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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:27 PM
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1000 Israeli troops have just pulled back from Lebanon
Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin just stated this is thought to be in anticipation of a cease-fire agreement in the UN tommorrow.

They are also clearing mines but I did not get the exact location of where that is being done.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:31 PM
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1. I certainly hope so, but we will have to wait and see what "really"
happens.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:49 PM
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2. This may be a ray of HOPE:
Some Israelis criticizing war in Lebanon

By ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer
Thu Aug 10, 3:04 PM ET

TEL AVIV, Israel - The first cracks in Israeli support for the war in Lebanon emerged Thursday, with leading intellectuals and mainstream politicians criticizing the government's decision to send more soldiers into Hezbollah territory.

Every Friday for a month, anti-war activists have demonstrated against Israel's retaliation for Hezbollah's July 12 cross-border raid, but they never drew more than a handful of people. Opinion polls showed backing for the war at about 80 percent.

But some peace activists who had remained quiet or even supported the fighting now say it has gone on long enough.

Three of Israel's most successful authors and intellectuals Amos Oz, David Grossman and A.B. Yehoshua on Thursday urged Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to focus on diplomatic rather than military initiatives.

"We are at a crossroads between the green light given for continuing military operations and explorations for a political solution," Yehoshua said.

The nascent turnabout came after Olmert's Security Cabinet voted Wednesday to extend the ground offensive to the Litani River, 18 miles from the Israeli border. It delayed the start of the operation to give diplomats a few more days to work out a cease-fire, officials said. ...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_re_mi_ea/mide...
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:30 PM
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3. With opinion polls showing support in the high
70s or near 80, and with nearly 20% of the population being Israeli Arab, don't expect a groundswell of support. Unless the polls are wrong; having Arabs there protesting would not create the appropriate press moment.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 03:37 PM
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4. It has been my understanding that many of the people against this
war are Jewish.
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