In his first address to the Knesset since the nation began an offensive against Hezbollah six days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged that Israel would "not be a hostage" to terrorists, and the fight was one "for the right to live a normal life." But after a day of Lebanese-fired rockets raining down on the northern Israeli city of Haifa,it appears that Israel will have to endure the worst at the hands of the Hezbollah before it can achieve such a goal.
Gillerman, the Israeli ambassador to the U.N., likened Hezbollah to a cancer in the body of Lebanon. "If we succeed in removing Hezbollah and disarming Hezbollah, Lebanon will be better off, the region will be better off and the whole world will be better off," Gillerman said. Read more.
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“The only way to secure the area is to disarm Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations like them forcefully. We must fully support Israel in every effort that they make to protect the Middle East. The U.S. has far too many of our soldiers and citizens in the area to just sit back and watch the events unfold. Now is the time to offer our help before things get even more out of control.” Carrie (Hastings, FL)
“Hezbollah should be treated as any other terrorist threat. By means of disarming them and trying to keep the peace amongst countries, our best bet is to apply pressure by shutting them out of all trades. As a country that demands freedom and stability, we cannot allow such an act to occur without being involved. Israel is somewhat dependent on the U.S. for protection, among other things. It is our duty to defend them against terrorist attacks.” Sarah
“We need to take out all of these terrorist countries. There is no way to negotiate with terrorists. We need to mount an offensive like never before. A lot of the liberals claim that Israel should show restraint. It is the terrorists that need to show restraint.” Angel (Boston, MA)
“Hezbollah can't be taken with force. With each reckless air strike that kills civilians, Hezbollah gets new recruits. Who will turn the other cheek when their families are being slaughtered? There will be no end to the conflict.” Alvin (Lexington Park, MD)
” To disarm Hezbollah, Israel needs to continue doing what it's doing. The only way to fight terror is with force.” Rich (Virginia)
"Considering the alarming and radical stance Hezbollah has taken in Wednesday’s announcement that the U.S. is next, we need to eradicate them and any state supporting them now. Stopping this Islamic threat now will be far less painful than if we wait until they have nuclear weapons. If we have to start the draft, then let’s do it." — Ron (Harrisburg, PA)
"Other Middle Eastern countries, such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, need to step up now and demonstrate their support for Israel. This is their opportunity to use their influence and resources to bring Hezbollah to a halt. The U.N. — well known for their pitiful performance in the past — should be doing everything possible to stop the money, equipment, and technology flow to Hezbollah from Syria and Iran. In the meantime, the U.S. should remain poised to help Israel defeat the terrorists." — Robert (North Haledon, NJ)
"The best way to disarm Hezbollah is to punish them with non-relenting missile attacks, which will liquefy any foundation they use to launch attacks on Israel. A complete blockade to halt materials for Hezbollah should also be in place." — John (Sturgis, SD)
"The U.S. should clean out all the Islamic terrorists, providing air and logistic support if necessary. There isn't room in the world for both freedom and these killers." — Harry (Sisters, OR)
"The best way to disarm Hezbollah is to disarm Iran and Syria, or at least make it very costly for both of them to continue their support for terrorism." — Pete (Florida)
"There is little chance of ever completely disarming Hezbollah, unless Hezbollah's rationale changes drastically." — David (Fairfax, VA)
"The best way to disarm Hezbollah is to nuke Iran." — Andy
"Get rid of the United Nations. Then, wipe Iran off the map, and later, Syria." — Bill
"The Hezbollah are not interested in any U.N. resolutions. They are not interested in any kind of world peace or human kindness. If the world really wants peace, then we have to get rid of all these criminals." — Sam (Memphis, TN)
"Israel claims that Hezbollah must be disarmed in order for the assault to be halted, but first diplomacy must be pursued at all costs. The Lebanese government must make an honest attempt to disarm and remove Hezbollah from the southern region. International assistance should be provided to the Lebanese government and the Israelis. In addition, the U.N. should have a presence in the area to further help the cause. Hopefully with enough international support, Hezbollah will cease the rocket attacks, seek peace talks and, ultimately, diplomacy." — Scott