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Minister Eitan Cabel
Photo: Gabi Menashe
Minister Jacob Edery
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IDF troops leave Lebanon (Archives)
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Summer conflict named Second Lebanon War

Special committee decides conflict between Israel, Hizbullah to be named Second Lebanon War. Government expected to officially approve name in next weekly meeting

Israel’s conflict with Hizbullah last summer will now be referred to as The Second Lebanon War, according to a decision by the Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies on Wednesday.


Earlier in the week, the committee decided to define the conflict as a war. The government is expected to officially approve the term during its weekly meeting on Sunday. The term has been accepted by the IDF and the bereaved families.


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.


“After seven months of waiting, there is finally a name for this war, that can be used on the graves of the fallen, and on medals of honor. We committed to doing this quickly, and we have,” he added.


Minister Eitan Cabel, also a committee member, said that The Second Lebanon War was the most appropriate name for the war since it has already been “burned into public conscience”.


According to a Ynet poll, 77 percent of readers agreed that the best name for last summers conflict was The Second Lebanon War.


פרסום ראשון: 03.21.07, 21:44
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