"Unifil established [...] that the trees being cut by the Israeli army are located south of the blue line on the Israeli side."This would be a good time to recall what MondoWeiss said about Israel's role in the incident:
Unifil confirmed that Israel had notified it of its intention to carry out routine maintenance work on trees along the border, and that Unifil passed the information on to the Lebanese army.
The Lebanese army admitted that its soldiers opened fire on troops from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in the confrontation. [...]
Reminiscent of the tractors in the Golan before the Six Day War...He has since admitted that he was wrong about what side of the border it was, but he has not (in this post, anyway) updated his little reflection on what past Zionist perfidy the current one reminds him of.
And while we're on the subject of MondoWeiss, the site also includes a post from one "Rabbi Lynn Gottleib" entitled "Why I support the Olympia Co-op boycott." The site is supposed to be on "The War of Ideas in the Middle East," but you can't have much of a war unless both sides are represented. So are we going to see a rebuttal any time soon from a Female Imam who opposes the boycott? Just wondering. See EOZ for a visit to MondoCole and Soccer Dad for one to FireDogLake.