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July 18, 2006



some friends of mine are working on building a location for comprehensive information on the crisis. they are also trying to coordinate aid to the lebanese people. check it out:


Weren't there some analyasts (e.g Vali Nasr) who were claiming that the United States could build bridges with the Shia Crescent? That strategy is pretty much shot to hell now.


I don't have access to Al Jazeera TV but I've been reading their website in Arabic and while mentioning Hizbullah's bombing of Nazareth and the 2 dead, they "failed" to mention that the dead were two Arab-Israeli children.

Their English website did the same thing stating:

"Two Israeli children were killed when a rocket hit a house in the northern Israeli town of Nazareth", a military spokesman said.

This is not surprising since it's been proven by the hundreds of victims of jihadi violence in Iraq, that the Arab street and the media don't give a rat's a.. about the death of Arabs killed by other Arabs. What matters to them above all is that the killer was an Israeli or American, then they get all riled up. THis point is well documented by the great Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh.
What hypocrisy!! And this is not the first time I caught Al jazeera engaging in these types of "ommissions". Despicable.


Ellie: The English language version does mention that they are Arab-Israeli



There was also a repeated report on al-Jazeera today by al-Jazeera's correspondent, Elias Karam, which said they were Arab-Israeli and spoke to the children's mother, among other people. There was also mention of this in al-Quds al-Arabi (http://www.alquds.co.uk/index.asp?fname=2006\07\07-20\z30.htm)

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