WASHINGTON - July 28 -
Now living in Beirut, el-Khatib is working with the YMCA focusing on
getting relief and medical supplies to displaced people in Lebanon. She
wrote a recent article, "Israel Sows Seeds of Hatred," which was published
in the Toronto Star. Her family is originally from Haifa. A book of her
poetry is titled "Branded: The Poetry of a So-Called 'Terrorist.'"
SIMONA SHARONI, http://www.simonasharoni.com
Sharoni's mother is in northern Israel, and they are in regular
contact. Formerly a member of the Israel Defense Forces, Sharoni has
written extensively on the Mideast and conflict resolution. Sharoni's
writings include the book "Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."
She wrote the forward to el-Khatib's book and is in regular contact with
her. Sharoni stresses the importance of "direct people-to-people
contact, to make clear the human face of the conflict -- particularly
utilizing Internet resources like www.ElectronicLebanon.net."
MOUNZER SLEIMAN, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sleiman is Washington bureau chief for the magazine Almustaqbal
Alarabi and vice chair of the National Council of Arab Americans. He has
just returned from a visit to Beirut and Damascus. While in Beirut, his
father, who lived there, died of a heart attack last week.
AMAL SAAD-GHORAYEB, http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=115025
Author of the book "Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion," Amal
Saad-Ghorayeb teaches at the Lebanese American University. She wrote the
recent piece "Hezbollah's Apocalypse Now," which was published in the
She helped structure a just-released opinion poll in Lebanon, which
found that "87 percent of all Lebanese support Hezbollah's resistance
against Israel today. And that includes 80 percent of all Christian
respondents, 80 percent of all Druze respondents and 89 percent of all
Kysia is an Arab-American essayist and activist. He spent a year in
Iraq with Voices in the Wilderness, the Chicago-based predecessor to
Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Currently living in Lebanon, his most
recent article is "Lebanon, Burning."
Pictures of the human toll in Lebanon are available at: