Israeli Army Conducts Defensive Drills for First Time in History

The Israeli occupation army announced the end of the infantry drills conducted in simulation of a military confrontation with Hezbollah. The drills anticipated Hezbollah elite forces invasion into Galilee amid a heavy rocketry and drone attacks, marking the first Zionist defensive exercises in the history of the occupation entity. The Israeli army also drilled troops…

Guns for Food: The U.S. War on Hezbollah and Lebanon’s Shia

As Lebanon goes through the worst economic crisis in its history, U.S. sanctions seeking to disarm Hezbollah are leaving its supporters in the historically marginalized Shi‘a community especially distraught. redfish obtained rare access to the daily lives of Hezbollah’s supporters and an exceptional interview with the Hezbollah Deputy General Secretary, to tell the story of…

Hezbollah Warns of Op to Revive Daesh to Justify US Military Presence in Syria, Iraq

Oleg Burunov During US President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Iraq in late 2018, military commanders warned him that Daesh* had not been entirely defeated in Syria, despite his claims to the contrary. Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, has warned of an “operation” that “exists” in order to revive Daesh in Iraq,…

After Tragic Beirut Explosion: Imperialist Vultures Pounce on Lebanon

Greg Butterfield A powerful explosion ripped through the port of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, on Aug. 4. At least 171 people have died and thousands were injured, including many Syrian and other non-Lebanese workers. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless by the disaster. Beirut is the country’s main port. For Lebanon’s nearly 7 million residents, the…

Lebanon: The Verdict on Rafik Hariri’s Assassination

Abdul Rahman Almost 15 years after the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri, an international Special Tribunal for Lebanon formed to investigate and try the persons involved, pronounced its verdict on Tuesday, August 18. It found one of the four accused, Salim Ayyash, guilty of the crime. Hariri and 21 others were killed…

Sayyed Nasrallah Denies Fabrications about Missile Cashes in Beirut Port

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Friday offered deep condolences to the families of the martyrs claimed in Beirut Port’s blast, hoping a speedy recovery for the wounded. “We are in face of a major humanitarian and national catastrophe according to all the standards,” his eminence said in a televised speech. “There are more…

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…