Middle East: No Cause for Celebration

One year later, Israel has little to show for its invasion of Lebanon

The ceremonies, conducted in a second-class hotel in the Beirut suburb of Khalde and three hours later in a community cultural center in the Israeli border town of Qiryat Shemona, were aptly symbolic. In the Khalde ceremony, Lebanese Negotiator Antoine Fattal held his chin in knit fingers, and his eyes were downcast. He applauded politely but without enthusiasm when his Israeli counterpart, David Kimche, made a brief speech praising the agreement that was about to be signed. Lebanese President...

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