Israel should back US plan for Mi-East peace, says its Defense Minister

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Jerusalem, Aug 5 (ANI): Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said that his country should back a US plan for peace in the Middle East.

"In the coming weeks, the Americans will conclude their meetings with the various sides in the region and will formulate their position. Afterwards, they will present their plan for a regional peace. I believe that Israel must join in on the up-swing," The Jerusalem Post quoted, Barak as saying.

Barack was addressing the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee before a scheduled Labor Party conference.

He also expressed the hope for a breakthrough in diplomatic negotiations across the board. he minister also talked about the Syrian-supported Hizbullah terror organization and its role in Lebanon and stressed that a situation in which a neighbor state, which is a member of the Arab League and the United Nations, has a militia with over 40,000 rockets as part of the ruling system, was completely unacceptable.

"We don't see any separation between the responsibility of Hizbullah for its action and the responsibility of the Lebanese government," said Barak. (ANI)

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