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U.N. and Israel OK Peace Deal; Lebanon in Favor

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Posted on Aug 11, 2006
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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown on Friday, Aug. 11,  at the United Nations in New York. The resolution that was adopted Friday offers the best chance yet for peace after more than four weeks of fighting that has killed more than 800 people, destroyed Lebanon’s infrastructure and inflamed tensions across the Middle East. The document, drafted by the United States and France,  was approved unanimously by the 15-member Security Council.

The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution that calls for an end to the war between Israel and Hezbollah and authorizes 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israel withdraws. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert endorsed the deal, and the Lebanese cabinet looks set to do so as well.


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The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Friday that calls for an end to the war between Israel and Hezbollah, and authorizes 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israel withdraws.

The resolution offers the best chance yet for peace after more than four weeks of fighting that has killed more than 800 people, destroyed Lebanon’s infrastructure, displaced hundreds of thousands of people and inflamed tensions across the Middle East. Drafted by France and the U.S., it was adopted unanimously.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert endorsed the resolution late Friday, after a day of brinksmanship including a threat to expand the ground war. Lebanon’s Cabinet was to consider the draft on Saturday, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Lebanese government assured her that it supported the text.

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By Hilding Lindquist, August 12, 2006 at 6:28 am Link to this comment
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Will Israel abide by UN Resolution 242?:

Resolution 242 (November 22, 1967): Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area. Calls on Israel’s neighbors to end the state of belligerency and calls upon Israel to reciprocate by withdraw its forces from land claimed by other parties in 1967 war. Interpreted commonly today as calling for the Land for peace principle as a way to resolve Arab-Israeli conflict.

Here are some more:

Resolution 248: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan”.

Resolution 250: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem”.

Resolution 251: ” . . . ‘deeply deplores’ Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250”.

Resolution 252: ” . . . ‘declares invalid’ Israel’s acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital”.

Resolution 256: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israeli raids on Jordan as ‘flagrant violation”.

Resolution 259: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation”.

Resolution 262: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for attack on Beirut airport”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_UN_resolutions_concerning_Israel

Lest we forget ...

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By kevin99999, August 11, 2006 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment
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If the purpose of the resolution is to have U.N. forces is to do the work of Israel forces, its not going to work. Neither the U.N. nor the Israeli forces can eliminate the Hezbullah or other similar organization fighting the Israel’ occupation of arab land.

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