Discontent in the North Bank

Like the U.S., Israel faces pressure to bring the boys home

"I can remember some people throwing perfumed rice at the feet of the Israelis when they arrived in 1982," says a businessman in the Lebanese port city of Sidon. "Now the same people are throwing bombs."

The Israelis acknowledge that they do have a problem. During a quick visit to his troops in southern Lebanon last week, Israel's Chief of Staff, Lieut. General Moshe Levy, was repeatedly asked by soldiers how it would all end.

"How do I know?" Levy responded. "I am no prophet."...

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