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Meanwhile on Israel’s Lebanese Border

Do you want this conflict?… Continue reading

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Michel Sleiman, President of the Republic of Lebanon, Addresses General Assembly, 68th session, 2013

Michel Sleiman, President of Lebanon, addresses the general debate of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly… Continue reading

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Hezbollah is preparing to support the Syrian army forces to take over Aleppo

Following the victory at Al-Qusayr Hezbollah is preparing to support the Syrian army forces to take over Aleppo… Continue reading

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The Price Hezbollah Pays for Supporting the Syrian Regime

Being drawn into the Syrian civil war forced Hezbollah to pay both a political price and a price to its image in the Arab-Muslim world… Continue reading

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Hezbollah Support for the Syrian Regime

Hezbollah supports the Syrian regime as the civil war drags on… Continue reading

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Hezbollah Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

For Iran and Hezbollah, the preservation of Bashar Assad’s regime is of supreme strategic importance… Continue reading

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Why Israel Attacked A Syrian Base

Israel forces carried out a strike overnight on a convoy coming from Syria in the Lebanon-Syria border area… Continue reading

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Hezbollah: Portrait of a Terrorist Organization

Hezbollah has a 30-year history of terrorist activity in Lebanon, the Middle East and around the globe, directed against Israel, the Jewish people, the United States and the West, pro-Western Arab states and Hezbollah’s enemies in Lebanon… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activity, 2000-2012

Hezbollah has actively participated in the worldwide anti-Israeli campaign of terrorism led by Iran’s Qods Force, attempting to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli diplomats and tourists… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities during the 1990s

In the 1990s Hezbollah combined terrorist attacks in Israeli territory and overseas with guerilla warfare against the IDF in the Lebanese security zone and sporadic rocket fire at Israel… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities during the 1980s

Hezbollah’s terrorist activity during the first years of its existence focused on the United States and France, the main targets of a wave of terrorist attacks in Lebanon and elsewhere… Continue reading

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Who’s Really Isolated? He Who Misunderstands Middle East Realities

One of the mantras from Israel’s supposed foreign well-wishers is that the country is now “isolated.” Sure, on the surface this makes sense… Continue reading

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Lebanon: Fractured Past, Bleak Present

Bill Harris is one of the world’s leading authorities on Lebanon. In this interview he discusses politics there; the possibilities of war with Israel; how Western policy let down the moderates; and the dramatic effects of the Syrian civil war on that neighboring country… Continue reading

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A Culture of Blame

If a woman steps outside the strict boundaries of behavior prescribed to her, she faces communal rejection, stigmatization, violent assault and even death by way of “honor killing”… Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Lebanon

In Lebanon the Muslim Brotherhood works through Al-Jama’ah al-Islamiyya, an organization established in 1964… Continue reading

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The Pragmatics of Lebanon’s Politics

Lebanese society has had a remarkable ability to overcome deep-rooted sectarian and religious divides that could readily have imploded less problematic countries… Continue reading

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Identity Among Middle East Christians

In the course of the present unrest across the Middle East and North Africa… Continue reading

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Sunni versus Shia: The Middle East’s New Strategic Conflict

Conflicts between Sunni and Shia Muslims are not at all new, but… Continue reading

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Coming War Threat: Terrorists Developing a Safe Haven in Egypt to Attack Israel

Do policymakers, and “experts” care what happens in the Middle East? War? Bloodshed? Repression… Continue reading

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Overviewing Shi’a-Sunni Conflicts

As we approach the end of the first year of what has been called the Arab Spring… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Syria Denies Supplying Ballistic Missiles to Hizballah

Syrian Vice FM Miqdad flatly denying any Syrian role in the supply of weapons to Hizballah… Continue reading

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Hizballah Leader Nasrallah: we can fight Israel without aid from Iran or Syria

Nasrallah assured Hizballah troops they are capable of fighting Israel without Iranian or Syrian help… Continue reading

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President Sleiman Addresses the General Debate of the 66th Session of the General Assembly

It is important to underscore the rightful Palestinian efforts aiming at earning the recognition of the State of Palestine and its full membership to the United Nations… Continue reading

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A Sectarian Issue

As Gaddafi’s regime crumbles, speculation has started to arise over whether the Syrian opposition will now be emboldened in their struggle against Assad… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Lebanese PM Mikati described Hezbollah as ‘tumor’

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati described Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hizballah as a “tumor”… Continue reading

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