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Should Israel Flatten Beirut -- Again?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.29.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.

Miss Israel's Selfie With Miss Lebanon Stirs Up Controversy

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Univ...

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

How to Deal with Egypt -- the West's Dilemma

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The West fears that Mubarak's untimely demise, without a secure regime in his wake and a suitable figurehead at the helm, could inspire a politically more confident Muslim Brotherhood.

Gaza, Then and Now

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Today, the siege on Gaza continues with no end in sight. Truckloads of wheat reportedly sit idle on a conveyor belt that has acted as a lifeline to Palestinians. And now, military violence against Gaza has escalated again.

Unhelpful Provocations

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Ahmadinejad's bluster and triumphalism during his visit to Lebanon may have created momentary euphoria in his disenfranchised audiences, but celebrations and speechifying do not reflect reality nor do they provide a pathway to needed change.

On the Volatile Israel-Lebanon Border

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omar Baddar

The situation on the Israel-Lebanon border has entered a dangerous phase which requires immediate US and international attention to diffuse tensions a...

'Hezbollah-Land': Terrorist Theme Park Opens In Lebanon (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tom Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Hezbollah-Land," located in the small mountain town of Mleeta in Lebanon, is an up and coming museum-style theme park that offers a glimpse into the ...

Ready to Rumble in the Middle East?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

If administration officials want to avoid a close concert of the Iranians, Syrians, Hamas and Hezbollah, then they should cease making the casual, convenient assumption that they're all a bunch of bad guys out to get us. That is a self-serving, intellectually lazy notion nurtured by many inside and outside the White House. It can only lead us into blind alleys. That is, unless one sees all these intricate issues liable to resolution by confrontation with the prospect of war.

Lebanon: Where International Meddling Works, to a Point

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Galey

One of the few serviceable democracies in the Middle East, Lebanon's government is elected along confessional lines. The President is always a Christian, the Prime Minister a Sunni, and the Parliament Speaker a Shiite.

Former Israeli PM Olmert Shouted Down at University of Chicago (Video)

Ali Abunimah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ali Abunimah

Recording and photography were officially banned at Olmert's request, but we had a camera anyway as protester after protester rose to make a statement before police forced them to leave.

Fears of War Grow in Lebanon

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

There is talk of "war shopping", of people storing up supplies in case growing Israeli rhetoric towards Lebanon becomes a reality.

Lebanon-Israel Border: Lebanese Army Raises Alert Level In Response To Israeli Tanks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The official Lebanese news agency reported on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had declared a state of high alert and deployed forces along the border w...

Lebanon, Israel Independent Peace Talks Won't Happen: Hariri

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon will not conduct an independent peace track with Israel, and may not even join the Arab peace initiative, should it become the basis for regio...

UN Gets Israeli Cluster Bomb Map For Lebanon: 1 In 4 Undetonated

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel has handed over details of where it dropped cluster bombs in Lebanon during the war in 2006, UN peacekeeping forces have confirmed....

"Hezbollah Planned Huge Terror Attacks In Tel Aviv": Egyptian Newspaper

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hezbollah operatives caught in Egypt planned to carry out massive terror attacks in Tel Aviv, the Egyptian newspaper Almasry Alyoum reported Thursday....

Why Israel Is "Losing" In Gaza: Lessons For America

GlobalPost.com | Thanassis Cambanis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AYTA AL SHAAB, Lebanon -- The hue and furor over the humanitarian cost of the Gaza conflict have obscured the matter on which Israel's campaign agains...

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

Lebanon Will Not Become Second Front: Robert Fisk

The Independent | Robert Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command" - the quotation marks are necessary since this outfit controls at most 500 cadres ...

Israel Treading a Familiar Path in Gaza

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Levy

Hamas doesn't shoot rockets from civilian neighborhoods, mosques and UN buildings to deter an Israeli response. They do it precisely because they know Israel will respond with deadly force.

Waltz with Folman: Q & A with the Award Winning Director of Waltz With Bashir

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christal Smith

Folman: This was always meant to be animated film -- in my imagination the characters were drawn -- there was no other way to do it.

Bashir's Ari Folman: 'They need to establish a Palestine'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ari Folman, looking both exhausted and still a little amazed, sits back in a hotel room chair and spreads his arms in a shrug. "I think I would not b...

Gaza--How Jews Can Help Make Real Peace

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

There are far too many reasons to feel distress, sadness, and anger about Israel's massive air bombardment and invasion of Gaza--its shortsightedness;...

Lessons Learned from the 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

While many have spoken about the lessons Hamas has learned from Hezbollah over the years, it appears the Israeli political and military establishment has learned one or two of its own.

Israel's Motive: To Show Arab Foes Its Strength

Nytimes.com | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's military operation in Gaza is aimed primarily at forcing Hamas to end its rocket barrages and military buildup. But it has anoth...