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Hassan Nasrallah Steps Out of Hiding (Briefly)

Well, they’ve obviously got some good catering going on in the bunker. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, thecapo di tutti capi of Hezbollah-choked south Lebanon, has emerged from the hideout he’s been living in since the Israelis chased him out of sight in 2006. He took a stroll this morning — surrounded by a dense crowd of dozens of bodyguards […]

Israeli Natural Gas: Midsummer Update

1. Egypt-to-Israel gas pipeline attacked again as Sinai descends into chaos. Yesterday, the pipeline in the northern Sinai that brings natural gas from Egypt to Israel was attacked for the third time this month and the fifth time since the protests that brought down Hosni Mubarak. Gunmen approached the pipeline in two trucks, used rocket-propelled grenades to punch a hole […]

Why Hezbollah Is Bombing UN Peacekeepers

Yesterday afternoon, near the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon, a roadside bomb was detonated beside a four-vehicle UN troop convoy. Six French UN peacekeepers were injured, echoing a similar attack in May at almost exactly the same spot that injured six Italian peacekeepers. UNIFIL was expanded in 2006 as part of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which marked the […]

DEA Nabs Hezbollah and Taliban Operatives for Drug and Arms Trafficking

  Sting operations by the US Drug Enforcement Administration have netted individuals connected with Hezbollah and the Taliban on charges of drug trafficking and terrorism, according to information unsealed yesterday in Manhattan federal court. The operations were designed to locate and break the link between international terrorism and the drug trade — a “growing nexus” that represents […]

Natural Gas Dispute: Hezbollah, Feeling UN Pinch, Comes Out Swinging On Maritime Border With Israel

Lebanese MP Muhammad Raad, of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc (i.e., the Hezbollah party), said yesterday that “rockets of the resistance will cover all of Israel. Even the city of Eilat won’t be spared” if Israel dares attack Lebanon over the natural gas border dispute. In the next breath, he demanded that all funding and cooperation […]

Hezbollah Hedges Its Bets and Pulls Its Arsenal Out of Syria

President Obama’s speech last month, in which he handed the Palestinians the unprecedented option of using the 1967 lines as a precondition for peace negotiations with Israel, was viewed by many as evidence of his irredeemable bias — indeed, as a sign of his desertion of Israel. He has also taken heat for his toothless […]

Is Hezbollah Going to Hit Israel Anytime Soon?

I have a piece up on Pajamas Media assessing the odds of Hezbollah responding to growing pressure by starting something with Israel: There has been much speculation of late as to the likelihood that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will launch a war against Israel as a diversionary tactic to deflect attention from his brutal crushing […]

Hezbollah Arrests Senior Members On Suspicion of Spying for Israel

Reports are emerging that several senior members of Hezbollah have been taken into custody by the organization on suspicion of spying for Israel. The reports, which have appeared on Now Lebanon and other sites, say one of the suspects is a relative of a “prominent” member of Hezbollah and another “a religious figure.” One of the […]

Lebanon’s Grand Mufti to Palestinians: “You are trash”

The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, held a meeting in Beirut last week with a delegation representing the 400,000 Palestinians living in Lebanese refugee camps. The meeting was called to address thefts of Islamic Wakf lands in Lebanon by Palestinians. “We’ve hosted you and no longer want you,” Qabbani said. “I will […]

How Do You Say “Chutzpah” In Farsi?

Iran, which has sent gunmen and equipment to assist friend Assad in picking off his citizens, and whose proxy Hezbollah — at Assad’s behest — is executing Syrian soldiers who refuse to kill their countrymen, and which brutally crushed its own domestic dissent, has accused the US and her allies of meddling in the Syrian […]