There is no hope of a truce in Lebanon. It could prevail if an arrogant Rice, who is not ashamed to support Israeli aggression against the innocent while at the same time rushes to supply deadly weapons to Israel now is out of the way.
As for UN, this body is overpowered and silenced by US and Britain even after its own peacekeepers are being targeted and killed on purpose. This is because UN itself is not a democratic body as it is made inactive by some countries which use veto to fulfil their own political means.
I call upon all peace-loving countries to dissolve VETO power from those countries and make all UN constituents equal before its charter and in treatment irrespective of her size.
It's a shame India is keeping silence and doing nothing while they fight for a permanent seat!