Behind the operations in Lebanon and Gaza is the same foolish idea about pressure on the population leading to political changes that Israel wants.
-Gideon Levy, Haaretz, July 16, 2006
...if Israel continues with its incessant targeting of exclusively civilian targets, and, as a result, life becomes increasingly difficult for the people, I would not be surprised if there is a groundswell of support for Hezbollah, exactly opposite of what Israel is trying to achieve," said Timur Goksel, an analyst and former spokesman for the U.N. force in Lebanon who lives in Beirut.
-Washington Post, July 16, 2006
Whatever the outrage on the Arab streets, Washington believes it has strong behind-the-scenes support among key Arab leaders also nervous about the populist militants -- with a tacit agreement that the timing is right to strike...a "convergence of interests" among Israel, some Arab regimes...
--Washington Post, July 16, 2006
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday again rejected pleas that it call for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon after the United States objected, diplomats said.
-Haaretz, July 16, 2006