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The prevelant perception of Hizbullah in the "west" is of a militant, armed terrorist organization bent on abduction and murder. While the initial years of its emergence as a political movement in Lebanon were turbulent and controvertial, The Party of God has matured to become an important and pivotal force in Middle East politics in general and Lebanese society in particular. Hizbullah has its immediate historic roots in the social uprising of the Lebanese Shia community in the late 1960's and early 70's that took its inspiration from the charismatic Imam Musa Sadr who "disappeared" in Libya in 1978.

Sadr's Movement of the Deprived (Harakat al- Mahrumin) with it's military wing and present-day political party, Amal soon became mired in the convolutions of Lebanese politics and the 15-year civil war. The Israeli invasion of 1982 provided the catalyst for Shiite radicalism. Hizbullah emerged with the aim of expelling the occupants and alleviating the social sufferings of the Shia community.

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Iran is using a "Hezbollah model" of building and arming militias in neighbouring Arab countries to create weak states that are effectively brought under Tehran's control, the US National Security Adviser warned on Saturday. In a call to action, HR McMaster told an audience of senior security officials in ...
A US federal grand jury indicted three Lebanese men on charges of illegally exporting drone parts from the US to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the US Justice Department announced Friday. The US Attorney's office for Minnesota said two of the suspects - Usama Hamade, 53, and his brother, ...

Since the 2006 war, when Hizbullah (phonetically spelled 'Hezbollah' in the west) successfully defended the country from a third Israeli invasion of its southern border, much about the rise of .... Of particular interest to Hizbollah was Samim Al Kintar who had been arrested and in an Israeli prison since 1975.
The recent military clashes between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces have injected new volatility into an already explosive Middle East, increasing the likelihood of miscalculation and escalatory military action across the region. As the Syrian civil war grinds on, the pressing concern is not an all-out war ...
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday ruled out an alliance with Hezbollah for the parliamentary elections set for May. "We are not a movement that accepts people put themselves into a racist and sectarian box, lock it and then throw the key away," Hariri said, dismissing an alliance with ...
Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the extraterritorial wing of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), threatened Thursday to "wipe out" the State of Israel on the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, The Times of Israel reported.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with key allies of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group on Thursday, during a brief stopover in Beirut as part of a regional trip. The visit comes amid a growing dispute between Lebanon and its southern neighbor, Israel, over oil and gas reserves, and Israel's ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday delivered a warning to Lebanon's leaders about Hezbollah, saying the Shiite Muslim movement's growing ... Speaking at news conference in Beirut with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose coalition government includes Hezbollah members, Tillerson ...
He urged Lebanese leaders to uphold Lebanon's commitment to disassociating itself from foreign conflicts. "The international community expects all parties in Lebanon to fulfill this commitment, including Hezbollah, which should withdraw and cease its activities abroad in order to help reduce tensions in the ...
Beirut: The head of the powerful Iraqi militia Harakat Al Nujaba pledged on Tuesday to stand alongside its Lebanese ally Hezbollah if a new war breaks out with Israel. Harakat Al Nujaba and Hezbollah have fought side-by-side to bolster Syrian government troops since 2013, most prominently against ...
(JTA) -- Hezbollah called the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter plane the start of a "new strategic phase" in which Israel would no longer operate freely in Syrian airspace. In a statement Saturday, the Shi'ite terrorist group praised the "alertness of the Syrian Army, which downed the plane," saying this marks ...
The Syrian war has entered a new stage with the regime of Bashar al-Assad gaining the upper hand. Israel, no longer content to remain a bystander as Damascus's position improves, is now jockeying to reverse the deterioration of its strategic posture. In this endeavor it has formidable obstacles to ...
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a simple, straightforward message this week when he toured Israel's border with Syria and Lebanon with top security officials. "Our face is turned toward peace, we are ready for any eventuality, and I don't suggest anyone test us," he ...
GettyImages-911372182 Israeli soldiers (top left) and United Nations peacekeepers (top right) look on as Lebanese supporters of Hezbollah attend a rally against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the southern Lebanese border village of Alma al-Shaab, ...

Hezbollah on Wednesday maintained that the statements made by the Zionist war minister Avigdor Lieberman reflect the Israeli greed for seizing Lebanon resources, adding that they come in the context of enemy's continuous aggression on the Lebanese sovereignty and legitimate rights. In a statement ...
The US has promised it will continue to support Lebanon's military after Israel said the force was indistinguishable from Hezbollah, and so fair game in any future war. The Lebanese army was a potential counterweight to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia, a former US ambassador said. It was a very ...
The Israel Defense Forces' chief of staff has added to the chorus of voices warning about Hezbollah's attempts to arm itself with precision missiles produced in Lebanon. "The Hezbollah terror organization is violating the UN Security Council resolutions, maintaining a military presence in the region, ...
An expose in Politico by Josh Meyer entitled "The secret backstory of how the Obama administration let Hezbollah off the hook" makes a damning charge: "In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug ...
Bottom Line: Maturing under Tehran's tutelage, Hezbollah's hackers are quickly learning the art of cyber warfare. The formidable militant organization is increasingly turning its attention to the digital realm to engage in espionage, psychological operations, disruption of critical services and criminal activity to ...
Commenting on the leaked remarks made by the Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, Hezbollah issued on Monday a statement in which it categorically rejected the insulting statements against House Speaker Nabih Berri and stressed the party's great appreciation respect, always reiterated by SG ...
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem maintained on Friday that the party will heavily participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections to stress the concept of building the state in addition to protecting the country. Addressing the party's electoral machine, Sheikh Qassem stressed ...
MPs have backed a call to ban the political wing of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, whose military arm is already proscribed in the UK. Joan Ryan, who chairs Labour Friends of Israel, said it was a "terrorist organisation driven by an antisemitic ideology that seeks the destruction of Israel" as she ...
Among the world's most brutal and ruthless terrorist organizations, Hezbollah stands out for its deep pockets and extraordinary global reach. Backed by Iran, the group has built one of the most powerful non-state military forces in human history, using it to perpetuate a reign of terror around the world that has ...
Foreshadowing for the blind: Expect nothing new from the U.K. government at Thursday's parliamentary debate over whether or not to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group in its entirety. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, British officials remain committed to the politically expedient but ...
The focus of the United States is Hezbollah, it's not the Lebanese people or the Lebanese economy. ... His comments come after a US official stated on Tuesday that Lebanon must cut Iranian-backed Hezbollah from the financial sector, two weeks after Washington began a new push to disrupt the militant ...
Tomorrow, the House of Commons will debate the proscription of Hezbollah in its entirety. Abandoning the false distinction between the organisation's 'political' and 'terrorist' wings would go a long way toward assuring our national interest and help avert a major new conflagration in the Middle East.
Last month, a Politico investigation ignited a firestorm by charging that the Obama administration deliberately undermined Project Cassandra, an ambitious effort by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop Hezbollah from trafficking drugs into the United States and Europe. veterans of the Obama ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that he is establishing a task force to investigate and combat the illicit activities of the Iran-backed terrorist organization, Hezbollah. The task force was born of a Politico report finding that the Obama administration backed off of investigating Hezbollah out ...
Although it is unclear how much money Iran puts into Hezbollah each year, estimates range from between $800 million to $1 billion. This makes Lebanon an expensive invest¬ment. It is reported that Iran maintains a 22,000-strong militia, plus an arsenal, there. Recently, Hezbollah Secretary-General ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday, Jan. 11, the participation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team, a new group of prosecutors and investigators tasked with investigating ...
For months now, Lebanon's Hezbollah has been working on beefing up its presence in southern Syria, according to interviews with its fighters. The militia appears to be operating quietly, however, to avoid inflaming the local population, namely the large, esoteric Druze community. According to Hezbollah ...
The reason for this rare harmony among Lebanon's traditionally fractious politicians is, paradoxically, down to Hezbollah and its allies having triumphed over a rival Sunni, Christian and Druze parliamentary bloc, known as the March 14 coalition. The Hezbollah victory ended a power struggle that politically ...
Hezbollah terrorists are patrolling the Lebanon-Israel border wearing Lebanese army uniforms, an Israeli source was quoted as telling the Ilaf news site in Saudi Arabia. "This is a violation of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hezbollah," the Israeli source said. "The Hezbollah members are ...
"This false distinction means that Hezbollah flags can be flown on the streets of Britain," LFI said in a statement last week, referring to the flags seen in the Al Quds Day parade held in London in June last year. Al Quds Day is an annual event first established by Iran to encourage people to march in support ...
Damascus, Syria (3:00 PM) - A Hezbollah sympathizer and anti-Zionist activist has shown his support for the Lebanese resistance movement and political party while walking around in the middle of the Israeli regime's capital of Tel Aviv. The anonymous activist uploaded a picture to the internet in which ...
A member of the Palestinian group Hamas has been hurt in a bomb blast in the Lebanese city of Sidon. According to security sources the targeted official was Mohamed Hamdan, who's also known as Abu Hamza. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. But al-Manar television, run by the Lebanese ...
In the wake of news reports that the Obama administration derailed efforts to curb drug dealing by the terrorist group Hezbollah for political reasons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday the creation of the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team. Sessions took the action in the wake ...
WASHINGTON-- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is setting up a special task force on Hezbollah's drug trade activities to revive investigations that languished during the Obama administration. "The Justice Department will leave no stone unturned in order to eliminate threats to our citizens from terrorist ...
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has reiterated his backing for Hezbollah despite pressure from Saudi Arabia to confront the Shia militia. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal in his first interview with a US newspaper since he withdrew his resignation in December - Hariri, dared to defy Saudi Arabia, ...
The U.S. Department of Justice has assembled a team of prosecutors to investigate allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. The allegations were reportedly not pursued by the previous administration because of Iranian sensitivities. The new ...
The Syrian government claims Israeli jets and missiles attacked targets at the al-Qutaifa area near Damascus. Syria also says air defenses hit one Israeli jet and that at least one rocket was intercepted. Israel has conducted over 100 strikes in Syria to prevent Hezbollah from getting "game-changing" Iranian ...
By wishing "Death to Hezbollah", Iranians demonstrators were not only protesting a "rise of the price of eggs" as the Ayatollahs' propaganda machine tried to claim. The demonstrators were demanding that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spend Iranian money for Iranian people -- and only for ...
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday that the ongoing protests in Iran were not rooted in political issues and were being handled by the regime in a good way. "The crisis in Iran is due to economic reasons, not political," Nasrallah said in an interview with Lebanese al-Mayadeen ...
Beirut: Hezbollah members have briefly detained two foreign aid workers before handing them over to Lebanon's General Security agency, a security source told Annahar Thursday. The Dutch and New Zealander aid workers were detained Wednesday in Haret Hreik neighborhood in Beirut's southern ...
The Afghan Taliban, Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are often considered enemies of the West, but they are also enemies of the most dangerous terrorist groups -- Islamic State and al-Qa'ida. Meanwhile our allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, who are supposed to be faithful to us, seem to be "friends" of ...
The leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group says President Donald Trump's "hopes" that the protests in Iran will snowball and lead to regime change or chaos will be dashed along with the hopes of the Israelis and Saudis. In his first comments since protests in Iran broke out, Hassan Nasrallah ...
Hezbollah has the capability to attack Israel's offshore natural gas platforms, having acquired the armaments such as rockets to do so, senior Israel Defense Forces officers said on Monday. Nevertheless, one officer told Haaretz, "Our intelligence assessment is that even if Hezbollah currently has this ...


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