The U.S. Embrace of the Palestinian Unity Government

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - When it comes to Lebanon, the Americans have long ignored the rule barring cooperation with a government in which terrorist organizations are a party. Lebanese governments have benefitted from American aid even though some of its ministers have been representatives of Hizbullah, which is classified as a terrorist organization. This week, when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Beirut, he granted half a billion dollars to Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam to aid Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon. At the same time, Hizbullah, which is a member of the government, continues to fight in Syria on the side of Assad and in the process is causing additional refugees to flee to Lebanon.

2014-06-06 00:00:00

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