the south of the country.
|Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes For Indiscriminately Targeting Lebanese Civilians||Democracy Now - "HRW Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert speaks from Beirut on the bombing of Qana, Israel’s use of cluster bombs, phosphorous weapons and depleted uranium. Earlier today Human Rights Watch issued a new report titled “Fatal Strikes: Israel`s Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon." [includes rush transcript] ||4/8/2006|
|Hezbollah warns of Tel Aviv strike||Aljazeera - "The leader of Hezbollah has warned that the group will launch rockets at Tel Aviv if Israel attacks central Beirut."||4/8/2006|
|Eight people killed in rocket strikes in northern Israel||Haaretz - "A barrage of Hezbollah rockets slammed into northern Israel on Thursday, killing at least eight Israelis. Four people were killed when a rocket crashed directly into a house near the northern town of Ma`alot, and another four were killed when a rocket exploded near their vehicle in Acre."||4/8/2006|
|Israel: IDF inquiry into Qana a whitewash ||AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL -
PRESS RELEASE ||4/8/2006|
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