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Olmert to present resolution to cabinet on Sunday
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution that calls for a halt to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
Officials in the Prime Minister's Office as well as those close to Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni expressed satisfaction at the changes made to the draft UN Security Council cease-fire resolution agreed upon by the U.S. and France, senior aides to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Friday night.
Olmert will recommend to his ministers Sunday that the cabinet vote in favor of the resolution.
France and the United States reached a deal Friday on a final draft resolution aimed at ending the month-long conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, and announced the UN Security Council would vote on the text later Friday. Security Council member states convened at 10:00 P.M. Israel time to deliberate over the resolution.
The resolution authorizes the deployment of 15,000 UN peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israel withdraws.