The 33-day War: Israel's War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences

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Paradigm Publishers, 2007 - History - 114 pages
Up to date through the events of October, 2006, this book assesses the causes and consequences of the impact on the recent Middle East war. The authors describe the popular basis of Hezbollah in Lebanon among the Shiites, but also its relation to the country's other religious communities and political forces. They analyze the regional roles of Syria, Iran, and Hamas as well as the politics of the United States and Europe.The book dissects the strategic and political background behind recent actions taken by Israel; the impact of Israel's incursion into Lebanon and effects on Lebanon's population' and the consequences of the war on Israel polity and society. Throughout the years, Lebanon has confirmed its stance as Israel's vietnam: the last war provoked the most serious political earthquake that Israel ever experienced sinse the 1973 "Yom Kippur War."

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Hezbollah from Its Origins
The ThirtyThreeDay War and
Israel Between Its Second Lebanon War

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Gilbert Achcar, who lived in Lebanon for many years before moving to France, now teaches politics and international relations at the University of Paris. He is the author of several books on contemporary politics and is a frequent contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique. Michel Warschawski, a veteran journalist and peace activist, founded the Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem, a Palestinian-Israeli news organization that disseminaties information, research, and political analysis on Palistinian and Israeli societies.

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