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2nd February 2015 - Business Insider

Iran’s Push Into Syria Means Another War Between Hezbollah and Israel is All but Inevitable

Tony Badran

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah finally delivered his long-postponed speech on Friday, after his group claimed responsibility for the attack against an Israeli patrol in the Shebaa area two days earlier.

30th January 2015 - Cited by Matthew Brodsky - The Huffington Post

The Great Game: Israeli, Hezbollah, and Iranian Edition

Tony Badran

It's tempting to ascribe the latest flare-up between Hezbollah and Israel as part of an ongoing "cycle of violence" that comes part and parcel with a region long on conflict and short on peace.

30th January 2015 - Cited by Kevin Lilley - Army Times

Video: Iran-Backed Militia Brings M1 Tank to Fight IS

A video posted Tuesday to YouTube appears to show a militia group preparing for battle against the Islamic State with the help of an M1 Abrams tank, but how the fighters got the tank — and what good it will do them — remains unclear.

29th January 2015 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on escalating tensions between Israel and Hezbollah.

29th January 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Hezbollah Attack Seen as Effort by Iran to “Expand into the Golan Heights”

Tony Badran

Hezbollah operatives fired Kornet anti-tank missiles at an Israeli army patrol along the Israel-Lebanon border on Wednesday, killing two Israeli soldiers, wounding seven, and prompting Israeli retaliatory artillery fire on southern Lebanon.

29th January 2015 - The Blaze

Glenn Beck Program

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer talks with Buck Sexton about the perceptions and goals of Hezbollah in the Middle East.

28th January 2015 - Sun News Network

Straight Talk

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal shares his reaction to news of a strike on the Israel-Lebanon border by Hezbollah.

28th January 2015 - Sun News Network

Byline

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses possible motivations for the recent Hezbollah attack on the Israel-Lebanon border.

28th January 2015 - The Long War Journal

Video Shows Hezbollah Brigades Convoy Transporting American M1 Tank

Bill Roggio

A video posted online shows the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades, a designated terrorist organization, transporting an American-made M1 Abrams tank and other US military equipment in Iraq.

28th January 2015 - 1070 AM - Houston, TX

Sam Malone Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May talks with Sam Malone about Alberto Nisman and the recent Hezbollah attack at the Israel-Lebanon border.

28th January 2015 - Cited by Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

Hezbollah Brigades Convoy Video Shows American M1 Abrams Tank

A YouTube video of a Hezbollah Brigades convoy seemingly on its way to fight the Islamic State group includes numerous American-made military vehicles.

20th January 2015 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran Promises ‘Crushing Response’ to Israeli Strike

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran on Monday promised that Hezbollah would deliver “crushing response” to the Israeli attack over the weekend, which killed six Iranian agents, including a top-level commander, and five Hezbollah members.

19th January 2015 - The Long War Journal

Senior Qods Force General Killed in Suspected Israeli Airstrike

Bill Roggio

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps confirmed that Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was killed in an airstrike in Syria. He was assigned to help Hezbollah and Syria battle jihadist groups.

18th January 2015 - Long War Journal

Hezbollah commanders killed in suspected Israeli airstrike

Bill Roggio

Hezbollah announced the death of six of its commanders and fighters, including the son of its slain former military chief Imad Mughniyah, in what is believed to be an Israeli airstrike in southern Syria.

18th January 2015 - Mentioned by The Tower

Israeli Strike in Syria Hits Convoy, Killing Hezbollah Commander

Tony Badran

Jihad Mughniyeh, a Hezbollah commander and son of notorious terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, was killed along with at least nine others today in Israeli airstrikes against a convoy in the Syrian section of the Golan Heights.

15th January 2015 - Business Insider

Hezbollah, Iran, And The Assad Regime Are Trying To Cash In On The Paris Attacks

Tony Badran

France’s pain is an opportunity for others to gain.

18th December 2014 - Business Insider

An Iranian Proxy Still Holds All The Cards In Lebanon

Tony Badran

During his recent visit to Beirut, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Matthew Spence reportedly told Lebanese officials that “the war on terror has created a new reality, which has allowed the state to expand its influence at the expense of Hezbollah’s influence.”

4th December 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Shurat Hadin Charges US Presbyterian Church with Having Ties to Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization.

14th November 2014 - The Long War Journal

Iraqi Forces, Iranian-Supported Militias Report Success in Baiji

Bill Roggio

The Iraqi military and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are reported to have liberated the central city of Baiji from the Islamic State and are close to breaking the siege on the nearby oil refinery. The Shiite militias, which are heavily supported by Iran's Qods Force, are playing a key role...

4th November 2014 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Hezbollah Threats to Israel ‘Emboldened’ by Improved American-Iranian Ties, Expert Says

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has delivered a fiery speech emphasizing that the Lebanese Shi’a terrorist group is ready for a renewed war with Israel, despite the fact that much of its military resources are being consumed in its defense of Bashar al Assad’s regime in Syria....

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