Olmert says he wishes for peace with Lebanon

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that he hoped to eventually reach a peace deal with Lebanon in the wake of the recent fighting between Israel and Hizbullah guerrillas there. "How natural, how understandable it would be for the prime minister of Lebanon to respond to the many calls I have made toward him and say, 'Come on, let's sit, shake hands, make peace and end once and for all the hostility, the jealousy, the hatred that some of my people have toward you,"' Olmert said while touring a school in northern Israel as the school year opened.