Sunday, July 6, 2008

"Waltz with Nasrallah"

Zvi Bar'el in Haaretz, here
"...What these trenchant critics (Gemayel, Jumblat ...etc) forget to mention is that the abductees are not in their hands to be negotiated for; that the Israeli government did not insist that the contacts be held exclusively with the government of Lebanon or with mediators of its choice; and that Hezbollah proposed that the Lebanese government mediate, on condition that the abductees remain in the organization's hands. Now, when the time has come to reap the rewards, the critics can only whine over their weak stance...."

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