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Endowment for Middle East Truth
Sarah N. Stern
January 14, 2019
Mourning for a bygone Lebanon
The radiant epoch of that optimistic history was a brief moment from Feb. 14 to April 27, 2005, known as “The Cedar Revolution.” It was a time when tens of thousands of Lebanese Christians courageously took to the streets and demanded an ouster of Syrian forces.
Israel finds sixth Lebanon terror tunnel, announces completion of IDF operation
January 14, 2019
It was found to penetrate several dozen meters into Israel and extend 2,600 feet at a depth of 180 feet underground.
Hezbollah scrambles to block terror tunnels as Israel hunts for illegal passageways
December 18, 2018
According to the Israel Defense Forces, one of the tunnels was already partially sealed by the Hezbollah, despite the fact that the army had affixed a booby trap to prevent terrorists from entering it.
UN says Hezbollah tunnels that crossed into Israel violate Security Council resolution
December 17, 2018
“After further technical investigations conducted independently in accordance with its mandate, UNIFIL at this stage can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line. These constitute violations of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701,” stated the peacekeeping force.
December 16, 2018
The limitations of diplomacy
In its current iteration, Hezbollah cannot function outside the Lebanese system in which it exists and without the government institutions from which it draws its power.
December 11, 2018
How America helps Hezbollah
The U.S. government has provided military training and weapons—plus $1.5 billion in aid—to the government of Lebanon since 2006, the end of the war Hezbollah instigated against Israel.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
December 10, 2018
Operation ‘Northern Shield’ could reshape the northern front
The discovery of Hezbollah’s invasion tunnels has removed a critical component of the organization’s and Iran’s plan for war against Israel, expected to break out at some time.
December 6, 2018
Tunnel vision and UNIFIL
UNIFIL has done nothing since the 2006 war but sit back and relax while Hezbollah proceeded to rebuild its massive and increasingly sophisticated arsenal, courtesy of Iran, aimed at wiping Israel off the map.
December 6, 2018
Israel faces complex decisions on Lebanon
The tunnel in question was supposed to allow Hezbollah to realize Hassan Nasrallah's pledge to “liberate the Galilee.”
Hezbollah has more firepower than ‘95 percent of the world’s conventional militaries,’ warns report
November 8, 2018
A new report from the Jewish Institute for National Security of America’s Hybrid Warfare Task force, headed by several retired senior U.S. military officials, outlined this striking strategic threat to Israel, as well as the operational and legal challenges the country will most likely face in its next war with Hezbollah.
August 28, 2018
UNIFIL’s existence still remains in Israel’s interest
Many in Israel believe that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon is like the three wise monkeys at the Tosho-gu shrine in Nikko, Japan; it sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil.
Danon welcomes new head of UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon
August 9, 2018
“UNIFIL is an important force, with more than 10,000 soldiers,” said Danon. “Its more robust mandate is designed to push back against the blatant, unauthorized arms buildup of Hezbollah, a proxy of Iran, in southern Lebanon. With a new commander, there is a new opportunity to fulfill more of this important mission.”
August 7, 2018
UNIFIL has another opportunity to do its job
Currently, UNIFIL troops are too scared to operate after sundown and refuse to enter Hezbollah-held areas.