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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 27 July 2006
 
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Date: 27 July 2006 17

Syria’s Lebanese refugees remain defiant
Washington Post – United States
ZABADANI, Syria (Reuters) – Lebanese refugees gather around a small black
and white television set at this Syrian summer resort chanting “God is
great” every …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/27/AR2006072700689.html

Syrian reporter: In Syria there is atmosphere of eve of war
Ynetnews – Israel
Exclusive: In conversation in Damascus, senior Syrian journalist tells
about sentiments in Syria (’as if there will be war any moment’); talks
about military …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3282279,00.html

The Lebanon I loved
National Post – Canada
… half a century ago, the year of the 1956 Suez War, driving from Amman
across the Syrian desert, through the Bekaa Valley and over the mountains
of Lebanon. …
www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=1e05c4a2-ec3e-4851-a3b7-46e0cff576d4

Bush Cites Iran’s Role in Lebanon Conflict
FOX News – USA
… President Bush declined Thursday to criticize Israel’s tactics in its
continuing offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon,
and gave a sharp …
www.foxnews.com/wires/2006Jul27/0,4670,USMideast,00.html

Latest Lebanon-Israel developments
Houston Chronicle – United States
_ Israel’s government decided against expanding its offensive against Hezbollah
but called up at least 30,000 troops to begin training for duty in Lebanon.

www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4076473.html

Lebanon fighting could drag on for weeks-EU president
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BRUSSELS, July 27 (Reuters) – Fighting in Lebanon could drag on for weeks
because Israel still believes it can achieve its objective of crushing
Hizbollah …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L27723707.htm

Lebanon: Up to 600 killed in Israel’s assault
Mail & Guardian Online – Johannesburg,South Africa
Israeli warplanes and artillery hammered Lebanon again on Thursday as the
Beirut government said up to 600 people may have been killed in Israel’s
16-day-old …
www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breaking_
news/breaking_news__international_news/&articleid=279000

Analysis: For Israel, the conflict in Lebanon is a must-win …
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
… In the 1982 Lebanon War, the IDF was smarter than its leaders, who
led Israel into that war. There is a whole generation in Israel …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/743169.html

Israel pounds south Lebanon
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
ISRAEL pummelled south Lebanon with bombs and shells today, and Israeli
media said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Cabinet favoured heavier air strikes
against …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,19935630%255E23109,00.html

‘Perfect son’ dies at war in Lebanon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Assaf Namer, the first Australian to die in the conflict in Lebanon, pictured
with a childhood friend, Daisy Moreno. “THE moment …
www.theage.com.au/news/world/perfect-son-die
s-at-war-in-lebanon/2006/07/27/1153816320590.html

Lebanon war setback for Iran nuclear ambitions: US
Washington Post – United States
ROME (Reuters) – The war in Lebanon may have somewhat distracted the world
from Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but it will increase scrutiny in the longer
term, a …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/27/AR2006072700811.html

Lebanon says up to 600 killed in Israeli campaign
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
Israel’s 16-day-old bombardment may have killed up to 600 people in Lebanon,
Mohammad Khalifeh, the Lebanese health minister, said today. …
www.sabcnews.com/world/the_middle_east/0,2172,132060,00.html

US ‘has no desire to draw Syria and Iran into war’
MSNBC – USA
Despite its occasionally strong rhetoric against Iran and Syria, the Bush
administration has no desire to broaden the war in Lebanon to engulf those
two states …
msnbc.msn.com/id/14062055/

Few Canadians flee southern Lebanon to ship’s safety
National Post – Canada
LARNACA, Cyprus – Only 14 Canadians made it onto the Princess Marissa sailing
to the safety of Cyprus from the port city of Tyre in southern Lebanon.

www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=66031efb-5e46-41b3-9385-a538a7af9bb1

Australia warns of Lebanon “suicide mission”
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
CANBERRA, July 27 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister John Howard said
he would support a major multinational force for Lebanon to disarm Hizbollah,
but his …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SYD45424.htm

Israeli Jets Strike Targets Surrounding Lebanon
FOX News – USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israeli warplanes staged a series of raids in northern,
eastern and southern Lebanon early Thursday, targeting suspected Hezbollah
hideouts …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,205856,00.html

Facts about Lebanon
TVNZ – New Zealand
… ECONOMY: Lebanon’s stock market has tumbled as the confrontation between
Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas choked the Lebanese economy and triggered
hoarding of …
tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411366/797759

World ‘backs Lebanon offensive’
BBC News – UK
Israel says diplomats’ decision not to call for a halt to its Lebanon offensive
at a Middle East summit has given it the green light to continue. …
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5219360.stm

UN Will Make Peace in Lebanon
Kommersant – Moscow,Russia
The Rome conference on the Lebanon crisis took place yesterday. It participants
were divided into two camps. Through the efforts …
www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=693014

Australian killed in Lebanon
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
An Australian killed while fighting with the Israeli army in southern Lebanon
had just one month left to serve in the military before settling down
with his …
www.theage.com.au/news/world/australian-killed-in-lebanon/2006/07/27/1153816315347.html

Lebanese refugees flood Syria
Marketplace – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have fled into Syria to escape Israeli
attacks. … Syria’s becoming more closely involved with the current crisis.

marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/07/26/PM200607264.html

Israel pounds south Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Beirut – Israel pummelled south Lebanon with bombs and shells on Thursday,
and Israeli media said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s cabinet favoured heavier
air …
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=iol1154007463558I264

Al Qaeda exploits Lebanon war despite Shi’ite rift
Washington Post – United States
BERLIN (Reuters) – Al Qaeda has signaled its intent to use the war in Lebanon
as a recruitment tool, despite the ideological gulf between its Sunni
Muslim …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/27/AR2006072700711.html

LEBANON: Displaced families tell of horrors left behind
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… that for two weeks has been caught up in the deadly crossfire of Hizbullah
militants and the Israeli army just two kilometers from Lebanon’s southern
border. …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/a37b5882ebb1673b9413e91b05d5d4a6.htm

Israel pounds south Lebanon, civilians trapped
Business Day – Johannesburg,South Africa
BEIRUT – Israel pummelled south Lebanon with air and artillery strikes
today, but opted against launching a major invasion in pursuit of Hizbollah
guerrillas. …
www.businessday.co.za/articles/topstories.aspx?ID=BD4A241554

Lebanon: The tribes of war
International Herald Tribune – France
SYDNEY My grandmother was killed in southern Lebanon by an Israeli “precision”
air raid as she fled the Israeli Army in March 1978. …
www.iht.com/articles/2006/07/27/opinion/edzein.php

Israel sees long stay for foreign force in Lebanon
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
Israel believes a large international force may need to stay in south Lebanon
for years until the Lebanese army is capable of dealing with Hizbollah
itself, a …
www.sabcnews.com/world/the_middle_east/0,2172,132048,00.html

Israeli support for Lebanon offensive drops
ABC Online – Australia
… result. This is a bit of a bombshell that Israel in fact, regards it
as a green light for expansion in southern Lebanon, doesn’t it? …
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1698908.htm

Rice emphasizes need for lasting peace in Lebanon
ABC News – USA
… Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday she was willing to return to the
Middle East if it meant she could help bring about lasting peace in Lebanon,
including the …
www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2242782

Lebanon battles rage as world powers disagree
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BEIRUT – Fighting in Lebanon showed little sign of abating on Thursday
after Israel lost nine soldiers in its biggest one-day toll so far, with
world powers …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2006/July/middleeast_July644.xml&section=middleeast

Israel pounds south Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
Israel has launched a heavy air and artillery bombardment of south Lebanon
after eight Israeli soldiers were killed in the Jewish state’s worst 24
hours for …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1698288.htm

LEBANON: IDF told not to fire on unarmed observers, says UN
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… and in UN headquarters in New York, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)
made a direct aerial strike on a well-marked bunker in southern Lebanon,
killing three …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/1072e4ee2357277ee276ec84fdfca6a4.htm

Airstrikes in Lebanon turn truck driving into a risky job
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
By Hannah Allam. Haitham El Shamaa, 29, is a Lebanese truck driver who
hauled fuel this week to the besieged in southern Lebanon. …
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/15129286.htm

Oil Near $74 on Failed Lebanon Talks, US Stockpile Decline
Bloomberg – USA
July 27 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil traded near $74 a barrel in New York after
rising yesterday as talks on a cease-fire in Lebanon ended in failure
and a report …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=acolF9UtbcxQ&refer=europe

Israeli losses mount in Lebanon
Chicago Tribune – United States
… of fighting, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faced growing domestic doubts
Wednesday about the army’s tactics and the overall wisdom of Israel’s
offensive in Lebanon …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-060726mideast,1,1074952.story?coll=chi-news-hed

14 Canadians arrive in Cyprus from Lebanon
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
… trapped in the area. “They will die,” said Tohme, who was born in Canada
but lived all his life in Lebanon. Sifting through rubble …
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1
& c=Article&pubid=968163964505&cid=1153950611638&col=968705899037&call_page
=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News

36 Aussies leave southern Lebanon
NEWS.com.au – Australia
ANOTHER 36 Australians were evacuated from southern Lebanon yesterday,
raising hopes that all who wanted to leave have managed to do so. …
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19926957-29277,00.html

War rages in Lebanon, 8 Israelis killed
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Hizbollah guerrillas and advancing Israeli troops fought pitched battles
at the entrance to a key town in south Lebanon on Wednesday, killing eight
Israeli …
www.smh.com.au/news/World/War-rages-in-Leb
anon-8-Israelis-killed/2006/07/27/1153816285202.html

Australian: Peacekeepers to leave Lebanon
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has decided to withdraw its 12 peacekeeping
troops from southern Lebanon because of the danger there, the defense
minister …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Mideast_Fighting_Australia.html

Hezbollah leader not in Iran’s embassy in Lebanon: spokesman
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Wednesday that
Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Lebanon’s Shiite group Hezbollah, was not in
hiding in …
english.people.com.cn/200607/27/eng20060727_287057.html

Lebanon diplomacy in new phase after Rome talks
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
… States prevented a call at a conference in Rome for an immediate ceasefire
after 15 days of violence that has claimed at least 420 lives in Lebanon
and 50 in …
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/27/worldupdates/20
06-07-27T054800Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_-261193-1&sec=Worldupdates

Bringing Iran and Syria in from the cold Simon Tisdall
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… other Rome conference participants, that lasting peace in Lebanon would
require the “constructive engagement” of all regional countries including
Syria and Iran …
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1831184,00.html

Try Talking With Syria
Washington Post – United States
… Indeed, with Syria’s neo-patrimonial structure staring down the Bush
administration’s attempt to spread democracy in the region, the regime
was seen as being …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/26/AR2006072601496.html

Is Syria the key to peace
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
With no military end in sight, some analysts are pondering whether the
only solution to the conflict is a diplomatic route – and perhaps one
involving Syria …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F95A7C89-6269-43CE-BC4D-8E9810FBA122.htm

The Crime of Lebanon and Palestine … are Iran and Syria next? …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
… Sharansky appeared there with Republican Senator Rick Santorum who
on July 20 was hawkishly advocating war against Syria, Iran, and “Islamo-fascism”
in an …
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=64322

Rice: Syria, Iran ‘make a choice’
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Rome: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday warned Syria
and Iran that it was time for those countries to “make a choice” about
their role in …
www.gulfnews.com/region/Lebanon/10055380.html

Israeli warplanes renew airstrikes on Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Meanwhile, Israel warplanes also struck areas in south Lebanon. There was
no immediate report of any casualties in the Israeli raids. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/27/eng20060727_287216.html

Germany opposes deployment of NATO reaction force in south Lebanon
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Germany was opposed to deploying NATO’s reaction force as peacekeepers
in south Lebanon, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/27/eng20060727_287225.html

Australia’s Downer warns of UN ‘suicide mission’ to Lebanon
Forbes – USA
KUALA LUMPUR (XFN-ASIA) – Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer
said sending UN peacekeepers to Lebanon without a lasting ceasefire in
the Middle East …
www.forbes.com/finance/feeds/afx/2006/07/27/afx2907800.html

Aussie dies in Lebanon fighting
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
AN Australian fighting with the Israeli army has been killed during a fierce
battle in southern Lebanon. Assaf Namer, 26, was one …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19929435-1702,00.html

US contradicting itself in Lebanon-Israel issues: Lebanese …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
The US government was contradicting itself in its position on Lebanon-Israel
issues, said Lebanese President Emile Lahoud on Wednesday in a televised
speech. …
english.people.com.cn/200607/27/eng20060727_287232.html

150 Nigerians arrive from Lebanon, as peace talks fail
African News Dimension – Johannesburg,South Africa
About 150 Nigerians arrived in the country from Lebanon on Wednesday, while
international efforts to end the fresh surge of violence in the Middle
East ended …
www.andnetwork.com/index?service=direct/0/Africa/$StorySummary$3.fullStory&sp=l46898

Deadliest Day for Israel in Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
… (By David Guttenfelder — Associated Press). It was the bloodiest day
for Israeli troops in southern Lebanon since clashes there began two weeks
ago. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/26/AR2006072601949.html

Agency has had presence in Lebanon for decades
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
… had spoken to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to express “deep sorrow”
over Tuesday’s killing of four UN observers in an Israeli air strike in
southern Lebanon …
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Typ
e1&c=Article&cid=1153950611477&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

Lebanon fighting claims UN lives
Taipei Times – Taiwan
… forces battling to move deeper inside the Lebanese border town of Bint
Jbeil, after four UN peacekeepers were killed in an Israeli strike on
south Lebanon. …
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2006/07/27/2003320572

No let-up in violence in Lebanon
Moneycontrol.com – Mumbai,India
Israel continued its air strikes on cities and key Hezbollah installations
in southern Lebanon, even as Hezbollah hit Haifa with rockets, reports
CNBC-TV18. …
news.moneycontrol.com/india/news/currentaffairs/israel
hezbollah/noletupviolencelebanon/market/stocks/article/230469

Israel pounds south Lebanon
Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
BEIRUT: Israel launched a heavy air and artillery bombardment of south
Lebanon on Thursday after nine Israeli soldiers were killed in the Jewish
state’s worst …
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3745752a12,00.html

Syria demands truce, prisoner swap in Lebanon crisis
Zee News – Noida,India
Damascus, July 27: Syria called today for a ceasefire, an exchange of prisoners
and Israel’s withdrawal from occupied Arab lands in order to resolve the

www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=311770&sid=WOR

Syria upset at Rome conference snub
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Syria’s UN ambassador has said that Damascus felt snubbed because it and
other countries in the Middle East were not consulted during a Rome conference.

www.ndtv.com/template/template.asp?template=Leban
onconflict&slug=Syria+upset+at+snub&id=90688&callid=1

Israelis renew attacks in Lebanon
BBC News – UK
Israel has shown no signs of easing its military campaign against Lebanon
with air strikes on a Lebanese army base and a radio relay station, north
of Beirut. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5219360.stm

Israel OKs more Lebanon bombing
China Daily – China
… Minister Ehud Olmert’s cabinet favours stepped up air strikes against
Hizbollah guerrillas rather than an expanded ground offensive in Lebanon,
Israeli media …
www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2006-07/27/content_651346.htm

Americans wary of entering Lebanon
Jerusalem Post – Israel
While nearly two-thirds (60%) of those polled said that they favored a
United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon, slightly less than one-third
(32%) of …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1153292011244&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Analysts: Lebanon conflict could widen
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Bad as it is, the Lebanon conflict could widen and worsen the longer it
goes on, US congressional analysts warn in an in-depth analysis of the
crisis. …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107AP_Mideast_Fighting_Looking_Ahead.html

Australia to Move Defense Staff Out of South Lebanon (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
July 27 (Bloomberg) — Australia will move some of its defense personnel
out of southern Lebanon as the Israeli military continues attacks on Hezbollah

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aYlMM_KwpBG4&refer=australia

LEBANON SUMMIT: D’ALEMA – WISH YESTERDAY HAD SEEN CEASEFIRE
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
… to be reached with “the utmost urgency”: this was the view of Foreign
Minster Massimo D’Alema at the end of the international conference on
Lebanon at the …
www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200607261949-12
64-RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline

Israeli Security cabinet discussing expanding Lebanon operation
Xinhua – China
… Ehud Olmert, on Thursday morning is discussing the possibility of expanding
the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operation in southern Lebanon, Israeli
local …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-07/27/content_4885328.htm

ANALYSIS: The US may have to resume talks with Syria
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
… border. The likelihood of its remaining there depends largely on the
goodwill of Hezbollah, and perhaps that of Syria and Iran, too. …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/743481.html

Syria and Iran at Odds
Strategy Page – USA
July 27, 2006: While Syria is rather strongly allied with Iran in supporting
Hizbollah in Lebanon, this alliance is not so strong when it comes to
the complex …
www.strategypage.com/qnd/iraq/articles/20060727.aspx

  

  

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