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February 25, 2000
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak rejected suggestions of a rift with his foreign minister over controversial remarks made by David Levy in the Knesset on Lebanon policy. Speaking to reporters at a joint news conference with visiting French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, Barak said Levy’s declaration that Israel would respond in kind to Hezbollah attacks from Lebanon was intended to convey his concern over security, and in no way hinted that Israel intended to hurt Lebanese civilians.

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