26 December 2007

Bethlehem at 4 AM

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighbouring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. - Dalai Lama (1989)

Video HT: Marcy Newman

18 December 2007

"The Apartheid Wall": just another application

Amal's latest: facebook 2, Israel added "The Apartheid Wall" application

16 December 2007

Lebanese dialogue made simple

The sequence of events in the cartoon are from right to left.
The Arabic script: "lebanese politics (explained for kids)"
by: Mazen Kerbaj
HT: friday-lunch-club

13 December 2007

Events in the life of Brigadier El Hajj

Bech has this interesting post on Lebanese Army Brigadier Francois el-Hajj's who was assassinated yesterday morning in Baabda, Lebanon.
I am quoting the first part, the rest of it is here.

So a quick recap of Brigadier Francois el-Hajj's military history in reverse chronological order

1- Played a central role in the destruction and defeat of Fath al Islam's forces in Nahr el Bared.
2- Lead battles against the bad guys in Deniyeh (replicas of Fath al Islam) 7 years ago, only to find them released along with Samir Geagea in the euphoria run-up of the cedar revolution.
3- Countered Lebanese Forces attacks in 1989 moments after Geagea (leader of LF) assured him that the army (under the command of General Aoun at the time) won't be attacked. Hajj accordingly lead the attack from Qolei3at and pushed LF forces back to Nahr el Mot.
4- Escaped an Israeli-LF assassination's attempt back in 1976, after Bashir Gemayel's forces (LF old face) had asked him to coordinate with the Israelis in order to set up a security zone in the south, to which he refused.
>>> read the rest...

07 December 2007

Gaza Calling

This video was created by Haitham Sabbah. It is intended to raise awareness of the catastrophic conditions that the Palestinians in Gaza are enduring, and to subsequently help end its siege by Israel. Haitham is calling on all to copy the video's code and help spread the word. Music track by: Checkpoint 303


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