I’m always on the lookout for good background information when big news stories break. It’s something about working in a newsroom. Here are a few resources that helped me understand the Israel-Hezbollah conflict a little better:
* Q&A: Behind the Israel-Hizbullah crisis, The Christian Science Monitor
* Another fascinating, very well-written profile of Nasrallah that originally appeared in Sunday’s Washington Post (here’s a link to the Sacramento Bee’s reprint) — the article shows the contradictions of a radical group that has also legitimately entered politics as members of parliament.
* And a great blog post by PBS Frontline’s Kate Seelye in Beirut — Lebanon: “This Country is Drowning”