Masthead graphic based on a painting by Gudrun Thriemer.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Notes: Peter Wallsten, "Lebanon pact disappoints US," Baltimore Sun, August 15, 2006.

When an Israeli radio interviewer asked over the weekend if Hezbollah would still be able to operate, Rice said only that the Lebanese government "has an obligation to start the disarmament of Hezbollah."


...according to Israeli news accounts and a report in the Forward, a Jewish newspaper based in New York, Israel had hoped that the United States would forge high-level contacts with Syria in hopes of reaching Hezbollah - but the high- level contacts never came.

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