Hezbollah Fortifies Frontier Against Israel

NABATIYEH, Lebanon – In the mountains towering above this southern city, Hezbollah (Party of God) is building a new line of defense on lands where a fierce war was once fought between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel. An asphalt road rising up from the sea seems to carve up the southern chain of … Continue reading “Hezbollah Fortifies Frontier Against Israel”

Tensions Rise on Israel’s North

RAMALLAH – The war of words between Israel and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has heated up in the last week, raising fears that another war between Lebanon and Israel is imminent. On Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Lebanese government that it would be held responsible for any attacks on Israeli targets … Continue reading “Tensions Rise on Israel’s North”

Lebanese Polls Closely Watched by US and Region

WASHINGTON, Jun 5 (IPS) — After emerging from a political crisis last year, the Lebanese people will head to the polls Jun. 7 to determine the composition of the new parliament. A variety of foreign powers, including the U.S., will be watching closely, waiting for the electoral results before they determine their policies towards the … Continue reading “Lebanese Polls Closely Watched by US and Region”