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Entries from August 2007

Gemayel complains of vote rigging

August 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

…apparently there wasn’t ENOUGH vote rigging to let Gemayel’s Kataeb Party win. “Kataeb nomenklatura instructed their voter-supporters to “vote very early in the AM and go home”. The plan is to create “disturbances” at the ballot [boxes], prompting early closures.” Get all our votes in quickly, then force the polling stations to close so they […]

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Aoun claims election win – Gemayel refuses to concede defeat

August 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Aoun claims he has won the Metn by-election by around 4000 votes – according to information he received from the Interior Ministry. Gemayel has refused to concede defeat, demanding a new vote, being the democrat that he is. He slammed Aoun voters as “newcomers”, a racist reference to the Armenians who backed Aoun. Walid Junblatt, […]

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Blogging Jordan’s first private TV channel

August 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

ATV, Jordan’s first TV channel was taken off air before it even started, in the spirit of free Arab media. Here’s how Jordan’s bloggers are dealing with it: Roba: “Are you telling me that after all the years worth of preparing and all the money poured into campaigning, the ATV staff, who already have experience […]

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Pro-Syria campaign grows in the Occupied Golan

August 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A summer camp has opened in the area of the Syrian Golan Heights which is currently controlled by the Israeli Army. Chanting pro-Syrian slogans, they are calling on the Israeli government to hand their land back to Syria. In recent weeks, there have been regular demonstrations, as talk of a Syrian-Israeli peace deal steps up. […]

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Rockets fired in Beirut

August 2nd, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

ANB is reporting that Katusha rockets have been fired in the Sports City area of Beirut, near the Sabra refugee camp.

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Lebanese investigation blames Fateh Al Islam militants for February bus bombing

August 2nd, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

An investigation by Lebanese authorities has blamed Fateh Al Islam militants for blowing up a bus in February outside Beirut. 3 people died. At the time, Hariri and mad-dog Junblatt both blamed Syria. Their own police have now contradicted them. It comes just days after UN investigator Serge Brammertz said that Rafiq Al-Hariri’s killers were […]

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