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Never mind the facts, you can always blame da Jooozzz….

Ridiculous media bias against Israel: Israeli soldiers did not enter Lebanon, as was widely reported

Yet another example of why mainstream media journalists are just a notch above child molester. Or maybe a notch below. “Today’s Example of

Ridiculous Media Bias Against Israel,” by Barry Rubin, JW has more>>

In other news:

PCHR Calls for Investigations into Injury of 58 Palestinians, Including 13 Children, by Explosion in Deir al-Balah

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR- there is such a thing, believe it or not!) ) calls upon the government in the Gaza Strip to investigate the circumstances of an explosion that occurred in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, which left 58 injuries, including 13 children and 9 women, 7 houses uninhabitable and 30 others damaged. PCHR calls further for publishing the results of such  investigations.

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Lebanon: No Future For Christians?

Christians emigrating as Lebanon increasingly “Islamized”

“Lebanon has always been a bastion of religious tolerance, but now it is moving toward the model of Islamization seen in Iraq and Egypt.”

“Christians tempted to emigrate as Lebanon grows increasingly ‘Islamized,'” by Josie Ensor for Lebanon’s Daily Star, September 28 (thanks to AINA), thanks to JW

Lebanon Beirut explosion christian districtFile photo: another day, another bomb goes off in the Christian quarter

BEIRUT: Christians are tempted to flee Lebanon as the country becomes increasingly “Islamized,” according to the founder of the Center for Arab Christian Research and Documentation (CEDRAC). One-third of the nation’s Christian population has left since the beginning of the 1975-90 Civil War, and a recent surge in emigration means Christians now make up just 34 percent of Lebanon’s population, Father Samir Khalil, a Jesuit teacher at Beirut’s St. Joseph University’sCEDRAC department, told Vatican Radio last week.

“Christians used to make up 50 percent of the nation’s population; now experts think the Christians are probably not exceeding 34 percent, which is worrying,” Khalil said in the radio interview during a visit to The Holy See.

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Hizbollebanon: Mob attacks UNIFIL troops to prevent house searches

Lebanon: Mob of 100 injures 14 UNIFIL troops

Update: Egyptian police seized half a ton of explosives in a cemetery in the town of Rafah, an Egyptian security official said on Saturday. Haaretz

Atlas: DAY 35 IRAN REVOLUTION: “HUNDREDS DIED IN IRANIAN CLASHES”, MORE ARRESTS, RAN: “DEATH TO RUSSIA” AT FRIDAY PRAYER

Toothless watchdog watch:

Hizballebanon Update. “Lebanese civilians hurt 14 UNIFIL troops,” from the Jerusalem Post, July 18, via JW

PD*12985032Villagers in southern Lebanon on Saturday prevented UN peacekeepers from searching an abandoned building near a suspected Hizbullah weapons depot that exploded last week, a Lebanese security official said.

The official said dozens of men in Bir e-Salasel surrounded UNIFIL vehicles on Saturday and ordered the peacekeepers to leave.

Fourteen UNIFIL men were wounded when some 100 locals attacked them, Israel Radio reported. When the troops called for backup, the villagers fired at the reinforcements.

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Willie Clitman's wife: US never will `sell out' Lebanon

* After the horse has bolted,  you dismount…

 By MATTHEW LEE /AP

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BEIRUT (AP) — Ahead of an election that could oust the U.S.-backed Beirut government, America’s top diplomat said Sunday that Washington supports “voices of moderation” and never will make a deal Syria that “sells out” Lebanon’s interests.

The June 7 vote could boost the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its allies, possibly paving the way for renewed Syrian influence over Lebanon.

* Stay tuned. Watch this space…

CNN

  • Christian woman and her daughter-in-law’s throats slit in their home late Sunday
  • In nearby neighborhood in Kirkuk, gunmen shoot father and three sons; one dies
  • Targeted by extremists, many of Iraq’s 1 million Christians have fled country

 

 

* Clinton in Baghdad: Attacks won’t derail stability

Looks pretty derailed to me…

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RoP hits Lebanon: bus blast kills 18

Just another jihadi bus bombing from “Dar al-Salam.” “18 dead in Lebanon bomb blast,” from the Associated Press, August 13:

A bomb has exploded near a bus carrying civilians and members of the military in the northern city of Tripoli, killing 18 people and wounding 46 others.

Officials say the dead included 10 off-duty soldiers.

The officials said the bomb was planted on the side of a road and went off when the bus passed by, causing the casualties. They said the explosion happened as the streets were filled with people heading to work, which contributed to the many injuries.[…]

There was no immediate word on who was behind the explosion.

Tripoli is Lebanon’s second-largest city with a mostly Sunni Muslim population.

Wasn’t always like that. In fact, Lebanon was long known as the “Paris” of the Middle East — but that was when it was a Christian majority.

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