On the one hand

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On the one hand, Israel wants sufficient international aid flowing to the Lebanese government to prevent Hezbollah from further cememting the loyalties of the population in southern Lebanon throgh public works projects and social services. On the other hand, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) wants to block all U.S. aid to the Lebanese government until it agrees to allow the international peace-keeping force to be deployed along the Lebanon-Syria border. Something is going to have to give.

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