A strong piece by Larry Derfner in +972 magazine: Most people in the West, I’d say, think that if Israel gives up the occupation, it will be healed. It will no longer be a danger to others and itself. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and additional proof of this came Monday night when Israeli jet…
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Defending the rights of “terrorists”
Al-Manar is the satellite television channel of Hezbollah (which much of the West regards as a terrorist organisation, a view I do not share.) The channel is currently available in many Australian homes. The Lebanese community is massive here and many people regard the group as a liberation movement. Others see it as an aggressive…
Be wary of these Islamists
Hezbollah and the international Left, an uneasy relationship.
How to defy the regional bully
To understand the true signifinance of Israel’s loss to Hezbollah in the 2006 Lebanon war, this recent speech by the group’s leader Sayyid Hassan Nassrallah is essential reading: A lesson has to be internalized from the fact that a 33-day war launched by the most aggressive army in the world and backed by international support…
The nightmares continue
This forthcoming feature, Waltz with Bashir, is an acclaimed animation from Israel about the 2006 war between the Jewish state and Hezbollah:
The final days of hedonism?
Lebanon is a tinderbox and could blow at any time (and al-Qaeda is rising). Enjoy the good times while they last.
Telling it like it isn’t (on Israel/Palestine)
My latest New Matilda column is about the Western media’s delusions over the Middle East: Distortions, delusions, misrepresentations. No wonder Western leaders and media don’t understand the popularity of groups like Hezbollah and Hamas in the Arab world It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is consistently voted the most popular…
The futility of his death
Gideon Levy, Haaretz, February 17: It was like an especially wild orgy: First the great intoxication of the senses, then the bitter sobering up the next morning. Within a few hours, Israel went from celebrating the assassination of Imad Mughniyah to the fear of what would follow. The “great feat of intelligence,” the “perfect execution,”…
The many suspects
Who killed Hezbollah militant Imad Mugniyah?
Without the Western lens
It’s news about the Middle East (but not as we know it.)