By Acting against Hizballah, the West Has a Chance to Prevent Lebanon from Becoming Another Gaza

For much of its history, Lebanon has been riven by religious conflict, which caused a fifteen-year civil war. But now, argues Alberto Miguel Fernandez, poor governance and the threat of economic collapse and even famine pose greater problems for the small Mediterranean country than sectarian divisions:

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More about: Hizballah, Lebanon, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy

 

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

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:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution