By Amihai Zippor
For years it was believed that once
Over the past four years
Hizbullah is mainly a tool to fight
Today Hizbullah’s long arm reaches deep into
As a result, the Islamic state’s continued support of Hizbullah in
During a speech in
“They are freedom fighters fighting to defend their country and independence, that is not terrorism,” he said also referring to Hamas.
At a time when the region is on the verge of possibly becoming even more polarized, a recent report in the Pan-Arab daily Ash-Sharq al-Awsat said the director general of
The proposal is being supported by the highest echelons of the Israeli government and would envision
However, in line with the common trend leaning towards a more fundamentalist stance in
He called on
It should be noted Hizbullah has already made clear that even if
The ideology is commonly heard amongst Iranian leaders and from Hamas.
The fact that Hizbullah is speaking in such terms is the latest example that
It is a telling sign of the times and why the international community must pressure Hizbullah to fulfill its obligations under UN Resolution 1701, which ended that war, or face Iran’s hold on the balance of power in the Middle East swelling as it tries to achieve nuclear power status in the next year.
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