Subject: FW: AUB Medical Center needs help (PLEASE URGENT – READ AND

Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 08:22:56 +0000
        AUB Medical Center needs help. The fuel in Lebanon is running out and American University of Beirut Medical Center has only enough reserves to last a week.

      Seeing that electricity is barely available, soon the elderly,  new-born, injured and sick – including the St Judes Cancer Children Center – will be in total darkness because of the Israeli blockade on Lebanon.
        No electricity means no more life support, no more medical machines, no more POWER, no more hospital communication and no more health system in Lebanon’s biggest hospital.
        It is everyone’s duty to help by simply clicking on the link below (and posting a message on the ABC News blog site) so that ABC Television can feel the story has enough interest in order to do a news report on it.
        This news report would in turn be seen by millions around the world which would hopefully allow for fuel to be brought into Lebanon solely for the hospitals.
        The more “clicks” and message postings the article gets on ABC’s website, the more leverage it gives to get the story on TV.
        Also, it is as important that this email is passed on to all your contacts so that the word can be spread like wildfire.
        The sick in Lebanon need your help now, PLEASE… CLICK HERE:
                Thank You


World Policy Forum –

 Jewish Virtual Library –

Brigette Gabriel offers an analysis of Israel relationship with Lebanon, Hezbollah, & Islam.  Here is a link to a transcript of a speech she gave at Duke University in October 2005.

Alan Richards is an economist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has studied political economy in the Middle East for over 30 years. Richards is a frequent consultant to the State Department and the Department of Defense on Middle Eastern affairs. Richards is coauthor of the book, A Political Economy of the Middle East (Richards & Waterbury 1996)

Here are links to 2 videos about civilian suffering on both sides of the current Israel/Lebanon conflict.

Lebanon – (click video on the top right of this link)

Israel –

Also, 2 stories (one from each side) of environmental destruction as a result of the current conflict:

Oil Spill in the Med. Due to Israeli Bombing of an Oil Refinery:

Forests in the Galilee (northern israel) Burned from Hezbollah Rockets:

The green war: Saving the Galilee’s forests/ Ha’aretz

Here are a couple of things:

The first is Mark Levine, a very interesting scholar/activist 
(if your not familiar with him), check out his website and 
blog. He is very knowledgable on religious studies in general, 
so some readers might take particular interest.



2) Here is a the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) 
primer on Hizballah: