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  • Beirut firm goes on U.S. sanctions list for helping Hezbollah

    July 10, 2014 | 10:33 am

    The Obama administration added a Beirut-based company to its sanctions list for its purchase of items to bolster Hezbollah armaments.

    The designation posted in a statement Thursday by the State Department named “brothers Kamel Mohamad Amhaz and Issam Mohamad Amhaz; their...

  • Nasrallah warns Israel that Hezbollah will avenge commander’s killing

    December 20, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to avenge Israel for the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut earlier this month.

    Hassan Laqqis, who fought in Syria's civil war for the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, was shot dead outside his home on December 4.

    ...
  • Hezbollah accuses Israel of slaying its weapons chief

    December 4, 2013 | 11:39 am

    Hezbollah claimed that Israel assassinated its technology and weapons chief near Beirut.

    According to the Lebanese terror group, Hussein al-Laqis was shot at a parking lot outside his home south of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday night and died the next morning in a hospital....

  • Suicide bombings kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

    November 19, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including an Iranian cultural attaché and hurling bodies and burning wreckage across a debris-strewn street.

    A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades,...

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  • Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Israel: Parts unknown

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2013 | 10:46 am

    If you like food and you like Israel, this past week’s episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” was a win-win.

    And I say that despite the criticism Bourdain has received from the people who profess to love Israel. To them, he presented a biased, pro-Palestinian screed...

  • In ‘Zaytoun,’ an unusual alliance

    September 6, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    Beirut, Lebanon, 1982, at the dawn of the Lebanese Civil War: A young Palestinian boy living at the Shatila refugee camp forges an unlikely bond with an Israeli fighter pilot. It is this unlikely encounter in the film “Zaytoun,” directed by renowned Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis...

  • Israel says it bombed Lebanon in retaliation for rocket attack

    August 22, 2013 | 9:02 pm

    Israel's air force bombed a militant target in Lebanon on Friday in retaliation for a cross-border rocket salvo on Thursday, a spokesman said.

    An Israeli military source said the "terror site" bombed was near Na'ameh, between Beirut and Sidon, but did not immediately provide...

  • Defiant Hezbollah leader says ready to fight in Syria

    August 16, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused radical Sunni Islamists on Friday of being behind a car bomb that killed 24 people in Beirut and vowed that the attack would redouble his group's commitment to its military campaign in Syria.

    In a fiery speech to supporters, one...

  • Peres: Israel not involved in Beirut car bombing

    August 16, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres denied claims by his Lebanese counterpart that Israel was behind a recent deadly bombing in Beirut.

    At a press conference Friday in Jerusalem, Peres responded to allegations made Thursday by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, who blamed Israel for...

  • Kerry urges Israel to ‘look hard’ at Arab peace initiative

    July 17, 2013 | 8:28 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel on Thursday to consider carefully a 2002 Arab League peace initiative that it rejected in the past.

    "Israel needs to look hard at this initiative, which promises Israel peace with 22 Arab nations and 35 Muslim nations - a total of...

  • Fearful Syrian voters will keep Assad in power, Hezbollah deputy leader says

    March 12, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is likely to run for re-election next year and win, with Syria remaining in military and political deadlock until then, said the deputy leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem, who predicted a year ago that Assad would...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 22, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli President, Shimon Peres, welcomed the new Egyptian and Jordanian ambassadors in Israel earlier this week. The Egyptian ambassador, Atef Salem, is the first ambassador sent by the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi. At his welcoming meeting with Peres, Salem announced...

  • Beirut car bomb kills leading Syrian foe

    October 19, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Senior Lebanese intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan, who led the investigation that implicated Syria and Hezbollah in the assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was killed by a huge car bomb in Beirut on Friday.

    The bomb, which exploded in a busy street during...

  • Israeli allowed to visit Beirut

    April 13, 2010 | 11:10 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court has given an Israeli-Arab writer permission to visit Beirut to attend an Arab writers’ conference.

    Ala Halihal from the northern Israeli city of Akko appealed to Israel’s Supreme Court after Interior Minister Eli Yishai refused to allow the trip. Asked by the court to respond to the petition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he also opposed the visit, Haaretz reported.

    It is illegal for Israeli citizens to visit Lebanon, which is considered an enemy country.

  • VIDEO: Extra Extra—Orit travels to Beirut

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 6, 2008 | 6:17 pm

    My Middle-Eastern looks helped get me an extra role as a Beirut café patron.

    When the TV show is aired, I doubt anyone will see me—I’m in the back sipping coffee, and the scene has no dialogue.

    The Second Lebanon War, I assume, is over in the story, and it’s a peaceful spring...

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