United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated a ceasefire in Lebanon “is a matter of days, not weeks. "Following a meeting with Rice, Vice Premier Shimon Peres released a statement that the completion of the operation of Lebanon is a “matter of weeks.”
--Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he believed that a victory over Hizbullah in Lebanon would give momentum to his Convergence plan to expel tens of thousands of Jews from their communities. National Union Party Knesset Member Benny Elon said of the Prime Minister, "His irresponsible comments about uprooting communities and expelling Jews, at a time when their children are fighting on the front, are divisive, immoral, and irresponsible and endanger the victory of the war."
--Israel has eliminated over 70% of Hizbullah’s medium and long-range missiles, Vice Premier Shimon Peres told America’s national security advisor in Washington.