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Israeli government reacts to Haifa attack

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The Israeli government has been discussing how to respond to Sunday’s rocket attacks. After the weekly cabinet meeting, Ehud Olmert said that “nothing will stand in the way” of Israel achieving its aim of establishing calm on its northern border. Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres questioned the Lebanese leadership’s ability to deal with the situation. “The problem is : Can the Lebanese government govern? The problem of Lebanon is not Israel, the problem of Lebanon is Hisbollah: The only problem is Can they control it?” The largely anti-Syrian Lebanese government is unlikely to stand against Hezbollah, the country’s most influential political and military group.