Friday, November 03, 2006

Israel under US pressure to cease IAF flights over Lebanon

According to Haaretz today:

"Two Bush administration officials demanded that Israel Air Force overflights of Lebanon be halted, saying that such flights undermine the standing of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.

The two U.S. diplomats, David Welch and Elliott Abrams, held short meetings Thursday with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

The meeting with Olmert was dedicated to preparations for his visit to the United States and his meeting with President George W. Bush in 10 days' time."

Haaretz editorial explains why such contraventions of UN resolution 1701 are counterproductive and end up benefiting Israel's enemies, Hizbollah and Syria.

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