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Best Internet coverage of the Middle East

Socialist Worker rounds up some highlights from internet coverage and analysis of events in the Middle East

Issue No. 2013

Paul Rogers

“Although Israel launched this war in response to a specific and relatively small border violation by Hizbollah, it is an operation that has been planned and rehearsed for months if not years.”

Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University, is writing a near daily column on the unfolding situation in Lebanon. You can read it at the Open Democracy website.


“Bush insists on a multinational force to bring aid. But it is Israel that has been bombing refugee trucks and ambulances, not the Lebanese resistance.”

The Samidoun grassroots network of activists in Beirut has launched a website with reports and commentary on the crisis.

Banana Republic

“Israel drops pamphlets which inform us that ‘Hizbollah is destroying your country and homes’ - followed by a barrage of American made bombs that level entire villages.”

Brilliantly written satirical commentary and observations about city life in Beirut.

Jonathan Cook

“Hizbollah are striking at very specific Israeli targets, though no one in the media is reporting the fact. The Galilee is full of military installations Hizbollah are trying to hit with missiles.”

A British writer based in Nazareth who reports on life for Israel’s Arab minority.

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Sat 12 Aug 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2013
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