Beneath any disagreement – lies an agreement

18Oct07

The old saying beneath any disagreement, needs to have a basis of ‘agreeing‘ to disagree. Once more this quote has been proven in the past few days, and wonders on the strange, but not scarce phenomenon between Hezbollah and the State of Israel.

We don’t deal with terrorists” – claimed each side of the border.

To start, I’d like to mention that the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is in a very tight line within his government, largely due to the Israeli response to Hezbollah’s abduction of two Israeli soldiers last summer (2006); and has been granted status and recognition by his critics because of the recent move, as well as the appearance to solve another painful political issue by coming to an agreement with indigent Holocaust survivors on increased state aid. He agreed to raise allowances and services to poor elderly citizens, which would include thousands of survivors who were not in concentration camps but who were forced to flee their homes as the Nazis advanced.

On the other side of the border, Hezbollah is srongly critisized by the Lebanese government for igniting a full blown war with Israel due to the capture, on a summer which was suppose to set Lebanon on the international stage as a vacation hotspot.

The highly hush hush trade between Israel and Hezbollah seems to stem from a connection between the two, which is effective and more influential than the connection the Lebanese government, has with Israel. Am I permitted to say so?

“Last night we passed a certain stage in the process,” Mr. Olmert said in a speech broadcast on Israeli national radio. “Unfortunately, the road” to their release, he said, “is still a long one.



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