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Watch:  Israel Surrounded by Chaos: Current Events in Lebanon, Syria and Iran: Emet, YouTube, June 8, 2022Recent events in the Middle East will have far reaching consequences including on the geopolitical relationships of Israel. From elections in Lebanon, home to Hezbollah, to Russia’s withdrawal from Syria, lack of stability and growing power vacuums are leading to ever more dangerous dynamics for Israel and her allies in the region.

‘We Will Act When We See a Serious Government In Lebanon,’ Saudi Minister Tells Davos Panel:  Tarek Ali Ahmad, Arab News, May 24, 2022 Only Lebanese citizens can help their country, Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum.

The Name of the Lebanese Play? The Aristocrats!:  Tony Badran, Tablet, May 25, 2022

Lebanon’s Election Offers Lessons for Now and the Future: Dr. Elie Abouaoun, United States Institute of Peace, June 8, 2022

Lebanon Just Had an Election. Its Result? Curb The Optimism.:  David Daoud, Atlantic Council, May 31, 2022

Lebanese Leader Defies Hezbollah. But Is It Enough?;  Jonathan Spyer, Jerusalem Post, May 29, 2022

For Further Reference:

Does Hezbollah Have a New Iranian Long Range Cruise Missile? – Analysis:  Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2022 — A Hezbollah video circulating online purports to show that the terrorist group has some new munitions in its always expanding arsenal. Over the years, Hezbollah has stockpiled more than 100,000 missiles and rockets.

Energy Minister Warns Lebanon Not to Threaten Israel, Gas Field:  Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, June 6, 2022 — Lebanon’s claims to the Karish gas field are baseless, Energy Minister Karin Elharrar said Monday. She warned Beirut not to threaten Israel.

Revealed: Hezbollah Establishes Positions Under Guise of Environmental Activists:  Israel National News, June 8, 2022 — The Hezbollah terrorist organization is operating under the guise of the ‘Green Without Borders’ organization to gather intelligence at the Israel-Lebanon border.

Tehran-Linked Hackers in Lebanon Exposed After Targeting Israeli Defense, IT Companies:  Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner, June 2, 2022 Microsoft Corp. revealed on Thursday that it detected and took down infrastructure from the Polonium network, which the company described as a Lebanon-based hacking group that has targeted more than 20 Israeli organizations.

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