From the newswire just now: Hezbollah politicians back peace package - Yahoo! News.
It starts out with an immediate cease-fire. Following that would come:
• the release of Lebanese and Israeli prisoners; Israeli withdrawal behind the border; the return of Lebanese displaced by the fighting.
• moves to resolve the status of Chebaa Farms, a small piece of land held by Israel and claimed by Lebanon. The proposal calls for the
U.N. Security Council to commit to putting the area under U.N. control until a final demarcation of the border.
• the provision by Israel of maps of minefields laid during its 18-year occupation of the south.
• "the spreading of Lebanese government authority over the entire country," meaning the deployment of the Lebanese army in the south, with the strengthening and increasing of the small, lightly armed U.N. peacekeeping force currently there.
The provisions do not spell out the order in which the steps must take place, but Saniora has said the government cannot spread its authority in the south unless the Chebaa farms issue is resolved. Israel's hold on Chebaa has provided Hezbollah with a rationale to maintain its arsenal and its "resistance" against Israel.
The Dove believes that when people make an offer, a counter-offer is expected. Here's a Lebanese proposal. What is America going to do? Israel? Do you want peace?
We need shuttle diplomacy now, we need real statesmen/women who can run around among the parties and work out an agreement.