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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Violence / Diplomacy #835921

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 2006
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(Northern Israel: Anderson Cooper) Talk of a major escalation of the conflict with Israeli troops going deeper into Lebanon noted; details given of an attack on a refugee camp, the cease-fire talks & a shakeup in the Israeli military.

(Israeli-Lebanese border: John Roberts) The military changes for Israel with Moshe Kaplinsky†† designated to oversee the operation in Lebanon, a major push in the Galilee peninsula with an intense battle in the ground campaign against Hizballah positions reviewed; scenes shown from an Israeli army video of gunfire by troops in southern Lebanon, a symbolic flag raising & of rockets striking northern Israel; details given of an offer from the prime minister to send the Lebanese army to take control of the south & of Israeli plans to expand the ground campaign with more tactical strikes. [Israeli Prime Minister Ehud OLMERT - says the offer looks "interesting."] [Israeli "Maj. NADAV"†- says we want to keep this area safe.] ["Capt. RICHARD" - says we want to move the troops away from the border area.] What Israel wants out of their campaign against Hizballah discussed.

(Northern Israel: Anderson Cooper; Tyre: Ben Wedeman) The latest situation in Tyre, Lebanon, which is cut off by the Israelis, who will hit anything on the road, how some people are driving despite the risk & cost & the problem with distributing humanitarian aid in south Lebanon discussed; inset scenes shown of the devastation in Tyre.

(Northern Israel: Anderson Cooper) The late-breaking developments on the diplomatic front introduced.

(Washington: John King) The war & diplomacy at the U.N. session examined; scenes shown from the U.N. meetings, where France wants to rewrite the draft resolution & there are Arab League concerns. [Qatari foreign minister Hamid bin Jassim al-THANI†- {thru translator} worries about the sowing of the seeds of hatred in the area.] [Israeli Ambassador to U.N. Dan GILLERMAN - says the root cause is that Hizballah has taken Lebanon hostage.] [French Ambassador to U.N. Jean-Marc de la SABLIERE†- comments on the important development.] [Lebanese special envoy to U.N. Tarek MITRI†- speaks about the cessation of hostilities.] [GILLERMAN - promises Israel will withdraw when there is a political solution.] The shift in Arab nations' views since the start of the war outlined. [Brookings Inst. Shibley TELHAMI†- says the longer this goes on Hizballah gets the upper hand.]

(Northern Israel: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on the donors to the UNHCR outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Roberts, John;
Wedeman, Ben;
King, John

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