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Cabinet approves war's name
Ministers unanimously agree to define last summer's conflict as war, name it 'Second Lebanon War'
The government unanimously decided Sunday that last summer's conflict in Lebanon would be defined as a war and named the "Second Lebanon War."


The cabinet has also accepted a recommendation to award citations to soldiers who fought in the war based on these new definitions.


Last Wednesday, the Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies decided that Israel’s conflict with Hizbullah last summer will now be referred to as The Second Lebanon War.


Earlier in the week, the committee decided to define the conflict as a war.


The committee considered naming the conflict the War of the North, or Shield of the North War, before finally deciding on The Second Lebanon War. The committee wanted to have the name approved before this year’s Remembrance Day.


“The most important thing is that we kept our commitment to ending this quickly and choosing a name for the war,” said Minister Jacob Edery, chairman of the committee.


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