A few good resources

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

* From the Council on Foreign Relations: Mideast Conflict Rages On (July 18, 2006) and a profile of Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah

* 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”

One comment

  1. Franca says:

    Thanks for the websites…especially the Council on Foreign Relations. It gave me a better insight as to why this war is going on and who the players are. I hate it when innocent people are dragged into someone elses war. Can’t they just fight themselves and leave the civilians to live their life? This is insanity for sure.

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