After Southern Lebanon, What about the Palestinians?

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UN Security Council Resolution 1701 stopped the fighting in southern Lebanon with the promise that France would help enforce it by leading a 15,000 member peacekeeping source. Today, the French newspaper Le Monde reported that France is scaling back to a "symbolic" contingent of 10 officers and 200 engineers. Meantime, as Hamas and the Palestinian Authority talk about forming a "unity government, there's a threat to dissolve all civil institutions and demand that Israel keep order in the West Bank and Gaza. Has the success of Hezbollah emboldened militants or will it lead to diplomacy in the region's oldest conflict? What about Israel's plan to pull out of the West Bank?  We get an update from the UN and the Palestinian territories, where events have been out of the limelight because of the fighting in Lebanon.

Credits

Guests:
Evelyn Leopold - Contributor, Huffington Post, Augustus Richard Norton - Professor of International Relations, Boston University, Avi Issacharoff - Ha'aretz - @issacharoff, Mouin Rabbani - Institute for Palestine Studies - @jadaliyya, Mark Heller - Principal Research Associate, Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies

Host:
Warren Olney