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Is Lebanon Israel’s Iraq?

The war against Hezbollah could leave the Jewish state even more isolated and insecure

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/is_lebanon_israels_iraq_20060804

How is Israel's security served by the creation of a failed state on its northern border? This is the question that has fallen like a dark shadow across the landscape of stunningly unanimous Israeli, Jewish, and American support for Israel's ongoing attack on Lebanon. Has Israel truly attacked Lebanon, or has it merely attacked Hezbollah as a terrorist organization operating from within Lebanon? On July 23, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert seemed to answer that question for the benefit of his cabinet: "We have no war with the Lebanese people, and we have no intention to harm their quality of life."

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