Sunday, November 5

Bush Administration Warned Israel to stop Overflights of Lebanon

U.S. officials reportedly asked Israel to stop combat aircraft overflights of Lebanon.

Elliott Abrams, the White House’s deputy national security adviser, and David Welch, the State Department’s top Middle East envoy, met Thursday with Ehud Olmert ahead of the Israeli prime minister’s Nov. 12-14 visit to Washington.

According to Ha’aretz, Abrams and Welch told Olmert that Israel’s overflights, an aftereffect of Israel’s war with Hezbollah this summer, are undermining Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s government.

The purpose of the overflights is to stop the smuggling of arms to Hizbullah, supported by Siniora's government.

1 comment:

Lemon Lime Moon said...

Israel needs to just do what it has to do and not listen to other nations anymore.