Hochstein working behind the scenes on Lebanon-Israel solution


U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein is visiting many countries in a bid to pacify the Lebanon-Israel border clashes, Asharq al-Awsat said Monday.

Sources told the daily that Hochstein is holding his meetings away from the spotlight and has managed to set the main headlines for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.

Hochstein had visited Lebanon in March in an attempt to tamp down tensions on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

Hochstein had reportedly called for a gradual implementation of Resolution 1701 while Lebanon insists on a comprehensive implementation.

Western countries, in particular the U.S. and France, have come forward with a series of proposals for a cessation of hostilities on the Lebanon-Israel border. Hezbollah has refused to enter into an agreement until a cease-fire is implemented in Gaza.

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Thumb chrisrushlau 28 May 2024, 01:23

Hochstein told the Asharq al-Awsat, "Racism is easy: you just pretend you don't see anything." Hochstein later told the New York Times his words had been taken out of context. The Washington Post said that the NYT had considered burying the story. The White House called on the WP to "mind its own business."