Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823938216
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 8365
Born in the turmoil of the Lebanese civil war and Israel’s twenty-year occupation of southern Lebanon, Hezbollah is many things to many people. To impoverished Lebanese citizens, it is a social services agency, offering assistance the government does not. To militant Lebanese Muslims, it is a political party determined to install a conservative Islamic government. To Israelis and most Westerners, Hezbollah is a terrorist organization bent on destroying Israel and attacking Western interests. Ann Byers expertly sorts through these perceptions of the group and gives readers entrance into the complex world of the Hezbollah.


The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
Author: Matthew Levitt
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626162018
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 1667
Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted organization: It is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanon’s largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently declassified government documents, court records, and personal interviews with intelligence and law enforcement officials around the world, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah’s beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises abroad in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and finally in North America. Levitt also describes Hezbollah’s unit dedicated to supporting Palestinian militant groups and Hezbollah’s involvement in training and supporting insurgents who fought US troops in post-Saddam Iraq. The paperback edition includes a new afterword by the author that updates the book for Hezbollah's role in the civil war in Syria, their ongoing shadow war with Israel, and for the trials of Hezbollah operatives accused of terrorist plots.


A Short History
Author: Augustus R. Norton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691131245
Category: History
Page: 187
View: 3818
With unmatched clarity and authority, the author tells how Hezbollah developed, how it has evolved, and what direction it might take in the future.


A Short History - Updated Edition
Author: Augustus Richard Norton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851440
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 8563
With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi‘i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. Policymakers in the United States and Israel usually denounce it as a dangerous terrorist group and refuse to engage with it, yet even its adversaries need to contend with its durability and resilient popular support. Although Hezbollah’s popularity has declined in many quarters of the Arab world, the Shi‘i group—a hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider—remains the most powerful player in Lebanon. Augustus Richard Norton’s Hezbollah stands as the most lucid, informed, and balanced analysis of the group yet written. This edition, with a new prologue and expanded afterword, analyzes recent momentous events—including Hezbollah’s political performance in Lebanon, inconsistent responses to the Arab Spring, and recent military support of the al-Asad regime in Syria. Hezbollah is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.


The Changing Face of Terrorism
Author: Judith Palmer Harik
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845110246
Category: History
Page: 241
View: 933
The definitive book on Hezbollah and their origins and transformation

Escape the Hezbollah

Author: Pola Muzyka
Publisher: Trinity Matrix Publishing
ISBN: 0981783317
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
View: 4813
A young man struggles to guard and sustain his love for God, his fiance, and his family when faced with the brutality of Sharia law. Escape the Hezbollah is a glorious story of how love can endure through the most cruel, hostile, and depraved environment imaginable. Friends begin to go missing and rumors surface. Some of Joseph's friends are never heard from again. Joseph becomes entrapped in the mystery of his friends' disappearances when, one day after work, he and his friend, Fareed, are forcibly thrown into the backseat of a black Nissan and abducted. The two young men are forced to join a ruthless militia. This military, formed by the IRG to protect Lebanon from invasion by the Israelis, contradicts its credence. Joseph witnesses the most horrific sins that man can inflict upon another human being and he wants out. He thinks his Maker has abandoned him and he questions God's very existence, ultimately doubting his own faith. After grueling years of enduring this military life, escape, and concealment, a way opens up for him to safely flee the country and eventually return to the U.S.


A History of the "Party of God"
Author: Dominique Avon,Anaïs-Trissa Khatchadourian,Jane Marie Todd
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070313
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 1964
Hezbollah’s revolutionary role in global politics has invited lionization and vilification, rather than a clear-eyed view of its place in history. Now that the party is in power, how will Hezbollah reconcile its regional obligations with its religious beliefs? This nonpartisan account offers insights that Western media have missed or misunderstood.

Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God

From Revolution to Institutionalization
Author: E. Azani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230116299
Category: Political Science
Page: 293
View: 5116
The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.


Background and Issues for Congress
Author: Casey L. Addis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143794177X
Page: 31
View: 1084
Lebanon's Hezbollah (HZ) is a Shiite Islamist militia, political party, social welfare org., and U.S. State Dept.-designated terrorist org. Its armed element receives support from Iran and Syria and possesses paramilitary and unconventional warfare capabilities. In the wake of the summer 2006 war between Israel and HZ, and an armed domestic confrontation between HZ and rival Lebanese groups in May 2008, Lebanon's political process is now focused on HZ's future role in the country. Contents of this report: (1) Overview and Key Issues; (2) HZ's Origins; (3) HZ Today; (4) Implications for Lebanon; (5) Syria; (6) Iran; (7) HZ's International Activities; (8) Efforts to Combat HZ; (9) Options for Weakening HZ. Charts and tables. A print on demand report.

Der 33-Tage-Krieg

Israels Krieg gegen die Hisbollah und seine Konsequenzen
Author: Gilbert Achcar,Michel Warschawski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894015398
Page: 93
View: 3898

Lessons of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman,William D. Sullivan
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892065059
Category: History
Page: 169
View: 8545

Voice of Hezbollah

The Statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah
Author: Ḥasan Naṣr Allāh
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: History
Page: 420
View: 3300
A comprehensive English translation of the speeches by and interviews with the secretary general of Lebanon's "Party of God" offers insight into his credibility with both his supporters and detractors as well as his role in ejecting Israelis from Arab lands. Original.

Tea with Hezbollah

Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East
Author: Ted Dekker,Carl Medearis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780307588296
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 601
Is it really possible to love one’s enemies? That’s the question that sparked a fascinating and, at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel and glass high rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, before ending at the cradle of the world’s three major religions: Jerusalem. Tea with Hezbollah combines nail-biting narrative with the texture of rich historical background, as readers join novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and Middle East expert, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising journey. They are with them in every rocky cab ride, late-night border crossing, and back-room conversation as they sit down one-on-one with some of the most notorious leaders of the Arab world. These candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden’s brothers, reveal these men to be real people with emotions, fears, and hopes of their own. Along the way, Dekker and Medearis discover surprising answers and even more surprising questions that they could not have anticipated—questions that lead straight to the heart of Middle Eastern conflict. Through powerful narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West into a completely fresh understanding of those we call our enemies and the teaching that dares us to love them. A must read for all who see the looming threat rising in the Middle East. From the Hardcover edition.

Air Operations in Israel's War Against Hezbollah

Learning from Lebanon and Getting It Right in Gaza
Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833051466
Category: History
Page: 442
View: 9668
Examines the inconclusive results of the Israeli Defense Forces’ operation in Lebanon after Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers in 2006, which many believe represents a “failure of air power." The author demonstrates that this is an oversimplification of a more complex reality and contrasts the operation with Israel’s counteroffensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009.

Hezbollah and Hamas

A Comparative Study
Author: Joshua L. Gleis,Benedetta Berti
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406713
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 7841
Hezbollah and Hamas are major players in Middle Eastern politics and have a growing involvement in global events. Despite their strikingly different beginnings, they share a common denominator—an adversary in Israel. Hezbollah and Hamas draws from primary interviews and documents coupled with a thorough review of current scholarship. This is a portrait of the organizations’ roots, histories, ideologies, relationships, tactics, political outlooks, and futures. Joshua L. Gleis and Benedetta Berti present organization charts, maps, and a case study of the TriBorder Area in South America, which frequently serves as an operational center for terrorist groups. Recognizing that these two groups are increasingly relevant to U.S. national security, Gleis and Berti provide a comparative analysis of their histories and political missions that moves beyond reductionist portrayals of the organizations' military operations. -- William Martel, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Hezbollah, Islamist Politics, and International Society

Author: Filippo Dionigi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137403020
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
View: 3207
How do the norms of the liberal international order affect the activity of Islamist movements? This book analyzes and assesses the extent to which Islamist groups, which have traditionally attempted to shield their communities from “alien” moral conceptions, have been affected by the rules and principles that regulate international society. Through an analysis of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Filippo Dionigi concludes that international norms are among the most significant factors changing Islamist politics. The result is a precarious but innovative equilibrium in which Islamists are forced to rethink idea of an allegedly “authentic” Islamic morality and the legitimacy of international norms.

Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah

The Unholy Alliance and Its War on Lebanon
Author: Marius Deeb
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817916660
Category: Political Science
Page: 84
View: 4679
In a detailed sequel to Marius Deeb’s authoritative Syria’s Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process, he demonstrates how the coalition of Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah has used assassination, terrorism, and force against the peaceful and liberal democratic Cedar Revolution, trying to undermine its success in pushing the Syrian Army out of Lebanon and in winning the parliamentary elections of 2005 and 2009.


Revolution Or Reaction
Author: Joseph Daher
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780745336930
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 2153
Hezbollah provides a new, grounded analysis of the controversial and misunderstood Lebanese party. Where previous books have focused on aspects of the party's identity, the military question or its religious discourse, here Joseph Daher presents an alternative perspective, built upon political economy.Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Lebanon and dozens of interviews, as well as new archival and other primary sources, Daher's analysis confidently positions Hezbollah within socio-economic and political developments in Lebanon and the Middle East. He emphasises Hezbollah's historic ties with its main sponsor, the Islamic Republic of Iran, its media and cultural wings and its relationship with Western economic policies.Further chapters examine the party's policies towards workers' struggles and women's issues, and its orientation towards the sectarian Lebanese political system. Hezbollah is a well informed and fresh analysis of a topic which remains central to our understanding of one of the world's most tumultuous and politically unstable regions.