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  • U.N. Security Council Approves Resolution to Halt Lebanon Conflict

    NEW YORK, Aug. 13 — The United Nations Security Council approved this resolution, calling for an Israeli-Hezbollah cease-fire, last Friday. It was approved by the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday, and was to be implemented on Monday. RESOLUTION 1701, U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL The Security Council, PP1. Recalling all its previous resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions… More ▸

  • Despite War Toll, Some Christians in Lebanon Support Israel’s Goals

    As Israel pounds Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon with bombs, artillery fire and advancing ground troops, some Lebanese at home and abroad are quietly applauding Israel’s offensive. Most Lebanese oppose Israel’s widespread bombardment of the country, and even those in the past who called for Hezbollah’s disarmament have, in the face of Israel’s military assault,… More ▸

  • Across the Former Soviet Union Some Armenian Jews Afraid As Country Takes in Hundreds of Lebanese Re

    Armenia’s Jewish community is bracing for a possible wave of anti-Semitism as hundreds of Lebanese Armenians taking refuge from the fighting in southern Lebanon stream into the former Soviet republic. Weeks after Israel began its retaliation against Hezbollah forces, more than 500 Lebanese Armenians and Armenian nationals living in Lebanon had arrived in Yerevan, Armenia’s… More ▸

  • Israeli Reservists Think of Home As They Fight Hezbollah in Lebanon

    Serving as part of Israel’s offensive in southern Lebanon has raised several major concerns for Avi, a 34-year-old social worker turned reserve soldier. First, there’s the risk of Hezbollah sniper fire and mortar barrages. Then there’s the chafing from the ill-fitting boots Avi was issued in the rush of his regiment’s eight-hour call-up notice. But… More ▸

  • U.N. Talks of ‘robust’ Lebanon Force, but What, Exactly, Does That Mean?

    The search for the perfect buffer force in southern Lebanon increasingly sounds like one of the loaded but vague words one sees in personals ads: “Robust” sounds nice, but what does it really mean? A buffer force is the next step in securing an end to Israel’s war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, but diplomats now… More ▸

  • Suddenly, Washington Sees That Iraq, Lebanon Issues Are Linked

    A funny thing is happening on Israel’s way into Lebanon: Its war with Hezbollah is converging politically with the civil war now convulsing Iraq. In Baghdad, tens of thousands of Shi’ite marchers swore allegiance last week to their Hezbollah co-religionists; some even pledged their lives. “Mahdi Army and Hezbollah are one, let them confront us… More ▸

  • While World Watches Lebanon, Fighting Continues to Rage in Gaza

    As world scrutiny focuses on Israel’s offensive in Lebanon, fierce fighting continues against Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip. As in the North, where Hezbollah kidnapped two soldiers and took them to Lebanon, Israel so far has failed to retrieve Cpl. Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped in a deadly June 25 raid by Gazan gunmen…. More ▸

  • As Efforts Gain Steam for Cease-fire, Israel Lebanon Differ on the Details

    International efforts to end Israel-Hezbollah fighting moved into high gear after the tragic killing of civilians in Kana, but there remain fundamental differences between Israel and Lebanon over what needs to be done next. The Lebanese want an immediate cease-fire, and only then to start talking about new arrangements on the ground and a prisoner… More ▸

  • World Condemns Israeli Attack After Strike Kills 54 Civilians in Lebanon

    A civilian tragedy in Lebanon caused by an Israeli airstrike has cast doubt on any chance of bringing a quick end to almost three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. An Israeli airstrike against suspected rocket crews Sunday in southern Lebanon killed dozens of civilians in their sleep, shocking the international community just as… More ▸

  • In Congress, Concern over Lebanon Threatens to Overshadow Terrorism Bill

    The U.S. Congress’ recent preoccupation with Israel’s war in Lebanon could abort what had been this year’s signature victory for some pro-Israel lobbyists: The Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act. JTA has learned that congressional staffers are in a last-minute rush to reconcile divergences in different versions of a bill that aims to severely restrict assistance to the… More ▸