Tag Archives: Lebanon

The Gardeners of Beirut

23/10/2008 An anecdote recently told me by a senior source in the Arab media indicates the process by which Hizbullah is rebuilding its strength south of the Litani River. The source, who is well connected in Lebanon, related the story … Continue reading

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Analysis: The Gardeners of Beirut

Jerusalem Post- 23/10/2008 An anecdote recently told me by a senior source in the Arab media indicates the process by which Hizbullah is rebuilding its strength south of the Litani River. The source, who is well connected in Lebanon, related … Continue reading

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What if Hizbullah Won?

Jerusalem Post- 31/05/2009 With a week to go before Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, it is impossible to accurately predict the result. There are no reliable polls. It is clear, however, that the rival blocs – the pro-Western March 14 alliance and … Continue reading

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Analysis: Shi’ite Missiles, Zionist Cows and the Lebanese Army

Jerusalem Post- 19/07/2009 The explosions in a Hizbullah arms storage facility in the south Lebanese village of Khirbat a-Silm on Tuesday are testimony to the successful efforts of this organization to rebuild its strength south of the Litani River. This … Continue reading

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Analysis: Hizbullah turns up the Temperature in the North

Jerusalem Post- 30/07/2009 Israel’s border with Lebanon is currently at its most tense since the cease-fire which ended the war of 2006. This tension has been brought on by the combination of a number of factors. Ongoing internal political frictions … Continue reading

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Arab World: Kings and Pawns

Jerusalem Post- 17/09/2010 The scheduled visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon in the coming weeks represents the latest move in the Iranian leader’s attempt to declare ownership of what he regards as the struggle of the Muslim world … Continue reading

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Analysis: Ahmadinejad to issue Warning in Lebanon

Jerusalem Post- 13/10/2010 Preparations are complete for the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon. Iranian flags and portraits of the distinguished visitor have been placed along the road from Rafik Hariri International Airport to Beirut. A soccer stadium … Continue reading

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Analysis: Sectarian Rage there, Heightened Clarity Here

Jerusalem Post- 26/01/2011 Events have moved fast in Lebanon. The country now faces the prospect of a government controlled by Hizbullah and consisting solely of the movement and its allies. Parts of Lebanon looked in danger of slipping into chaos … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect

Global Politician- 27/12/2009 Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s December 19 visit to Damascus is the latest marker in the return of the coercive Syrian presence in Lebanon. It is also an indication of Syria’s successful defiance of the west. Hariri’s … Continue reading

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Illusion and Reality Clash in Lebanon

Global Politician- 08/03/2010 Initially, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the murder of Rafik Hariri focused on Syria. Lately, indications suggest that the main focus is now on Hizbullah. Tension is currently rising in Lebanon, amid reports that the Special … Continue reading

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