most of the influential international "powers that be" wanted a quick end to the war. But with Rice's constant vetoing and urgent shuttle trips to Israel urging Olmetz NOT to stop the bombing; hard to say no to the Super Power that is RUSHING emergency shipments of Cluster Bombs to your "defense". Rice insisted the bombing continue until a "Robust" peace can be established. This was to allow the Middle East to experience and cope with it's "Growing Pangs". Remember that? thanks Haaretz, keep up the good work.
Israeli justice minister: Pollard will be released November 20 (Haaretz)
from the article: National Security Council urged PM to end Lebanon war on 4th day