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Hezbollah Biggie Badreddine Blown Up, Big Mystery Follows

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/13/thousands-gather-for-funeral-of-hezbollahs-mustafa-badreddine
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/14/2016 at 7:30pm
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/13/thousands-gather-for-funeral-of-hezbollahs-mustafa-badreddine

We reported on Friday that top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in Syria, but that the circumstances were unclear, Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?.

Badreddine was considered a master bomb maker, credited with developing that combination of explosives and gas that took down the...

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Looks like Beirut university nixed Steven Salaita hire

Steve Salaita Twitter Photo Cropped
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00am 4/14/2016 at 10:00am
Steve Salaita Twitter Photo Cropped

Steven Salaita, you may recall, was the controversial anti-Israel professor whose hate-tweeting caused the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to decline to hire him for a tenured position. The University asserted that Salaita only had a contingent offer subject to Board approval, and that approval never happened.

Salaita is active in the Boycott...

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Arab League: Hezbollah is terrorist organization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UbxYRCcU8
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:30pm 3/11/2016 at 4:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UbxYRCcU8

This is pretty big political news, signaling a larger Arab versus Iranian divide.

The Arab League had just declared that Hezbollah, the Iranian proxy which dominates Lebanon and fights for Assad in Syria, is a terrorist organization.

Al-Jazeera reports:

The Arab League has declared Lebanese movement Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, only days after the...

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Terrorist and Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar killed in Israeli airstrike near Damascus

Samir Kuntar 2
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00am 12/20/2015 at 1:00am
Samir Kuntar 2

Samir Kuntar was among the most notorious and vicious terrorists.

A Druze, he was part of a group that landed in Israel in 1979, took a family hostage, and smashed a 4-year old child’s head against a rock with his rifle butt:

On April 22, 1979, Quntar, commanding a small unit of four...

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Israel preps media battlefield for next Hezbollah war

Aadaisse, Lebanon - close up
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:55pm 5/13/2015 at 8:55pm
Aadaisse, Lebanon - close up

Much of the war against Israel is fought in the media and through deceptive “Non-Governmental Organizations” which issue endless distorted reports against Israel.

There hardly is any pretense of objectivity anymore — there is an attempt to tie Israel’s hands when dealing with groups like Hamas and Hezbollah which strategically use civilians...

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Will Hezbollah attempt to capture Metula?

(Metula, Israel - Close Up Map View)
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:45pm 1/23/2015 at 5:45pm
(Metula, Israel - Close Up Map View)

After several senior Hezbollah military leaders and an Iranian General were killed in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights, presumably by Israel, there is plenty of speculation as to when and how Hezbollah and Iran will react.

An article in The Times...

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Q. Why did the Iranian General approach Israel’s Syrian border?

Mohammad Ali Allahdadi
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:15pm 1/19/2015 at 12:15pm
Mohammad Ali Allahdadi

Yesterday we reported how an Israeli helicopter strike just over the Syrian Golan border killed several senior Hezbollah terrorist leaders, including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of legendary and assassiated Hezbollah terror coordinatior Imad Mughniyeh. The elder Mughniyeh was responsible, among other things, for the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut that...

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Another car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:38am 1/2/2014 at 10:38am
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Lebanon quickly is turning into a war of car bombs.

We reported in July and August on a car bombs that killed dozens of civilians in the Hezbollah stronghold in the Dahiyeh suburbs. The attacks appeared to be retaliation for

Then last week a car bomb killed a high level Lebanese politician who...

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Who killed Hezbollah biggie?

Hezbollah Commander Car Bullet Hole 12-2013
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:20am 12/8/2013 at 8:20am
Hezbollah Commander Car Bullet Hole 12-2013

We noted previously the Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated, Hassan Laqqis.

Hezbollah immediately blamed Israel. It certainly makes sense when you consider how professionally it was carried out. Unlike the Jihadis who blow up cars or themselves, the Laqquis hit was carried out precisely and using silenced weapons. The hit men...

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Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated (Updates)

Hezbollah Commander Assassinated Beirut 12-4-2013
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:04am 12/4/2013 at 9:04am
Hezbollah Commander Assassinated Beirut 12-4-2013

Just one day after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah gave a gloating television interview about the triumph of the Iranian nuclear deal, the former head of Hezbollah’s rocket forces, someone involved in procuring arms from Iran, and a close associate of Nasrallah was assassinated outside his home in Beirut.

Via Times of Israel:

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran nuke deal, say U.S. wanted broader talks with Iran

(Hezbollah flag and sign near Metula, Israel)(photo Hadar Sela)
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:09pm 12/3/2013 at 2:09pm
(Hezbollah flag and sign near Metula, Israel)(photo Hadar Sela)

In an interview airing now on Lebanese OTV television, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the Iranian nuclear deal (summary translation via NOW Lebanon):

The Iran nuclear deal has significant repercussions.

The region’s peoples are the biggest winners from this deal because regional and international forces have been pushing for war with...

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Iran Embassy attacked in Beirut

Iran Embassy Bombing Beirut 11-19-2013
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 3:49pm 11/19/2013 at 3:49pm
Iran Embassy Bombing Beirut 11-19-2013

There was a double suicide bombing targeting the Iranian Embassy in Beirut earlier today.

There are at least 25 dead, including one diplomat.

An al-Qaeda linked group is claiming credit, but the Iranians are blaming Israel.

The bobming is assumed to be in retaliation for Iran’s involvement in Syria, including training, advisors, equipment and...

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Why Hezbollah fights on in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:30pm 8/20/2013 at 6:30pm

It took a while but a few weeks ago the European Union designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” to be a terrorist organization. There is some speculation as to why the EU took the action, but it seems likely that Hezbollah’s support of Assad was a major factor.

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Car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:27pm 8/15/2013 at 12:27pm

We predicted this would happen when Hezbollah intervened on behalf of Assad in Syria, including the conquest of Qusayr, and the ongoing battles in Homs and Aleppo.

Hezbollah’s chief, Hassan Nasrallah, openly bragged that Hezbollah was in Syria to the bitter end.

The death toll is rising at this writing, so keep track...

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Metula and the fake Hezbollah village

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:30pm 7/31/2013 at 8:30pm

The last in my series of posts from Israel:

After leaving the Valley of Tears battle monument, we descended from the Golan Heights towards Israel’s northernmost town, Metula.

But along the way, we stopped at the Druze town of Mas’ade for lunch at the Nedal Restaurant.  Here’s the view towards Mount Hermon (lost...

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Car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8:34am 7/9/2013 at 8:34am

Many weeks ago we suggested that one outcome of Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war on behalf of Assad, particularly the conquest of Qusayr, would be car bombings in pro-Hezbollah sections of Beirut.

That prediction appears to be coming true.

Via

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Lebanese man detained over tweets offensive to president

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:03pm 6/19/2013 at 1:03pm

I don’t know that @jeanassy says in these tweets, but it must have been really “good.”

Assy, who describes himself as a web developer, allegedly is a supporter of the Free Patriotic Movement of Michael Aoun, which is part of the governing coalition along with Hezbollah and other parties.

Via the...

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