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Lebanon’s Government, Once Bold, Keeps a Low Profile

They came into office waving Lebanon’s flag, victorious over Syria, promising to usher a new age for Lebanon. But as the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora faced the country’s most significant crisis in a decade, its officials disappeared from public view. As the country underwent the third day of Israeli bombardment on Friday, the cabinet remained behind closed doors, reportedly brainstorming ideas for a solution. Officials and ministers who normally sought out the press suddenly switched off their cellphones or had assistants screening calls. There were no visits to bombed-out buildings, no photo opportunities at the hospital with the injured and no fiery speeches in defense of the country. Full Story

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