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Entries from August 2006

Hariri attacks Syria

August 18th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Baby Hariri has accused Syria of trying to sow discord, two days after Bashar accused Hariri of trying to sow discord. The renowned politician, who is the wealthiest man in Lebanon, also called Syria ‘corrupt’. “There is a neighbouring president who is threatening to destroy the political regime in Lebanon because he could not digest […]

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Israel wants negotiations with Syria

August 16th, 2006 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

(I’ve been waiting for so many years to write that headline). Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said that “every war creates opportunities for an extensive diplomatic process,” and that “we need to hold negotiations with Lebanon and lay the groundwork for negotiations with Syria.”

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Bashar declares the war a victory for Hizbollah

August 16th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Bashar Al-Assad has declared the war a victory for Hizbollah. The militia, who deserve the title of the ‘real’ Lebanese Army are the only force to have defeated Israel. Ever. And now they’ve done it twice. Would you like some hoummous with that Ehud?

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Cars flood out of Beirut into south Lebanon

August 16th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Cars are flooding out of Beirut at a rate of 6000 an hour. That’s six thousand! It comes just one day after the fragile ceasefire began. They are returning, despite fears war might break out at short notice. And what are they returning to? Many villages in the south no longer exist.

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Lebanese Army in the south on Thursday

August 16th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Lebanese Army will arrive in the south of Lebanon on Thursday. Hizbollah has agreed to the deployment, which is part of the ceasefire agreement. The UN says its first group of extra troops will arrive in two weeks.

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Israel considers a prisoner exchange

August 16th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Israel is condsidering swapping some of the thousands of Lebanese prisoners languishing in Israeli jails for their two captured soldiers. Many of the prisoners have never been charged with a crime. They are locked up because of their nationality. If Israel had considered a prisoner swap when this all began, 1100 Lebanese and 100 Israelis […]

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Fireworks in Beirut

August 15th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The sky above Beirut has been lit up with explosions again tonight. But these were colourful and exciting – Lebanon celebrates its first day of peace. Congratulations Lebanon.

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SNAP: Israel admits breaching ceasefire

August 14th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Israel says it has killed a Hizbollah fighter. They claim he “approached Israeli troops in a threatening way”. Let the history books record that: – Israel was still pounding Lebanon 15 minutes before the ceasefire. – Israel was the first party to fire a shot after the ceasefire. Well, they lasted for four and a […]

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Lebanese cabinet cancels meeting – disagreement between Hizbollah and Siniora

August 13th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The Lebanese government has called off a meeting. It’s because of a disagreement over the disarming of Hizbollah.

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Peace?

August 13th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Peace at 8am? Kofi Annan has set tomorrow morning for an end to the fighting. he said it should have happened much, much earlier. But 30,000 Israeli troops will still remain in Lebanon – and Hizbollah has vowed to keep fighting until they leave. Israel says it will return fire if their occupation soldiers are […]

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