Tag Archives: Hizballah

Israel-Syria Border Escalation

Jerusalem Post, 21/3   This week’s events on the Israel-Syrian border are testimony to the extent to  which the effective disintegration of the Syrian state is producing a new  security reality in the North. Once, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s  regime … Continue reading

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Hizballah enters the Syrian Abyss

Two Grad rockets were fired this week at the south Beirut suburb of Shiyah. This district borders the Dahiyeh – the stronghold in the city which houses the main offices of Hizballah. The decision to strike so close to Hizballah’s … Continue reading

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Is Assad Winning?

Jerusalem Post, 3/5 The imminent demise of the Assad regime has been announced on numerous occasions over the last two years of civil war in Syria. But the regime has held on. Despite some advances by rebels in the south … Continue reading

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Nasrallah Gambles on Assad

Jerusalem Post, 18/10 Growing evidence of direct Hizballah involvement in the Syrian civil war This week, fierce clashes took place in Syria’s Homs Province, close to the border with Lebanon, between Free Syrian Army fighters and armed men loyal to … Continue reading

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Saving President Assad

Iran and its proxies mobilize to preserve Assad Jerusalem Post, 28/9. A report issued by the US Treasury Department this month and picked up by the Washington Post newspaper accused the Lebanese Hizballah organization of increasing its support for the … Continue reading

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Sunni Islamism Stirs in Lebanon

As the civil war in Syria grinds on and assumes an increasingly sectarian character, echoes of the strife are being heard across the border in Lebanon. The main beneficiary of the Arab uprisings of the last year has been Sunni … Continue reading

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Hizballah backs Assad – and pays the price

In early January, 2011, Hizballah and its allies took up the reins of government in Lebanon, having ensured the collapse of the coalition led by March 14 leader and then Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. Hizballah needed a coalition which it … Continue reading

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