Tagged: Hezbollha: A Short History

Israel eases Gaza blockade

Israel announced a relaxation of the 3-year-old blockade of Gaza, promising to ease the importation of some goods by land but not offering to lift its navel embargo.  The move came weeks after Israeli commandos killed nine people on an aid flotilla trying to breach the blockade.  International relations Professor Augustus Richard Norton, author of “Hezbollah: A Short […]

Panel to examine Gaza raid

In an effort to stave off calls for an international inquiry and international criticism, Israel’s cabinet approved a government-appointed commission with foreign participation to investigate the deadly commando raid last month on a flotilla bound for blockaded Gaza.  But international relations Professor Augustus Richard Norton, author of “Hezbollah: A Short History,” says the proposed Israeli panel falls […]

BU professor tells Congress

International relations Professor Augustus Richard Norton, a former U.N. peacekeeper in Lebanon and author of “Hezbollah: A Short History,” testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on  Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs about assessing the strength of Hezbollah.  In his testimony, Norton made clear that Hezbollah remains a major influence in Lebanon because […]