One week of the Big Madness in Lebanon, posted by Anna Weekes of the CT Anti-War Coalition


ONE week of the Big Madness in Lebanon, three weeks in Gaza. Today’s death toll: at least 54 Lebanese killed in the Israeli Air Force bombings, of them one (1) Hibbullah militant with the rest being civilians, including an unspecified number of children; two Israeli children killed in a rocket attack on Nazareth and two soldiers killed during an incursion into Lebanese territory which also took the lives of an unspecified number of Lebanese militants; six Palestinians killed in the disregarded Gaza Strip fighting, and three more on an Israeli army raid into Nablus…

At such times, it is our task to make the voice of dissent and protest sound as loud and clear as possible. In addition to Uri Avnery’s extra article of analysis, we bring you the news of Staff Sergeant Itzik Shabat, the first conscientious objector and military rebel of the new war; and we provide links to several other pieces by people who had not entirely lost their minds, as well as to reports of Sunday’s anti-war march in Tel-Aviv. (To those who can’t be in the next and probably bigger Tel-Aviv demo, planned for the coming Saturday, a description will be availalbe on the Gush Shalom website by Saturday night or Sunday morning.)

Meanwhile, Adam Keller of Gush Shalom (who is at the Netherlands for the next few days) will be among the speakers at an anti-War demonstration to be held in Amsterdam on the same Saturday, July 22. Contact: +31-6-20571487

[ One’days blood toll / Adam Keller in Amsterdam / Avnery on
Nasrallah’stiming / Reservist refuser from Sderot / Reports, photos and video of the July 17 demo / ‘End it Now’ by Susie Becher on Ynet / Zvi Bar’el in Ha’aretz on inavoidable Nasrallah / Letters from Beirut ]

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