War Diary
War Diary

War Diary

Lebanon 2006


56 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

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Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9781935982098


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What was it like to live in Beirut during the Israel-Lebanon war of 2006? Lebanese agronomy professor and social activist Rami Zurayk spent the whole war in Beirut with his family. War Diary: Lebanon 2006 is his intimate and vivid record of the 33-day onslaught. Throughout those 33 days, Israel's high-tech, lethal (and U.S.-supported) military was trying to inflict such suffering on Lebanon's people that they would turn against Hizbullah, which was both a resistance movement and a political party with members in the national parliament. Zurayk was one of many Lebanese leftists who saw Israel's attack as yet another episode in the West's decades-long project to subjugate the Arab world. This book explains why.

Author Biography

Rami Zurayk is an agronomy professor at the American University of Beirut and a longtime activist for political and social justice. Born in Beirut in 1958, he has witnessed two Israeli-Arab wars, one protracted civil war, one major Israeli invasion, one Israeli retreat, and one Israeli defeat. He has published over a hundred articles, monographs and technical reports on agriculture, food, environment and education, covering numerous countries throughout the Middle East.