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February, 2013 | Friends of Lebanon

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft

On February 17, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft By Brenda Heard Since March 1978, for thirty-five years, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, has been monitoring the conflict between Israel and Lebanon— the tension, the daring, the mayhem, the killing.  The enthusiastic efforts UNIFIL made in the early years soon […]

Stephen Harper’s Canadian Government: Demonizing Hezbollah for Israel

On February 15, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Stephen Harper’s Canadian Government: Demonizing Hezbollah for Israel by Yves Engler Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives want to weaken the primary resistance to Israel’s domination of Lebanon. In response to hotly contested claims that Hezbollah was responsible for bombing Israeli citizens in Bulgaria last July, immigration minister Jason Kenney called the Lebanese […]

A Most Familiar Drama… Murder Most Foul

On February 13, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

A Most Familiar Drama… Murder Most Foul By Soraya Boyd   Aided and abetted by its coalition of the willing Plundering Israel tears a thirst-deprived people and its parched land asunder Under the auspices of its American heel Raiding Israel steals away every last of drop of water Aided and abetted by its coalition of […]

Lebanese apartheid

On February 9, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Lebanese Apartheid by Belén Fernández   At the start of the May 2008 crisis in Lebanon, a Palestinian-Lebanese friend and I drove from Beirut to Tyre and were stopped at a burning tire roadblock on the outskirts of the capital. A contingent of men descended upon the vehicle demanding to know if it contained any […]

In Lebanon it is business as usual against all the odds

On February 7, 2013, in Articles, by admin

In Lebanon it is business as usual against all the odds By Philip McDonagh   On my annual trip to the Lebanon last month I was keen to see how the long-suffering Lebanese had coped with the violent anarchy on their doorstep in Syria. As if 15 years of bloody civil war in their own […]

The Gatekeepers –An Analysis

On February 5, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The Gatekeepers –An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   There is a new documentary movie about Israel, called The Gatekeepers.  It is directed by Dror Moreh, and features interviews with all the former leaders of the Shin Bet, the country’s internal security organization.  The Shin Bet is assigned the job of preventing Palestinian retaliatory attacks on Israel […]

Bitter Reality: “Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?”

On February 4, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

Bitter Reality: “Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?”   A scene from American network HBO’s “The Newsroom” has been in circulation for a few months now.  During a fictional debate, a woman in the audience asks if the panellists could say why America was the best country in the world. […]

The American Manifest Destiny

On February 3, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The American Manifest Destiny By Clive Hambidge Killing from afar Americans and their European poodles coiffeured red white and blue in American power salons  are unlawfully targeting, and killing from afar, suspected militants  innocent bystanders, and helpers, labelled “collateral damage,” whilst avoiding more politically toxic body bags containing  returning American “heroes” to military bases and […]

Global Day of Action on Military Spending UK

On February 3, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

Call to Action In the latest figures, world military expenditure reached an all-time high of £1082 billion. The UK ranked fourth, spending £39 billion. The government protects the military budget, while subjecting vital public services to drastic spending cuts. For too long we have lived with the myth that high military spending maintains peace, creates jobs […]