Month: July 2006

The Qana Massacre and Hezbollah’s growing popularity

So after 60 people — at least 34 of them children — were slaughtered in an Israeli strike today, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is indicating he wants to continue "the battle". "We will not stop this battle, despite the difficult incidents this morning," Olmert said during Israel’s weekly Cabinet meeting, according to a participant in …

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Arab-American celebs call for a ceasefire

Arab-American celebrities — including Tony Shalhoub, Jamie Farr, Paul Anka and Casey Kasem — are calling for a ceasefire between Hizb Allah millitants and Israel in a half page ad that is running today in the Washington Post and other publications. This is so uplifting. I’m extremely glad that these prominent Arab-Americans are asking for …

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‘The Syrian Bride’: Far-fetched ideas of coexistence?

Ironically enough, amid the bloodshed taking place in the Middle East as Arabs and Israelis again engage in a vicious conflict that has innocent civilians paying the price, we watched a movie about tolerance. The Syrian Bride, born from the joint efforts of Israeli and Palestinian movie makers, depicts the strife of the Druze community …

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Aching!

I haven’t had the time to jot down a word on two on this blog in a while; the reason being that I’m simply at a loss for words. What is happening in the already volatile region ails me to no end. From Gaza to Iraq and now to Lebanon, things are deteriorating from bad …

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