Matthew Cassel eyewitness to Sunday's conflict on Israel-Lebanon border

05/17/11 Robert Lorei
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Demostrators in Tampa wave a Palestinian flag in June 2010.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Lebanon has submitted a complaint to the United Nation's Security Council in the wake of the killing of ten Palestinians at the border with Israel on Sunday. ... In addition to the refugees killed, the Israeli military wounded more than 100 others. ... The protesters were challenging their families displacement from Israel in 1948 ... they want the right to return to their families land. .... Lebanon called on the Security Council to hold Israel accountable for targeting unarmed civilians with live fire. Israel's Prime Minister says Sunday's protests along Israel's borders challenged the very existence of the state of Israel.

We're joined now by MATTHEW CASSEL. He's a journalist and photographer based in Beirut, Cassel was at the Lebanese-Israeli border Sunday and just wrote the piece "Palestinians in Lebanon, at the lonely end of the Arab uprisings: Never is a refugee's right to return brought into question -- except when that refugee is a Palestinian," which states: "Climbing up the mountain to reach the Palestinian right-of-return protest in Maroun al-Ras in south Lebanon on Sunday felt a bit like being back in Tahrir Square."

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The "Whig Party" wants Washington DC back...

You’re killing me… thousands of “Palestinians” were breaching Israeli border fences (with support from Lebanese and Syrian leadership) is what was happening… Molotov cocktails being thrown at Israeli police in Ramallah!!! And, you have the cojones to say, “…felt a bit like being back in Tahrir Square…” talk about hijacking a movement!!! What… hijacking a religion isn’t good enough??? Let’s see now… Palestine was only in existence from 1920 to 1948… as a result of WWI land partitioning and the British mandate for Palestine. Yeah… 28 years… that’s some big time Palestinian family roots. Jeez… they’ve been circumcising folks in “Palestine” for more than 2500 years…

David Duke on Radioactivity?

Mr. Cassel's appearance on Rob's show is akin to having David Duke discussing a non-bias objective view on the equality of race relations. One can only go so far with this Jaina view of Rob's analysis of the Middle East.