Israel Will Try to Smash Hezbollah If There’s Another War
More than 10 years have passed since the last war between Israel and Hezbollah ended in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire. The 34-day conflict in July-August 2006 displaced a million Lebanese and half-a-million Israelis. Since then, Lebanon-based Hezbollah has amassed an enormous arsenal rockets and missiles, some capable of hitting anywhere inside... Read more
If Russia Is Supplying Weapons to Hezbollah — Watch Out
As its relationships with the United States, Europe and Turkey have deteriorated since its interventions in Ukraine and Syria, one country Moscow remained on good terms with is Israel. This reflects the increasingly friendly Russian-Israeli relationship since Pres. Vladimir Putin first burst on the scene. Putin visited Israel twice — in... Read more
Hezbollah May Come Out of the Syrian Civil War Stronger Than Ever
When Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah confirmed in May 2013 that Hezbollah had joined the Syrian Civil War on the side of Pres. Bashar Al Assad’s embattled government, it marked a major political and military shift for the Lebanese Shi’ite militia. For the first time in decades, Hezbollah is now focused... Read more
Despite Russian Warplanes in the Sky, Israel Keeps Bombing Syria
The recent downing of a Russian Su-24 Fencer attack plane by Turkish F-16s reminded the world just how congested Syria’s air space has become … and how dangerous. However, operating in the midst of all this is the Israeli Air Force, which continues to uphold a discreet policy of preventing Hezbollah from... Read more

Paul Iddon

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