The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
Author: Matthew Levitt
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626162018
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
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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 - Updated Edition
Author: Augustus Richard Norton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851440
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 6222
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.

34 Days

Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon
Author: Amos Harel,Avi Issacharoff
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230611542
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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This is the first comprehensive account of the progression of the Second Lebanese War, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier on the morning of July 12, 2006, through the hasty decision for an aggressive response; the fateful discussions in the Cabinet and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy fighting in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York. The book answers the following questions: has Israel learned the right lessons from this failed military confrontation? What can Western countries learn from the IDF's failure against a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what role did Iran and Syria play in this affair? 34 Days delivers the first blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon war and new insights for the future of the region and its effects on the West.


Revolution Or Reaction
Author: Joseph Daher
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780745336930
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 7417
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.


Born with a Vengeance
Author: Hala Jaber
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231108348
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 8630
Discusses the Shi'ite Muslim organization and explores the motives and operations behind some of its terrorist attacks

Coffee with Hezbollah

Author: Belén Fernández
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557853168
Page: N.A
View: 8352

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: 570
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.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823938216
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 3391
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.

Man of Fantasy

Author: Rochelle Alers
Publisher: Kimani Press
ISBN: 1426837607
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 9901
Close friends since childhood, Kyle, Duncan and Ivan have become rich, successful co-owners of a beautiful Harlem brownstone. The one thing each of them lacks is a special woman to share his life with—until true love steps in to transform three sexy single guys into grooms-to-be…. Handsome psychotherapist Ivan Campbell could diagnose his own issues in a heartbeat—fear of commitment. Every woman he meets is convinced he's the complete package, yet no one has been able to get past the wall he built around himself long ago. But Nayo Goddard isn't looking for marriage. The petite, stylish photographer plays by her own rules and makes it crystal clear she has no interest in settling down. A fun, passionate, no-strings relationship with Nayo should be the perfect solution for Ivan—except suddenly he wants more, much more. And this time, the love 'em and leave 'em bachelor may be the one who's left heartbroken….

Voice of Hezbollah

The Statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah
Author: Ḥasan Naṣr Allāh
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: History
Page: 420
View: 7325
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.

Hezbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government

From Islamic Resistance to Government
Author: James Worrall,Simon Mabon,Gordon Clubb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831351
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
View: 3970
This detailed analysis follows the rise and evolution of Hezbollah from an Islamic resistance movement to its role as a governing force in Lebanon, exploring the group's impact on the security and power dynamics in the Middle East. • Features maps, organizational charts, and a timeline of events • Traces Hezbollah's journey from a resistance organization to its current position of power within Lebanese politics • Presents summaries of major attacks and biographies of prominent members • Discusses Iranian-inspired Shi'a activism and financing activities • Includes an overview of the leaders, support, recruiting strategies, and attacks


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: 5817
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, Islamist Politics, and International Society

Author: Filippo Dionigi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137403020
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
View: 5335
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.


politics and religion
Author: Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 9780745317922
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 9070
'Her dissection of Hizbullah's worldview is instructive. She treads carefully.' --The Jerusalem Post

Lightning Out of Lebanon

Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil
Author: Tom Diaz,Barbara Newman
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780345481856
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 5652
Before September 11, 2001, one terrorist group had killed more Americans than any other: Hezbollah, the “Party of God.” Today it remains potentially more dangerous than even al Qaeda. Yet little has been known about its inner workings, past successes, and future plans–until now. Written by an accomplished journalist and a law-enforcement expert, Lightning Out of Lebanon is a chilling and essential addition to our understanding of the external and internal threats to America. In disturbing detail, it portrays the degree to which Hezbollah has infiltrated this country and the extent to which it intends to do us harm. Formed in Lebanon by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1982, Hezbollah is fueled by hatred of Israel and the United States. Its 1983 truck-bomb attack against the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut killed 241 soldiers–the largest peacetime loss ever for the U.S. military–and caused President Reagan to withdraw all troops from Lebanon. Since then, among other atrocities, Hezbollah has murdered Americans at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon and the Khobar Towers U.S. military housing complex in Saudi Arabia; tortured and killed the CIA station chief in Beirut; held organizational meetings with top members of al Qaeda–including Osama bin Laden–and established sleeper cells in the United States and Canada. Lightning Out of Lebanon reveals how, starting in 1982, a cunning and deadly Hezbollah terrorist named Mohammed Youssef Hammoud operated a cell in Charlotte, North Carolina, under the radar of American intelligence. The story of how FBI special agent Rick Schwein captured him in 2002 is a brilliantly researched and written account. Yet the past is only prologue in the unsettling odyssey of Hezbollah. Using their exclusive sources in the Middle East and inside the U.S. counterterrorism establishment, the authors of Lightning Out of Lebanon imagine the deadly future of Hezbollah and posit how best to combat the group which top American counterintelligence officials and Senator Bob Graham, vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have called “the A Team of terrorism.” From the Hardcover edition.

Hezbollah. An Outsider's Inside View

Author: Brenda Heard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788868510534
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
View: 7449

Hezbollah and Hamas

A Comparative Study
Author: Joshua L. Gleis,Benedetta Berti
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406144
Category: History
Page: 249
View: 1300
Hezbollah and Hamas are players in Middle Eastern politics and have a growing involvement in global events. Despite their different beginnings, they share a common denominator in Israel. This title offers an analysis of their histories and political missions that moves beyond reductionist portrayals of the organizations' military operations.

Israel's Long War with Hezbollah

Military Innovation and Adaptation Under Fire
Author: Raphael D. Marcus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626166103
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 6407
This book provides the first comprehensive military history of the decades-long conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah. It begins in 1985 during the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon, includes the Second Lebanon War (a.k.a. the July War) in 2006 and aftermath, and brings the story up to the present. Raphael Marcus conducted extensive research in primary sources in both Hebrew and Arabic and conducted dozens of interviews with Israeli military participants. A second contribution of the book is that it assesses both strategic and operational military learning and adaptation by each side, or lack thereof, during the guerilla and counterguerilla campaigns. His conclusions illustrate the complexity and messiness of military adaptation under fire. It tells the story of slow strategic adaptation and disjointed operational adaptation by the Israeli Defense Forces, where civil-military relations, regional and geostrategic factors, institutional dynamics, domestic pressures, and organizational culture each hindered change. An Afterword in the book discusses adaptation on both sides since the 2006 war and Hezbollah's involvement in the war in Syria. Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah have once again heated up in fall 2017, making this a timely book.

The Road to Fatima Gate

The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel
Author: Michael Totten
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036551
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 5766
The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history’s violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten’s version of events in one of the most volatile countries in the world’s most volatile region is one part war correspondence, one part memoir, and one part road movie. He sets up camp in a tent city built in downtown Beirut by anti-Syrian dissidents, is bullied and menaced by Hezbollah’s supposedly friendly “media relations” department, crouches under fire on the Lebanese-Israeli border during the six-week war in 2006, witnesses an Israeli ground invasion from behind a line of Merkava tanks, sneaks into Hezbollah’s postwar rubblescape without authorization, and is attacked in Beirut by militiamen who enforce obedience to the “resistance” at the point of a gun. From the Cedar Revolution that ousted the occupying Syrian military regime in 2005 to the devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 to Hezbollah’s slow-motion but violent assault on Lebanon’s elected government and capital, Totten’s account is both personal and comprehensive. He simplifies the bewildering complexity of the Middle East; gains access to major regional players as well as to the man on the street; and personally witnesses most of the events he describes. The Road to Fatima Gate should be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the Middle East, Iran’s expansionist foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, asymmetric warfare, and terrorism in the aftermath of September 11.

Lessons of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman,William D. Sullivan
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892065059
Category: History
Page: 169
View: 6040