Now that Iran is poised to receive more than $50 billion from the lifting of sanctions, it will no doubt direct some of the money to Hizballah, which has suffered cutbacks in recent years even as it has expanded operations. Matthew Levitt testified to Congress last week about the likely results, which include replenishing Hizballah forces along the Israel-Lebanon border. And there’s much more:
What Will Hizballah Do with a Few Billion Dollars?
What Palestinians Want
In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals: