[iDC] The Current War
trebor at thing.net
Sat Aug 5 14:13:58 EDT 2006
The artist Emily Jacir sends the below email as a forward to the
I think this war must be discussed and invite you to voice your
arguments. Please keep the current subject heading so that this becomes
a parallel thread.
This list will not tolerate any use of foul language or content that
encourages discrimination against any ethnic group, race, or religion.
That kind of discourse does not lead us to a better understanding of
As many of you know, I've been spending the last 5 weeks working
first on the Israeli invasion of Gaza and, as of July 12th, the Israeli
attack and invasion of Lebanon. Below, you will find some of the key
articles and resources we've published relating to the Lebanon crisis.
By this stage, close to 1,000 Lebanese have died, almost all of which
are civilians. Every bridge in the country has been bombed. All the
airports have been bombed. A massive oil spill following Israel's
targeting of fuel tanks on the coast has reached Syria. Cellphone
towers, hospitals, ambulances, power stations, UN observers, all
targeted. Entire villages in the south of the country have been
leafleted by Israel, warning them to flee, then the convoys of fleeing
people have been attacked. Whole families have been wiped out.
All of this has taken place in front of an approving or silent world. As
I wrote in a recent letter to British PM, an Arab friend of mine
recently commented, "Now I understand how the Holocaust could have
Then there is Gaza, that has seen a similar destruction of its
infrastructure. These are dark days and this conflict, particularly
given the international approval given to Israel, guarantees global
insecurity for decades.
Below are some Lebanon resources worth forwarding. The first video,
in particular, is truly a "must see". There is no graphic content,
merely people talking, but you'll understand why it's a must see pretty
Please let people see them.
KEY ITEMS ON ELECTRONIC LEBANON
FROM BEIRUT TO ... THOSE WHO LOVE US (Broadband Video)
Video from Beirut, Lebanon, Electronic Lebanon, 4 August 2006
A must-see video from Beirut...
BEIRUT: BEFORE AND AFTER ISRAELI BOMBING
A picture speaks 1000 words...
Multimedia, The Electronic Intifada, 4 August 2006
or view the image only version:
Maps of Israeli targets in Lebanon:
LIVE FROM LEBANON DIARIES
Voices from on the ground describe the realities of life...
http://electronicintifada.net/bytopic/454.shtml (by day)
INDISCRIMINATE ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS
Report, Human Rights Watch, 3 August 2006
The Electronic Intifada, incorporating Electronic Lebanon,
has seen more than 668,000 visits and over 2,992,000 page
views since the start of Israel's invasion of Gaza on June
27th, including 498,000 visits, and 2,345,000 page views
since Israel launched its war against Lebanon on July 12th.
NEWS IN DETAIL
The Electronic Intifada (EI) is a not-for-profit, independent
publication committed to comprehensive public education on the question
of Palestine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic,
political, legal, and human dimensions of Israel's 39-year occupation of
Palestinian territories. EI provides a needed supplement to mainstream
commercial media representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
Lebanon, and Iraq.
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