Hezbollah

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 12-19, 2012)

Issued on 19/09/2012 Type Article
Rocket fire into Israeli territory continues. Three rocket landings were detected in open areas this past week. There were no casualties and no damage was caused. Terrorist organizations operating in the Middle East, particularly Hezbollah and Hamas, joined the wave of anti-American protests sweeping the Arab and Muslim world over the film Innocence of Muslims and worked to fan anti-American and anti-Israeli incitement.
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The Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, spearheads Iran's global terrorist campaign.

Issued on 07/08/2012 Type Article
The Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, spearheads Iran's global terrorist campaign. The terrorist attack in Bulgaria was, in our assessment, part of the campaign
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 18-24, 2012)

Issued on 24/07/2012 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the Hezbollah bombing of a bus full of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria.
This past week there was also a terrorist attack along the Israeli-Egyptian border. Shots were fired at a bus carrying IDF soldiers in the region of Ein Netafim. There were no casualties.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 11-17, 2012)

Issued on 17/07/2012 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket fire into the western Negev from the Gaza Strip continued. In addition, a terrorist operative opened fire on an IDF force near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria attempts were made to abduct Israelis as hostages. Information was recently released. Mahmoud Abbas continues on his tour of Arab and European countries.
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The Road to the First Lebanon War by Dr. Reuven Erlich (Col. Ret.)*

Issued on 08/07/2012 Type Article
The aim of this paper is to examine the processes that led to the First Lebanon War, the role played by Lebanese domestic and foreign actors in the road to war, and the unique nature of the war. At the end of the paper I will attempt to provide a brief commentary on the aims, results, and lessons of the war from my own point of view.
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Hezbollah as the strategic long arm of the Iranian regime

Issued on 17/06/2012 Type Article
Khamenei's security advisor has called Hezbollah's leader a "soldier" of the Supreme Leader. Thus, he says, in an Iranian-Israeli confrontation, Hezbollah will fire its rockets at Israeli cities.
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Information on Hezbollah
Hezbollah is a Shi'ite Muslim organization with a dual identity, being both a terrorist organization and a Lebanese political party. Hezbollah was founded by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1982 to compete with Amal, an important Shi'ite Muslim militia active during the Lebanese civil war. When the IDF withdrew from Lebanon at the end of the First Lebanon War (1985), Hezbollah became the dominant organization in south Lebanon and later throughout the entire Shi'ite population in Lebanon. In 1992 Hezbollah entered Lebanese politics and its representatives were elected to the parliament.
Hezbollah is the main terrorist organization attacking Israel from over the Lebanese border and abroad. For the most part Hezbollah attacks northern Israeli cities with rockets. However, with direction and backing from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah also attacked Jewish and Israeli targets abroad, the most serious of which were the attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires (March 17, 1992) and the attack on the Jewish Community Center, also in Buenos Aires (July 18, 1994). Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
After the IDF withdrew from south Lebanon in May 2000 Hezbollah took control of the entire region. With Iranian support it constructed a vast military infrastructure, including an extensive rocket system which threatens the Israeli home front. Before the Second Lebanon War (2006) Hezbollah carried out sporadic attacks along the border. Since June 2006 it has maintained a relatively low profile. Hezbollah continues to increase its influence as a political power in Lebanon and to reinforce its military might.