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    • Paul Freedman
    • 01.08.06 | 03:55 (IDT)

    Sir Pilpel Pilpul--one hopes that the pose of Hezbollah's meek inoffensive is intended as sarcasm--although I don't know who precisely here is pictured handing out falaffels to whom. Obviously French patronage does not ensure rectitude, civilization, or even a regular supply of uncontaminated pottage, as France's many squalid little colonial episodes would suggest: the problem here is the veracity of Aluf Benn's complaint that this remains a PR war, that Olmert is still awaiting the arrival of foreign peace-keepers in white (or blue) hats to pull Israel's chestnuts out of the fire. Hopefully, this is actually fading from Olmert's agenda and he is concentrating on achieving the maximum that Israel can achieve now on the battlefield.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Giving the war an image of victory, not a draw
    First published 00:00 01.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.06
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