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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Gerges Interview #838239

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jul 30, 2006
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[MAN {thru translator} – speaks of the children killed in Israel’s bombing at Qana, Lebanon.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The growing outrage over the Qana attack noted. [“New York Times” Nicholas KRISTOF†- states this may be an echo of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon.] Live interview held with Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges† about the Israel-Hizballah conflict. [From New York, GERGES – notes Hizballah’s increased popularity; states Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has become a hero for Arabs & Muslims; cites statistics on support for Hizballah; says Hizballah is the winner in this war; cites casualty figures.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Last Call question repeated.

(Studio: Daniel Sieberg) The Internet debate about the violence in the Middle East noted. Live telephone interview held with Lebanese blogger Mustapha† about life during war; excerpts from his blog, BeirutSpring.com, including his message to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a comment from an Israeli and remarks on Hizballah, quoted. [From Tripoli, Lebanon, voice of “MUSTAPHA” – comments on the gradual change in the view of Lebanese bloggers toward Hizballah; says there will be reckoning with Hizballah for starting this and being a state within a state.]

Lin, Carol;
Sieberg, Daniel

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