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Magda Hassan
02-10-2010, 03:16 AM
:elefant: Looks like someone will have to pull this fellow aside and set him right that it is just not done to mention it out loud and point. It's rude. And anti-semitic. And a conspiracy theory. And just not true.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri warns of Israel 'threat'



Lebanon warns of Israel 'threat'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he is concerned about "escalating" threats posed to the Middle East by Israel.
Mr Hariri told the BBC that Israeli planes were entering Lebanese airspace every day, and he feared the prospect of another war with Israel.
He accused Israel of making a huge mistake by allegedly threatening both Lebanon and neighbouring Syria.
His comments come days after Syria and Israel exchanged hostile accusations.
The BBC's Natalia Antelava in Beirut says that while such rhetoric is hardly new, there is concern it could lead to more serious confrontation.
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Saad Hariri
Lebanese Prime Minister

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Israel plays down Lebanon claim (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8477251.stm)

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Hariri said: "We hear a lot of Israeli threats day in and day out, and not only threats.
"We see what's happening on the ground and in our airspace and what's happening all the time during the past two months - every day we have Israeli planes entering Lebanese airspace.
"This is something that is escalating, and this is something that is really dangerous."
Mr Hariri also said that Lebanon was united, and that the government would stand by Hezbollah - the Lebanese militant group which fought Israel in 2006.
"I think they're betting that there might be some division in Lebanon, if there is a war against us.
"Well, there won't be a division in Lebanon. We will stand against Israel. We will stand with our own people."
His comments come just days after the foreign ministers of Syria and Israel exchanged aggressive accusations, which fuelled both media speculation and public fear about what many in the region describe as the "imminent next war".
Such hostile rhetoric is hardly new to the Middle East, and yet, because calm in this is region is so fragile, many are concerned that it could lead to a more serious confrontation.

Myra Bronstein
02-10-2010, 04:35 AM
:elefant: Looks like someone will have to pull this fellow aside and set him right that it is just not done to mention it out loud and point. It's rude. And anti-semitic. And a conspiracy theory. And just not true.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri warns of Israel 'threat'
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Well that's just bad etiquette. He must be ostracized by the global community for mouthing such inconvenient truths.