Thursday, July 13, 2006

Lebanese civilians massacred by Israel in "self-defense"

"In southern Lebanon, at least 36 civilians were reported killed in overnight Israeli Air Force attacks, including a family of 10 and another family of seven in the village of Dweir.

"At least 52 Lebanese have been killed in Israeli Air Force retaliatory air strikes."

-Haaretz, July 13, 2006

"Speaking in Germany today at a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Bush said that the United States was 'working actively to help calm the situation’ and that 'Israel has the right to defend herself."

-New York Times, July 13, 2006, Haaretz July 13, 2006.

The European Union (EU) called the massacre of Lebanese civilians "disproprotionate...EU spokeswoman Emma Udwin... stressed, however, that the EU recognized 'Israel's right to defend itself."

--Haaretz July 13, 2006

"Israel’s military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, warned that 'nothing is safe' in Lebanon."

--NY Times, July 14, 2006

In other news:
We have learned that the head of the Middle Eastern branch of the "American" Jewish Committee is Eran Lerman, a former Israeli intelligence officer.
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