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Will Hezbollah Remain in Syria Forever?.

By Mona Alami Hezbollah plays a highly versatile role in Syria. The Lebanese organization initially provided expert support to Assad in its crackdown on protesters. In 2011, Lebanese media started publicizing the death of Hezbollah fighters in Syria. The role of Hezbollah evolved to encompass offensive strategy during ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Citing Hezbollah Threat, Israel Navy Adds Extra Iron Dome Launcher to Ships.

An increased threat from missiles fired by the Hezbollah terror group has forced Israel to change the design of four of its warships in production.

- Newsmax - US

Letter to Arab leaders draws rebuke.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday implicitly criticized two former presidents and three former premiers for sending a controversial letter to the Arab League summit over Lebanon's foreign policy and its position on the sensitive issue of illegitimate arms, a clear allusion to Hezbollah's arsenal.

- The Daily Star - LB

Political, Regional Clouds Gather over Israel Even As Economy Booms.

Israel's politics are darkening: the governing coalition, in power for barely two years, is in tumult and regional tensions are rising. Looking only at the economy, things seem bright. U.S. chip giant Intel recently bought local start-up Mobileye for $15 billion, growth is robust and the currency is at record highs. But ...

- Voice of America - US

Former MK Azmi Bishara: I met with Nasrallah.

Former Arab MK Azmi Bishara, who evaded arrest on suspicion of spying for Hezbollah, reveals his relationship with the organization.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to Iran guards, Hezbollah brigades in Iraq.

Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain's interior ministry has confirmed. During security operations in several cities across the small Gulf island kingdom, ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Lebanese Journalist Maalouf sues Hezbollah chief after receiving death threats over tweets.

Lebanese journalist Maria Maalouf   who received death threats after she asked on social media why Israel has not eliminated Hassan Nasrallah has filed a lawsuit against the Hezbollah chief . How can it be that a criminal who forced us into a war with Israel hasn't been punished?' she said.  Maalouf sparked a media ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Several Hezbollah field commanders, fighters killed in Syria, report.

Syrian opposition rebels destroyed a Hezbollah military position and killed a number of its commanders and fighters in the town of Qamhana in central Syria's Hama district on Sunday, Sky News reported Monday. According to its sources, the opposition rebels targeted the position with guided missiles, which led to the ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Iran: Lawmaker Threatens to Designate U.S. Military, CIA 'Terrorist Organizations'.

Iranian lawmaker Allaeddin Boroujerdi, who leads the Iranian parliament's national security committee, has pledged to legally designate the U.S. military and the CIA "terrorist organizations" if the U.S. State Department does the same to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps , a military arm with longstanding ties to ...

- Breitbart - US

Galant to Hezbollah: 'We will push Lebanon back 100 years'.

Housing Minister Yoav Galant warns that if Hezbollah drags Israel to regional conflict, 'we will push Lebanon back a hundred years'

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Lebanon university settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah.

A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit, which charged it had violated the terms of grants it received ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Hezbollah open to electoral law discussions: deputy chief

Hezbollah is ready to discuss any electoral law, the party's deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem said Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

AUB settles US lawsuit over 'Hezbollah media training'

American University of Beirut to pay $700,000 for violating US sanctions by giving media training to banned outlets.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hezbollah's Badreddine killed by his own men: Israeli army chief

Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shiite militant group, Israel's military chief said Tuesday. The explosive announcement was the latest sign of an escalating feud between Israel and Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed group sworn to Israel's ...

- Ya Libnan - US

AUB unwittingly violated U.S. sanctions

The American University of Beirut agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit after being accused of assisting three organizations linked to Hezbollah, U.S. federal prosecutors said Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. charges Lebanese businessman with sanctions busting | Reuters

By Joel Schectman | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. authorities charged a Lebanese businessman with evading sanctions placed against him because of his alleged support for the Hezbollah militant movement.Kassim Tajideen, 62, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, and will be held in jail until a ...

- Firstpost - IN

U.S. charges Lebanese businessman with sanctions busting

U.S. authorities charged a Lebanese businessman with evading sanctions placed against him because of his alleged support for the Hezbollah militant movement. Kassim Tajideen, 62, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, and will be held in jail until a detention hearing next week, the Justice ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads

All the tools you need Until just minutes before we hit publish on this story, Google was using a YouTube channel run by a fan of Hezbollah to promote potentially lethal drones.…

- TheRegister - UK

American University of Beirut settles U.S. lawsuit for $700,000

- American University of Beirut, a recipient of U.S. government aid, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a civil lawsuit over accusations that it assisted three organizations linked to the militant group Hezbollah, federal prosecutors said.

- Reuters - US

Are Israel and Hezbollah Preparing for War?

Jesse RosenfeldHezbollah's role in the Syria conflict has transformed and emboldened the Lebanese Shiite movement—and worried Israel.

- The Nation - US

Will Morocco Extradite a Hezbollah Financier to the United States?

On March 21, a Moroccan security official confirmed that the kingdom plans to deport Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen to the United States, presumably based on his financial ties to Hezbollah and related designations by the U.S. Treasury Department. He was arrested last week in Morocco while on his way from Guinea to ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Iran’s Gen. Soleimani Blows Holes in Putin’s Syria Strategy

March 23, 2017, 7:03 PM Hizballah, his sharp weapon against Russia in Syria, moves in on the South.

- DEBKAFile - IL

Israel Strikes Again in Syria

Israel's latest strikes against Hezbollah are likely to be cheered by the Sunnis.

- The American Interest - US

Iran: Revolutionary Guard Corps builds missile factory for Hezbollah Terrorists

Iran Focus London, 20 Mar - According to a report in Al-Arabiya's Persian language website on March 11, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is building of a missile factory for Lebanon's Hezbollah. Despite the former U.S. administration officials' optimism, as well as that of the six world's powers, who signed the ...

- Iran Focus - UK

What's behind Hezbollah's safe zone project in Syria's Qalamoun?

A Hezbollah deal that is reportedly being discussed with the Syrian opposition for the repatriation of Syrian refugees into safe zones in Syria would face steep hurdles in negotiating with the Lebanese government.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Israel Plans Mass Evacuation If War Erupts Again

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups. The mass evacuations ...

- Voice of America - US

Israel plans to evacuate 250,000 from border areas if Hamas, Hezbollah again wage war

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups. The mass evacuations ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Israel: Hezbollah's Mustafa Badreddine was killed by own men on Iran's orders

Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria last year amid an 'internal crisis' within the group.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Israel preps for war on Gaza and Lebanon

Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other groups.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel: 2016 killing of Hezbollah commander inside job

Israel's military chief claims Hezbollah military commander in Syria was killed by members of his own group.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Israel plans mass evacuation if Islamic militants go to war with them

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Israel says Hezbollah commander killed by his own militia

One of Hezbollah's top commanders, Mustafa Badreddine, was killed by rivals inside his own faction, said Israeli military chief Gadi Eisenkot. The Shiite group claims Badreddine was killed by an artillery shell in Syria.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Israel: 2016 killing of Hezbollah commander inside job

Israel's military chief claims Hezbollah military commander in Syria was killed by members his own group.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Israel: Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine 'killed by own men'

Israel's military says intelligence suggests Mustafa Badreddine was killed by his own men.

- BBC - UK

Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate

March 21, 2017, 8:27 AM The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier. Hizballah claimed earlier that the drone was shot down by the Syrian army and published photos of ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Israeli drone crashes near Quneitra

March 21, 2017, 8:40 AM After Hizballah claimed that the Syrian army had shot down an Israeli drone over the Golan, the Israeli army spokesman Tuesday confirmed that a miniature Skyrider UAV, in the use mainly of the IDF artillery units for the purpose of surveillance, had crashed on the Golan due to a technical fault. It ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

IDF will not let sophisticated weapons reach the wrong hands

March 21, 2017, 1:22 PM Without naming Hizballah, IDF Chief of Staft Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkott pledged Tuesday that Israel’s armed forces would continue to stand guard over the national interests and make sure that “sophisticated weaponry would not reach the wrong hands.” He said that Israel faces four ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Judiciary to question journalist after controversial anti-Nasrallah tweets

Lebanon's judiciary Tuesday summoned TV presenter and journalist Maria Malouf for questioning after posting tweets calling on Israel to assassinate Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah

- The Daily Star - LB

Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by his own men

Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the group, Israel's military chief said Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanese TV reporter Maria Maalouf being sued over Hezbollah murder incitement

A number of Lebanese lawyers filed lawsuits Monday against television reporter Maria Maalouf accusing her of inciting murder against Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah by Israel via airstrike. In an initial tweet, Maalouf said that if Israel really wanted to see peace in the region, it ought to arrive at some ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Lebanese Hezbollah: Syrian rebels renew attacks on Damascus

BEIRUT " The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says that Syrian rebels have detonated a car bomb in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus and launched a renewed attack on the Syrian capital from the city's Jobar neighborhood.There...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Syria downs an Israeli mini-drone over Quneitra

March 21, 2017, 7:35 AM The IDF confirmed Hizballah claims Monday night that Syrian air defenses had shot down an Israeli drone. It was identified as a miniature Skylark UAV, in the use mainly of the IDF artillery units for the purpose of surveillance. It was emphasized that no security data had been exposed. The incident ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Hizbullah's expanded role in Syria threatens Israel

Key Points The Syrian conflict has become the largest military operation in Hizbullah's history, and its involvement in Iraq and Yemen has led the group to develop into a regional military actor. In the event of a future conflict with Israel, Hizbullah would abandon many of the conventional

- Jane’s - US

Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab

March 20, 2017, 9:41 AM The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday. The Israeli ambassador was called twice to the Russian foreign ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Lebanon and its terrorists are source of next war – Israel’s chief of staff

March 19, 2017, 6:03 PM IDF Chief of Staff Lt.Gen. Gady Eisenkott said Sunday: “Hizballah is gearing up with advanced weaponry and deploying for aggressive action from the towns and villages south of the Litani – all in defiance of UN Resolution 1701 .” From the declarations heard from across the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Syria: Israeli aircraft killed a Golan Brigades member

March 19, 2017, 6:15 PM Syrian sources claimed Sunday that Israeli aircraft struck a vehicle on the highway to Damascus near the Golan town of Quneitra, killing the civilian driver. Social networks reported that an Israeli drone killed a member of the Syrian army’s Golan Liberation Brigades called Yasser a-Sayad. The ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Hizballah’s trust in Russia – strategic dilemma for Israel

March 18, 2017, 10:14 PM Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17. Those events are spearheaded by the pro-Iranian Hizballlah’s drive ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Israel, Hizballah on Knife Edge of Clash on Syria’s Mt. Hermon

March 16, 2017, 6:56 PM Hizballah is pumping forces on to the slopes of Mt. Hermon opposite the Golan.

- DEBKAFile - IL

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