Posts Tagged ‘Hezbollah’

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Guest Column: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Mark Jacobs My barber is a sweet Lebanese Muslim man with a warm smile, a wife and three small kids. I love the guy. Recently, while cutting my hair, he started telling me about his latest trip to Lebanon to visit his family. He spoke lovingly about his old neighborhood, his buddies, his large extended…

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A roadside landmark in the Golan Heights. Photo credit: Dmitriy Feldman Svarshik

Essay: Heightened Defense

Israeli control of the Golan yields a broader benefit. It’s a ridge for the ages, a bulwark against Islamist tyranny from the north and a vista providing sweeping views of upper Israel. Arguably, the existence of Israel, America’s staunchest Middle East friend, hinges in part on Israeli control of the Golan Heights. The highlands are…

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My Personal Experiences With Palestinians and Israel

In 1967, a few months after the Six-Day War, I stopped in Beirut, Lebanon, on my way back from a trip to India. This was eight years before the Lebanese Civil War, and the city was incredibly beautiful — especially near the shore. The quiet harbor water was deep blue. A little further down the…

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