Lebanon

An International Force: Advantages and Disadvantages

Discussions about security arrangements in Lebanon at the end of the war have included the proposal to station an international force in that country. Yet the UN has a very bad name in terms of confronting strong forces in areas where it is stationed.
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News of the Israeli-Hezbollah confrontation (as of noon, Sunday July 30)

The confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah, unprecedented in extent and intensity since the end of the war in Lebanon, entered its 18th day
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The Arab hate industry

Lebanon is still a center for the distribution of anti-Semitic literature, including books by Hezbollah’s publishing house. Such literature, distributed across the Arab and Muslim world, inspires hatred against Israel and the Jewish people and may legitimize violence against them.
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Terrorism and humor: a satirical show severely criticizing Hezbollah was shown on Lebanese LBC-TV

It focused on Katyusha attacks and Hamas’s boasts concerning a “balance of deterrence” with Israel and “liberating” the Shebaa Farms. Lebanese Shi’ites rioted and the satirical show was quickly taken off the air.
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Katyusha rockets fired deep into the Galilee led to a day of exchange of heavy fire between the IDF and Hezbollah, the most significant since Israel withdrew from Lebanon (May 2000)

May 28th was a day of exchange of heavy fire between the IDF and Hezbollah, the most significant since Israel withdrew from Lebanon six years ago. It began with Katyusha fire deep into the Galilee, continued with Israeli Air Force attacks on two Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-CG) bases
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Katyusha rockets fired at Israeli settlements in the north, apparently provocation from the Palestinian terrorist organizations operating in Lebanon

The attack came from two sites in south Lebanon, one in the central sector and the other in the west: A number of rockets were fired at Kiriyat Shemonah from the central sector (the area around the village of Al-‘Addaisseh); there were two direct hits on two city buildings, causing property damage. Other rockets were
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