“A line by line analysis of the resolution reveals that it is as full of pro-Israeli holes as a Swiss cheese. Close study of the resolution also explains why Israel rushed troops across the border in the days immediately preceding its passage.”
Virginia Tilley, author of The One State Solution, dissects the text of Resolution 1701 to reveal what it tells us about the real role of the United Nations Security Council.
“The symbolism of the refugees’ return should not be underestimated. If southern Lebanon had remained largely depopulated, there would have been an impression of continued conflict. If people return and start rebuilding, it reinforces the impression of a Hizbollah victory.”
Paul Rogers of the Oxford Research Group analyses the aftermath of the failed Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
“The bloody nose Israel received in south Lebanon has not shaken its leaders’ confidence in their restless militarism. If anything, their humiliation has given them cause to pursue their adventures more vigorously.”
Jonathan Cook explains why Israel’s leaders are now searching for new wars to start - and lashing out at Palestinians.
“There has been a substantial increase in cases in which soldiers and border police officers in the West Bank beat, abuse, and humiliate Palestinians. The increase in incidents has been particularly evident since the outbreak of the war in Lebanon.”
A document of the brutality meted out to Palestinians living in Israeli occupied territories.
“We have uncovered worrying links between this new council and the neo-cons in Washington. There are also links to some of the most brutal regimes in the world, such as the Karimov regime in Uzbekistan.”
An anonymous blogger exposes the Sufi Muslim Council, the newly launched “moderate” group backed by New Labour.