Are Lebanese-Israeli talks on the horizon?
The world media extended last month miles of lines of news print on the Turkish prospect of an Israeli-Syrian peace talks. Currently, Hezbollah, a Lebanese political movement is conducting indirect talks with the Israeli government on the exchange of prisoners due to be held very soon through a German mediator.
This month, numerous senior Israeli politicians including Prime Minister Olmert, extended a hand to the Lebanese government to have direct negotiations on the prospects of a peace settlement; or yet a possible armistice deal.
Among the few remaining issues that is blocking a peace settlement between Lebanon and Israel, namely Hezbollahs reasonable demands for mutual respect among two nations, on occupied Shebaa Farm & Kfar Shouba Hills, which Sarkozy has personally taken the lead in seeing it being resolved.
On the 26th of July (four days ago), former president Amine Gemayel spoke on the most viewed Lebanese political show of Kalem el Nass, the idea of having the Lebanese government conduct indirect negotiations with Israel through french president Nicolas Sarkozy and/or Jordanian King Abdullah II.
I’d like to invite my readers (comments enabled), on “your personal thoughts”, whether the Lebanese Government ought to have indirect talks with Israel? and, why or why not?
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