The Corner

A Quick Parsing of the Resolution

It’s not a disaster, for this reason: The language of  Paragraph 10, point 1, reads “Calls for a full cessation of hostilities based upon, in particular, the immediate cessation by Hizbollah of all attacks and the immediate cessation by Israel of all offensive military operations.” This is not parallel language. Hezbollah must cease all attacks. Israel must only cease “offensive military operations.” Since Israel itself defines its own action in South Lebanon as by definition defensive, not offensive, there’s a lot of give here. Besides which, will Hezbollah really cease “all attacks”? 

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