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Lebanese Hezbollah supporters raise Iranian flag in response to Beirut Port accusation

Supporters of the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah wave the militia and Iranian flags in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 13, 2016. (AFP) March 2, 2021 On Sunday night, a group of Lebanese Hezbollah supporters marched on a southern suburb of Beirut to show their rejection of a speech made [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah renews threats in publication, fails to make an impression

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses an election rally via video link in a southern suburb of Beirut on April 13, 2018. (AP) By Joe Truzman February 26, 2021 Last week, Hezbollah renewed its threats by publishing a video showing Israel Defense Forces (IDF) military sites embedded in populated areas in an attempt to claim that [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

Hezbollah’s fears laid bare

Members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, August 2018. (AFP) By Hanin Ghaddar February 23, 2021 With the Biden administration’s outreach to Iran, and its readiness to resume negotiations on the nuclear deal, new regional considerations are weighing on the French Initiative for Lebanon, and the ongoing government [...]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Lebanon, Opinions On Iran|

Iran is strategic threat to Israel, battle with Hezbollah more likely

Israeli paratroopers walk a dirt road on their way to a Lebanese village during the second Lebanon War, Aug. 12, 2006. (AP) February 11, 2021 Iran’s investment in its nuclear enterprise is a strategic threat to Israel, which is constantly acting in various ways to sabotage it and delay Tehran’s quest for a bomb. At [...]

By |February 11th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

Exiled mayor says Hezbollah, other groups will oversee Venezuelan regional elections

Iran maintains a presence in the politically turbulent South American nation, with close ties to drug cartels through Hezbollah. (Supplied)  February 10, 2021 Hezbollah will oversee elections for state governors in Venezuela, a “den” for terrorist groups, according to exiled former mayor of the capital Caracas. Antonio Ledezma, who fled house arrest in 2017 and [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Lokman Slim’s assassination is an Iranian message to the international community

Lukman Slim was found dead after being reported missing on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021. (AFP)  February 10, 2021 The assassination of Lebanese Shia activist Lokman Slim at the hands of Hezbollah militia sends a clear message to Lebanese Shia in particular, and, most importantly, the entire international community in general. This terrorist party, which is funded and [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah and other non-state actors acquire asymmetric tools in cyberspace

Supporters of Hezbollah display the militia flags in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. (REUTERS) By Annie Fixler and Mark Montgomery February 5, 2021 Hezbollah’s cyber operatives are back in the game, according to a new report by Israeli firm ClearSky Cyber Security. After years of apparent inactivity, the group’s reappearance is part of a larger trend in which non-state [...]

By |February 5th, 2021|Lebanon, Middle East|

UK diplomat calls for probe into killing of Iran-linked Hezbollah critic

Lukman Slim was found dead after being reported missing on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021. (AFP) February 5, 2021 A British diplomat has called for an investigation after a critic of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was murdered on Thursday. Martin Longden, the UK’s chargé d’affaires in Lebanon, made the call after Lukman Slim was found [...]

By |February 5th, 2021|Lebanon|

Lebanon’s Hezbollah erects Soleimani statues, dividing supporters on Iran propaganda

A worker cleans a statue of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, installed in Ghobeiry, a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP January 18, 2021 Traditionally adorned with pictures of Iranian proxy group Hezbollah’s martyrs and leaders, the southern suburbs of Beirut, the party’s bastion, are now lined with Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Lebanon|

Israel escalates its ‘War Between Wars’ campaign demanding the removal of Hezbollah, all Iranian militias from Syria

An Israeli soldier walking next to a tank at an army position overlooking southern Lebanon in the northern Israeli town of Metula, along Israel's border with Lebanon, November 16, 2017. (AFP) January 9, 2021 Israel is escalating its “war between wars” campaign by demanding the removal of Lebanese Hezbollah, along with all Iranian militias from [...]

By |January 9th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|