Hizbollah

Did Israel really hit a Hyundai in Sudan?

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 14, 2011

Mystery still surrounds the attack last week on a car killing two men near the Red Sea coast of Sudan, but it bears all the hallmarks of another strike in Israel's campaign against arms smuggling to Hamas and Hizbollah.

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WikiLeaks papers shed light on Hizbollah's Israel plans

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011

A series of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks to Israeli newspapers have revealed previously unknown information about Hizbollah's capabilities and Israel's ties with the Gulf state of Bahrain.

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Former MI6 boss: Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorists at heart'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 30, 2011

The former head of the MI6 has described the Muslim Brotherhood as being "at heart, a terrorist organisation".

Speaking at a conference on British-Israeli diplomatic relations at Chatham House, Sir Richard Dearlove also said that Hamas and Hizbollah were "Iranian surrogates".

He warned that it was necessary to "do everything you can to prevent Iran from becoming nuclear".

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On this day: Hizbollah publishes its manifesto

By Jennifer Lipman, February 16, 2011

Some 30 years after it was founded and 26 after it released an “Open Message” from Beirut, Hizbollah remains a constant threat to Israel and an obstacle to peace efforts in the Middle East.

The terrorist group, formed with the backing of the Iranian Islamist revolutionaries the 1980s, began with the aim of pushing Israel out of Lebanon. But its 1985 manifesto also called for a continuous jihad until Israel was destroyed and for the creation of an Islamic republic in Lebanon.

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Security fears at Israeli embassies

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2011

Security concerns could prompt the closure of four Israeli embassies after officials recorded “a number of irregular incidents targeting Israeli destinations” in the past few days.

Anti-Israel groups are this week marking the third anniversary of the death of high-ranking Hizbollah member Imad Mughniyeh. The terrorist organisation has accused Israel of being behind his death and said it would avenge it.

A spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that security at four diplomatic locations had been increased and that the threat was being dealt with.

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Amnesty 'aligns with terrorists' to support Hizbollah spy

By Jennifer Lipman, February 3, 2011

Amnesty International have been criticised for losing its “moral compass” after mounting a campaign in support of a convicted spy for an Islamist terrorist organisation.

The Middle East and North Africa deputy director of the human rights organisation called the jailing of Hizbollah spy Ameer Makhoul “a very disturbing development”.

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Hizbollah practises taking over Beirut

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 20, 2011

Tension in Lebanon has reached a fever pitch as the international tribunal investigating the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 delivered its indictments to the International Criminal Court in Hague on Monday.

Last week, Hizbollah toppled the Lebanese government when it led a walkout of ministers from the administration headed by Saad Hariri, the assassinated PM's son. They were protesting against the government's co-operation with the tribunal.

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Israelis face new border conflicts

January 13, 2011

Israel was facing possible wars on two fronts this week as Hizbollah took a step towards armed revolution in Lebanon and Egypt warned Hamas that it could soon provoke a new attack by Israel.

Meanwhile, three experts in peace negotiations have signalled in exclusive briefings for the JC that time is almost out for Israel to make a deal with the Palestinians.

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Lebanon crisis may be averted

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 9, 2010

Israeli intelligence believes that serious turmoil can be avoided in Lebanon by a toning down of the results of the Special Tribunal investigating the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Central operatives of Hizbollah are expected to be indicted by the tribunal and Hizbollah's leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has issued dire warnings that "political upheaval" would result from such accusations.

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Saudis had plan to destroy Hizbollah

December 9, 2010

New revelations from the United States diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show that Israel is not alone in its concerns regarding the power of Hizbollah in Lebanon.

One of the latest cables to be revealed includes a proposal by Saudi Arabia to create an American-backed joint Arab military force to fight Hizbollah.

The proposal was made by Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, two years ago to American special representative David Satterfield.

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