US state department says it is “likely” Israel misused cluster bombs in Lebanon.
“The war on Lebanon was a disaster for Lebanon and Israel”
Nehad Ismail, London, UK
It was set up amid a chorus of public criticism of the country’s leadership in the wake of the 34-day war in Lebanon that failed to achieve its main goals of freeing two captured Israeli soldiers and stopping Hezbollah rocket fire.
Should the commission find Olmert directly responsible for the perceived failures of the war, it will be the latest blow to strike the premier whose ratings are falling to single digits amid a string of scandals involving him and senior members of his government.