A Message from the ADC Chairman, Hon. James G. Abourezk
FACTS AND COMMENTARY ABOUT THE CURRENT CONFLICT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND LEBANON.
Sen. James G. Abourezk
The Lebanese government has rejected the draft UN resolution on grounds that it does nothing to end the fighting between the Lebanese and the Israelis. Israel and President Bush have praised it, leaving no mystery as to which side the resolution favors.
Lebanon has proposed the following seven points as a means to a comprehensive peace (taken from a speech delivered to the United Nations by Lebanese Minister Mitri, July 31, 2006):
1. An undertaking to release the Lebanese and Israeli prisoners and detainees through the International Committee of the Red Cross.
2. The withdrawal of the Israeli army behind the Blue Line and the return of the displaced to their villages.
3. A commitment from the Security Council to place the Shebaa Farms and Kafr Shuba Hills under U.N. jurisdiction until border delin