By Amos Harel
This is the 1st entire account of the development of the second one Lebanese warfare, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier at the morning of July 12, 2006, in the course of the hasty determination for an competitive reaction; the fateful discussions within the cupboard and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy battling in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York.
The ebook solutions the subsequent questions: has Israel realized the ideal classes from this failed military confrontation? What can Western international locations study from the IDF's failure opposed to a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what function did Iran and Syria play during this affair?
34 Days delivers the 1st blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon battle and new insights for the way forward for the sector and its results at the West.
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Extra resources for 34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon
Emissaries of the revolution even provided funds for school uniforms and paid for transportation to and from school. All this aid came with a price that Hezbollah was required to pay: complete obedience to Tehran. THE TA’IF ACCORD The Ta’if Accord1 was signed on September 30, 1989, with the objective of ending the 14-year civil war in Lebanon and defining the principles and modus operandi of the country’s future political system. According to the accord, a chamber of deputies would be convened as the legislative authority, to exercise full control over government policy and activities throughout Lebanon.
Thus tension with the Lebanese government peaked and Hariri believed that Hezbollah’s activity in the south was jeopardizing the entire country. In October 1998, the proSyrian politician Emile Lahoud was elected president of Lebanon. Severe differences of opinion between Lahoud and Hariri resulted in the resignation of the latter, who was replaced in December by another pro-Syrian politician, Salim al-Hus. The government reshuffle improved relations between the Beirut government and Hezbollah and provided the organization with free rein to act against Israel.
A small military force conducted a chase in Lebanese territory but was soon ordered back. The kidnappers were no longer in the vicinity. ” The international community was even showing signs of understanding toward a potential Israeli operation in retaliation to the abduction so soon after the withdrawal from Lebanese territory, by condemning Hezbollah’s attack. An Israeli response never happened. There were two reasons for this, one overt; one covert. The main rationale—one that Barak voiced at every opportunity—was the reluctance to open a “second northern front” at that time.