As Israelis Await the Third Lebanon War, the West Has Already Bought into Their Enemies’ Propaganda

Sept. 13 2021

In 1982, Israel fought its first war in Lebanon, against Palestinian terrorist groups and their local allies. It then spent the next eighteen years involved in low-intensity, sporadic conflict with Hizballah, leading eventually to the IDF’s withdrawal in 2000—which in turn led to the Second Lebanon War in 2006. Yet peace remains far away. Matti Friedman reports from the border:

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More about: Hizballah, Israeli Security, Lebanon

 

Forty Years after Israel Ceded the Sinai, the Territory Remains a Source of Trouble for Egypt

Last month, Egypt celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula, which it had lost in the Six-Day War. Since then Cairo has not used the territory to launch attacks against the Jewish state, but it has once again become a bastion of terror—most of which has been associated with Islamic State and aimed at the Egyptian government. Jonny Essa and Ofir Winter examine the situation in the Sinai, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent speech on the subject, and the implications for Israel:

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More about: Egypt, General Sisi, Islamic State, Sinai Peninsula