Is It Time To Treat Lebanon Like the Enemy It Is?

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By BENNY AVNI for New York Sun.

“Neither Geagea nor Nasrallah are interested in a full-scale civil war,” says Sarit Zehavi, founder of Alma, a northern Israel-based research center that closely follows Lebanon. However, Ms. Zehavi adds, young Hezbollah and LF hotheads may well not heed their leaders’ calls for restraint.

Violence among men of a generation that has no memory of the 1975-1990 civil war could mushroom into a full-scale war. Since last week Israelis have been arguing over that scenario, and the debate is yet to be settled even inside Ms. Zhavi’s own think tank.

Alma Research

Alma Research

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