I sincerely am sorry about your loss, and the loss of any person, for whatever crazy reason brought about by insane intolerance and bigotry. Israel never, and I repeat, never had a quarrel with Lebanon. The wars in Lebanon were carried out in response to the PLO attacks in 1978 and 1982 and now in response to Hizbollah. The PLO, Syria and Hizbollah used Lebanon as their playground. Israel knows it. The Lebanese are not our enemy. That's why you have the famous video of Israeli soldiers drinking tea and joking with Lebanese soldiers. Since 1948 Israel begged for peace. We are still begging for peace. I hope that this is the last war to be fought in the region. Together we can turn the area into a paradise. Let's pray that it will happen. Arthur Goedfrey used to say before his radio show: "EACH IN HIS OWN WORD, EACH IN HIS OWN WAY, FOR A FREE WORLD UNITED IN PEACE, LET US BOW OUR HEADS AND PRAY."
Declassified docs reveal Pinochet ordered 1976 assassination of diplomat in U.S. (AP)