Iran, Syria & Hezbollah Create Instability in Lebanon

Op-Ed – August 5, 2010

Hezbollah and the Lebanon Dilemma

By Ronen Bergman

Mr. Bergman, a senior military and political analyst for the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, is the author of “The Secret War With Iran” (Free Press, 2008).


Lebanon is a tinderbox. Whoever gave the command to the Lebanese snipers was playing with fire.

On Tuesday afternoon, several hours before a highly anticipated televised speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanese army snipers fired at an Israeli military detail that was trimming trees on the Israeli side of the border. The premeditated attack, which killed a colonel and left another officer severely wounded, came exactly four years since the end of the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. The question now is whether this incident could spark a chain reaction that results in another war.

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