Hezbollah officials meet Aoun, lend support to intra-Christian dialogue

Source: The Daily Star – The Lebanese Hezbollah supports dialogue between rival Christian political parties, an official said Wednesday after meeting with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun. Aoun received the member of Hezbollah’s political bureau Mahmoud Qmati and the former chief of Hezbollah’s Muslim-Christian dialogue committee Ghaleb Abu Zeinab at his residence in Rabieh …

AirAsia victim with life jacket raises new questions about plane’s last moments

Reuters – A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an Indonesian search and rescue official said, raising new questions about how the disaster unfolded. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters near …

Gaza 1, Gaza 2, and What Now, Peace?

THE LEVANT – Anis Hamadeh, http://www.anis-online.de/1/essays/29.htm (bilingual) – The event comes before the news. Gaza 1 brought more than 1400 dead between 27 Dec. 08 and 18 Jan. 09, more than 900 of them civilians, as well as 13 Israelis. We remember the phosphorus clouds above the Gaza Strip that were gratefully adopted by many …