EhudOlmert, the Israeli prime minister, has dismissed suggestions that
Hiscomments followed an assessment given to the Israeli cabinet on Sundayon the possible outcomes of a confrontation between
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"Declarationsthat there is an American plan to strike
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Standing alongside Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor who was on a visitto
Olmert'scomments followed a briefing given to the Israeli cabinet earlier on Sunday byAmos Yadlin, the military intelligence chief, in which he set out hisassessment of the likely reactions of
"Theyfear a war initiated by the Americans because they understand that there mightbe an attack against
AlthoughYadlin insisted that
"Ifthe Americans launch an offensive in
Yadlinsaid he was concerned that the region might inadvertently stumble into a newconflict.
"Wemight again find ourselves in a war no one wanted," he told ministers. "
Yadlinsaid Hezbollah was abiding by a UN-brokered ceasefire in south
Around1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, died inthe conflict.
"Hezbollahhas no intention of getting into a second round of conflict," Yadlin wasquoted as saying.
"Butit is busy rebuilding its forces and has accelerated those efforts for fear ofa summer attack."
"TheZionists plan to carry out a suicide plot in the summer," thesemi-official Fars news agency quoted major general Hassan Firouzabadi assaying.
Hepredicted that an Israeli attack would start from
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