Rice Calls Plan At UN Crucial Step to Peace

Washington Post: “Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed Sunday for approval of a draft U.N. resolution calling for a “cessation of hostilities” between Israel and Hezbollah, saying it is a crucial “first step” toward resolving the conflict.

Acknowledging that passage of the resolution would not immediately end the fighting that has raged for most of the past month, Rice said that it nonetheless offers a framework that would not only eventually end the hostilities but also stabilize the area going forward.”