Tuesday, August 08, 2006

More on the Israel/Lebanon Conflict

Israel responded to an unprovoked attack by Hizbullah, right? Wrong: "The assault on Lebanon was premeditated - the soldiers' capture simply provided the excuse. It was also unnecessary"

read more from today's Guardian or on

Oh, and condemning the Israeli government/army actions is not the same as condemning the Israeli people, many of whom want peace too (such as these women). A handful of authoritarian, militaristic individuals have a disproportionate amount of power there, just as in most countries. And, as usual it is the people, on both sides, who suffer.

From Democracy Now's Headlines yesterday:
5,000 Israelis Protest in Tel Aviv Against Attacks
In Israel, over 5,000 protesters marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday to condemn the attack on Lebanon. The protest was one of the largest in Israel since the attacks on Lebanon began. Demonstrators called on Israel to negotiate with Hizbollah.

Filed Under: War in the Middle East

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