Unfortunately, al-Jazeera's reporting at this time seems less objective than it was during the Iraq war and buildup thereof. At that time they appeared to be very much the objective/non-censored voice. Now there is a lot more invective against Israel and the west. However, there's still interesting bits of news that aren't getting reported in western media, and, while the reporting is clearly one-sided and biased, there's still some truth to be found. For example:
I'm seeing contradictory news in Israel's press. One paper (Haaretz Daily) reports that the rocket that hit their naval destroyer was of chinese origin. Another (Jeruselem Post) reports that that it was made by Iran and fired by Iranian troops inside Lebanon. Jeruselem Post has also reported that the rockets being fired at Haifa are Syrian-made, even though all evidence that I've seen (from other Israeli and western media) indicate that they are Iranian.
There's clearly some manipulation of the press going on in an attempt to implicate Syria in this mess, possibly in preparation of an attack against Syria.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese government has announced that it is moving troops into southern Lebanon, long controlled by Hezbollah militia. The results of this remain to be seen. If Israel holds off it's ground war, Lebanon will have to subdue Hezbollah, plunging Lebanon back into devastating civil war (between christians, Shiite muslims, Sunni muslims, Palestinians and others, and becoming a war-by-proxy of Syria against Israel on the one hand and the USA against the Soviet Union on the other: read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_Civil_War for more info). If Israel does not hold off the Lebanese army will become targets in the ground war, and a significant escallation, probably into Syria, will follow.