Israel Declares Cease-Fire
Just in time so Barack Obama doesn't have to deal with it, Israel has declared a cease-fire in Gaza.
Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire Saturday in its 22-day offensive that turned Gaza neighborhoods into battlegrounds and dealt a stinging blow to the Islamic militants of Hamas. But Israeli troops will stay in the Palestinian territory for now and Hamas threatened to keep fighting until they leave. In announcing the cease-fire, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel had achieved its goals, and more. "Hamas was hit hard, in its military arms and in its government institutions," Olmert said.They got their hits in before Obama could force them to stop.