Joe, are you sure you could not be more subjective in your retoric. The occupation was in direct response to two major offensives(unprovoced by Isreal) (turning into war) to destroy Isreal AND many, many years of Lebanon supporting acts of violence against Israel. Lets not forget the years of diplomacy initiated by Israel to end conflict. So, Lebanon only has itself to blame for the Israel occupation. Most all of Israel's actions have been REACTIONS from aggressions towards them. Note I said 'most'. This is indisputable and if you don't agree with this fact, you will never be able to see this issue clearly. So, stop the aggressions towards Israel and Israel will not be forced to defend itself!!!! With that said, let me now talk about the travisty of the whole mideast/jewish/arab/west situation (and all the conflicts in the world). There are no easy answers. ALL LIVES ARE EQUAL and all loss of life due to all this nonsense is sad. All have made mistakes. Humans are pitiful.
About 2,000 demonstrators protest 'occupation policy and fascist settlers' in Nazareth (Haaretz)
from the article: Caught with its pants down