Ten years after the second Lebanon war, Hizballah is stronger than ever, with an upgraded arsenal, Russian air support, extensive fighting experience, and overland supply lines connecting it directly to Iran. Yet it is tied down in the Syrian civil war, losing men, and no longer the darling of the Arab world that it was in 2006. The U.S., meanwhile, is increasingly realigning itself with Hizballah’s Russian and Iranian protectors. Reuven Azar, Tony Badran, and Michael Doran discuss this complex situation, what it means for Israel and the region as a whole, and what the next president might do. (Moderated by Lee Smith; video, 85 minutes.)
Is a Third Lebanon War on the Horizon?
To Today’s Cosmopolitan and “Oikophobic” Left, Israel Can Never Be Acceptable
On the day the Knesset passed its nation-state law last year, Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed, “This is our state—the Jewish state. . . . This is our nation, language, and flag.” This declaration, argues Wiliam Voegeli, points precisely to what the American left finds so unpalatable about Israel:
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