Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

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Hurst Publishers, 2013 - International relations and terrorism - 407 pages
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Hezbollah - Lebanon's 'Party of God' - is a multifaceted organisation: it is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organisation. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently declassified government documents, court records, and personal interviews with intelligence officials, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah's beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises abroad in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and finally in North America. He also discusses Hezbollah's unit dedicated to supporting Palestinian militant groups and the group's involvement in training and supporting insurgents who fought US troops in post-Saddam Iraq. The book concludes with a look at Hezbollah's integral and ongoing role in Iran's 'shadow war' with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world. Levitt shows convincingly that Hezbollah's willingness to deploy violence at home and abroad, its global reach, and its proxy-patron relationship with the Iranian regime are all matters worthy of the utmost concern.

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The author is wrongfully using my name as a terrorist in this book even though The US Federal District Court cleared my name of any ties to Hezbollah or terrorism and I have a letter signed by the Judge proving this fact.
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The Party ofGod Is Born
Targeting Westerners in Lebanon and Beyond
Hezbollahs European Debut
Bombings in BuenosAires
A Near Miss in Bangkok
Hezbollah Comes to North America
Bombing Khobar Towers
Targeting the Israeli Heartland
Hezbollah in Iraq
Hezbollahs Criminal Enterprise in America Shadow
Selected Bibliography
About the Author
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Matthew Levitt is a senior fellow and Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. He is the author of Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad (2006).

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