Terrorism: Hizballah’s Brand is Tarnished

From Gloria-Centre.Org Terrorism: Hizballah's Brand is Tarnished By Jonathan Spyer * September 24, 2009 ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org A famous Hizbullah marching song, "Hizbullah ya ayuni" (Hizbullah - my eyes), contains the following verse: "And today through the blood of the brave, the merciful Continue Reading

What to Do on Lebanon: The Future of Lebanon-Israel Relations?

From Gloria-Centre.Org WHAT TO DO ON LEBANON: THE FUTURE OF LEBANON-ISRAEL RELATIONS? By Eyal Zisser * This article is based on a paper presented at the June 8-9, 2009, conference, "Israel and the Arab States: Parallel Interests, Relations, and Strategies," jointly held in Jerusalem by the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. While many Israelis once felt Lebanon would be the second Continue Reading

How Reuters Rewrites an Israeli Intelligence Analysis to Ignore its Conclusions and Use it Against Israel

From Gloria-Centre.Org How Reuters Rewrites an Israeli Intelligence Analysis to Ignore its Conclusions and Use it Against Israel ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org The pervasive media slant on Middle East issues is so obvious that it’s funny, and also transgresses the proper rules of journalism. Here’s a Continue Reading

Middle East Mondo Bizarre: A Day in the Life of the World’s Most Turbulent Region.

From Gloria-Centre.Org Middle East Mondo Bizarro: A Day in the Life of the World's Most Turbulent Region ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org Here are some developments worth noting (and even more important, understanding). Although this is written in a light-hearted style--since otherwise such news would Continue Reading

Hezbollah Readies for War as UN Peacekeepers Can Only Observe

From Bloomberg.Com In a Lebanese village 10 miles west of the Israeli border, black-capped Hezbollah militiamen stand guard in front of a suspected weapons cache. Even though they are unarmed, their presence deters United Nations peacekeepers from approaching the house in Khirbet Silim, preventing the UN troops from fulfilling their mission, which is to stop Hezbollah from rearming. “The UN can’t just come around here and go into people’s Continue Reading

Why a Hizballah Attack on Israel is Unlikely

From Gloria-Centre.Org Why A Hizballah Attack on Israel is Unlikely ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org Guy Bechor is a very smart analyst of Arab politics and society. Especially interesting was his recent Haaretz article providing ten reasons why Hizballah is not going to attack Israef. [The article is not Continue Reading

Official: New Hizbullah arms may alter balance

From JPost Increasing tensions between Israel and Hizbullah are the result of growing concern that Syria will transfer "balance-altering" weaponry to the Iranian-backed group in the event of a new conflict with Israel, a top defense official has told The Jerusalem Post. "Our assumption is that whatever Iran and Syria have, Hizbullah could one day also have," the official said this week. The impact on IDF operations is that surveillance Continue Reading

Analysis: Hizbullah Turns up the Temperature in the North By Jonathan Spyer * July 30, 2009

From Gloria-Centre.Org Analysis: Hizbullah Turns up the Temperature in the North By Jonathan Spyer * July 30, 2009 ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org This article appeared in the Jerusalem Post on the 30/7/2009 Israel's border with Lebanon is currently at its most tense since the cease-fire which Continue Reading

Lebanon’s Reversal of Fortune

From Gloria-Centre.Org Lebanon's Reversal of Fortune ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org Do you think the moderates—that is the March 14 bloc—won the Lebanese elections, while Hizballah and its Iranian-Syrian sponsors lost? Well, not so fast. Negotiations have been going on about what the government will look Continue Reading

Israeli forces training for rapid incursions against Hizbullah in Lebanon

From Prison Planet.Com The Israel Army has intensified training for another war with the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah. Officials said the army has formulated a training course that would prepare combat troops to rapidly cross into Lebanon and overcome Hizbullah's network of bunkers and tunnels south of the Litani River. They said the training was meant to significantly shorten any future war with Hizbullah. In 2006, Israel and Hizbullah agreed Continue Reading