Hezbollah Between Two Fires: Its Own Society and Its Domestic Allies

Elijah J. Magnier Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah enjoys unparalleled support among Shia in Lebanon and more broadly among the “Axis of the Resistance” he is leading. He is the most famous leader in Lebanon and is highly respected and heeded by both followers and enemies, particularly Israel. However, since the financial situation…

Sayyed Nasrallah Vows to Defend Lebanon and Syria from the US’ Economic Warfare

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Tuesday that allegations that Hezbollah wanted to topple the Lebanese government are “baseless rumors,” warning that “the current situation can’t withstand any changes.” “When protests erupted over the rise in the dollar exchange rate and acts of violence occurred in Beirut and Tripoli, some held Hezbollah and Amal…

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

Elijah J. Magnier The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of around 400 thousand people around the world,…

Iran: Powerful and Determined

Andre VltchekI refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth. When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be. Iran is home to one of the oldest and…

UNIFIL Serves Israel. The Hezbollah Deterrence Will Remain

Elijah J. Magnier Every year, before renewing the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mandate, voices are heard from Israel and the US administration asking to expand the term and duties of UNIFIL in order to serve Israel’s goals. The US administration stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel in trying to achieve by other…

A Lesson from Idlib for Hezbollah: Is Israel Preparing an Attack?

Elijah J. Magnier For the first time in its official existence in 1985, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has now clashed on the battlefield with the Turkish army, one of NATO’s strongest. The face-to-face clash between Hezbollah and the Turkish military took place in the rural area of Idlib where dozens of Turkish service members lost their lives…

The War Scenario Between Israel and Hezbollah

Elijah J. Magnier Notwithstanding the increase in power of the “Axis of the Resistance”, with its precision missiles and unrivalled accumulated warfare experience, the possibility of war is still on the table. The “Axis of the Resistance” is increasing its readiness based on the possibility that Israel may not tolerate the presence of such a…

General Suleimani: The Creator of the Axis of Resistance

“It is enough that he was practically the one who created what is now called the axis of resistance,” Hajj Sadiq, Hezbollah field commander who used to accompany martyr Qassem Suleimani on his jihadi rounds, told Al-Ahed news website. In an interview with the website, the Islamic Resistance Commander highlighted some of General Suleimani’s jihadi…

Fragmentation in the Axis of Resistance Led to Soleimani’s Death

Elijah J. Magnier The assassination of its leader represents the supreme test for the Axis of Resistance. All sides, friend and foe, are awaiting its response. It was not the US decision to fire missiles against the IRGC commander Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani that killed the Iranian officer and his companions in Baghdad. Yes, of…

S. Nasrallah: Suleimani “Master of Resistance Martyrs”, Avenging Him a Duty

Describing General Qassem Suleimani as the “master of Resistance Axis’ martyrs,” Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that avenging the commander of IRGC’s Quds Force is the responsibility and duty of all resistance mujahidin around the world. In a statement released on Friday, the leader of the Lebanese Resistance commented on the martyrdom of…