Lebanon Arrests a Hizballah Critic for the Crime of Talking to Israelis

April 8 2021

In December, a Lebanese military tribunal sentenced Kinda el-Khatib to three years of forced labor, ostensibly because she helped to arrange for an Israeli journalist to interview a dual Lebanese-American citizen living in Oregon. Joseph Braude tells her story:

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More about: Hizballah, Israel-Arab relations, Lebanon, U.S. Foreign policy

Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations