Hezbollah Terrorist Leader Nasrallah as "Folk Hero"
And more quotes on Hezbollah, the "civil aid group" with the "savvy media operation."
Published: 7/28/2006 2:09 PM ET
Neil MacFarquhar from Damascus on July 28.
Neil MacFarquhar, reporting from Damascus, July 26.
"The situation is made all the more complicated by the nature of Hezbollah. It functions as a civil aid group as well as a militia, helping with schools and in hospitals, and in many cases providing essential public services at times in the years of the war when the government was simply not able. It has a savvy media operation, with a spokesman who takes groups of journalists on tours of the devastation in southern Beirut with a truck that blares Hezbollah fighting songs from rows of speakers." - Sabrina Tavernise in Beirut, July 25.
- may have been undone. Once again, it seemed, the United States had reverted to its my-way-or-the-highway approach, and Ms. Rice was on the defensive." - From a July 28 "news analysis" by Helene Cooper.
From Kate Zernike's July 18 profile of Sen. Lindsey Graham.
, a black convicted murderer, to portray his Democratic opponent in the 1988 election, Michael S. Dukakis, as soft on crime." - Political reporter Adam Nagourney, July 18. Horton was out of jail on a furlough program later defended by Dukakis.
: some 230 Lebanese dead, most of them civilians, to 25 Israeli dead, 13 of them civilians. In Gaza, one Israel soldier has died from his own army's fire, and 103 Palestinians have been killed, 70 percent of them militants. The cold figures, combined with Israeli air attacks on civilian infrastructure like power plants, electricity transformers, airports, bridges, highways and government buildings, have led to accusations by France and the European Union, echoed by some nongovernmental organizations, that Israel is guilty of 'disproportionate use of force' in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon and of 'collective punishment' of the civilian populations." - From a July 19 story by Jerusalem Bureau Chief Steven Erlanger.
Hassan Fattah from Tyre, Lebanon, in the July 18 edition.
, may now be less amenable to any of the world powers that have shaped the region for so long." - Reporter Robert Worth in the July 23 Week in Review.