Monday, August 14, 2006

Olmert due to face Israeli parliament

[But, if as they (Israel) say, they won, why is Olmert "fighting for political survival"?]

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, facing a backlash over his handling of the Lebanon war, is set to address parliament to begin a fight for political survival hours after a UN-brokered truce took effect.

He is expected to speak at a Knesset special session, set to convene at 1300 GMT (2300 AEST), to explain his government's acceptance of a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas that began earlier in the day.

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