Skip to comments.Israel Mulling Non-Aggression Treaty With Lebanon
Posted on 10/20/2008 4:37:06 AM PDT by edpc
The Foreign Ministry is examining an initiative aimed at reaching a long-term non-belligerence pact with Lebanon to prevent renewed fighting along the northern border.
The initiative was first revealed two weeks ago during a strategic discussion over the future of the Middle East peace process that was held as part of the ministry's evaluation of regional developments.
The evaluation is the first of its kind, and was initiated by ministry director-general Aharon Abramovich, and later supported by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Livni's close advisers and senior ministry officials participated in the discussion. Given the officials' close relationship with Livni, the evaluation's recommendations are likely to turn into official policy should she succeed in forming a government.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
Give an inch, Hezbollah will demand a mile.
Israel is expected to ask Lebanon to significantly reduce Hezbollah's weapons stores, and to extend the Lebanese army's authority across the entire country, with a special emphasis on the area south of the Litani River, which is the closest area to Israel. In return, an agreement would have to be reached over Israeli overflights in Lebanese airspace.
Hezbollah (and therefore Syria and Iran) is entrenched in the Lebanese government, now. No way they agree to any type of weapons reduction. This has all the makings of repeating the disasterous Munich Agreement and Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The only possible upside is the demands would never be met by Hezbollah and it would never take effect.
Apparently Tzipi the Pinhead is running the Israeli Foreign Ministry...
More delusional thinking by Israel’s dumbest to go along with the idiotcy of the West!
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