Israel’s bombing of Lebanon is now at the top of the agenda. The G8 are said to be working on passing a declaration but it is doubtful that they will reach a consensus.
“We need to make utmost efforts to solve this with peaceful means,” he said. “We condemn any terrorist act including hostage taking but we have the impression that besides the return of its abducted soldiers, Israel is pursuing other, wider goals.” Source
One of the Group of Eight has noticeably defected from this position. The majority believe that there should be no blame placed solely on one party, there should be no distinction.
If they pass a declaration, what should it contain. Will the G8 discussion reach consensus and diplomacy, or will it break down into dispute? What impact can the G8 have on the current situation?