Israel: Pullout Signs

Hope for southern Lebanon There is no such thing as a good solution to the Lebanon question. The most we can wish for is to make the best of a bad job." Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin offered that bleak but accurate observation last week amid small, conflicting signs that the eventual withdrawal of 22,000 Israeli troops from southern Lebanon may be growing closer. At the United Nations, it was announced that Israeli and Lebanese military delegations will hold their first meeting this week to discuss the pullout. In Jerusalem, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for...

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