Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy Eid Al Adha (for whoever wanna celebrate)

well it is 31st dec , i think yes today is the eid al adha for all muslims ...
(as you westerners by now know the difference between sunni and shia
muslims thanks to the war in Iraq) well sunnis apparently celebrated yesterday , and today shia start their's.

Thanks to that we always had in lebanon 4 days adha because we start with sunnis for 3 days then shias start the next day of sunnis so we gain one day extra ... do you get what i mean? i am confused
aren't they just muslims..???

anyways i wish u happy eid ( i.e: xmas for the muslims) coinciding with the start of the new year 2007 ... is this significant ..?? is this a holy sign ???

Ya mami ,... i am freaking out thinking mentally now about the whole region...

isn't it so ironic that saddam was hanged on the first day of eid for some muslims (i.e sunnis started yesterday as u know by now) , and the start of a new middle east ...???

let me be poetic now : ' are we going to EVER have a peaceful middle east ?'
blahblahbla burghhhghburghh yuk yuk yuk....

With this thought i will leave you to celebrate a very peaceful
and forgiving and maturing new year

great health

wealth ( that would be good no?)




people you love

new year of love...

have a great new year

here is a cartoon by Imad Hajjaj about the state of the arab nation on this day of the eid ...
Translation :(sheep is the arab nation)

and whoever does not know about adha well in short (by wikipedia:

Eid ul-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īdul’aḍḥā), or Eid-e Qurban (Persian: عید قربان Eide Ghorbân) occurs on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja. It is one of two Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate. Eid ul-Adha is celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for God. Others celebrate Eid ul-Adha as it marks the end of the Pilgrimage or Hajj for the millions of Muslims who make the trip to Mecca each year. Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha also begins with a short prayer followed by a khutba. In Mecca, the khutba is delivered at Mount Arafat.

It is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (ذو الحجة) of the lunar Islamic calendar, after Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.

Eid ul-Adha is four days long starting the day after the pilgrims in hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca by Muslims world wide) descend from mount Arafat.)

happy eid ...... ( oups it is 4 days usually anyways??) yes it is ... hehhehe so in eid sunnis and muslims are one??? ) ahhh

it is not eid still

the eid in cpl of days maybe
sorry wrong timing...
hard to know when u r in london :(
if my granny was still alive i would have got an envelop with some cash to go buy some candies...
God bless you granny ...

Friday, December 29, 2006

away from lebanon...saddam to die 6am. news just in...

Saddam Hussein's execution will take place before 6:00 a.m.
Saturday local time (10:00 p.m. Friday ET), Munir Haddad, a
judge on the appeals court that upheld the former dictator's
death sentence, told CNN.

happy eid ... sad my lebanon

AP photo taken from al-akhbar

ps: on the side, just a brainstorm , if america hangs saddam on the eid , ie today it won't be a smart move... just heik thought to share it with you... why the provocation of millions of muslims worldwide ... i know he is a baddy but hanging is not going to get things better or get people he killed back ... do not get me wrong.. i am not with the dude, don't like his guts ... but hanging him and on the eid... naaaaa stupid move...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


since i haven't been in the mood of writing with all what i have been reading about lebanon and after talking to family & friends i am still trying to think... think of what ? of how to help?

Santa visiting the Middle East

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Keep Fucking Your Country

From euroarabe:

Johnnie knows better now

The "Keep Walking" ad campaign for Johnnie Walker which appeared in the wake of the summer war was meant to be a testament to Lebanese resiliance in the face of the aggression.

Here is the latest installment:


Summer ad campaign:



Monday, December 25, 2006



i am not criticizing everybody
i love a good laugh
and merry xmas....

Sunday, December 24, 2006

noel a beyrouth

wish u lebanon the best habibi
just wake up and smell the buche
and please no one comments and tells me this is hizib tree , and this is i don't know who's quarter
i just wanna enjoy a none lebanese sectarian noel...
merry xmas everybody

merry? xmas?

A Santa Claus tries to inspire holidy spirit (Photo: AFP)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

where are you dad ....???

dad you were always right
dad you were always predicting....
you were always right

i digged some of my late father's work done in 2000 & 2001
i leave you enjoy it ...
and invite u to see his galleries on:

his personal site
his gallery in aawsat

here is a taster of Mahmoud Kahil's genius...

translation: (no where to land)

(boat- lebanese economy, one lebanese guy saying:
the syrians are leaving, the other saying they are staying)
-4 years before hariri's death and the syrians leaving-

Monday, December 18, 2006

US Financed Israel Bombing of Lebanon: Putin reported 'furious' over US payment for Lebanon war

Reports from the Kremlin today are portraying President Putin as being 'furious' with the American War Leader Bush over his breaking of a promise to the Russian President to not provide US funding to the Israelis for their Lebanese War. Less than 3 weeks after making this promise the United States used a little known provision in their security agreements with Israel to fully pay for the war, and as we can read as reported by Israel's Ynet News Service in their article titled "US to double emergency equipment stored in Israel", and which says:

"The American Congress gave Israel financial and security encouragement when the Senate and the House of Representatives gave their approval to double the emergency equipment the United States stores in Israeli stockpiles. Within the next two years the American(cont'd)

The March to War: Political Crises in Lebanon and Palestine

Lebanon and Palestine are both unique lands on the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean and within the Levant; they are two ancient lands that have seen great armies and navies come and go in the course of history. Under various names and identities, both Lebanon and Palestine have seen more than their share of bloodshed and violence as different groups, interests, and entities have sought in the course of history to take control of their lands.

The populations of Lebanon and Palestine are now deep-rooted in a struggle within a broader geopolitical context that goes beyond the borders of their respective territories; one with far-reaching consequences.


Israel's "New Middle East"

Tanya Reinhart demonstrates that Israel's real aim in Lebanon is to establish the Litani River as its natural border. To realize this, it will first destroy Lebanon, then install a puppet regime and, finally, annex southern Lebanon.

the whole article>>>

The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil

by Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, July 26, 2006

Is there a relationship between the bombing of Lebanon and the inauguration of the World's largest strategic pipeline, which will channel more than a million barrels of oil a day to Western markets?

Virtually unnoticed, the inauguration of the Ceyhan-Tblisi-Baku (BTC) oil pipeline, which links the Caspian sea to the Eastern Mediterranean, took place on the 13th of July, at the very outset of the Israeli sponsored bombings of Lebanon.

wanna read more??

Thursday, December 14, 2006


i haven't been posting because i am speechless of what is happening
once i put my thoughts together u will hear from me again
hope lebanon gets decent festivities for a change ....

Monday, December 04, 2006

sad truth of a dysfuntional community

And it's such a surreal scene:
downtown --> Demonstration
Biel --> Fairuz Play
Gemmayzeh --> night life
And on saturday: MARATHON!!!!

a message from beirut ... thanks sousse ...

Text Message Calls Lebanon Protest 'Open Zoo'

this is so sad and pathetic... this is lower than i expected things will go ... now there are two kids killed barely 20 years old during night riots, shops are being burnt in some the lebanese suburbs ... it is so sad ....

very very sad ...


Beirut, Lebanon (AHN) - Supporters of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's government have begun a campaign to discredit the masses demonstrating near the PM's office in downtown Beirut. Text messages were disseminated across the nation on Sunday to March 14 Forces - the coalition led by Siniora - suspected supporters.

"Visit our new OPEN ZOO in Riad el Soloh [downtown Beirut where the demonstration is located] for FREE; be aware they eat people," the text message read.

"The disdain for the poor and the Shia by the elite of Beirut and Lebanon who support the March 14 coalition can be seen in this text message," Sean C. Lee, an American analyst in Beirut told AHN news.

"Last year's independence intifada [Cedar Revolution] was seen as a democratic revolution, but now, some of these same people who participated in those protests view the demonstration in downtown as a freakshow," Lee added.

It is unknown how many Lebanese and foreign customers received the message, but it highlights the already tense political situation facing the nation.

The demonstration led by Hezbollah, the leading Shiite party, and the Free Patriotic Movement, a Christian party led by Michel Aoun, will enter its third consecutive night and protesters are adamant that they will stay in their tent city until Siniora steps down.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Beirut protests keep pressure on


Despite the protests, several hundred runners took to the streets of Beirut for Lebanon's annual marathon.

The organisers said the route had been changed slightly, and police and soldiers were deployed along the route.

read article>>>>

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Nobody will silence lebanon

Protesters set up camp in Beirut

Protesters set up camp in Beirut
Demonstrators waving flags in Beirut
Demonstrators waved red and white Lebanese flags
Thousand of supporters of Hezbollah and its pro-Syrian allies in Lebanon have spent the night camped out in Beirut, to protest against the government.

Demonstrators slept in tents outside the office of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who they say is hostile to Syria and must resign.

read more>>>>

tonight's camp for the coup

walla libnein haram...
haram the people of lebanon
pity the nation of such a great country
it is enough ... we r tired...
everybody is ...
there should be a solution...
is this democracy?
is march 14 democracy?
what is democracy?
why is there democracy ?

have happy holidays people...

Government will stay 'calm' - Jumblatt

BEIRUT: Lebanon's pro-government forces dismissed a massive demonstration by the opposition on Friday as an attempt by allies of Iran and Syria to block the formation of an international tribunal to try suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

read more>>>>

Lebanon's dueling demonstrations are no substitute for dialogue

Hizbullah's organizational prowess and discipline are impressive by any standard, and beyond question. This mirrors the pro-government forces who did exactly the same thing last week; and last year both the pro- and anti-government forces did the same thing. So what?


There is only one way to win a war in Lebanon - and that is to avoid it.

All efforts to remove Syrian influence from Lebanon are bound to fail. In order to understand this, it is enough to look at the map. Historically, Lebanon is a part of the land of Syria ("Sham" in Arabic). The Syrians have never resigned themselves to the fact that the French colonial regime tore Lebanon from their land.

read article >>>

Friday, November 17, 2006

Stop Sectarianism Campaign

found this ... hope you get the idea behind it and how it can sometimes saves us from harming one another by spitting the truth out loud and living with it....

quite intelligent o5amam...

Stop Sectarianism Campaign
Awareness campaign on sectarianism


Since 1920, Lebanese society has been structured according to religious confessions or sects. Within a country of 10,000 km², we have over 17 official religious sects.

Sectarianism is intertwined in our daily life, and has been so for years, officially and in society. Most official positions are based on religious denominations.

Sectarianism was one of the main factors leading to the civil war, but even today, everybody still thinks along religious lines and divides people into sectarian groups.

The topic was always a taboo subject, until the “Spring Revolution” of 2005. With this movement, the creation of civil society groups brought together people from every religion, and made it clear to many that civil society-led initiatives could effectively make a difference.

The campaign:

The campaign focuses on the ridiculous/harmful side of sectarianism/confessionalism and its excesses in our every day life.

Generously conceived for AMAM by a multi-confessional creative team of like-minded people from the H&C Leo Burnett agency, the campaign is bound to make you both laugh and think. The tone, which is innovative, provocative, funny and straight to the point, will most certainly generate debate and provoke much-needed thinking about the reality of how far confessionalism dictates our every day social behaviour.

Like us, you think confessionalism is a plague which has been eating away at this country for as long as one can remember. Like us, you also think this country, despite all its flaws and complexities, remains a place like no other, one we should cherish, support & believe in. Like us, you have surrendered to the Lebanese spell, and have vowed to always keep trying, in your own way, to make things better. Like us, you are a believer in the unique richness and potential found in the Lebanese pluri-confessional make-up. We hope you like this campaign. If you do, and wish to support us for other citizenship-building awareness campaigns of this kind, please get in touch. Thank you.

you can check their site for more pics and billboards etc..
here is a teaser :

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

well i hope so...

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Wednesday his government will survive despite the resignations of six Cabinet ministers this week.

"I know that some are saying that it's on the verge of collapse," Siniora said. "But there are many others who are definitely saying that this government is quite representative of the people and has the majority of the members of parliament."

All five Shiite Muslim ministers and one Christian in the 24-member Cabinet resigned in advance of Monday's vote that approved the creation of an international tribunal to probe the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. (Full story)

The remaining 18 ministers unanimously backed the creation of the tribunal over the objections of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud and the Syrian- and the political arm of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, whose four ministers were among those who resigned.

U.N. investigators have linked Syria to the death of Hariri and 22 other people on February, 14, 2005, when an explosion was set off near his motorcade. Damascus denies any involvement, and Hezbollah says Syria's accusers have no evidence to back up their claims.

read article>>>>

Sunday, November 12, 2006

An msn conversation about the situation

XXX says: (01:10:36)
what's happened?

Dana says: (01:11:20)
the shias in lebanon
hizballah and amal ministers resigned from the governement.... u did not read the news???

XXX says: (01:12:29)

don't worry about Lebanon
except if you want to die of a heart attack and verybitter
because that country will have no end of troubles

Dana says: (01:15:20)
ya allah ya zalami .... leish heik ...
come on have faith in it ... it is mental but unique...

XXX says: (01:16:09)
and it is also doomed to have such goings on
the one doesn't exclude the other

Dana says: (01:17:03)
thanks for your positivity, cheers

XXX says: (01:17:12)
realism :)


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hezbollah ministers quit cabinet

All five Shia Muslim pro-Syrian ministers in the Lebanese government have resigned,
Hezbollah has said.
Meeting of Lebanese political leaders

Hezbollah asked for power of veto at the multi-party talks... read all article>>>

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lebanese leaders resume crisis talks on government

it makes me sick , our politics back home is like Heat magazine in london...our celebrities in lebanon are our lovely politicians....

the sun page 3 ...

stop the gossip,(deep respect to the below article in retires) but why all this medoia hype and the celebrity like paparazzi news... the politics have taken over haifa... why????

i hope this will end soon , and show the world that the whole of lebanon is one and is great by its diversity but not stupid....
the news coming out of home are stupid and lame and people are fed up....


BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-Syrian leaders in Lebanon were set on Thursday to reject a Hezbollah demand for more cabinet seats for its allies that would give the opposition effective veto power over the Western-backed government.Rival Lebanese factions, resuming crisis talks that began on Monday, were expected to debate a proposal to reshuffle the government to give Hezbollah and its allies nine ministers in a 26-seat cabinet, political sources said.

Read Article>>>

French nearly fired at Israelis

November 9, 2006
French troops serving in Lebanon have been only seconds away from firing on Israeli aircraft, the French defence minister says.
Michele Alliot-Marie told parliament the jets dived towards UN positions in October and were perceived as a threat. read article>>>

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Norway warns outsiders to leave Lebanon alone

Siniora, in a statement released by his office on Monday, accused the Jewish state of "producing false news in a bid to undermine Lebanon's unity." read whole article>>>

Monday, November 06, 2006

Indian regiment in Lebanon celebrates Guru Purab

Jerusalem, Nov. 6 (PTI): The Indian battalion in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), 4 Sikh regiment, has celebrated the Guru Purab with prayers for enduring peace in Lebanon.

The Priest of the battalion delivered a holy sermon yesterday during the celebrations in which he prayed for permanent peace in Lebanon, a release from the regiment said.

Hundreds of people from all segments of the society turned up for the 'Langar' (community kitchen). The entire Indian community of UNIFIL got together at the INDBATT Headquarters to celebrate the 537th birthday Guru Nanak Dev.

The event ended on a social harmonious note which was displayed to the august gathering in true Indian tradition and spirit, the release said.

The Indian contingent was awarded the Force Commander's Unit Citation for its commendable service during the war in southern Lebanon recently.

Seventythree officers and soldiers from the regiment were given Force Commander's Commendation Card for their good work.

Friday, November 03, 2006

You Open For Business?

Time Out Beirut is back in the market after stopping during the war
that's an interesting article in it today , that talks about the orange house, remember it?

Picking up the Pieces
Southern Lebanon made the headlines for all the wrong reasons this summer. We went back to find out what life is like for people now the news agenda has moved on.
‘I don’t suppose you’re open for business again yet?’ I ask Mona Khalil over the phone. She and her associate, Habiba Syed were trapped in their Orange House bed and breakfast on the Tyre-Naqqoura road for the first weeks of the war, as Israel bombarded the south. “We only lost one bedroom and one bathroom, so we’re still open, yes,” she answers. You have to love the Lebanese in times of hardship.

Read article>>>

US' Lebanon plot claim rejected

Syria and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah have rejected US accusations that they are seeking to topple the Lebanese government with Iran's help.

Damascus denounced US "rumours", while Hezbollah accused the US of using Lebanon as a tool against its enemies.
read article>>>

Thursday, November 02, 2006

US: Syria, Iran planning to topple Lebanese gov't

please guys easy tigers..
take it easy ya 3azizi...

if anything gets very very messed up in lebanon soon , ie , walid jumblatt and nasrallah showing their muscles to each other, this will only mean that israel has won the war again over lebanon...

This is worse than cluster bombs , or destroyed bridges or F&*$#ed infrastructure... this is the people of the same blood and place fighting ...cain and abel ....why ???

youhooo... we do not want people to go to the streets from both sides and we do not want to show the whole world that we can slide easily into chaos because they distabilised us wether it is syria, iran , the US , france , the world ... please God ! arghhhhh it makes me sick! very sick ...

The following is from Ynet the israeli source, but still i have been hearing very bad news out from lebanon...aiib....
US: Syria, Iran planning to topple Lebanese gov't

US says has evidence, Syria, Iran and Hizbullah are plotting to topple democratically elected Lebanese government

Associated Press

Published: 11.01.06, 20:50

The White House charged Wednesday that "mounting evidence" shows Syria and Iran are joining with Hizbullah in plans to topple the Lebanese government.



Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Low times for pot smokers

Lebanon war causes pot prices to spike

Pot prices rise eightfold due to shortage caused by heightened security on northern and southern borders

Low times for pot smokers: A newspaper report in Israel indicates that the war in Lebanon during the summer between Israel and Hizbullah has dramatically raised the prices of cannabis in Israel, sending pot smokers everywhere into a frenzy.

According to a report in Yedioth Ahronoth Tuesday, the prices of cannabis have increased eight-fold since the beginning of the war.

The high price of the narcotic is estimated to be a direct result of supply shortages due to heightened security on Israel's northern border with Lebanon. For many years the border with Lebanon has been fertile ground for drug trafficking into Israel, many times with full cooperation between Israeli citizens and Hizbullah terrorists from across the border.

Last month, Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter visited the village of Ghajar on the northern border and received a security briefing on the security and narcotics situation in the village which is split between Israel and Lebanon.

A senior officer said during the briefing that "while we are sitting here, dozens of kilos of drugs are making their way into Israel through the village." He explained that local citizens of the village are used by Hizbullah terrorists to gather intelligence about Israel in return for drugs coming in from Lebanon and called it "an equation of drugs for terrorism and intelligence."

The security situation in the southern border with Egypt has also hampered the efforts of smugglers to bring pot into Israel. The IDF's efforts to prevent weapons and explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip have also resulted in a shortage of drugs for the consumers in Israel.

Mystery of Israel's secret uranium bomb

Alarm over radioactive legacy left by attack on Lebanon
Published: 28 October 2006

Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of them civilians?

Read Article>>>


Olmert apologizes to Germany's Merkel for Lebanon plane incident

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert phoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday to apologize for the incident that took place last week between Israel Air Force planes and a German naval vessel off the coast of Lebanon. Olmert made the call to strengthen Merkel's position, government sources in Jerusalem said. The sources added that Merkel had been been roundly criticized by her political opposition, which is against the deployment of troops in Lebanon due to the risk to German forces, as well as the risk of impairing the special relationship between Germany and Israel.

read article>>>

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

it make me angry

it makes me angry saying goodbye to my best matey going back to lebanon.
it makes me angry to think of her going back home at this time...
she so needs a better life and better country ...
beirut ....
beirut , you are deceiving people...

you really makes us miss you

you are this great city that has nothing to offer

you offer unemployment
high rates of depression
and useless useless boring stupid politics...


wake up you silly little place
wake up...
wake up and smell the coffee...
smell your beautiful little arabic coffee
that tells us all our secrets

wake up from the darknes of ignorance
yes you are ignorant ...

who are you beirut in london?
do you think you even exist when the system exists ?

you are chaos
you are unemployment
you are depression

you are the beiruti sunnies and the beirutie druzes, and the shia and the maronites and the catholics and the orthodox ...

you are everyone degenerate

wake up and see who are your people...

your people love you

your people want you for them only...

give them work

give them love least 10% of what they give you so you see how much everbody will be happy to go back...

i want to go back ....

but do you appreciate me beirut? 10% the way i appreciate you ? at least 10% ...

i love you

goodnight ya beirut ...

and hope my friend lands safe in your arms ...treat her well and let her want to be back to you

ya beirut...

ya now me blaming beirut the city as if it is not the people who make the place

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i am losing it

LEBANON: Destruction and displacement hamper vaccination campaign

BINT JBEIL, 30 Oct 2006 (IRIN) - The destruction in villages and displacement of residents in southern Lebanon from the recent war posed problems for medical volunteers on the first day of a national emergency polio immunisation campaign for children on Monday.

“Usually, we would know exactly where to go to immunise the children,” said nurse Nawal Saab, a member of one of the teams carrying out door-to-door immunisations in Bint Jbeil, 110 km south of Beirut. “This year, because so many houses have been destroyed and so many families have had to move in with relatives, outreach has been rendered more complicated.”


Monday, October 30, 2006


After starting as independents in the music scene in Kiev, Esthetic Education quickly became the number one English band in Ukraine. Since then, they have performed in France and the UK. Their videos, including Leave Us Alone, have been played all over MTV Russia.

This is a video my partner shot and directed and i edited while living in beirut last year for 8 months , it was a reaction to the turmoil that followed the Hariri killing and to the changes that were occuring back home very quickly... this last war was predicted way before :(

hope you enjoy the video and the great music esthetic education has offered us...

OH God!

well it has been obvious after the war that a big gap will be formed between the hizbollah leadership and its people and the whole of lebanon... though during the war , i felt like they kept it together...everybloody ...

but we r fragile unfortunately and we need help to stay together as one...

AND unfortunately some tensions are taking over ... but i hope they won't turn to the worst , i hope things will get sorted somehow ...

what worries me is that the west is backing our siniora government, and the hizib people are backed obviously with iran and syria so like big powers showing their muscles on our grounds...



Shift in Lebanon's sectarian politics

In the aftermath of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, new divisions are fracturing Lebanese society which cut across the usual sectarian boundaries.

Hezbollah wants a unity government to replace Fouad Siniora's cabinet
On the one side is the "14th March group", an alliance representing the country's political elite which pushed for the departure of Syrian forces from Lebanon.
The coalition, which takes its name from the date of last year's anti-Syrian demonstration, comprises Sunni Muslims and some Christian and Druze groups.
On the other side are Hezbollah and their allies, including the followers of the Christian leader, former general Michel Aoun, who has given the Shia party his political backing.

On Israel's Lebanon border, a surprising optimism

"The yellow flags are gone, but they'll be back," he said.


Germany confirms new Lebanon incident with Israel
30 October 2006

BERLIN: Germany said on Sunday its navy, which is patrolling the Lebanese coast as part of an international peacekeeping force, had been involved in a second incident involving Israeli fighter planes. read more>>>

Sunday, October 29, 2006

too much love will kill us

everybody wants to help... everybody for some reason wanna love lebanon... hmmm
fishy? we do not have oil... we only have an oily sea , some libnooos girls , and maybe good food , great landscape? whateverrrrrrrrrrrrXXXXXX

“The EU will be with you. You can be sure about that”

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bringing Lieberman into Cabinet would be Olmert's gravest error

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is on the verge of including a notorious hatemonger in his Cabinet - and therefore of pushing the Middle East back toward the abyss of destruction that has been its companion for almost 60 years. Making MP Avigdor Lieberman deputy premier and handing him a new and powerful portfolio to deal with "strategic threats" is obviously a cynical move designed to shore up a weak government at the expense of the country's reputation and security. But the repercussions would not be restricted to the domestic sphere, because such a move could not help but send all the wrong messages to the all the wrong people.
read whole article

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Orange House

well in Lebanon we have the orange house not the white house....
it is in tyre... magical space if u are thinking of visiting Lebanon i advice you to go there

Bed and breakfast Orange House
sits pretty along the shores of the Tyre,
providing an idyllic getaway right here in Lebanon
and a safe haven for endangered turtles

By Nayla Azami

Near the southern city of Tyre, set amid the backdrop of Al Mansouri area, stands Orange House, a charming bed and breakfast founded by Mona El Khalil. Nestled between banana trees and orchards and surrounded by 75,000m2 of lush greenery, the distinctively sunny orange villa is also an eco-system project that offers a sanctuary for two endangered species of Mediterranean Sea turtles. WHAT’S UP? met up with El Khalil to give you a sneak peak at the nesting habits of these sea animals, as well as a look inside Orange House itself.

“The orange house has been part of the family estate since the 1970s. I remember that my father used to build a room every other week, until it spread out to become what it is today,” says El Khalil. The family lived for twenty years in Holland, but El Khalil never forgot her home country. “I just knew that one day I would go back to Lebanon. That day came in 1999, when I saw my first sea turtle.”

Read all review>>>


still talking about the Israeli jets buzzing over the germans ... hmmm ... very important news...
air time ... AYRON!

Israeli jets buzz German ship on Lebanon patrol

26 October 2006

Berlin/Tel Aviv (dpa) - Israel said Thursday that no aggression against German forces was intended during a confrontation between Israeli aircraft and a German naval vessel patrolling off Lebanon.

The Israeli embassy in Berlin released a statement from the defence ministry in Tel Aviv, saying the defence ministers of the two countries had discussed Tuesday's incident.


the never ending story .... aaaaargghhhh

Israeli warplanes keep overflying southern Lebanon

Special report: Israel-Lebanon Conflicts [ Video ][Gallery]

JERUSALEM, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Israel Air Forces warplanes have not stopped violating Lebanese air space since Israeli ground troops completed withdrawal from southern Lebanon in early October.

Irritated by Israeli fighters' ongoing operations, Major General Alain Pellegrini of France, commander of UN Interim Forcein Lebanon (UNIFIL) warned last week that the UN troops might need to change the rules of engagement to allow the use of anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli jets.


who to believe?

ouf , after the war has stopped i mean the fighting i decided to detox a bit from politics and do some work so i can move on because i was vegetating somehow during the 34 days assault...
although i worked on some charity events i still felt i wanted to help more but felt useless...

today i said to myself i need to blog again , let me checkk the news... after reading these lovely conflicting news through the wires , i decided : that's it ... it makes me sick....

who to believe ????? is it important to believe????

Israeli jets clash with German ship near Lebanon

Wed 25 Oct 2006 17:22:08 BST

BERLIN, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Two Israeli warplanes and a German navy vessel have clashed off the Lebanese coast, the Defence Ministry in Berlin said on Wednesday without giving further details. Germany daily Der Tagesspiegel earlier on Wednesday quoted a junior German defence minister as telling a parliamentary committee that two Israeli F-16 fighters flew low over the German ship and fired two shots.
Reuters earlier today>>>

or this one ?

Israel denies report jets fired over German ship

Wed 25 Oct 2006 19:06:29 BST

JERUSALEM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday denied a German newspaper report that two Israeli air force planes flew over a German navy vessel patrolling Lebanon's coast, fired twice and activated anti-missile countermeasures.
Reuters Later today>>>

and there is this story too, earlier this week

Israel jets fly over Lebanon despite French appeal

Mon 23 Oct 2006 11:21:08 BST

BEIRUT, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes swooped low over Lebanon on Monday, a day after the Jewish state rejected a call by France's defence minister to halt violations of its neighbour's airspace.

The planes conducted mock raids over much of southern Lebanon and residents saw them flying low over the capital Beirut, but neither Hezbollah guerrillas nor the Lebanese army fired anti-aircraft rounds at them as they have done in previous years.
read this article here>>>

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Israel admits using phosphorus bombs during war in Lebanon

By Meron Rappaport, Haaretz Correspondent

Israel has acknowledged for the first time that it attacked Hezbollah targets during the second Lebanon war with phosphorus shells. White phosphorus causes very painful and often lethal chemical burns to those hit by it, and until recently Israel maintained that it only uses such bombs to mark targets or territory.

Read article>>>

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Congratulations my lovely blog....

u made it
u made it in the news...
check out this lovely article ...

there is a part about I want to go home blog...


happy first article....
and thanks Iason Athanasiadis
Iason Athanasiadis writes:

"Those Lebanese fluent in English and with access to the Internet also typed out their daily reality into the ether, offering unprecedented insight into the conflict. Lebanon is no sanctions-weakened Iraq, with most of its educated class having fled to the West and the rest forced by need to regress to just scraping by. A polyphony of voices eloquently described the experience of seeing one’s country ripped apart. One, from the outside, was that of Dana Kahil. A film editor and the daughter of the Arab world’s best-known political cartoonist, Kahil and her French husband had made the decision to move to Beirut and packed their bags when the war started. With Beirut Airport bombed, however, they got stuck in London and in the kind of anxious frenzy that comes from being trapped outside, rather than inside, a war-zone. Obsessed by every twist and turn of the conflict, Kahil started a blog, I WANT TO GO HOME , to let out her nervous energy. “London 3AM on a very very early morning, still dark, very quiet but eery [sic] because the sound of the tv is projecting the noise of Beirut aching….I am in London, cannot sleep, worried, heart broken…lost…,” Kahil wrote in her first entry."


Monday, October 09, 2006

on the British front...

The greatest consequence of exaggerating the threat of terrorism is that many are responding with calls to curtail personal freedoms.

Let's move the war online

If facts in field are not important anymore, why can we not war like David, Goliath?

David Verveer

Our Government tells us that we won the war, the opposition claims precisely the opposite. The Arabs on the other side are equally divided in their evaluation of the results. Let us be honest to ourselves, who won or lost is really irrelevant in so far we gained or did not gain a chance for having some years of quietness and sanity.

True, the damage and specially the loss of life on both sides seem to be a terrible price to pay for tranquility, we have learned through human history, peace is achieved only by war. Thus we need wars to give us peace, but why start a war?

gallery..very interesting

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Muslim police officer excused Israel guard duty

ok just watched the news , the sun has leaked this police officer's plea to not guard the israelie embassy in london for complex welfare issues... The metropolitan police is very disappointed that this news was leaked because the officer has been discussing his personal issue for the last six weeks before he was excused. well basically the guy's wife is lebanese , he is syrian ... i know he has pledged allegiance to just do his duties whatever it is but the guy is worried about his personal safety (not sure he got threats) but it is as well a very emotional thing for him and it has been very disappointing for breaking in the news today and get the story out of its normal extremes...
well it is debatable .... he has to do his job, yes...but seriously the guy annot really feel he has to safe guard the very department who has affected his family directly...

here is the story ...u decide....
your comments are welcome...
Muslim police officer excused Israel guard duty

(Filed: 05/10/2006)

Britain's most senior policeman has called for an urgent review into the decision to excuse a Muslim police officer from guarding the Israeli embassy in London on moral grounds.

Armed police
The Israeli embassy is one of the best protected buildings in London

Pc Alexander Omar Basha, part of the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group, asked for special dispensation not to work at the embassy because of his ethical objection to Israel's bombing of Lebanon, according to the Sun newspaper.

The officer is understood to have relatives in Lebanon.

Today Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, said he had ordered an investigation into how the decision was made.

"Having learned of this issue I have asked for an urgent review of the situation and a full report into the circumstances, " he said.

Earlier a Scotland Yard spokesman said that requests for transfers were dealt with on a case-by-case basis, balancing the needs of the force with the concerns of individuals.

"However, the needs of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) takes precedence and the organisation reserves the right to post an officer anywhere within the MPS," he said.

If you ask me… Hala Jaber

hope you stay well and safe ya hala ... u r an amazing woman...
obviously this was written before the latest war , ie quite dated but
i wanted you to take a look at this amazing woman's life...

If you ask me… Hala Jaber
story picture
Thursday, 6 April 2006

THERE is in Hala Jaber a mix of cynicism and passionate belief that is probably in the DNA of many foreign correspondents.

After spending three years in Iraq, the Sunday Times journalist, who last month was named foreign reporter of the year at the British Press Awards for the second year running, has lost her faith in the West and has become increasingly disillusioned with its rhetoric. read all interview

better late than never

here r the photos of the gig i organized in the spitafields for Lebanon
with the star OTIS Grand and other great musicians

enjoy the pix

start....what r u waiting for...?

Cleanup to Start at Old Sites in Lebanon

By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer

October 04,2006 | BYBLOS, Lebanon --

Cleanup is set to begin within days at the first of three ancient World Heritage sites damaged in the summer's Hezbollah-Israel war -- a crumbling old castle rising from the Mediterranean whose foundation stones are now coated with oil sludge.

blogging diaorrhea

finally i am blogging againnnnn

here is one on human rights violations... ouff...thanks swissy people...

Expert reveals Lebanon human rights abuses

A Swiss international law expert tells swissinfo that there were a number of violations of the Geneva conventions during this summer's conflict in Lebanon.

Bush !!! North Korea is calling you

leave the middle east alone for just a weekkkkk
reminds me of one of Kahil's cartoons dated back to 01-01-2003

U.S. sees possible North Korea test site activity

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has detected activity at potential test sites in North Korea indicating possible preparations for a nuclear test, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday, as China urged restraint after the reclusive state said it planned a nuclear test.

TO the News Director at the esteemed Al-Manar Television channel

Dear Sir:

I respectfully request that you air the following clarification during your news broadcasts, in line with the values and laws that govern our shared profession:

"During its nightly news bulletin on Tuesday, Al-Manar Television broadcast a commentary on statements I made as a panelist at a political seminar held recently in Washington, D.C. The statements were necessarily reduced to sound-bites, and thus denuded of their original context, leading to a misrepresentation of my remarks once they were set in Al-Manar's commentary. My participation at the conference aimed to defend Lebanon and its right to resist. What I said about peace with Israel in my speech explicitly supports the role of Hizbullah in light of Israel's mishandling and maltreatment of the commander and soldiers from the South Lebanon Army who evacuated with the Israeli military at the end of its occupation of South Lebanon. This came after they had risked their lives in the service of the Israeli occupation for many years. The point being: Under such circumstances, what good would come of a peace made with such an enemy, even if we hoped for it?

ego rubbish

so what ? we r not in a schoolyard here ... we won , u won , they won, we r upset we did not win so we will attack again to win...what is this?
shame on both sides ...just rebuild , get your people feel safe and chill ...all of u

Myth of false victory is fertile ground for next war

the soldiers are ok in good physical condition..

did anyone doubt that?
nasrallah said they will take care of them...
i hope they r feeding them good leb food too ...maybe their hearts will melt a bit once they r back home and become friendly and stop coming back ... hehheh :)

hope they go back home we can start talking...and not fighting ...

we need chebaa back, all of it, we need our prisoners back , then we will be in better conditions to negotiate ... but unfortunately this latest war on lebanon was so hard that people are very tense , anxious internally too ...there r feuds, i hope they do not get bigger ... pleaseee....

Last update - 22:17 04/10/2006
Russian FM: IDF soldiers held in Lebanon alive, in good condition
By Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondent

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

which came first?

Emile Lahoud's answer:
Fogh the moment, we cannot know if .. euh.. the egg came fighst or not.. but believe me, I can assughe u that all the lebanese aghe togethegh ..euh they all want to know the tghuth because they aghe united. I can also gaghantee that hezballa did not hide the egg, and they will coopeghate, believe me, with the goveghnment to ghun after the chicken ... so fighst, euhh... we have to catch them, and then, we can talk and negotiate.

Michel Aoun's answer:
Enno halla2 tniyyeh leich aam te7chrouneh bi heik sou2al? leich aam tithajjamo 3leyna wa ka anno né7na khatafna el bayda aw akalna el djéjeh? ma32oul raskon 3am tis2alo heik sou2al? aslan 75% min el bayd ra7 biysir djeij...25% biy dallo sisan, bass wa7do el DICK biysir ra2iss joumhouriyeh! lol

Haifa Wehbe's answer:
As for me I do not know too much about chicken, I'm more interested in eggs and I'm very sensitive to it! For me one egg is never enough...mmm...but with 2? hummm... I'm satisfied, oh yeah!

Hawa chicken's answer:
It doesn't matter to us which came first the egg or the chicken, but the most important thing is, at the end, all eggs will become chickens... and all will be slaughtered in our factories!

Nabih Berri's answer:
aba3refish! IDA BET RIDOU! haida sou2eil baddo yitjewab 3lay 3a tawilet el 7iwar!

Abou antar's answer:
Eh tidrabou kilkon 3ala heik sou2al! had sou2al ma byinsa2al; chinno malo la fakaha wala maziyeh!, ma kan afdal tis2alou masalan ya3ni:Abou aantar byakol 3al tirwi2a; kartountein beid? aw tlat djajat? mou kan afdal? eh bili tistirkon sater! tidrabou!

Samir Geagea's answer:
I wish that chicken came first ! But during all the 11 years in prison, only eggs were served first and last!

Neil Armstrong's answer:
What do you mean by that question? Of course I came first... and the whole world knows about it. It was the Apolo 11 mission in 1969!

Jad Choueiri's answer:
Since I was very young, my only dream was to become a pop star and to sing in front of lot of people. The first time I was on stage, all I remember is that eggs came first to me... ON me! ... And after that it rained tomatos! Please change the question.

John Lennon's answer:
Imagine all the chickens came first in peace in the strawberry fields, and they were all free as the bird.

The pope's answer:
Ah...for this question I will leave God to answer it.

Zinedine Zidane's answer:
Ben, s'ils sont italiens on fait comme ça: y a kas donner un coup de boule à la poule; si la poule se met à pondre, donc c la poule... sinon, on peut toujours choutter l'oeuf; s'il s'écrase, c la poule; mais c... baan on va pas polémiquer! En tout cas, les deux, c des racistes!

Dana Halabi's answer:
"Ana Dana ana dandan" I bet you know me by now, don't you?, cause my song is familiar more than me...he he he. Concerning your question,I think chicken came first because eggs don't make they?

The Bible's answer:
If you believe in the Bible, the chicken came first. "And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, 'Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven'." Genesis 1:19-20. Chickens are a type of fowl, so the Christian Bible says that chickens came first.

Caroline haddad's answer:
I don't care which one ,el mohem ndal nekol eggs and chicken

Saad Hariri's answer:
Nihna ka tayyar moustakbal biy himna el anno hada sou2al min domen sala7iyat lijnét el ta72i2 el dawliyé...euh...w zay ma 2olna ni7na ma3 el djaj awwalan...euh...3afwan ma3 Loubnan awwalan,bass min ba3ed ma saret osset influwanza el touyour...euh... battalna nit3amal ma3 el djaj...euh... rakkazna aktar 3al beid, li anno moughazi w moufid...euh...w ashal nit3amal fiyo,wel ahham bi hada el mawdou3 killo inno ndal zay abel... "akline el baida wel ichri" ta3ita!

Fouad Siniora's answer:
Zay ma biy2oul m3almi...

Shakespeare's answer:
To come or not to come, that is the question.

David Copperfield's answer:
As for me, I do not have a problem: I can make any of them come first!

Feirouz's answer:
Ana 3adatan ma bjéwib 3a heik as2ileh bala to3meh!w sakhifeh!? bass "ideich kan fi nass" kanit natra 7ata iktob el jaweib 3al 7awr el 3atik...ta7et el 3arichi 3a ramel el tari2! bass tikram 3aynkon ya "" hal marra ra7 jéwib w khalli sawti yousal 3al chamess ...w 3al ri7... la matra7 ma byou2af el zaman...w jawebeh houwé ehh... mmm...dakhilkoun mich 7ajal sannine, ija ablon tnaynéton!?

Ghandi's answer:
Whichever came first, both must have come peacefully.

Adolf Hitler's answer:
Chicken of course.. oldest species to walk the earth. I put millions of them on fire in mass camps... unfortunately, there were still some survivors in Europe, and the Middle East.

Jacques Chirac's answer:
Mes Chers compatriotes,
Comme j'ai un peu de temps devant moi je m'étais dis que se soite l'oeuf qui vaincre ou que se soite la poule le seul candidat qui soite présidenciable aux élections 2007: c'est moittte...!

Joe Hammam's answer:
iza min 3ahed sayyedna nou7, chiken came first.

Elie Rached's answer:
Sadi2eh leik, iza baddak ti7keh 3ilmiyan el djejeh ijet 2abel!

Joseph Stalin's answer:
The rooster

Walid Jounblat's answer:
Ya kerd! Djéjé! mish djéjé? mbala djéjé...Mbéri7 kinna bayda! mish bayda? mbala bayda...ya kerd...! Ana shou kilet? djéjé? la2 3aynee hiyé bayda! ba3dena 3ayni ana baddi is2alak, dakhlak kam kar3a fi bi hay el soura, wi7di walla tnein? khallina nis2al el saiid 7asan khalli yjewibna...ila ayn!

GOOOOGLE's answer:
According to our search results, the keyword Egg returns 110,000,000 answers whereas the keyword chicken returns 141,000,000 answers. Therefore, we can say, without any doubt possible and with a relevancy of 99.99878% that the chicken came in the first place.

Bono's answer:
Whichever ever came first, neither the chicken nor the egg will suffer of the poverty. I will make poverty history for the egg and also the chicken.

Abu el Abed's answer:
Walla abou 3afif allé inno l bayda btéjé abol, olna tamem heik l torwee2a betseer 7adra wel ghada byéjé ba3den w iza la2! 3al 3al, mnotrawwa2 foul w mnétghadda emm l abed. Hehehehe... Aslan bel ahwe serna 3am nbee3 beid b awirmeh, wlak eh eh, b ahwetna, ahwet l 2ojez (=2zez), shou olto? Mro2o, tollo :)

Nadim Mhanna's answer:
A3ezé2na el mouchéhidine, fina nchouf enno el aerodynamisme bi formit el bayda bet khaliya smooth aktar 3al zefét, hiyyeh w 3am tékrouj nzoul... hal chi ... biya3té autonomie akbar lal bayda, w understeering w oversteering a2al 3al kwe3...
Amma l djejeh, fal mou7arrek taba3a bi indifé3 ejreya el tnen byaatiya suspension sebteh, w tos7i7 bi khatt el masar iza charadit...
Which came first and won the podium ? el jaweib bi 7al2it Télé-Auto el jom3a el jeyé,téb3ouna.

Grognon's answer:
Moi ... je n'aime pas les oeufs !

Omar Karami's answer:
Ya3neh bel 7a2i2aaaaaaaa, ne7na ilnéloun inno el bayda ijet bel awwal... bass ma baddoun! Lizalikaaaaa ad3ou ila istikalat al 7oukoumahh .....

Noah's answer:
Of course chicken came first... I put it myself in the ark, and at that time, we were not accepting egg couples to go on board.

Pierre Gemayel's answer:
Bi hemmna el naw3iyyeh mouch el kammiyyeh... el djejeh ahamm men el bayda, el djejeh masi7iyyeh men lebnen! el bayda ma khel2et ba3ed ta na3ref eza meselmeh aw masi7iyyeh... bet 7eb lebnen? 7eb djejo!

Rayess Bek's answer:
Chou hal sou2al chou? w inta mfakkar hallak chou? cha3b hmarrrr... We2fit hayeté bi hal no2ta! mennon btetla3 hararté! ana men beirut, jeyé men beirut, w ekhir hammé iza el bayda men beirut aw el djejé men beiruuuuut... jeyé men BAYROUUUT ana men BAYROUTTT bi hal madiné fik terba bi hal madiné fik tmout! Bayda aw djejé, chou hal khabriyé? ma hada 3endo adiyé, kelkon sat7iyé, metel aflem el mexikiyé, inta w djejtak w 3am ekht set jed okht li khalafouk 3ala jed ekht set akhou li basarouk. Hal mawadi3 sakar rassé, sort 3am bi di3 damro hayetna hek, ma hada byes2al chou bek! Ma musique j'roule avec, wlik essmé Rayess Bek, w iza mech 3ejbak fik trouh ten*** !!!!

Gollum's answer:
"Hmmm i see, the chicken ? the egg ? its MINE !!! its alll for meeeeeeee !!!! i'll gets the answer, i will gets it, you'll's MINE !!!

Popeye's answer:
*laughs* Egg egg egg egg egg egg egg egg egg egg egg egg.....!

Georges W Bush's answer:
U asked a question, and i will answer if u don't mind... u most understand that i'm a war president who promotes peace and freedom... listen no one cares about chicken and eggs more than i do, but what i'm telling u is that it's gonna require big security measures and we r working on security measures... what u should be angry about is that there was a brutal dictator there in iraq that had destroyed lives and put them in mass graves and had weapons of mass destruction, he posed a threat that the united nations voted unanimously for me to promote democraty in the world... this is why i'm going to slaughter all the chicken and smash all the eggs so that both the chiken and eggs be able to live in peace and freedom in the new democratic world...

Capitaine Haddock's answer:
Oser poser une question pareille?! Mille millions de mille sabords de tonnere de Brest! Qui pense encore a ca? Especes de Bachi-bouzouks, bougres de cornichons, violents, hypocrites, ornithorynques, concierges, barbares, goinfres, gros-plein-de-soupe, va-nu-pieds, pirates, ectoplasmes, sangliers, pachydermes, philantropes, autocrates, profiteurs... euh... sauvages!!!!

Kurt Cobain's answer:
I wish I was like you, easily amused... What's that damn question?! It smells like teen spirits! I hate myself and I wanna die!!!! I don't care about chickens and eggs as long as they come as they are, as they were, as I want them to be... Don't eat chicken, but it's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings..... What else should I write, I don't have the right!

Mariah Carey's answer:
"Ayyyyy giv' my Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllll , to have just one more Egg with youuuuuuhouuuuu." Well, euhm... as long as the Chiken is "Emancipated" ... who cares !

Oprah Winfrey's answer:
Now hear me here sisters, it don matter which came first, egg or chicken, s'long as people finally admit it was african-american! weeeeewwwwww!! (clap-clap, give out free books,free laptops, go home take off tons of make-up)

Iznogood's answer:
J'espère bien que ce soit la poule; je la prendrais au mage de Baghdad pour la transformer en poule magique, ansi, elle pondra des oeufs en or en quantité, et je deviendrais riche... ensuite, je confisquerais toutes les poules du sultanat... et je les fais empaler. Le calife n'aura plus d'omelette au petit-déjeuner, alors il mourra... et je serais CALIFE A LA PLACE DU CALIFE !

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

1 million?

IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon

09/12/06 "Haaretz" -- -- "What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war.
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Thursday, September 14, 2006

We were wrong about Lebanon

Blair hit by Lebanon backlash as minister admits ceasefire 'mistake'
The war lasted 34 days. It left 1,393 people dead. Another 5,350 injured. And more than 1,150,000 displaced, of whom 215,413 are still homeless. The damage amounts to more than £2.6bn. Exactly one month after it ended, a Foreign Office minister admits that Tony Blair should have called for a ceasefire

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Saturday, September 09, 2006



By Gabriele Zamparini
Jul 25, 2006, 05:27

By Gabriele Zamparini

"I, Tsilli Goldenberg, Israeli citizen

'Accuse you - Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of
Israel, Amir Peretz, Minister of Defense, Dan Halutz Head of Staff
Chief Commander of the Israeli Army, of committing this bestial
barbaric slaughter in Lebanon.

I accuse you of committing Crimes against
Humanity towards the Palestinian People. I accuse you of deserting
our soldiers, when their lives could be saved by negotiations, and
I accuse you of starting an unjustified war in my name." - Tsilli
Goldenberg, Masarik 11, Jerusalem 93106 Israel

Did you know that "the daughter of Israel's
newly elected prime minister added her voice to those of the
anti-Israel [sic] forces around the world when she actively
participated in a demonstration outside the home of IDF Chief of
Staff Dan Halutz, calling him a 'murderer'"?

Why not?

Did you know that "45% of those killed in
Lebanon are children and of the 500,000 people who have fled to
safety, some 200,000 are children"?

Why not?

Did you know that Israel bombed "the nation's
biggest private network, the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation"?

Why not?

Did you know that a "big milk factory in the
Bekaa region called 'Liban Lait' was completely burned and
destroyed by direct attacks from the Israeli Air Force."? And that
a "food storehouse called 'TransMed' in Choueifate, in Beirut's
southern suburbs, was totally destroyed"?

Why not?

Did you know that "Lebanon's president accused
Israel on Monday of using phosphorous bombs in its 13-day offensive
and urged the United Nations to demand an immediate ceasefire"?

Why not?

Did you know that "the bodies of 13 Lebanese
fighters were taken from Maroun al-Ras and buried in Israel to use
in future negotiations over the release of Israeli prisoners"?

Why not?

Did you know that "Israeli military has said it
will destroy 10 buildings in predominantly Shia south Beirut for
every rocket fired at the Israeli port of Haifa, army radio said

Why not?

Did you know that "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."?

Why not?

Did you know that what's going on is "subject to
review by Israel's chief military censor, who has - in her own
words - 'extraordinary power'. She can silence a broadcaster, block
information and put journalists in jail"?

Why not?

Did you know that "[a]ccording to the Lebanese
police force, the two [Israeli] soldiers were captured in Lebanese

Why not?

Did you know how the "cross-border" myth

Why not?

From the beginning of this new chapter of the
old madness, many people have been following on the internet this
shame. We are a peaceful army of world citizens, working for free
and moved by solidarity, compassion and an inner drive for justice.
Not anger!
But even among the elites of the anti-war
movement and the so-called "left", too many have never been
listening to us. Let alone important journalists working for the
"pro-Israeli" mainstream media who still believe that the "internet
is a new thing, and it's also unreliable."

More than sixty years ago George Orwell wrote in
The Freedom of the Press, a Preface to his
political novel, Animal Farm:

"But at least let us have no more nonsense about
defending liberty against Fascism. If liberty means anything at all
it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The common people still vaguely subscribe to that doctrine and act
on it. it is the liberals who fear liberty and the intellectuals
who want to do dirt on the intellect."

This Preface was censored when the book came out
in 1945 and it was only published in The Times Literary Supplement
on 15 September 1972. Twenty seven years after Animal Farm was
first published.

DARFOUR....GAZA....the WorLD

akh...the injustices and wars in this world

just creeps me... yuk... it is making me sick...

now they veto against sending troops from UN to enter darfour
Africa's region is badly badly threatened

The chinese need to press their influence on sudan (since china is a big fuel buyer fro sudan) and sudan need s them badly now to push for peace and help...

Sudan war 'threatens region'
08/09/2006 18:57 - (SA)

Geneva - Worsening violence in Sudan's conflict-ravaged region of Darfur is threatening the entire region, said the United Nations' refugee chief on Friday, warning that Sudanese troops could be preparing for a major military offensive that would lead to many more people being uprooted from their homes.


The Danes again...

hmmm , let us see what the reaction would be this time...would the jews sue the danish paper? or make them pay money, or make them say sorry in public..or...

Paper reprints Holocaust cartoons
A cartoon among those commissioned in Iran shows the letter L in Israel formed by a boot stepping on the world
The original cartoons are on display in Tehran
A Danish newspaper has printed cartoons about the Holocaust commissioned by Iran after cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad triggered violent protests.

The newspaper - Information - published six of the cartoons, which are on display in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Several of the cartoons contrast the plight of the Palestinians with that of the victims of the Holocaust.

Editor-in-chief Palle Weis said he had thought carefully about publishing the cartoons and said it was not a stunt.

He told the BBC the cartoons accompanied a news story about the exhibition. He said they were "tasteless but predictable".