The flare up along the Lebanon-Israeli border has only shortly deflected attention from the main issue in Beirut: bracing for the UN international tribunal's expected indictment of those suspected of assassinating prime minister rafik hariri five years ago.
The chief Palestinian negotiatior, Sa'ib 'Ariqat tells The Media Line that the most generous proposal ever has been submitted to Obama envoy Mitchell. Netanyahu spokesman Regev responds that the place for these and all issues are at bargaining table.
A new report from Afghanistan that says the Taliban should be treated as primarily a political movement with political aims and not as a tribal one. Author of the report Thomas Ruttig speaks to The Media Line on a new strategy needed there.