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I guess Nasrallah is catching onto the fact that rockets landing on Arab-Israelis in Haifa isn’t exactly boosting his popularity in the Arab world. Now, he wants to get them out of the way, presumably to make it easier for him to kill Jews (but of course, it’s the Zionists who are the racists here… riiiiightttt…):

“I have a special message to the Arabs of Haifa, to your martyrs and to your wounded. I call on you to leave this city. I hope you do this. … Please leave so we don’t shed your blood, which is our blood,” Nasrallah said.

As usual, Meryl says exactly what I would’ve said, only better:

You know, the last time Arabs in Israeli territory were told by outside “leaders” to pull up stakes and split for a few weeks, they wound up as permanent refugees, pathetic puppets of the Arab League, and terrorist recruiting fodder for 58 year-

Ahhhhh… now it’s starting to make sense.

And in 50 years, there will be human rights groups around the world demonstrating againt the “Jews who forced the Arabs out” of Haifa.

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Today was one of the deadliest for Israel so far in this war. Two rockets that crashed into buildings in Haifa, killing three and injuring dozens, have prompted this response from Shadi Mzawin, an Israeli Arab whose sister and grandparents was injured by the attacks:

“I hope Nasrallah gets a rocket between the legs for what he is doing to me here, for harming grandma and grandpa.”

Meanwhile in downtown Montreal, fifteen thousand people turned out to protest and spew the usual rhetoric:

A demonstration billed as a protest for peace assumed a distinctly anti-Israeli flavour Sunday as protesters denounced the Jewish state for killing hundreds of Lebanese.

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While many participants claimed they weren’t singling out either side in the bloody conflict, some carried placards that linked Israel to Nazi atrocities during the Second World War.

“Israel learned from Hitler and the student has surpassed the master,” read one sign.

If those fifteen thousand people truly desired peace, they’d be out there echoing Shadi Mzawin’s calls to put an end to Nasrallah, once and for all.

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Shutdown

08.06.2006

The lack of posts about the Lebanon war in the past few days has nothing to do with there being nothing to blog about. On the contrary. But I’ve had to shut down for a few days, to block out that whooshing noise that goes to my head every time I turn on CNN or […]

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On the radio

07.18.2006

As an extension of the news article, my friend Iris was interviewed on 940 News Radio this evening. Listen to the clip here. Update: Unfortunately, this interview clip is no longer available.

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Family in Haifa

07.18.2006

My friend Iris was interviewed by the Gazette for a piece on what it’s like to be here in Montreal and be worrying about family in Haifa: “They’re okay, a little frightened but okay,” Meshoulam said yesterday. “Part of me would like my mom to come back to Canada, but she and my stepfather feel […]

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Reactions

07.16.2006

From an MSN conversation last night between a local friend and her friend in Haifa (paraphrased): “How are you?” “I’m great!” “Great? How can you be great?” “Seeing a new guy and he’s amazing!” “But how are you with what’s going on in Haifa right now?” “A bit nervous… let me tell you about him […]

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Spiralling out of control

07.13.2006

This afternoon, while baking in the hot sun waiting to get into Parc Jean-Drapeau to see Bon Jovi, we received a panicked phone call from a friend whose entire family lives in Israel. “They’re attacking Haifa!” She calmed down a bit after speaking to her family and being assured that everyone was safe, but the […]

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No surprises here

10.08.2003

I wonder why anything the French government does surprises me anymore. This sure doesn’t: Syria’s drive for a U.N. resolution condemning an Israeli air raid on its territory stalled in the Security Council for another day on Wednesday as Damascus looked for possible compromise with a divided Europe. All four of the council’s European Union […]

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Israel bombs Syrian terrorist camp

10.05.2003

Israel has bombed a terrorist camp inside Syria in retaliation for yesterday’s Haifa bombing: Palestinian sources in Beirut said Israeli warplanes raided a facility belonging to Ahmed Jibril’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), injuring one man. In addition to PFLP members, terrorists from Islamic Jihad, Hamas and al Qaeda also utilized the […]

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Suicide bombing in Haifa

10.04.2003

Yet another suicide bombing in Israel – this one in a Haifa restaurant. At least 19 killed, including a 1-week-old baby girl, and over 60 injured. This makes me sick. But what makes me sicker is the reaction that the bomber’s family had to the news that their daughter was now a murderer: Jaradat, who […]

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