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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:34 AM
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Israelis line up behind Lebanon campaign
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli public support for the war on Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon has been so overwhelming it has become hard to tell the doves from the hawks in the Jewish state's generally fractious society.

One of the strongest examples of the wide consensus Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has mustered for the three-week-old offensive has been the surprise backing of Israel's premier anti-war group, Peace Now, for the military campaign.

A Peace Now spokesman, Yariv Oppenheimer, says the group has no plans to demonstrate against the fighting in Lebanon that followed a Hizbollah cross-border raid on July 12 in which eight soldiers were killed and two kidnapped.

The organization was at the forefront of protests after Israel launched a large-scale invasion of its northern neighbor in 1982 with the declared aim of driving Palestinian guerrillas away from the border.

Reuters
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:36 AM
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1. I don't see Americans jumping in with both feet ...
Not even in a peacekeeping role.

IMO (and many others with ZERO ties to the ME) this is NOT our fight. :(
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