Lighthouse TV is on a war footing. The station, owned and operated by the Lebanese Hizballah-or Party of God-broadcasts from a dusty cellar in Beirut's southern suburbs. "We own a beautiful new building nearby," says Lighthouse's general manager, Mohammed Afif Ahmad, 37. "We don't use it because the Israelis might bomb it."

Israel probably has more important targets in its long-running conflict with Hizballah, whose Shi'ite militiamen have been attacking Israeli troops in Southern Lebanon almost daily. But a look at one of the station's propaganda films shows why Yitzhak Rabin would be happy to see Lighthouse knocked out of commission....

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