Israel’s 2006 military campaign in Lebanon was meant to injure and embarrass Hezbollah, but in the months since, the militant organization has only grown in popularity and prestige among many Lebanese.
Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for the last four years, eight months of which were in occupied Iraq. Jamail is currently writing for Inter Press Service and Al-Jazeera English, and has contributed to The Independent, The Sunday Herald, The Guardian and The Nation. Jamail’s book, “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq” (Haymarket Books), is available now. His reports are regularly available on his website, Dahr Jamail’s MidEast Dispatches.