Israel jets increase activity in Lebanese airspace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Zeina Karam - January 30, 2013 - 1:00am

The Lebanese military said Wednesday that Israeli warplanes have sharply increased their activity over Lebanon in the past week, including at least 12 sorties in less than 24 hours in the country's south.

No Israeli strike on Lebanon soil - Lebanese security source
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Oliver Holmes - January 30, 2013 - 1:00am

A Lebanese security source said on Wednesday that a reported attack by Israeli forces on a convoy near the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight had not occurred on Lebanese territory. A western diplomat and regional security sources said earlier that Israeli forces had hit a convoy in the border area, a few days after Israeli Vice Premier Silvan Shalom said that any sign that Syria's grip on its chemical weapons was slipping could trigger Israeli intervention. There were no details of precisely where the action had occurred.

Hezbollah Satisfied With Israeli Election Results
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Nasser Chararah - (Opinion) January 25, 2013 - 1:00am

Hezbollah has several departments that specialize in monitoring events in Israel. They monitor everything that happens in Israel, then analyze that information by cross-checking it with privately-collected information. Inside these departments is a unit whose roots in monitoring Israeli events go back the 1975-1981 era, when the Palestinian Fatah movement was a state within a state and had its various institutions stationed in Lebanon.

We are with Hezbollah, let it fight Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
by Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, has finally threatened that he will initiate an attack against Israel and bombard it with thousands of “Alfajr” bombs.

Hezbollah Learns Lessons From Gaza Conflict
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from As-Safir
by Imad Mrammel - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

During the eight-day offensive against Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon was prepared for any possible assault by Israel.

Hezbollah says could hit all of Israel in future war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dominic Evans - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

BEIRUT, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel on Sunday that thousands of rockets would rain down on Tel Aviv and cities across the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon.

Israel believes sanctions on Iran hit Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Amy Teibel - (Analysis) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


Israel to limit cluster bombs in possible war with Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dan Williams - (Analysis) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

   Israel would use a lot fewer cluster munitions in any future war with Hezbollah than it did in their 2006 conflict, even though it would go into southern Lebanon earlier and harder, a senior Israeli military officer said on Monday.

How Israel dug its own grave in Lebanon
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - (Editorial) October 23, 2012 - 12:00am

A former high-ranking intelligence officer in Beirut has written a book documenting four decades of bloody misdeeds and shameful acts perpetrated by the Israel Defense Forces. Among them, he accuses the Defense Ministry of abandoning members of the South Lebanon Army who came to live in Israel following the withdrawal from Lebanon.

Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from IRIN
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am

JOHANNESBURG (IRIN) -- New research has uncovered the hidden health toll that refugee life in Lebanon has taken on more than 400,000 Palestinians.

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