BREAKING: Olmert Offers Cease-Fire
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday the fighting in Lebanon would end when the two soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas are freed, rocket attacks on Israel have stopped, and the Lebanese army is deployed along the border.
Delivering an impassioned speech to parliament after six-days of fighting with guerrillas in Lebanon, Olmert said Israel would have no mercy on militants who attack its cities with rockets.
“We are not looking for war or direct conflict, but if necessary, we will not be frightened by it,” he said.
I’ll be uploading video of Olmert addressing the Israeli parliament momentarily.
Meanwhile, Kim Priestap has some encouraging news about the reaction from most of the Arab states so far.