This Week in Brief
One can only wonder why the Moscow Patriarch condemns Roman Catholics for proselytising and remains silent on the massive Protestant inroads into traditional Orthodox lands. For crying out loud, it's Kiev - where Rus was baptised!
2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict
Christian Lebanon Bombed
It was the first time Israel struck a major Christian population center to the north of the Lebanese capital. And when the Israelis hit four bridges north of Beirut, in the Christian heartland, any sense that the Christian areas were still safer, is shattered.
Orthodox prelates call for peace in the Middle East
Metropolitan Herman of the OCA: "Knowing that every human life is precious in the sight of God, we are asking our faithful to unite all the more fervently in 'prayer and fasting' (Matthew 17:21), that this present crisis will be resolved quickly, ending its toll of suffering and death."
Israel's imperialist plans
This is a war to annex a major chunk of Lebanese territory without necessarily saying so, under the pretext of security buffer and deterrence against future attacks on Israel.
The Neocon's next war
By secretly providing NSA intelligence to Israel and undermining the hapless Condi Rice, hardliners in the Bush administration are trying to widen the Middle East conflict to Iran and Syria, not stop it.
[via The Western Confucian]