Mideast Crisis: The View from Israel, Lebanon

Hezbollah's capture of two Israeli soldiers set off intense fighting in the Middle East. After more than a week of bloodshed, pundits on both sides lined up their solutions to send international forces, negotiate a deal and destroy Hezbollah. In an expanded Talk of the Nation opinion page, the Middle East is discussed from four views and four op-eds — two from Lebanon, and two from Israel.

Guests:

David Grossman, author of Death as a Way of Life : Israel Ten Years after Oslo (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003); Grossman's op-ed appeared in the Los Angeles Times on July 18th.

Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and author of Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion.

David Kimche, former director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry; his op-ed appeared July 20 in the Jerusalem Post.

Michael Young, opinion page editor for the Daily Star Newspaper in Lebanon; his op-ed appeared July 20 in the Daily Star.

READ THE OP-EDS

Read the op-eds discussed on Monday's show, as well as a sampling of world opinion on the current Mideast crisis from the past week:

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