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Avigdor and Victor

In response to:

What Does Olmert Want? from the June 22, 2006 issue

To the Editors:

In reference to the article “What Does Olmert Want?” [NYR, June 22], the head of the Israel Beitenu party is not Victor Liebermann—his name is Avigdor Lieberman—and the Hezbollah is not a Palestinian organization; it is based in Lebanon.

Eve Fleisher

Jerusalem

Amos Elon replies:

As far as I know, Lieberman is known under both names, Avigdor being Hebrew for Victor. Hezbollah may be based in Lebanon but its bombs kill Israelis in Israel.

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