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.

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