Friday, July 21, 2006

  • Israel Warns 300,000 Lebanese To Flee Homes as Ground Invasion Nears


    Israel is warning hundreds of thousands of residents to flee from southern Lebanon as it edges toward a full ground invasion. The number of Lebanese killed from the assaults now tops 330–nearly all of them civilians. About half a million people have been displaced. Thirty-four Israelis have been killed, including 15 civilians. We speak with Rami Khouri, editor of the Lebanese newspaper, the Daily Star. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Arming of Israel: How U.S. Weapons Manufacturers Profit From Middle East Conflict


    Much has been made of the Syrian and Iranian origin of weaponry used by Hezbollah but there has been little discussion of where Israel’s weapons come from. A new report by the World Policy Institute examines how the United States provides billions of dollars of military aid to Israel each year and how their current arsenal is composed of U.S made equipment. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Citizen Evacuating Beirut Fears For Lebanese Friends Left Behind


    As the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon enters its tenth day, the evacuation of foreigners continues. The United States has been widely criticized for being too slow to help Americans leave. We go to Beirut to speak with a U.S. citizen trying to evacuate. [includes rush transcript]

  • Israeli Refusenik vs. Israeli Peace Party Member: A Debate on Israel’s Assault on Lebanon


    While a large part of the international community opposes Israel’s offensive on Lebanon, polls conducted over the past week have shown that between 90% and 95% of Israeli Jews remain in support of Israel’s actions. We host a debate with a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force Reserves and a member of Israeli peace party, Meretz. [includes rush transcript]