Hizbullah's Victory in the Lebanese Elections Completes Iran's Takeover of Lebanon

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira - Hassan Nasrallah announced a Hizbullah victory in the Lebanese parliamentary elections that took place on May 6, 2018. Hizbullah has increased its parliamentary power through pacts with the Shiite Amal Party and the party of Christian President Michel Aoun. The party of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is the biggest loser. The vote strengthens the veto power that Hizbullah possesses with regard to any Lebanese government decision. Therefore, Hizbullah will continue to lay the foundations of Lebanese policy in the spheres of foreign and internal policy. Any decisions regarding war and peace in Lebanon will be made in Tehran, not Beirut. For this reason, there must be an impact on any decisions regarding U.S. military aid offered to the Lebanese army. Now, more than ever, it must be clear that giving any aid to the Lebanese Army is essentially giving military aid to Hizbullah. The writer served as military secretary to the Prime Minister and as Israel Foreign Ministry chief of staff.

2018-05-11 00:00:00

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