Saturday, August 12, 2006

War or ceasefire? Israeli leaders appear to diverge

As we said in previous posts the Israeli military and political leadership are now looking for anything that will justify their escapades in Lebanon so they don't lose their jobs. Watch those knives come out in Israeli politics in the next few weeks (we also reported this some 10 days ago link). It could me quite amusing!

(Reuters) A U.N. resolution calling for an end to fighting between Israel and Hizbollah has exposed faultlines in Israel, with some politicians welcoming the move but the army saying it will pursue its offensive nonetheless.

The differing reactions in part reflect the military's desire to register territorial and tactical successes against the Lebanese guerrilla group before the month-long campaign is formally brought to an end by a full ceasefire.

But they also reflect something of the indecisiveness which political commentators and the Israeli public say has shadowed the war and led to calls for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to go.

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