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Stop Israel’s war: solidarity with the resistance

29 July 2006
George Bush has given Israel the green light to tear Lebanon asunder and to destroy the resistance forces of Hizbollah. By Tuesday, Israeli forces had killed some 400 people, the vast majority civilians, and driven up to one million Lebanese from their homes.

Protests in solidarity with Lebanon across the country

29 July 2006
Thousands strong protests in London and Manchester last Saturday showed the depth of the anger against Tony Blair and George Bush for their support for Israel’s attacks on Lebanon.

updated to 30 July Map of locations bombed in Lebanon

29 July 2006
Map posted on <a href="http://lebanonupdates.blogspot.com" target = "_blank">http://lebanonupdates.blogspot.com</a>

Lebanon unites in anger at Israel and its allies

29 July 2006
If the resistance loses here in Lebanon it will set back all the opposition movements in all the Arab countries.

Ilan Pappe on how Israel was founded on ethnic cleansing

29 July 2006
The present dismal reality unfolding in the Middle East has clear historical roots and a journey into the past may help to illuminate what lies behind the destructive policies of Israel in both Palestine and Lebanon.

Facts point to an unequal conflict in the Middle East

29 July 2006
The US and Israel claim that Hizbollah is a "terrorist" group. In fact Hizbollah is a Shia Muslim resistance movement that grew out of the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s.

Giving a green light to the world’s tyrants

29 July 2006
George Bush and Tony Blair’s support for Israel’s assault on Lebanon sends a message to every petty tyrant throughout the world - that providing they back the "war on terror", they can carry out horrendous crimes and still depend on Western support.

Lebanon is Bush’s war too

29 July 2006
The war in Lebanon is as much George Bush’s as it is that of Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. And it is being waged for very high stakes.

George Galloway: Blair is Israel’s ally

22 July 2006
Imagine if Lebanon destroyed every bridge in Israel, blew up the international airport, blockaded the ports, severed every arterial road, ordered people to leave their homes and then bombed them to pieces when they did... Do you think any Western leader would utter the words "Lebanon has a right to defend itself"?

Israel is the terror state

22 July 2006
In An unequal conflict - Israel’s war on Lebanon eyewitness reports from Lebanon show the madness of trying to equate events in Lebanon with those in Israel. Respect MP George Galloway writes on why Blair is Israel’s ally.

Reaching the limits of imperial power

22 July 2006
Today in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan we are experiencing a test in the limits of imperial power. On the face of it, the military might that Israel is projecting at Lebanon is overwhelming in its capacity to pulverise solid infrastructure and soft human bodies.

Demonstrate against Israel's attack on Lebanon

22 July 2006
London - Saturday 22 July, 12 noon, Embankment, central London (nearest station Embankment).Go to <a href="http://www.stopwar.org.uk" target = "_blank">www.stopwar.org.uk </a>Organised by Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Muslim Association of Britain, British Muslim Initiative, Lebanese organisations. Glasgow - George Square, Glasgow, Saturday 22 July, 12 noon Called by Stop the War Coaltion Manchester - The BBC, Oxford Rd, Manchester, Saturday 22 July, 1pm For info e-mail <a

An unequal conflict - Israel’s war on Lebanon

22 July 2006
Reports from Lebanon by Sonia Knox, Christian Henderson, and Jim Quilty

Zionism: Israeli war drive fuelled by murderous doctrine

22 July 2006
In less than five days last week, US equipped Israeli war planes wrecked the infrastructure of Lebanon’s society - with Lebanese civilian deaths running at over ten times the number of civilian deaths in Israel.

Lebanese demonstration outside Parliament

22 July 2006
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Parliament Square last night against Israel's attack on Lebanon and Gaza. The protest started as a candle-lit vigil at 9pm set to coincide with a late sittiing of Parliament. At around 10pm protesters rushed into the road outside Paliament, which they occupied for some time.

Lebanon’s history of resistance to Zionism

22 July 2006
Israel’s assault on Lebanon has revived bitter memories of its previous onslaughts on that nation. In 1982 Israel invaded Lebanon. Some 14,000 Lebanese and Palestinians were killed in the ensuing conflict.

Another 'catastrophe' in the Middle East

22 July 2006
The campaign of terror that Israel is waging against the Palestinians in Gaza and against the Lebanese is frighteningly similar to the terror that was used to create the Israeli state in 1948. The Palestinians call the creation of Israel the Nakba - the catastrophe.

Left launches campaign to challenge New Labour

22 July 2006
Tony Blair’s envoy to the Middle East is a very busy man. Not with Palestine or Lebanon or even Iraq - but helping the police with their inquiries.

Eyewitness reports from Israel's assault on Lebanon

15 July 2006
Socialist Worker is gathering reports from Lebanon. These will be updated regularly

Demonstrations called over Lebanon and Palestine

15 July 2006
London The Stop the War Coalition has called an emergency demonstration in London for next Saturday, 22 July. It is demanding 'Hands off Lebanon' and 'Freedom for Palestine'.

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