Lebanon and Israel counted their losses from 34 days of fighting: The Israeli military said the air force had attacked about 7,000 targets in Lebanon and the navy had fired 2,500 shells during the conflict, while 3,970 Hizbollah rockets hit Israel.
Before the plane's arrival, customs had run passengers' names through a database listing outstanding arrest warrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Allen Brock knew only that the Navy wanted to arrest the 21-year-old petty officer
Soon, reservists found themselves on a Lebanese battlefield, at a disadvantage to Hizbullah guerrillas fighting on home turf. And in the midst of combat, they did what anyone wanting to influence decisionmakers would do: get on their cellphones and c
By surviving a ferocious month-long conflict with Israel, Hizbollah has foiled U.S.-Israeli hopes of destroying the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group and emboldened its allies in Iran and Syria. The day after a tenuous U.N. truce took hold in Leba
Ammar Balhas has had his house destroyed by Israeli bombardments three times in the past decade. But as he gazes at the pile of rubble that was home to him, his wife and eight children, he gives a phlegmatic shrug of the shoulders. "It's
After 31 days of fighting, Israel has nothing to show but world-wide condemnation (the US excepted), scores of dead soldiers and civilians, burned forests, displaced civilians and the expenditure of billions of dollars.
As it became clear that the Israelis were not going to wipe out Hezbollah, support in the White House shifted from the hard-liners, typically led by Vice President Dick Cheney, to the advocates for more diplomacy. "Israel's hesitancy kind
Tens of thousands of displaced Lebanese ventured back to their war-battered homes as Israel and Hezbollah observed the first day of a nervous truce. Plans for a multinational peacekeeping force slowly moved forward.
The winding roads of southern Lebanon led residents on a journey of discovery through scorched mountains and rubble as they returned to their devastated homes after a month of warfare. Many were disappointed at what they found.
There are 2 sides to every conflict—unless you rely on the US media for information about the battle in Lebanon. Viewers have been fed a diet of partisan coverage which treats Israel as the good guys and their Hizbollah enemy as the incarnation of ev
Hezbollah believe that it should always remain at an armed state of alert and that the resistance would then switch from a liberation role to a defensive or deterrent role.
[You didn't know it's a contest?] Tens of thousands of Lebanese jammed bomb-cratered roads as they returned to still-smoldering scenes of destruction after a tenuous cease-fire ended 34 days of vicious combat between Israel and Hezbollah.
US officials assured Israel that UN would be authorized to determine whether the area belongs to Lebanon or Syria, but that the future status of the territory would only be determined in negotiations between Israel and Farms' rightful owners.
President Bush said that Israel defeated Hezbollah's guerrillas in the monthlong Mideast war and that the Islamic militants were to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Lebanese civilians.Bush admonished Iran and Syria for backing Hezbollah, which
BRITISH officials are furious with the US Administration for “jumping the gun” by declaring that al-Qaeda was behind the airline terror plot. Request was ignored by Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security chief. Motivated by political considerations
As if the ruthless air attacks on Lebanese civilians weren't enough, Israel has been using illegal cluster munitions in populated areas of that country. Confirmed that an attack with cluster bombs was carried out on the village of Blida on July 1
[As a precursor to invading Iran.] The Bush Administration was closely involved in the planning of Israel’s retaliatory attacks. “The big question for our Air Force was how to hit a series of hard targets in Iran successfully,” the former senior inte
A tense calm took the place of more than a month of bitter fighting between Israel and Hezbollah Monday morning, as a UN-brokered cease-fire went into effect. "It's emotional," a exhausted but smiling soldier said as his unit left Leban
How has this postage-stamp sized area of about 10 square miles come to cause so much trouble? And why do the Israelis want it so badly that they have been willing to court war with Hezbollah and threaten to reject UN Resolution 1701 over it?
This wholly unexpected resistance to a major Israeli operation has amazed the world, electrified Muslim nations and stunned Israelis, who previously dismissed Hezbollah as “a bunch of terrorists.”
[slideshow] Lebanese rescuers search for the living and the dead following an Israeli air strike which damaged an apartment in Beirut. The search that lasted through the night and following day. Click "Play" below the image to hear the phot
Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed delivery of short- range antipersonnel M-26 artillery rockets, which are fired in barrages each carrying hundreds of grenade- like bomblets that scatter and explode over a broad area, is likely to be
"On Saturday, an Israeli offense consisting of more than 250 air attacks dropped 4,000 bombs within seven hours… death toll from the attacks is approaching 1,000. 1/3 were children under 12."
[fascinating account] For a month, groups of Hizbullah militants on a Lebanese hillside have withstood heavy artillery shelling and airstrikes to continue firing hundreds of rockets into Israel from positions a few hundred yards from the border.
They’ve been taught to see Israel as an innocent victim, surrounded by irrational, barbaric anti-semites bent on destroying it. So all Israel can do is fight back.
In an article for the New Yorker, renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh states that the Bush administration was closely involved in last month's invasion of Lebanon by Israel, RAW STORY has learned.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert endorsed an emerging Mideast cease-fire late Friday, after a day of dramatic day brinksmanship including a threat to expand the ground war in Lebanon. The agreement calls for the deployment of 30,000 Lebanese and U
"We know who our first enemy is: America," he shouted before tearful mourners at a funeral for 30 civilians killed by an Israeli airstrike. The white-turbaned sheikh led the crowd in a militant chant: "Death to America! Death to Americ
[See what a Lieberman defeat can do?] 40,000 IDF troops and reservists were massed along the northern border in preparation for Israel's largest and deepest ground incursion into southern Lebanon since the beginning of Operation Change of Directi
The Navy said that Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann gave the classified information, containing national defense data, to an undisclosed foreign government before he destroyed the computer.