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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 27 July 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006 8:44 PM
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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 …

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 …,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. …

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 …,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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …,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 …

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 …

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. …,2172,132060,00.html

US ‘has no desire to draw Syria and Iran into war’
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 …

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.

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 …

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 …,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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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. …

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 …,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? …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …,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 …
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36 Aussies leave southern Lebanon – Australia
ANOTHER 36 Australians were evacuated from southern Lebanon yesterday,
raising hopes that all who wanted to leave have managed to do so. …,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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …,,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 …

Is Syria the key to peace – 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 …

The Crime of Lebanon and Palestine … are Iran and Syria next? … – 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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …,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. …

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 …$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. …

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 …

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. …

No let-up in violence in Lebanon – 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. …

Israel pounds south Lebanon – 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 …,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

Syria upset at Rome conference snub – 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.

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. …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …



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